Corporate http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44070/more en Popeyes gets an activist http://nrn.com/blog/popeyes-gets-activist <div class="node-body blog-body">Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is the latest restaurant chain to get an activist investor. Red Mountain Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based firm, has taken a 5.1-percent position in the chicken concept.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/popeyes-gets-activist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/popeyes-gets-activist#comments Corporate Corporate News Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:54:00 +0000 120251 at http://nrn.com Report: Consumers still cautious 5 years after recession http://nrn.com/rpi/report-five-years-after-recession-consumers-remain-cautious <div class="field-deck"> Mindset should improve in 2015, NRA said </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mindset should improve in 2015, NRA said</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/rpi/report-five-years-after-recession-consumers-remain-cautious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/rpi/report-five-years-after-recession-consumers-remain-cautious#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Corporate News Latest Headlines RPI Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:46:00 +0000 120231 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock NPD: Fast-casual, Mexican QSR, bakery/café 3Q traffic grows http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows <div class="field-deck"> Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overall restaurant visits flat during quarter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/npd-fast-casual-mexican-qsr-bakerycaf-3q-traffic-grows#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Corporate News Fast Casual Latest Headlines Quick Service Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:15:00 +0000 120111 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Why did Ruth's sell Mitchell's for so little? http://nrn.com/blog/why-did-ruths-sell-mitchells-so-little <div class="node-body blog-body">Ruth's Hospitality Group sold Mitchell's Fish Market for $10 million, or one-ninth the price it paid to get the concept back in early 2008. But a deeper look shows the chain got a fair price for the struggling concept.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/why-did-ruths-sell-mitchells-so-little" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/why-did-ruths-sell-mitchells-so-little#comments Corporate Markets Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:04:00 +0000 120151 at http://nrn.com Franchisee MarLu to purchase 22 TGI Fridays http://nrn.com/franchising/franchisee-marlu-purchase-22-tgi-fridays <div class="field-deck"> Deal is part of a refranchising effort </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deal is part of a refranchising effort</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/franchising/franchisee-marlu-purchase-22-tgi-fridays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/franchising/franchisee-marlu-purchase-22-tgi-fridays#comments Casual Dining Corporate Franchising Latest Headlines T.G.I. Friday's Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:43:00 +0000 118931 at http://nrn.com <p>The bar at a new-look TGI Fridays in Addison, Texas</p> Ron Ruggless Can Noodles, Potbelly stocks recover? http://nrn.com/blog/can-noodles-potbellys-stock-recover <div class="node-body blog-body">The stock prices for last year's two big IPOs, Noodles & Company and Potbelly Corporation, have struggled over the past year as their sales have disappointed. But an analyst gives the stocks hope for recovery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/can-noodles-potbellys-stock-recover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/can-noodles-potbellys-stock-recover#comments Corporate Markets Fast Casual Same-store sales Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:54:00 +0000 118741 at http://nrn.com Will Tim Hortons help Burger King's breakfast? http://nrn.com/blog/will-tim-hortons-help-burger-kings-breakfast <div class="node-body blog-body">Burger King's proposed $11.4 billion merger with Tim Hortons could do something it has been unable to do for years: Improve its success at breakfast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/will-tim-hortons-help-burger-kings-breakfast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/will-tim-hortons-help-burger-kings-breakfast#comments Corporate Mergers-Acquisitions Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:32:00 +0000 118331 at http://nrn.com Three things chains need before an IPO http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo <div class="node-body blog-body">Three recommendations from an IPO expert on what investors are looking for in growth restaurant chains that go public. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo#comments Corporate Markets Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:45:00 +0000 118241 at http://nrn.com Expect more restaurant IPOs http://nrn.com/corporate-news/expect-more-restaurant-ipos <div class="node-body article-body">Chains will keep going public thanks to strong valuations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/corporate-news/expect-more-restaurant-ipos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/corporate-news/expect-more-restaurant-ipos#comments Corporate Corporate News Markets Latest Headlines Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:52:00 +0000 118171 at http://nrn.com Photo: Thinkstock Here's a big reason McDonald's is losing share http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share <div class="node-body blog-body">Chick-fil-A has taken market share from McDonald's thanks to its success with families.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:29:00 +0000 118131 at http://nrn.com