Bob Evans Defends Its Plan

Bob Evans defended its plan to hold onto its real estate and not spin off its packaged foods division, saying that Sandell Asset Management's demand for the company to do those things is "short-sighted" and "unsustainable."

Restaurant Sales Soften In June

The National Restaurant Association's monthly Restaurant Performance Index showed that the industry expanded in June for the 16th straight month. But it hid some disconcerting signs, notably weaker traffic.

Stop Comparing Everything To Chipotle

Restaurant chains that go public almost without fail get compared to the Denver-based burrito chain Chipotle. But such comparisons are wrong, because there may not be a "next Chipotle."

Why Darden, Bob Evans Gave Away Board Seats

Both Darden and Bob Evans are using an odd strategy in their fight with activists: Giving the activists board seats outside a settlement. Yet the companies are making the move in the hopes that the chains won't win even more seats and gain control of the board.

Keurig, Tully's Coffee Shops, Resolve Dispute

Keurig Green Mountain and Global Baristas, the owner of Tully's Coffee Shops, have settled their dispute. Keurig had sued Global Baristas, and threatened to revoke its use of the Tully's name, over allegedly unpaid bills for coffee and supplies and the chain's use of an unapproved supplier.


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