Barbecue joint headed for downtown Franklin

The team behind Alabama-based Moe's Original Bar B Que has begun working on its second Middle Tennessee location, the downtown Franklin site formerly home to both a Copper Kettle outpost and Uncle Bud's Catfish Shack. The restaurant is expected to open its doors around Labor Day and be able to house 85 people inside and another 50 on a patio. Check out more info here.

Jul 24, 2015 12:48 PM

Logan's creates shared services group, promotes regional manager

Team director has been with chain since '03
Jul 22, 2015 7:10 AM

J. Alexander's building Stoney River in Memphis

The team at J. Alexander's plans to build a nearly 8,000-square-foot Stoney River Legendary Steaks outpost in Germantown near Memphis. The location will be Stoney River's 11th and is expected to open around year's end. Stoney River, where the average customer spends more than $45, has been part of the J. Alexander's family since early 2013.

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Jul 21, 2015 2:10 PM

Captain D's signs deals for more Atlanta spots

Q2 sales growth tops 5%
Jul 21, 2015 7:12 AM

American Blue Ribbon CEO eyes $2B sales mark

CEO Ouf: M&A strategy 'has somewhat matured,' not as focused on distressed brands
Jul 2, 2015 12:08 PM

J. Alexander's rolling out third brand ahead of NYSE return

Up to 15 restaurants will be rebranded by year's end
Jul 1, 2015 2:25 PM

Midtown staple Bound'ry closes after 20-year run

Bound'ry — which opened in 1995 and garnered immediate acceptance as one of Nashville's best restaurants at the time — has closed.

Dana Kopp Franklin, our colleague at Post sister publication Nashville Scene, reports that employees were reportedly told Monday that the restaurant, currently closed this week in what originally was described as renovation of its space, would actually shutter for good.

An employee of Bound'ry sister restaurant South Street told the Scene a different restaurant concept will soon open within the space.

Read more here and see what co-owner Brian Gruber told Eater Nashville about the future of the space and Bound'ry's catering operation.

Jun 30, 2015 4:20 PM

S&P bumps Cracker Barrel up to midcap index

Shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store have put up a strong four-year run, rising from $40 to $150. They may soon get another boost thanks to the indexers at Standard & Poor's, who have promoted the company's shares (Ticker: CBRL) to the MidCap 400 Index from the SmallCap 600. The move is effective Wednesday afternoon.

Jun 30, 2015 12:38 PM

Smoothie King franchisee plans big growth

McCulloch has eye on hospital locations as store at downtown Y opens doors
Jun 25, 2015 7:03 AM

Taking stock: Cracker Barrel's technicals; Columbia's no to CCA

Technical analyst Garrett Patten says he doesn't see much more upside in shares of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which have gained 5 percent (Ticker: CBRL) so far in 2015. The stock has in recent years dipped steeply after rising well above its 200-day moving average, he writes, and it could well be on its way to repeating that pattern.

This year alone saw two instances of this behavior, at the January and March highs, which deviated from the 200-day SMA 25.5% and 26.5% respectively. While price is currently only 11% from the 200-day SMA, the technical strength behind each subsequent rally has been steadily deteriorating.

Private prison operators are no strangers to controversy or to being the targets of protests. The latest chapter of that book was written Monday, when the trustees of Columbia University announced that the school's $9 billion-plus endowment will divest itself of private prison companies, including Corrections Corp. of America (Ticker: CXW). Shelly Banjo at Quartz has more here.

Jun 24, 2015 6:58 AM