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Leadership

Restaurants sit out a new effort to curb gun violence

A sizable swath of the business community is leaning on the Senate to pass potential safeguards, but restaurants are not part of it.

Financing

Texans don’t think much of the Whataburger deal

Reaction to the sale in the burger chain’s home state demonstrates why the company is so successful there, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Dobsons will become minority investors in the 69-year-old burger chain, with the majority stake held by BDT, a financial institution that specializes in funding family-run businesses.

The chain is reportedly looking to sell a stake in the business, suggesting the chain may be ready to speed its growth, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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The industry now knows what a pile of frozen pizzas were doing inside a Little Caesars, and just how far In-N-Out intends to grow beyond its California roots.

The 36-year-old is one of four restaurant chiefs on Glassdoor.com’s newly published ranking of big-company executives, rated by their approval among subordinates.

What’s more likely to turn heads, the next chapter in Burgerville’s union dealings, or the fourth bun-related restaurant closure of the week? Check out these and the industry’s other jaw-dropping developments of recent days.

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