Tag: ipos

Strategy

Upscale Restaurant Groups Should Avoid the IPO

1 year ago

Though fast casual IPOs have had notable success, a Soho House IPO will likely not happen at all. Knowing this, Soho House should abandon its IPO ambitions, and instead reinvest in service and training — not just new clubs.

Chains

Joe & The Juice’s Private Equity Owners Want an IPO for 2019

1 year ago

Joe & The Juice has great branding and a unique product, but with its high prices and unique menu items, we don't see it breaking out of specific urban markets.

Tech

Food Delivery and Review Giant Meituan Raises $4.2 Billion IPO

2 years ago

Meituan has built a juggernaut in China, where consumer habits give it advantages its contemporaries in other countries only dream of.

Chains

China’s Dominant Hotpot Chain Is Planning for an IPO

2 years ago

Brands in other markets look to China and covet the massive growth opportunities for chain restaurants.

Tech

Chinese Restaurant Delivery and Review Giant Meituan Files for IPO

2 years ago

This mashup of Yelp, Grubhub, and Groupon doesn't quite have an equal in other markets and it's growth is a clear signal that Chinese consumers are far ahead of their global peers when it comes to mobile engagement around restaurants.

Chains

Autogrill May Pursue an IPO for Its HMSHost Division

2 years ago

Despite its signature style of underwhelming airport and highway rest stop chain offerings, HMSHost is the unseen restaurant giant for consumers.

Chains

Indonesia’s Largest Pizza Chain Is Planning a $150 Million IPO

2 years ago

Too many chains? Not yet, at least in Indonesia. The power of international operators of U.S.-based chains is growing significantly, fueled largely by growth in young markets.

Independents

Singapore’s Top Seafood Hawkers Are Going Public on the Stock Market

2 years ago

One warning sign would be the current highs at which Singapore's market is seeing. While that's good for what they could raise now, it means a drop in value may not be far behind.

Operations

Meal-Kit Startup HelloFresh Hopes for IPO Success That Eluded Blue Apron

2 years ago

Meal kits are a threat to restauarants for as long as they’re allowed to operate at a loss while giving potential diners a reason to stay home.

Chains

Bobby Flay Burger Chain IPO Plans Highlight the Market’s Disinterest

3 years ago

Easy (bad) pun: This IPO tastes undercooked.

Tech

Blue Apron Will Need to Raise More Money After Disappointing IPO

3 years ago

It's difficult to see any good news in this story.

Tech

Blue Apron Wants to Raise Over Half a Billion Dollars in Its IPO

3 years ago

We just don't see a world in which Blue Apron can compete long-term against traditional restaurants, delivery, and an Amazon-powered Whole Foods.