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Sysco US Foods Aftermath

Last week, a Federal judge put the nail in the coffin of the Sysco-US Foods merger when he issued a preliminary injunction blocking the merger. Yesterday, Sysco finally announced it would abandon plans to acquire its long-time rival. We asked Bob Sala, founder and former president of DMA, a privately held corporation whose owners are several regional distributors, what he thought of the Sysco announcement.


J. Alexander’s Shelves IPO But Owner Fidelity Plans Spinoff

J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc., operator of 40 casual dining restaurants has shelved its plans to go public. The company said last week that it determined not to pursue the initial public offering because terms offered by its underwriters “are not sufficiently attractive to the Company.”


Darden to Undertake REIT, Sale Leaseback Strategy

Ending months of speculation, Darden Restaurants plans to separate a portion of its real estate holdings by spinning off 430 units into a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Nearly all assets in the newly created entity will be then leased back to Darden.


Sonic: Peak Burger?

It seems whenever Sonic CEO, Cliff Hudson, appears on CNBC to discuss his company's quarterly results lately, he's asked to comment on the fast action in the better burger category. This morning was no exception.


Fogo de Chão Goes Public. What’s a Fogo de Chão?

Fogo de Chão completed its initial public offering on June 18, selling 4,411,764 shares of its common stock at a price of $20 per share. The stock closed at $25.75 after its first day of trading. Jefferies and J.P. Morgan Securities led the offering as joint book-running managers.


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