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Roark Capital Eats Carl’s Jr, Hardee’s

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Carl's Jr commercial features sports fan eating burger (via Youtube)

CARPINTERIA, Calif.— CKE Inc., with its burger chains of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, announced today that Atlanta-based Roark Capital Group has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the franchising firm.

Top Sandwich Chains Ranked by Shop Profits

The lit up sub sandwich store front

LEXINGTON, Ky. —This year's ranking by Blue MauMau, our first, lists average store profits of sandwich shops, showing some winners and losers in 2012. Yes, you read that right – store profits. Here are Blue MauMau's best store profit estimates, from trusted sources who know sub sandwich shops and quick service restaurants.

Arby's Sold to Private Equity Firm

Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. announced that it is selling a majority stake of Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. to private equity firm Roark Capital Group for a transaction value of $430 million. 

Focus Brands to Acquire Auntie Anne's

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ATLANTA - Private-equity firm Roark Capital announced that its company Focus Brands, a buyer of franchise chains, is acquiring Auntie Anne's Inc., the franchising firm of the soft pretzel chain.