March 2018

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Glen Kunofsky: Blazing a Trail for Sale-Leasebacks

Glen Kunofsky is a veteran of the sale-leaseback industry and one of the pioneers who helped establish a bigger buyer pool for net-leased restaurant properties among private investors nearly two decades ago.

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Quick Hits From The Food On Demand Conference

The inaugural Food On Demand Conference just wrapped up in Dallas, take a look at some of the key points coming out of the food-delivery industry.

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Meet Restaurant Real Estate Expert Gary Chou

To his credit, Gary Chou has earned an impressive list of academic and professional achievements. But the path he followed to become a top commercial real estate broker is far from typical.

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Butterfly Buys a Brand Ahead of Its Time

The fast-casual segment appears to be evolving, causing private equity investors to pursue brands featuring menus ahead of their time. Case in point: Modern Market. Founders of the 30-unit chain sold controlling interest in late February to Butterfly Equity, a Los Angeles private equity firm specializing in “seed-to-table” investments.

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What the Monitor Stock Index Is Telling Us

The Restaurant Finance Monitor Stock Index (RSM) has returned 2.14% as of March 14, 2018, behind the S&P 500, which is up 3.16%.

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Delivering Yourself? Good Luck Finding Drivers

The labor situation is difficult, and restaurateurs looking to get into the delivery game themselves have an especially difficult task.

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Roger Lipton: Cooper's Hawk Checks 'Experiential' and 'Lifestyle' Boxes

Cooper’s Hawk has grown to 30 high-volume locations by tapping into the experiential and lifestyle trends that keep casual diners coming back. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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