Burger King's parent company to buy Popeye's

Restaurant Brands International Inc.  and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.  announced Tuesday, Feb. 21 that the companies have reached an agreement for RBI to acquire Popeyes for $79.00 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion.

The acquisition of Popeyes will add a successful, highly-regarded brand with strong customer loyalty to RBI, one of the largest global quick service restaurant companies with two of the world's most iconic QSR brands – BURGER KING® and TIM HORTONS®.

LU to host Panama Canal CEO Quijano on worldwide impact of canal expansion Feb. 24

Lamar University’s Center for Advances in Port Management will host Jorge Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority, who will speak on the “Development and Operation of the Newly Expanded Panama Canal and Vision for Its Future” at 2 p.m. Friday, February 24, in Room 113 of the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

 

Beaumont Public Schools Foundation receives donation from BBVA Compass

Will Leonard, BBVA Compass city president, recently presented Sal Guerrero, president of the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (BPSF) a financial donation of $10,000. The BVAA Compass contribution will be used to fund the BPSF grants program. The BPSF awards educational classroom grants each semester to staff and students in the Beaumont Independent School District to enhance teaching and learning.

Long-time favorite Parkdale Mall hangout returns

An old Parkdale Mall favorite hangout is back — and bigger and better than ever.

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