December 9, 2005 |
Carlyle Group and JPMorgan Partners submitted bids Thursday for Pernod Ricard's Dunkin' Brands Inc. restaurants, people with direct knowledge of the sale said. Carlyle, manager of the largest U.S. buyout fund, teamed up with Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners; JPMorgan Partners, the buyout unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., bid for Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Brands with Providence Equity Partners Inc., said the people, who declined to be identified before any offers were made public.
November 28, 2006 |
Is it chicken or Mexican? Loyal Southern California customers of restaurant chain El Pollo Loco might well respond, "Who cares? Pass the salsa." But for the Irvine company -- now embarking on an ambitious nationwide expansion from its core market -- how New England diners answer the question may prove crucial to its success.