$DIN (DineEquity, Inc.)

$DIN {{ '2016-03-22T11:37:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIN, which operates $APPB and IHOP restaurant chains, said Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar has appointed Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer, most recently VP of R&D and Innovation for Bloomin' Brands International, as Executive Chef and VP, Culinary and Menu Strategy.

$CHTR {{ '2018-01-05T21:38:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Charter announced today that Katherine Pope has joined as SVP, Head of Original Content to head its original content efforts. $CHTR has created this new role where Pope will be looking at the creation and launch of new shows on its platform, which also includes original content partnerships with AMC and Viacom.

$CHTR {{ '2018-01-03T12:19:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CHTR named Vanessa Green Sinders as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. In this new role, she will report to Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Catherine Bohigian.

$PZZA {{ '2017-12-22T12:52:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pizza delivery firm $PZZA has promoted Steve Ritchie to the post of CEO, effective January 1, 2018. Ritchie joined Papa John's in 1996 as a customer service representative, and went on to become the COO in 2014 after holding various key positions.

$RRGB {{ '2017-12-22T12:01:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RRGB announced the promotion of Dana Benfield to the role of senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

$LW {{ '2017-12-21T16:41:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LW appointed Peter Bensen to its BoD, effective Dec. 20, 2017. Bensen served as $MCD's Chief Administrative Officer from March 2015 until his retirement in September 2016 and prior to that, as its CFO since January 2008.

$JACK {{ '2017-12-19T17:26:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JACK entered into an agreement to sell Qdoba Restaurant Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Under the terms of the agreement, the Apollo funds will purchase Qdoba for approx. $305MM in cash, subject to customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in April 2018.

$CPB {{ '2017-12-18T13:49:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Branded food company $CPB has signed an agreement to acquire $LNCE for $50 per share in an all-cash transaction, significantly expanding its snacking division. The transaction is anticipated to close in early 2018, and is expected to be accretive to non-GAAP EPS in fiscal 2019. Campbell plans to finance the transaction through $6.2Bil of debt.

$WEN {{ '2017-12-07T14:08:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN entered into a purchase agreement whereby one of its indirect, special purpose subsidiaries has agreed to issue and sell $450MM of its Series 2018-1 3.573% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes and $475MM of its Series 2018-1 3.884% Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes. The closing is expected to occur in 1Q18.

$SBUX {{ '2017-12-05T14:30:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, touted by $SBUX as "an immersive coffee experience" in Asia, will open on Dec. 6.

$JACK {{ '2017-12-01T16:09:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JACK said there were development commitments for 65 new restaurants with the restaurants that were sold in 2017. The company doesn't expect to see anything in 2018 because of lead time and permitting process. But 2019 and 2020 would be the timeframe which will see some of those restaurants go online, $JACK said.

$JACK {{ '2017-12-01T15:59:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JACK said it will continue to invest in catering and delivery to drive incremental sales for Qdoba. Including franchise locations, nearly 45% of $JACK's system was under contract with UberEATS, Grubhub or DoorDash at fiscal year-end. And the company expects to bring even more restaurants online in the near future.

$JACK {{ '2017-12-01T15:54:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

On digital front, $JACK has a mobile application that supports order ahead functionality and payment. $JACK is now testing this app in few markets and anticipates rolling out mobile and web ordering across its system in 2018. By January-end, $JACK expects to further expand delivery to about 58% of system that’s more than 1,300 restaurants.

$JACK {{ '2017-12-01T15:50:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$JACK sold a 178 Jack in the Box restaurants to franchisees during 2017, bringing the system to 88% franchised at fiscal year-end. $JACK now has non-binding letters of intent with franchisees to sell 32 restaurants and now sees the Jack in the Box franchise mix to approach high-end of its prior expected range of 90-95% by end of FY18.

$JACK {{ '2017-11-29T22:09:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JACK's system same-store sales at Jack in the Box declined 1% for 4Q17, and company same-store sales decreased 2% due to 5.4% drop in transactions. Qdoba same-store sales fell 2.1% system-wide and decreased 4% for company restaurants. Qdoba company same-store sales reflected a 6.4% decrease in transactions.

$JACK {{ '2017-11-29T22:04:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JACK's BoD, with the assistance of Morgan Stanley, has made substantial progress in its evaluation of potential alternatives with respect to Qdoba, as well as other ways to enhance shareholder value. The company will provide guidance for FY18 following the completion of the Qdoba evaluation process.

$JACK {{ '2017-11-29T22:03:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JACK reported a drop in 4Q17 earnings due to higher interest expenses, and a rise in income taxes, despite lower costs and expenses offsetting a decline in revenue. Net income fell to $30MM from $32MM last year, while EPS rose to $1.01 from $0.97 on lower weighted-average shares outstanding. Revenue fell 15% to $338.7MM.

$JACK {{ '2017-11-29T21:55:51+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$JACK Jack in the Box Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$CMG {{ '2017-11-29T14:18:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CMG announced that Steve Ells, Chairman & CEO, will become Executive Chairman following the appointment of a new CEO. The Board has formed a search committee comprised of Directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Ells, and has also retained the services of executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart to identify a new CEO.

$BWLD {{ '2017-11-28T17:29:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. has agreed to acquire $BWLD for $157 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approx $2.9Bil. The agreement represents a premium of about 38% to $BWLD's 30-day average stock price as of Nov 13, 2017.

$WEN {{ '2017-11-28T14:06:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEN said certain of its subsidiaries commenced a refinancing transaction. This will consist of the refinancing of a portion of their outstanding securitization debt with a new series of securitized debt. The consummation of the offering is anticipated to close in 1Q18.

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