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Busy Week in Restaurant M&A

Interest by private equity and other companies in the acquisition of franchise restaurant brands are running at a brisk pace. Back Yard Burgers, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza and Panera Bread were part of a busy buying streak just last week, along with non-franchise restaurant brands as well.

On Monday morning, Axum Capital Partners announced its acquisition of the 55-unit burger chain Back Yard Burgers.

That afternoon, it was Roark Capital Group’s turn, when it bought the 37-unit Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q.

And that would be just the beginning of what has been a busy week in the restaurant merger and acquisition market that would include just about everything: Acquisitions of chains in need of revitalization, franchisee deals, traditional next-step acquisitions and growth chain investments. — Jonathan Maze, Nation's Restaurant News

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