Restaurant Finance News and Trends

News, trends, and advice on economic indicators, availability of capital, investment potential, franchise opportunities, and financial metrics in foodservice, full-service restaurants, and the hospitality industry.


Brinker Acquires 103 Franchised Chili's Restaurants

The 103 restaurants are primarily located in the Northeast and Southeast

Legendary Brands Enters Global Agreement With Sysco

Agreement to supply food to its Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale concepts

Sysco Terminates $3.5B Merger Agreement With US Foods

Planned Merger Terminated After Courts Grant FTC's Preliminary Injunction

Fogo de Chao Completes Its Initial Public Offering

Brand completes IPO of 5,073,528 shares of its common stock

Smith Durant Firm Positions Two Las Vegas Restaurants For Growth

Firm adds Echo & Rig and Marrakech Mediterranean Restaurant to client portfolio

FDA Ruling Bans Trans Fats

Agency Gives Manufacturers Three Years to Remove Trans Fats

Arooga's Soon to Open 10 New York Locations

The multi-unit franchise agreement moves the brand into its sixth state

Melting Pot Incentivizes Franchise Expansion in Alaska

The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. today announced the company is accelerating its expansion effort in Anchorage, Alaska, by offering a significant discount on its initial franchise fee.

Fogo de Chao Moves Forward With Proposed IPO

Fogo Announced it Has Commenced a Proposed Initial Public Offering of 4,411,764 Shares of Its Common Stock