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Hooters

Financing

Hooters operator is getting into the drug business

Chanticleer Holdings is merging with a biotech company that develops cancer drugs and plans to spin off its restaurants.

Emerging Brands

Full-service chains test-drive a fleet of new growth vehicles

Diversification into new concepts is sweeping through casual dining in particular. Here’s a rundown of who’s trying what.

Nord Bay Capital and TriArtisan Capital Advisors are the new owners of the casual-dining chain.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, where will consumers flock for wings?

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The price of wings is down 32% over the past year as consumers shift toward boneless chicken, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company is looking for buyers three years after its last sale attempt.

When the happy talk is all about taxes, you know this was a good spell for restaurants. Also on the plus side: a cover-up for breastaurants, a lovefest for the big burger chains and bitcoins make an inroad.

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