February 2019

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Chicken Salad Chick—Comfort Food And A Great Corporate Culture

Chicken Salad Chick, based in Auburn, Alabama, was formed in 2008, by Stacy Brown. Stacy was a stay-at-home mom and self-proclaimed connoisseur of chicken salad who began the business by selling chicken salad made from her home kitchen. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Shake Shack (SHAK) Reports Mixed Bag, Concept Matures, As Management Predicted

Yesterday, Shake Shack reported their fourth quarter and 2018 results. It was very much as management had predicted, reflecting modest same store sales gains, cost pressures at the store level as well as continued high administrative expenses to support very rapid expansion. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Restaurant Brands International (QSR) Weakens After Kraft Heinz (KHC) Disappoints—Why?

It is not a coincidence that Restaurant Brand International’s stock was uncharacteristically weak, in a strong market, last Friday, as Kraft Heinz (KHC) was “taken out and shot,” down 25% on the day. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Biglari Sells 402,427 Shares of Cracker Barrel; Loans Fat Brands $20 million

Fat Brands (FAT-NASDAQCM), the franchisor that owns Fatburger, Hurricane Grill and Wings, Buffalo’s Café and Buffalo’s Express, Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and Yalla Mediterranean, has received a $20 million loan from Sardar Biglari’s managed investment fund, The Lion Fund, L.P. and The Lion Fund II, L.P.

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Restaurant Brands International (QSR)—The Devil Is In The Details

Restaurant Brands is here to stay (not surprisingly), but the operating details of this situation reflect a great deal of financial engineering rather than predictable, above average, long term operating progress. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Thompson: 30 Years in Franchise Finance

Rick Thompson has a long track record in the franchise finance sector that has included playing a key role in building franchise finance platforms for major lenders.

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Satisfying The Restaurant Needs Of Generation Groups

Each generational group has different wants and needs that influence their restaurant purchase behavior. Accordingly, foodservice marketers need to understand how to gain the attention of these consumers to drive traffic.

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Texas Roadhouse: There Could Be a Better Buying Opportunity

Texas Roadhouse is one of the premier restaurant operators. Management is outstanding, their long-term record is superb, and we don’t doubt that they will continue to be very profitable. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Armando Pedroza: Lenders Are Lining Up for Restaurants

Armando Pedroza clearly remembers the first restaurant loan he ever made. It was Dec. 20, 1995.

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