The article examines how leverage finance trends are impacting the restaurant and franchise market. While the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt customers, employees and equity owners of restaurants and other consumer facing businesses, the pandemic has also revealed the important role lenders play as stakeholders in the industry and led both borrowers and lenders to determine how to define EBITDA metrics when business volume increases.

Emerging trends include expanded and more flexible and competitive debt markets for restaurants and various consumer facing businesses, which provides more funding resources for borrowers, and a decrease in the amount of leverage provided by credit providers.

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