The Restaurant Deal Frenzy Has a Shelf Life

The best deal-makers know to strike while the iron is hot. By that measure, the restaurant industry is sizzling. Wednesday’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Panera Bread Co. by JAB Holding Co. was the largest-ever U.S. restaurant deal and the third…
Ignite Restaurant Group Completes Acquisition of Romano’s Macaroni Grill

David Catalano Named President of Macaroni Grill Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Romano’s Macaroni Grill (“Macaroni Grill”) for approximately $55.0 million in an all-cash transaction from…

Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) has agreed to acquire Romano’s Macaroni Grill for approximately $55.0 million in an all-cash transaction from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, management and investors. The acquisition will be funded through a $50 million upsizing…

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that focuses on investing in franchise and brand management companies, announced today that its affiliate has completed the acquisition of Arby’s Restaurant Group, the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the United…

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced today that its affiliates have acquired Il Fornaio (America) Corporation, owner of Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio Restaurants and Bakeries. Beginning in 1991 as a small bread bakery in Chicago,…

Atlanta-based private investment firm Argonne Capital Group, LLC, today announced that an affiliate, Peak Restaurant Group, LLC, has acquired the restaurant assets, operations, and franchise rights to 40 IHOP restaurants located in seven states in and near the Rocky Mountain…

Tavistock Group announced today that it has acquired a multi-concept restaurant company that operates Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar, AquaKnox and Taqueria Canonita. Headquartered in Orlando, E-Brands Restaurants sold its brands and seven restaurant locations to the Orlando-based private investment…