Investor discontent has led Benihana Inc. to explore a possible sale and other strategic alternatives, the company said Tuesday. Despite a renewal program over the past year at its flagship teppanyaki chain and approval of a merger plan to issue new shares, Benihana's chief executive Richard Stockinger said in a statement that “several large shareholders have expressed disagreement with the board and have indicated a desire to seek board membership to pursue a change in the ...

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