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Centre Partners Buys Captain D’s

Captain D'sCaptain D's Seafood Restaurant chain has been sold to yet another private equity firm. This time it is Centre Partners.

Blackstone Explores Private Sale, IPO for La Quinta Hotels

Franchisor La Quinta up for saleAfter buying La Quinta in 2006 and growing through selling franchises, the Blackstone Group is readying La Quinta and its 800 hotels for a private sale or an initial public offering.

CKE Restaurants: Another Private Equity Firm Said to Be Circling

Reuters reports that CKE Restaurant's private equity (PE) firm owner, Apollo, is seeking buyers for the Carl's and Hardee's brands.

Pioneer Jason Dubinsky of Dunkin’ Passes

Jason (Jay) Dubinsky of Dunkin' Donuts
Jason (Jay) Dubsinsky, Sept 2012 at DDIFO meeting. photo/bmm

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With regret, this publication is late in reporting the passing this spring of one of the industry's pioneers, franchisee Jason (Jay) Dubinsky.

Supersizing Better Burger Chains Today

Wimpy eyes some hamburgers, actually someone at Halloween impersonates Wimpy
A Wimpy costume at Halloween. photo by atxryan

Like J. Wellington Wimpy of Popeye fame, franchisors will gladly pay investors Tuesday for better burgers today. Private equity firms are stumbling over themselves to pour money into better burger chains.

Checkers, Rally’s Brands Up for Sale

Checkers and Rally's put up for sale
Rally's brand is owned by Checkers. photo/bmm

The franchisor of 800 Checkers and Rally's burger outlets, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, has been put up for sale by its private equity firm owner Wellspring Capital Management.

CKE Restaurants Pulls IPO

Bull on Wall Street eludes CKE Restaurants desire for an IPO
Bull on Wall Street eludes CKE Inc

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — CKE Inc announced this evening that it is pulling its initial public offering because of poor market conditions.

Ex-CKE Executive Charged with Insider Trading

ORANGE COUNTY — Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s executive vice president with insider trading, using confidential information about the firm’s securities that he learned on the job.


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Blackstreet Buys Alphagraphics

This auditorily gifted bird has heard that Blackstreet Capital Management LLC has bought out the franchisor of quick printing shops, Alphagraphics, Inc.