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B-Dubs Express Opens as Buffalo Wild Wings Attempts to ‘Stabilize’

While it’s not going to be an elixir for investors agonizing over Q2, B-Dubs Express aims to meet the consumer where they want to be.

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Roark Acquires Passion, Authenticity at Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

The Roark team must have a soft spot for the name Jim. In its latest restaurant acquisition, the private equity firm acquired Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q.

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Flynn Continues ‘Perfect Diversification’ Play With Acquisition of 34 Panera Locations

Greg Flynn and the Flynn Restaurant Group have picked up another 34 Panera Bakery-Café locations.

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Hashim ‘Humbled’ as NRD Closes Second Franchise Fund

NRD Capital Management completed fundraising for NRDP II, the second fund under storied multi-unit franchisee Aziz Hashim.

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To Avoid Supply Chain Games, Track, Record and Shop

When a shipment of kosher salt is $26 and the next order is $46, it’s not commodities or a dire salt shortage; it’s just the typical supply chain games.

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Monitor 200 Adds $2.9 Billion in Revenue, 1,817 Restaurants

While it’s getting harder to get on the coveted Monitor 200 list, these A-list companies are getting better every day.

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Ray Kroc, Not the Founder, but a Financial Engineer

The 52-year-old paper cup and multi-mixer peddler suffering from diabetes and arthritis made it all happen once he discovered the high-volume McDonald’s hamburger stand in San Bernadino, CA in 1954.

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Punch Bowl Social Set to Strike with L Catterton Partnership

Punch Bowl Social is poised for a new phase of growth with an investment from L Catterton.

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Test Suggests Delivery Apps Provide Incremental Sales, not Cannibalization

As larger and larger players explore delivery, the nagging question of whether it’s an incremental advantage or a margin killer keeps coming up.

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Department of Labor Dials Back Murky Joint-Employer Guidance

The past few years of joint-employer news has been “bad, bad and more bad.” But a new note is a small step toward clarity on the issue.

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McAlister’s Leans on Shared Services, Off-Premise After 400-Unit Milestone

When Paul Macaluso took over as president of McAlister’s Deli, he didn’t have a big learning curve, but maintaining the trajectory of the growing sub concept did mean a few tweaks.

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Marcato Wins Buffalo Wild Wings Board Battle, Sally Smith to Retire

The contentious proxy battle for the Buffalo Wild Wings board is over, and Marcato is the clear winner.

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Aslam Khan’s Plan for TGI Fridays: Transparency, Accountability

Aslam Khan is known to many as the successful leader of Falcon Holdings, a franchisee operation that sits near the top of the annual Monitor 200. But now he joins a new wave of successful franchisees turned franchisor leaders as he begins his tenure at the top of TGI Fridays.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Board Cautions Against ‘Fox in the Henhouse’

The proxy battle for the Buffalo Wild Wing board is getting nasty ahead of the June 2 shareholder meeting.

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Monroe Moxness Berg Dynamo Randy Evans Loses Battle with Cancer

Randy Evans, a dynamic restaurant and retail lawyer, loses his battle with cancer.

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