DENVER – Vicorp Restaurants Inc. announced today the sale of the pie restaurant Village Inn to American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC, a new entity formed by Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Newport Global Advisors. American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC will own and operate the Village Inn and Bakers Square restaurantMORE HERE

It is stunning to see the number of restaurants closing, both chain and not chain. We can’t help but to think that commercial real estate brokers are going to have to make some really hard decisions. Do we sit with an empty storefront or out-parcel for three years, or doMORE HERE

Drive Thru Restaurant Analysis? SARASOTA – Here in this retiree mecca, you can get a pretty good indication of the health of America’s restaurants as you drive down our highway strip, Tamiami Trail. Of the chains along U.S. 41, a newly opened Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is packed, and allMORE HERE

The news that the restaurant chains Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale have closed stores and filed for Chapter 7 means that two of the best-known groovin’ 1970s restaurant chains are now, well bankrupt, and many have lost their jobs.But there is a future for these brands. There is valuable intellectualMORE HERE