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VC and Branding Firm Breakaway Leads Oath Craft Pizza Series A

When venture capitalist John Burns of Breakaway Ventures met Doug Ferriman, he saw a clear opportunity in Oath pizza.


Freshly Capitalized Four Foods Group Takes Majority Stake in R&R Barbeque

Four Foods Group has taken a majority stake in the two-unit R&R Barbeque with plans to grow via a unique management equity model.


MTY Invests Further in US Market with Baja Fresh Acquisition

When Montreal-based MTY Food Group wanted to expand into the U.S. in a big way, it wasn’t going to go it alone.


Traffic Still Sad as Prices Rise with Income

Why isn’t everyone spending their increased income at restaurants? Well, prices keep rising, too.


Flurry of Big September Deals Pump Cash Into Restaurants

September has been an incredibly busy month for big deals in the restaurant space, and it’s not even half over.


Roark Buys Majority Stake in Jimmy John's

Jimmy John's is getting plenty of capital access—without jumping into an ugly stock market—with a new majority stake.


Bill Ackman’s Bet on Chipotle Will Pit Company-Owned Versus Franchising

Pershing Square Capital’s Bill Ackman announced a $1.2 billion wager on the beleaguered Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) restaurant chain.


2016: The Year of the Chatbot

Chatbots are now taking orders for restaurant brands large and small.


More Evidence of Higher Online Checks From Toast POS Data

Restaurant consumers are ready to order online, and they’re happy to order more from the comfort of their screens.


At Restaurants Big and Small, Standards Are Key

Compliance isn't just for franchises; every restaurant group should create a collection of standards to get the entire staff on the same page.


Should Restaurant Investors Monitor Social Media?

Restaurant brands like to talk about their social media prowess on investor calls and in quarterly reports. But in general, it’s glossed over by analysts.


GPS Hospitality: Happy Journey to a Billion

GPS Hospitality sets big goals, aiming for $1 billion in sales by 2022.


Amazon Business: The Now $1B Supply Chain Disruptor

It’s a common refrain sung by investors and operators: restaurants can’t be disrupted by the internet. Amazon has a response for that.



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