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The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
2013 Best Franchise Deals
Looking to add a brand to your portfolio? These are the limited-service industry’s best bets.
Breaking Up Is Not Hard to Do
One restaurant group increases sales, unit counts post-split.
Cleared for Launch
Challenges and opportunities abound for brands created by women.
For brands seeking outside investment, strong momentum and the perfect partner are a must.
Commodities in Crisis
Last year’s historic drought is placing lasting pressures on operators as commodity prices jump.
On the Market
More brands are going public, but determining whether it’s time to jump on the IPO bandwagon can be a lengthy process.
Back from the Brink
CEOs who spot trouble early and are willing to do what it takes to revive their brands will find that failure doesn’t have to be an option.
Corner Bakery Cafe Looks to Ohio For Growth
Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, is off to a fast start i...
Halal Guys Grows Executive Team
Following this week’s announcement that The Halal Guys hired former Qdoba VP of human resources and training, Mike Speck, as COO, comes the hiring of ...
Dunkin' Partners With New Franchise Group in Minneapolis
Dunkin’ Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Legacy Concepts LLC, to develop 10 ne...
In-Store Sales Increased 3.5 Percent Over Last Year
Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced that the APT Index of in-store restaurant sales for March 2015 increased [+3.5 percent] compared with ...
Long John Silver's Updates Payment System With Ingenico
Ingenico Group announced today that Long John Silver’s, the largest quick service seafood chain in the U.S., opted to upgrade its payments infrastruct...
Gigi's Cupcakes Plans to Open 25 Locations in 2015
Amid rising sales and the debut of a new bakery design, Gigi’s Cupcakes, America’s largest cupcake and specialty baked goods franchise, plans to open ...
Restaurant Industry Sees Best Quarter Since Recession
Q1 final results show same-store sales growth was 2.8 percent during Q1, becoming the best quarter for the industry since the recession.
Bojangles' Submits Form for IPO
Potbelly Appoints New CFO
Potbelly Corporation today announced the appointment of Michael Coyne as its new chief financial officer, effective May 1, 2015.
Jamba Refranchises 100 California Stores
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