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Restaurant Growth Kit

We’ve put together a collection of our best resources to help you grow and market your restaurant.


Glossary of Restaurant Investment Terms

Though restaurant IPOs have remained elusive in recent years, investment into both restaurant chains and restaurant technology remains on the rise. Funding to the restaurant delivery space, for instance, reveals that there remains plenty of opportunity on the horizon. Restaurants and restaurant technology companies often turn to Private Equity and Venture Capital in their quest for expansion. The biggest restaurant…read more →Read more...

A Look at Global Restaurant Investment Banks

The food and beverage investment banking coverage group has proved attractive for investors in recent years. Changing demographics, shifting consumer habits, and household income are some of the key drivers for the food and beverage sector — and investment banks have taken note. Higher income levels and longer lifespans have lead to a greater interest in healthful and nutritious foods….read more →Read more...

Global Restaurant Commercial Lending Trends

Securing funding is a challenging pursuit for many restaurant chains, both small and large. Recently, though, we’ve seen a wave of lenders with specialized expertise in foodservice offer the ability to analyze a chain’s specific business challenges, maximizing the potential for the financing needed to grow. Business lending is slightly different throughout the globe. Oil prices are having an effect…read more →Read more...

A Roundup of US Restaurant Commercial Lenders

Considering “lack of startup and working capital” is one of the top-cited reason restaurants fail, success generally hinges on access to capital. Chain restaurant investments offer attractive opportunities to lenders (i.e., debt side) and owner/operators (i.e., equity side). Still, they aren’t without risk. That risk is part of the reason traditional commercial lending has been tight in the wake of…read more →Read more...

The Most Active Restaurant Private Equity Firms

Private Equity has found a niche in the restaurant industry, where a slew of high-profile deals have made their mark in recent years. The most active restaurant private equity firms aren’t necessarily restricted to one country, with deals increasingly cropping up in Asia, the Middle East, and South America, and chains in nearly every corner of the globe finding investment….read more →Read more...

Factors Affecting The Kuwait Restaurant Industry

The Kuwait restaurant industry is shaped by a number of factors, including macroeconomic conditions, technological trends, and the investment/M&A climate. As incomes rise and the tourism sector is set to expand, the country’s F&B sector is set for further growth. Below, a few of the factors affecting the Kuwait restaurant industry: POPULATION AND GDP CONTINUE TO GROW Kuwait’s population continues…read more →Read more...

Saudi Arabia’s Fast Food Segment Continues to Grow

Eating out and shopping are the main entertainment activities in Saudi Arabia, making the region a hotbed of potential for restaurant operators and investors looking to get in to the F&B sector. High disposable incomes mean that consumers can trade up, eat out and order food more often; increased travel and the rising use of social media have exposed a…read more →Read more...

A History of Restaurant Initial Public Offerings, 2000-2017

A slew of restaurant chains have made their initial public offerings in the past few decades. For some, the move has paid off. But for others, the future is a little more murky. Case in point: Chipotle, which received several downgrades from Wall Street analysts in July after reports of customers falling sick from eating at one of its restaurants….read more →Read more...

The Challenges Facing the Increasingly Crowded Pizza Segment

We’re currently seeing a whole host of pizza chains (from the household names like Domino’s and Pizza Hut to the rapidly-expanding fast-casual players) racing toward the same finish line. The sheer amount of pizza restaurants is a signal that some likely won’t finish the race, falling by the wayside as more competitive chains forge ahead. Over the next few years,…read more →Read more...