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Multi-Unit Franchise Owner Focuses on the Fundamentals

Jeff Rigsby, owner of 42 Bojangles stores, started in quick service as a 16-year-old with KFC and stayed with them for 15 years.

Planet Fitness Planning to Go Public, Say Sources

Planet Fitness plans an initial public offering for likely the latter part of the year, reports Reuters, citing nameless sources. The deal could be worth $2 billion, including debt.

Hilton Said to Increase IPO to $2.25B

Planning an initial public offering in probably the first week of December, Hilton Worldwide thinks the stock market waters are good. Good enough it is said that Hilton will increase its IPO to $2.25 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Potbelly Shares Double in Trading Debut

PotbellyOn Friday, stock investors went bananas for Potbelly Corp's initial public offering. Bloomberg's Leslie Patton reports that Potbelly, a small Chicago-based chain of largely company-owned toasted sandwiches that now trades as PBPB:

Smashburger Closes on $35M Financing Deal; IPO on Hold


In an interview last week, Smashburger CEO Dave Prokupek said “an initial public offering may still be possible on the horizon,” though the burger chain just closed a $35 million financing deal to fund ongoing growth.

News from Wall Street: CKE Restaurants IPO Pulled at Last Minute

Late Thursday, CKE Restaurants announced that their planned initial public offering (IPO), to return to the New York Stock Exchange, had been cancelled due to “market conditions.”

Goldman Booted From DNKN Offering

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Vampire squid with donut in tentacles

The rich aren't perfect, but they can afford a multi-million dollar mistake.

Analyst Compares Dunkin' Brands to Boston Chicken

International Business Times recently published a follow-up piece to its July 28th article on Dunkin's IPO. IBT's article references last week's analyst coverage initiation of Dunkin' stock and the sell downgrade issued by lead underwriter Goldman Sachs. 

Dunkin’ Raising Money One Cup at a Time

As the Dunkin' Donuts road show for its upcoming IPO kicks off, the company showed off  new Dunkin’-branded single-portion K-cups at a meeting held today at New York’s St.

Observations from the Dunkin’ Brands Road Show: The St. Regis Edition

As I was leaving the Dunkin’ Brands road show appearance this Wednesday at the Manhattan St. Regis — a splendid affair with filet mignon, served chilled, and then topped off with a cup of delicious Baskin-Robbins ice cream for the 500 or so attendees — I listened to two youngish analyst-types discuss what they had just witnessed.  One analyst asked, “Now, why is Dunkin’ Brands doing this?” And the other immediately retorted, “Come on, it’s for the limited partner fees and the dividend.”