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Jack in the Box

Financing

Jack in the Box franchisees critical of the chain’s refinancing plan

Operators say they worry about what happens “when the debt needs to be repaid.”

Financing

Jack in the Box focuses on speed

The quick-service burger chain wants to get faster.

The company’s board also backed CEO Lenny Comma and said it plans to refinance its debt and buy back shares.

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The franchisee association reiterated its call for a new CEO and said the company’s creation of a new advisory council was a “gut punch.”

Quick-service giants McDonald’s and Burger King lost out to chains such as Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A last year, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company said its sales improved last quarter after it shifted to more price promotions.

A Debtwire report suggested that buyers are concerned about the chain’s growth and its valuation.

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

A challenging year brought fundamental shifts in the market and a white-elephant sale of troubled concepts.