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Burger King close to finalizing Tim Hortons acquisition

  • Feb 13, 2015
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    Activist seeks to oust Biglari

    An activist investor is looking to oust the company's CEO at Biglari Holdings, according to a recent SEC filing....More
  • Feb 6, 2015
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    Is Biglari exiting Cracker Barrel?

    Sardar Biglari appears to be winding down his holdings in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.. Biglari’s hedge fund, The Lion Fund, said in an SEC filing this morning that it will sell as many as 1.25 million shares of Cracker Barrel through J.P. Morgan Securities. That represents nearly a third of the 4.7 million shares of Cracker Barrel held by Biglari and his various companies, including Biglari Holdings and another affiliated hedge fund, Biglari Capital....More
  • Feb 5, 2015
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    Why restaurant brands refranchise

    Restaurant chains can’t seem to sell enough locations to franchisees. A major chain has announced a new refranchising plan nearly every month since last fall. In September, TGI Friday’s launched a refranchising plan to sell most of its 247 locations to franchisees. In November, Famous Dave’s said it planned to refranchise company outlets. Jamba Juice did, too, and then it added more stores to the sale shelves in December....More
  • Jan 23, 2015
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    Want to buy a public restaurant company? It'll cost you

    If a buyer is looking to acquire a publicly traded restaurant chain, as Philippines-based operator Jollibee is reportedly considering, it's going to cost a bundle. Restaurant companies, especially quick-service operators, are expensive right now....More
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