Franchise Dining Deals Get Supersized In Development Boom

Law360, New York (April 21, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Pent-up private equity, increasing development demands from restaurant brands and a sweet spot in the real estate cycle are all helping to fuel large-scale, multi-unit franchise development deals, experts say.

Several key market factors — including brands increasingly searching for financially sophisticated companies to partner with and a real estate boom creating new demand for restaurants — has the franchise dining sector jumping with multi-unit development deals, experts say. And operators, many with private equity cash to burn, are heeding the call.

“The sophistication of restaurant...
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