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The Keg to merge into Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s parent

Major Canadian steakhouse chain The Keg is set to merge into Cara Operations, the parent for dining chains such as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, St-Hubert and Milestones, in a $200 million cash-and-stock deal. The two companies said Tuesday a merger will afford them “synergistic opportunities in marketing, real estate and overall costs that will help further […] Read more

Cara to buy control of Original Joe’s chains

Chain restaurant firm Cara Operations is set to buy a bigger presence in Canada’s West, with a deal for control of the Original Joe’s, State + Main, and Elephant + Castle pub-style restaurant chains. Cara, whose other chains in North America include Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s, announced last week it will pay $93 million for […] Read more