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Big Taco Bell Franchisee Gets Bigger

Big Taco Bell Franchisee Gets Bigger

The big Taco Bell franchisee Tacala is getting even bigger. The company's owner, Altamont Capital Partners, said this week that it has bought the 80-unit Taco Bell franchisee Austaco.

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Investor Group Buys DQ Franchisee

Investor Group Buys DQ Franchisee

Eagle Merchant Partners, the Atlanta-based mid-market private equity firm, has bought Texas-based Vasari LLC, the second largest franchisee in the Dairy Queen system.

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Want A Sales Boost? Put Up Christmas Lights

Want A Sales Boost? Put Up Christmas Lights

It pays to be festive. Golden Corral asked some franchisees to put lights on their restaurants at Christmastime, and the result was enlightening: a 5-percent boost in sales.

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News, notes and commentary on franchise financing, including SBA lending, both the SBA 7(a) program and the SBA 504 program, franchise finance programs, development incentives, big deals and startup lending.

  Mary Jo Larson is the publisher of Franchise Times Magazine and its sister publication, the Restaurant Finance Monitor. She is a frequent speaker at meetings and conferences, and at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference. You can find her on Twitter at @mlarson1011.
  Reporter Jonathan Maze covers restaurants and finance for Franchise Times. He also writes for our sister publication, The Restaurant Finance Monitor, and writes a daily blog on the restaurant industry at www.restfinance.com. You can also catch him on Twitter at @jonathanmaze.

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