The year in mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant industry wasn’t a good one, at least if you measure it in terms of big deals.
No acquisition in 2015 even came close to the size of the 2014 merger of Burger King and Tim Horton’s. Nothing even approached the size of Golden Gate Capital’s acquisition that year of Red Lobster.
But that doesn’t mean this wasn’t a big year for deals. It was a big year; the acquisitions and investments wer