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Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Association Supports Company Over Activist

The Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee association has recently noted its support of current brand management over the vision of Marcato, the San Francisco based activist investor, who is battling the c

Starbucks Tipped to Overtake McDonald's

Starbucks will overtake McDonald’s to become the world’s most valuable restaurant company as measured by market valuation of all outstanding shares, aka market cap. "It's only a matter of time," says Nomura Securities analyst Mark Kalinowski, who's been tracking McDonald's for years and has a solid reputation as an expert on the company. 

Activist Investor Takes Buffalo Wild Wings Fight to Franchisees

Mick McGuire, managing partner at Marcato Capital Management, has taken his fight with Buffalo Wild Wings management to its franchisees via an open letter to them. Marcato, a hedge fund, owns approximately 5.2 percent of the outstanding common shares of BWW.

McDonald’s Corp Looks to Exit Japan

A McDonald's in Tokyo. Photo by NateR73

A writer for Motley Fool, Rich Duprey, asks whether McDonald's is throwing the baby out with the bath water in selling its Japanese division.

Yum Brands to Split into Two Public Companies, China Franchise and World Franchisor

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KFC delivery by bicycle in Guangzhou, China. Photo by Beryl Chan, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Yum Brands announced this morning that it will spin off its China operations to become a franchise. The China franchise will be a publicly traded entity.

Domino's Franchisees Unhappy with Share of Supply Chain Profits in Q3

Domino's​ANN ARBOR, Michigan – CEO Patrick Doyle had no problem chiming in to the excitement expressed by Jim Cramer of CNBC's Mad Money last July over Domino's Pizza's second quarter results.

Sonic Authorizes New $145 Million Stock Buyback Program

Sonic signOKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, Sonic Corporation (NASDAQ:SONC) announced that its board of directors has authorized a stock repurchase program for up to $145 million of its common stock through August 31, 2016.

$750M Buyback Boosts Panera Bread’s Stock, Not Growth

Panera Bread

ST. LOUIS - Stock analysts are watching Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) to see if the fast-casual franchise company will be able to catch up with its counterparts Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shake Shack and others.