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Del Frisco’s reaches agreement with activist investor

The deal ends the restaurant company’s “poison pill” plan as it continues to explore strategic options.

Financing

These restaurant chains are all for sale right now

RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at the companies currently seeking buyers, and a few that might actually sell.

Bad weather put a major crimp in al fresco dining in recent months.

The company, facing activist pressure, said it is considering strategic alternatives.

The company's stock is at a low point, which could be a challenge for the company as activists push a sale, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Engaged Capital said the restaurant group has “destroyed substantial shareholder value.”

But the company, which recently acquired Bartaco and Barcelona Wine Bar, has ambitious expansion plans.

Scott Smith was named president of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.

Starbucks has vowed to cut unit-level administrative tasks in half, while Del Frisco’s is reducing its dependence on beef. And those aren’t the only ways restaurant operators are subtly improving their lot.

In the dance between operator and investor, here’s how to call the tune.