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One Month in, CEO Jason Vaughn Plots Frisch’s Big Boy Future

Jason Vaughn is a month into his new position at the head of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants. It was the first investment for Aziz Hashim’s nascent investment fund NRD Capital Partners, but far from Vaughn’s first rodeo in the franchising space.

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Cleveland Faces an Abrupt Increase in Minimum Wage

Will Cleveland be the next city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour?

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91-Unit Acquisition Propels Growth for KBP Foods, Employee Equity

KBP Foods CEO Michael Kulp said a 91-unit acquisition means unit and revenue growth, but will also enrich employee stakeholders.

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Booming Nashville a Study in the Brutal Rental Market

Restauranteurs in Nashville are getting a taste of the nationwide rental prices as the city grows at unprecedented levels.

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Think Twice Before Closing That Restaurant

Restaurant companies with sales of more than $1 billion are in a tough spot: Do they close, or remodel?

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Online Lending Hits Roadblock

The excitement over small business and consumer lending made through apps and websites has cooled. Shares of online lenders On Deck Capital (NASDAQ:ONDK) and Lending Club (NYSE:LC) have plummeted recently, while Prosper Marketplace said it will lay off 28% of its staff.

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Tips on Getting Into Bed With the Right Investors

Like many private equity firms, D Cubed Group wants potential investors to understand what they’re buying into. Yet unlike many, the New York City-based firm’s website includes a prodigious amount of prose to explain how investor capital is deployed.

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Mad Money’s Jim Cramer Gets Answers From BWLD and CMG Executives after Q1 Misses

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith and Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung appeared on Jim Cramer’s "Mad Money" yesterday as the two very different executives tried to give a little insight into the quarterly misses that sent stocks for both brands sinking.

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Chipotle Still Suffering, Comps Down Nearly 30% in Q1

Chipotle released another 8-K stinker. Comps are down -29.5% and revenue sank 23.4% to $834.5 million—a net loss of $26.4 million for the first quarter of 2016.

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Growler USA Finds Synergies in Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli Acquisition

Growler USA has acquired Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli in a move CEO Dan White says will enhance both brands.

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Data Shows Turnover is Affecting Service, Intent to Return

New data from TDn2K’s Black Box Intelligence shows the restaurant industry is having some issues in the first quarter, and may have more as turnover "skyrockets."

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Sale of 113 Wendy’s Creates New Franchisee Unit Leader

A large Wendy’s deal in the Northeast shows the M&A market is alive and well and crowns a new No. 1 franchisee in the Wendy’s system.

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BDO Data Confirms 2015 Was Good for Public Restaurant Companies

Last year was good for restaurants, and new data from BDO confirms that public companies fared pretty well, with low commodities and a little more traffic. But labor costs are going to be even bigger news this year.

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Pancheros Pivots for Sober Demographics Bump

Drunk people love burritos, but for Pancheros, drunk college kids couldn't be the only customers.

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Failed NLRB Appeal Comes with Lessons

A failed bid to overturn a NLRB decision has some lessons for other operators and franchisors.

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