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Massage Envy Chain Gropes with Client Sexual Assault Lawsuits

More than 180 women have now filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports, and state board complaints against the massive Massage Envy franchise chain, which includes franchisees, their employees and, some cases, the billion-dollar company itself, Massage Envy Franchising, operating under the umbrella of private equity firm Roark Capital.

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.

Arby’s CEO: 'You Can Customize Your Way to Being Healthy'

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Arby's Meat Mountain sandwich. Photo by JeepersMedia

Things have turned around for the Arby's sandwich chain. Now that it has separated from publicly traded Wendy's (NASDAQ:WEN), private Arby's no longer has to disclose same-store sales figures or financials.

Arby’s Likely to Sell 1,000* Company Restaurants

This auditory gifted bird is hearing strong rumors from a reliable source that Arby's is looking to sell as many as a thousand* of its company-owned restaurants to large multiunit franchise owners who are in the restaurant business.

Charles Morrison Appointed Wingstop CEO

Charles Morrison
Charles Morrison, photo/Wingstop

DALLAS – The Wingstop board of directors announced today that Charles Morrison has been named president and chief executive officer of the firm. Morrison replaces James Flynn, who becomes executive chairman of the board.

Arby’s CMO on Fast Food’s Future

Arby's chief marketing officer Russ Klein talks about the changes in store for Arby's. The troubled chain of lackluster sales was sold to Roark Capital last year.

Neal Aronson: The Private Equity Investor

The years 2005-2008 were notable for a wave of private equity acquisitions. The 2010-2011 period will go down as the second wave.