Activist Investor Pushes Bob Evans into Sale of Real Estate

by Broad Street | Published 06/17/2015 | Robber Barons, The Restaurant Business

Activist investor Sandell Asset Management won four seats on the 12-member board at Bob Evans Farms, Inc. last year. Now the company has announced it will sell of 60% of its real estate, either as a sale-leaseback, or by converting its properties into a real estate investment trust (REIT). Outside sources estimate the real estate […]

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Eat Fresh? Not at Subway

by Broad Street | Published 02/21/2014 | Government Regulation, Health, Robber Barons

The Subway chain likes you to think you can “eat fresh” at their restaurants. But blogger Vani Hari caught them using azodicarbonamide, a chemical used in rubber products like sneaker soles and yoga mats, and has gotten NY Senator Charles E. Schumer to write the FDA demanding the chemical be removed from chains like Subway, […]

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