QSR Magazine | The 100 Biggest Stories of 2011

The top headlines, trends, and buy-outs in the restaurant industry this year.

A KFC marketing campaign had Colonel Sanders delivering food to window washers.

1. Roark Capital Buys Arby’s

With concerns about the economy running high, restaurant industry mergers and acquisitions dipped noticeably.

None of 2011’s mergers came close in value to the previous year, when Burger King and CKE, parent of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, were each sold for more than $1 billion. Instead, there were smaller deals and one big buyer, Roark Capital Group.

Read more:  http://www.qsrmagazine.com/growth/100-biggest-stories-2011
Reposted by: Crosbie Real Estate Group
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