Grandy’s announced the signing of a new agreement with current franchisee Sam Poonawala to open two Grandy’s locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market by year-end 2011. The new Grandy’s locations will open within two convenience store locations operated by Mr.…

Seattle based Restaurants Unlimited, a national multi-concept operator, announced on Tuesday that industry veteran Chris Harter has been selected to lead the company as its chief executive officer. Harter is the former President of Levy Restaurants, where he led their…

Bruegger’s Enterprises, a leading operator of bakery-cafés and an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners, Inc., today announced that it has been acquired by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff SA. Terms…

Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market–leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Bar Louie Restaurants, a national restaurant chain with a concentration of locations…

This week’s restaurant-chain selloffs stand out from the recent steady stream of deals that have seen many well-known names change hands, including Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, On the Border, and Papa Murphy’s. In private firm Saggitarius Brands‘ sale Wednesday of its…

Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market–leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen, the second largest casual seafood chain in the…