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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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Harvard Study Shows Again, Strong Ops Key to Combat Rising Wages

A new study from the Harvard Business School attempts to get to the core of how the rising minimum wage affects restaurant closures, and shows yet again that the best restaurants can manage through.

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Founders Advantage Capital Offers Liquidity Without Boredom

Founders Advantage Capital aims to give reluctant sellers a way to cash in without selling everything.

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The Friendly Acquisition of Mooyah Burgers

A pair of friendly capital partners are taking the reins from another pair of close friends, preparing Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes for its next phase.

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Successful Funding Round Validates Sense360s Deep Behavioral Data

The answer to some of the most important questions in the restaurant business can be answered by data, but getting that data was the hard part.

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Four Foods Group Aims for ‘Prudent’ Rollout After Little Caesars Acquisition

The dynamic duo behind Utah-based Four Foods Group, Shauna and Andrew Smith, are heading south with Little Caesars.

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Cadence Bancorp Completes IPO

Cadence Bancorp, the parent company of restaurant lender Cadence Bank, raised $150 million by selling 7.5 million shares at $20, on April 12.

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Lane of Arabia Guides Saudi Chains’ Growth

Industry veteran Lane Cardwell won’t discuss his recent interim stint as CEO of Ruby Tuesdays, but his next role takes him far afield.

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Will Tax Returns Turn Around Sad Spring Comps?

A whole herd of scapegoats seems to run free around earnings season, and one of the biggest this quarter has been slow tax returns.

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Here Come the Luxembourgers! JAB To Buy Panera at $315 a Share

Most people outside the restaurant industry haven’t heard of Joh A. Benckiser, but that’s about to change.

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Panera Buyout Rumors Not Out of the Realm of Possibility, Despite High Valuation

Bloomberg News lit up the restaurant industry today with a report that Panera Bread is exploring strategic options including a possible sale of the 2,000-plus unit chain.

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Darden Doubles Down on Casual Dining With Cheddar’s Acquisition

Darden picked up its first brand in five years with the acquisition of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, doubling down on casual dining.

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Oak Hill Capital Partners Buys into Next Phase of Checkers & Rally’s

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners bought Checkers & Rally’s Restaurant Inc form Sentinel Capital Partners for $525 million.

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In Boardroom Shuffle, Puzder Exits CKE, KFC’s Marker Takes Over

A pair of high-profile moves are shaking things up at CKE and KFC.

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