Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Reports Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 30, 2012

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (RRGB), a casual dining restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, today reported financial results for the 13 and 53 weeks ended December 30, 2012.

Financial Highlights for the 13 Weeks Ended December 30, 2012, Compared to the 12 Weeks Ended December 25, 2011:

H.J. Heinz Company Enters Into Agreement to Be Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital

H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ) (“Heinz”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an investment consortium comprised of Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.

Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Heinz’s Board of Directors, Heinz shareholders will receive $72.50 in cash for each share of common stock they own, in a transaction valued at $28 billion, including the assumption of Heinz’s outstanding debt. The per share price represents a 20% premium to Heinz’s closing share price of $60.48 on February 13, 2013, a 19% premium to Heinz’s all-time high share price, a 23% premium to the 90-day average Heinz share price and a 30% premium to the one-year average share price.

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A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund adds 23 restaurants to Royalty Pool

TRADING SYMBOL: The Toronto Stock Exchange - AW.UN

  A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (the Fund) and A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (A&W Food Services) announced today that, effective January 5, 2013, the number of A&W restaurants for which royalties are paid to A&W Trade Marks Limited Partnership (the Partnership) will be increased by 29 new restaurants that were opened across Canada between October 2011 and September 2012, less six restaurants that were permanently closed during this period.  The addition of these 23 net new restaurants brings the total number of A&W restaurants in the Royalty Pool to 760. This is the 11th increase in the number of restaurants in the Royalty Pool since the inception of the Fund in 2002.  Since that time, the number of restaurants for which royalties are paid to the Fund (through the Partnership) has increased by 175 restaurants, from 585 to 760.

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Caribou Enters into Merger Agreement to be Acquired by Joh. A. Benckiser for $16.00 Per Share in Cash

Transaction Valued at Approximately $340 Million

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (CBOU), the second-largest company-owned premium coffeehouse operator in the United States based on the number of coffeehouses, and the Joh. A. Benckiser Group (JAB) announced a definitive merger agreement under which an affiliate of JAB will acquire Caribou for $16.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $340 million. The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Caribou’s independent directors, represents a premium of approximately 30 percent over Caribou’s closing stock price on December 14, 2012, the last trading day prior to the announcement of the transaction.

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A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund Announces December 2012 Cash Distribution

A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (the Fund) (TSX symbol AW.UN) today declared a cash distribution of 11.7 cents per trust unit for the period November 1 to November 30, 2012. The distribution will be paid to unitholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2012, and will be payable on December 31, 2012. This distribution will be taxed as a non-eligible dividend, as the source of funds to pay the distribution is a dividend from A&W Trade Marks Inc. (Trade Marks).

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (Food Services) will also receive a similar dividend from Trade Marks on its investment in Trade Marks.

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