Fat Brands acquired Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip from Crest Foods, according to an announcement

Fat Brands acquires Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Executives at multi-brand franchisor anticipate economies of scale, increased competitive positioning in cookie-and-ice-cream space

Fat Brands acquired Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip from Crest Foods, according to an announcement. The purchase includes 85 cafes in the United States. The acquisition of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip will bolster Fat Brands’ competitive positioning in the cookie and ice cream space.

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WOWorks acquired Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina and Zoup! Eatery

WOWorks acquires Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina, Zoup!

Parent of Saladworks, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh continues to build empire of fast-casual brands that beat to their own rhythm

WOWorks acquired Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina and Zoup! Eatery. The parent of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek will be adding the two brands, which the companies feel share a “common core DNA,” to the fast-casual portfolio.

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Fat Brands has integrated the brands from its Global Franchise Group acquisition and named Chachula CIO

Fat Brands reveals success with GFG acquisition integration, names new CIO

Thirty new locations will open this year in Quick-Service Division, formerly Global Franchise Group

Fat Brands has integrated the concepts from its Global Franchise Group acquisition. The move puts gives Fat Brands a foothold in the snack and pizza categories. The purchase of Round Table Pizza, Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery, Hot Dog on a Stick, and Pretzelmaker opens up new opportunities.

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BBQ Holdings, the parent of Famous Dave’s, finalized its acquisition of Barrio Queen

BBQ Holdings finalizes acquisition of Barrio Queen

Purchase of Mexican fine-dining concept is largest transaction to date for BBQ Holdings, soon to be Famous Hospitality

BBQ Holdings, the parent of Famous Dave’s, finalized its acquisition of Barrio Queen for $28M. The 100-unit multi-brand company completed the purchase April 11, marking the largest to date for BBQ Holdings.

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Papa Johns sells majority stake in 90-unit Texas joint venture to Sun Holdings, one of its largest franchisees

Papa Johns sells majority stake in 90-unit Texas joint venture to Sun Holdings

Sun Holdings’ purchase of 90 restaurants from Papa Johns comes on heels of 100-unit development agreement with pizza franchisor

Papa Johns has sold its majority stake in 90 Papa Johns restaurants in Texas to Sun Holdings, one of the pizza chain’s largest franchisees. In the joint venture between Papa Johns and Blue and Silver Ventures, Ltd., the latter’s share will stay the same.

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BBQ Holdings, soon to be Famous Hospitality, Inc., agreed to acquire the Barrio Queen chain through an asset purchase agreement for $28M

Famous Dave’s parent agrees to acquire Barrio Queen restaurant group

Barrio Queen purchase marks third acquisition in past year for parent of Famous Dave’s as it changes its name to Famous Hospitality, Inc.

BBQ Holdings, soon to be Famous Hospitality, Inc., agreed to acquire the Barrio Queen restaurant group through an asset purchase agreement. The $28M deal for the Mexican fine-dining chain will be funded through cash and debt. The announcement came with the release of BBQ Holdings’ earnings report for Q4 and full fiscal year 2021.

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L Catterton-backed Hopdoddy agrees to acquisition of Grub Burger Bar

After acquisition of Grub, combined restaurant company to become HiBar Hospitality

Hopdoddy Burger Bar agreed to acquire Grub, a burger-joint chain with a craft cocktail bar. Backed by private equity firm L Catterton since 2014, Hopdoddy’s union with Grub will create a joint company with a total of 50 restaurants. Plus, Texas-based Grub will now have resources and momentum to grow.

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San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) acquired a majority stake in Rustic Bakery, a producer of organic and specialty foods and operator of four cafes

SFEP takes majority stake in Rustic Bakery

Manufacturer of specialty baked goods, fast-casual operator enters new chapter with San Francisco Equity Partners

San Francisco Equity Partners (SFEP) acquired a majority stake in Rustic Bakery, a producer of organic and specialty foods and operator of four cafes. The private equity firm did not disclose transaction details of the SFEP majority stake in Rustic Bakery, a fast-growing California manufacturer.

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