Tag: private equity

Chains

P.F. Chang’s Sold to New Private Equity Owners

4 months ago

Back in the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s, P.F. Chang's was a fresh concept with fresh food. Under it's most recent private equity owners it wasn't fresh by any stretch. Success is no further than paying a bit more for better ingredients and staff.

Chains

P.F. Chang’s Owner In Talks to Sell Asian-Themed Chain for $700 Million

4 months ago

There was a time when P.F. Chang's — both the brand and the food — just seemed wonderfully fresh. Anyone who has visited lately know that is no longer the case. And changing from one P.E. firm to another is not really the traditional way to reinvigorate a tired brand.

Strategy

What Happens When Patient Investors Bank on $2 Waffles

6 months ago

Family funds are more patient than private equity, which can make them an exceptional partner for any chain bent on stable growth.

Strategy

P.F. Chang’s Owner Is Looking to Sell the Struggling Restaurant Brand

11 months ago

Under owner Centerbridge, P.F. Chang's has plummeted from a pretty solid casual concept with quality food to, well, the opposite. In a just world the PE firm will be punished financially for its poor choices.

Chains

Jack in the Box Sells Qdoba to Private Equity Firm for $305 Million

1 year ago

Both brands in this headlines suffer from lack of consumer interest, market differentiation, or food items that anyone remembers. But sure, selling one off will solve all their problems.

Chains

Buffalo Wild Wings Gets Takeover Offer by Private Equity Firm

2 years ago

The per-share offer is more that BWW is trading at now, but significantly below last year's number. This is not the best news for the company's long-term health.

Chains

Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

2 years ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.