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MOD Pizza—A Dynamic Up & Comer

MOD Pizza, based in Bellevue, Washington was founded in 2008 by Scott and Ally Svenson,. The Svensons had built two successful food service companies while living in England.Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Ascentium’s Len Baccaro Assists Franchisees With Project Financing

Len Baccaro is helping franchisees hit the “refresh” button by providing project financing for store remodeling mandates, among other projects.

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Gandhi Expects Shifting Consumer Trends to Spur More Capital Investment

Brookwood Associates Managing Director Anish Gandhi is a self-described “foodie” who has an avid interest in the product and trends impacting his clientele in the restaurant sector.

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Executive Team Out at Sizzler USA

Sizzler USA is undergoing a significant management shift. CEO Kerry Kramp is among five executives who exited the iconic West Coast brand early last week. It’s unclear whether they quit or were forced out.

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Concept Spotlight: Noble Roman, Inc. (NROM)

The highlight of Noble Roman’s first quarter report was the first franchised Noble Roman’s Pizza & Pub in Lafayette, Indiana, that opened on May 2. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Nunes: A Career in Calculating Risk

When he was a kid, he wanted to grow up and be a pilot or a race car driver. “Something with speed,” said Daniel Nunes with a laugh. “I liked risk.”

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ConnectOne Bancorp to Acquire BoeFly

“We were looking for an entrepreneurial bank,” said Mike Rozman, CEO and co-founder of online lending platform, BoeFly.

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Restaurant Brands International - All three stocks are down—What’s going on?

Well regarded pure franchising Restaurant Brands Int’l (QSR), best of breed company operator, Texas Roadhouse (TXRH), and the mature, professionally managed, multi-chain operator and franchisor, Brinker International, (EAT) all reported their March quarter within the last 36 hours. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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New Approaches to Restaurant Accounting

Today, every number from the POS system goes straight to a database, every bottle of liquor is counted, and counted again, and every cent of revenue is vital to the bottom line.

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Chick-fil-a reports record revenue, profits up 5.7% in 2018

Chick-fil-A, Inc. filed its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) on March 31, 2018 and within that disclosure released its audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.

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The Restaurant Industry: Consequences of a $15 Minimum Wage

By late 2024, the $15 minimum wage will be fait accompli in major metropolitan areas in the United States, with CPI inflators expanding wage increases into the future.

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Restaurant Finance Monitor founder talks on the Tech and Mortar Podcast

Restaurant Finance Monitor founder John Hamburger talks about the evolution of restaurants with Tyler Carlson on SiteZeus's Tech & Mortar podcast. John also provides a macro look at the restaurant industry and gives advice to growing companies on how to survive a down cycle.

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Karen Hutton: Developer Puts Tenacity to Work for Her Clients

Karen J. Hutton admits that she hates to lose. “I’m very competitive. I want Hutton to be the best, and I want the client to see me as offering as much or better service than anyone else. That’s my drive every day,”

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Pabst: Helping Owners Execute an Exit Strategy

Experience and problem-solving matter in the world of M&A, according to Bill Pabst, a principal with The Cypress Group.

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Hung to Lead First Tennessee’s Franchise Group

Restaurant lender Tom Hung has joined First Tennessee Franchise Finance as Managing Director, Group Head of Franchise Finance.

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Chicken Salad Chick—Comfort Food And A Great Corporate Culture

Chicken Salad Chick, based in Auburn, Alabama, was formed in 2008, by Stacy Brown. Stacy was a stay-at-home mom and self-proclaimed connoisseur of chicken salad who began the business by selling chicken salad made from her home kitchen. Visit www.rogerlipton.com to view free restaurant company descriptions and other articles.

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Conferences

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
November 11-13, 2019
Bellagio, Las Vegas​

Find financing and make deals at the best networking event in the restaurant industry.

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FINANCE & REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY

Franchise Times would like to introduce you to the lenders and real estate advisory sources that are targeting the restaurant industry.

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Finance & Real Estate Directory

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