ON THE COVER //
Giordano’s: A Pizza Story Stuffed with Growth Potential
Just a few years ago, iconic Chicago pizza chain Giordano’s was struggling. After a capital infusion from private equity firm Victory Park Capital and new leadership, the business is now thriving in its home city and expansion plans are underway.
“WE HAVE MADE THIS AN UNQUESTIONABLY PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE—THEY TALK ABOUT GIORDANO’S WITH RESPECT TODAY.”
—YORGO KOUTSOGIORGAS, CEO, GIORDANO’S
INSIDE THE ISSUE //
Untangling the New Definition of ‘Joint Employer’
A recent National Labor Relations Board decision will change the relationship between franchisers and franchisees, but what are the implications?
MMG looks at what the year holds for middle-market M&A and the presidential candidates’ stances on interest deductibility, and recaps two recent policy-focused ACG events.
MidPoints by Randy Schwimmer
Schwimmer considers whether no-tipping policies are the future for restaurants and what that means for the wider hospitality industry.
A Qualified Opinion
Dan Rowe, founder and CEO of restaurant development group Fransmart, discusses the international expansion opportunities for restaurant franchises and shares due diligence issues for investors to consider.
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