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Roark Buys Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.9 Billion

Inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant during March Madness basketball games
Inside a Buffalo Wild Wings during last year's March Madness (photo:sniegowski)

Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group agreed to purchase publicly traded Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. [NASDAQ: BWLD] of Minneapolis for $157 per share, approximately $2.9 billion, which includes taking over Buffalo's net debt.

Franchisees, Negotiate the Rental Rate

It should come as no surprise that rent can be one of your three major business expenses, if not the largest.

McDonald's Franchisees Dissed by Investment Publication

A writer at an online investment publication, looking at McDonald's from the shareholders' point of view, wonders out loud if franchisees are not McDonald's "real problem."

Franchise Grade's 2016 Top 500 Franchises

The franchise industry is replete with rankings, including rankings of the top 100, 200, 300 and 500 franchises. Some of these rankings are based upon revenue, while others use system size and new franchisee outlet growth as the key determinants. One common thread that runs through these rankings is that the methodology tends to be simplistic and limited.


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Stressed Franchisees Struggling with McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

While McDonald's says that all-day breakfast is the number one request from customers, a survey of franchisees shows making that a reality is an ongoing frustrating struggle. 

McDonald's to Serve All-Day Breakfasts Starting Next Month

McDonald's has announced that franchisees voted last week to start offering breakfast items all day and that the vote was affirmed yesterday by a franchisee leadership council.

Why the Franchise Industry Can't Solve the U.S. Wage Problem

Raising the minimum wage in certain industries won't change the economic realities of what's causing the problem.

The Reason Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders

Online lending to small businesses is exploding. Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University and author of several books on entrepreneurship, explains why.