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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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GE Capital to Sell Hotel and Canadian Franchise Finance Business

GE Capital Franchise Finance announced March 29 that it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. hotel business to Western Alliance Bancorporation.

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NPD Data: QSR is Winning the Battle For Market Share

New data shows that the restaurant industry is still locked in an ongoing battle for market share, and independent restaurants aren't fairing well.

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Lean Kitchen Sheds 300 Square Feet at Old Chicago

Typically seen in manufacturing, Lean principles break down kitchen processes in the search for extreme efficiency.

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Seeing Green on St. Patrick's Day

Even if selling green beer by the keg full isn't a restaurant's number one priority, St. Patrick's promotions can put some green on the bottom line.

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Lower Prices and Food Safety Rank High, New Restaurant Study Says

A new research report from AlixPartners lists high prices, food safety and healthy menu options as guests’ top concerns at chain restaurants.

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