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