2015 Top 100: Private equity firms lead company rankings

2015 Top 100: Private equity firms lead company rankings

This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Top 100 report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.

Private equity firms just keep buying restaurants, and with the results of robust mergers and acquisitions in 2014, the investor groups continued to cement their place among the largest domestic foodservice companies.

To wit: Roark Capital Group. The Atlanta-based private equity firm has made big purchases during the past few years, including its 2013 acquisition of CKE Restaurants, the owner of quick-service brands Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Now, according to Nation&rs

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