Sandell Wins Bob Evans Seats

Shareholders at the family dining chain Bob Evans voted for at least five of Sandell Asset Management's eight nominees to the company's board, according to the activist investor. The vote would give Sandell a significant platform on the board to push major changes at the company.

El Pollo Loco Stock Gets A Dose Of Realism

Is El Pollo Loco a growth company? Some analysts think so, but others believe it's not close, and call into question the chain's skyrocketing value following its surprisingly successful IPO.

Will Sandell Get Control Of Bob Evans?

Sandell is guaranteed at least two seats following Wednesday's annual meeting. Whether it gets many more, however, will have a big bearing on whether it will be able to push forth major changes at the family dining chain.

Burger Chains Race To Go Public

A pair of burger chains, New York-based Shake Shack and California-based Habit Burger, are both reportedly considering IPOs. Investors have generally welcomed fast casual chains to the public markets, but those welcomes last only so long.

Box Office Slump Hits Red Robin

Red Robin became the latest restaurant chain to report a disappointing second quarter on Thursday, jolting the company's previously strong stock. One of the reasons for the bad quarter: The weak summer movie market.

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