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Doing the Deal
A health check of the mergers and acquisitions market shows opportunities for growth.
A Finance Refresh
Upstart franchise brands are rethinking their finance strategy after the recession.
Three Lessons in Charitable Giving from Shake Shack
Shake Shack’s huge IPO wasn’t just the result of its quality product and business savvy. The brand’s generosity also fuels its success.
Surviving the Shark Tank
How to make your brand appealing to investors.
Diamonds in the Rough
If the Growth 40 is any indication, operators might want to include some smaller, less-known U.S. markets in their expansion plans.
10 Challenges for Fast-Casual Leaders
No matter how successful the industry is, there will always be bumps in the road. These are the bumps operators face in 2015
Tim Hortons’ Must-Win Battle
Now that it’s merged with Burger King, the question is more important than ever: Can the Canadian favorite finally find true success south of the border?
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
iPad-Based POS Expands to Payment Processing
ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider with more than 16,000 registers in use by retail shops, restaurants, and other organizations, introduced...
Rita's Completes Refinancing of Debt amid Growth
Rita’s Franchise Company, the franchise company of the world’s largest Italian Ice concept, Rita’s Italian Ice, announced it completed a refinancing o...
Panda Express Brings Premium Ribs to Limited-Service Menu
After years of trial and error, Panda Express introduced its new Chinese Spare Ribs last week.
McAlister's Looks to Expand in Promising Phoenix Market
McAlister’s Deli announced today it is targeting Phoenix for franchise growth.
Starbucks Issues Annual Global Responsibility Report
In its 14th consecutive year of issuing a Global Responsibility Report, Starbucks offers its perspective on what it means to be a corporate citizen in...
Pizza Hut Improves Data-Driven Decision Making
Pizza Hut Restaurants announced today that it has chosen to license APT’s Test & Learn and Menu Analyzer software suite to improve its data-driven...
Pollo Campero Sees 11.8 Percent Same-Store Growth
Pollo Campero, the world's largest Latin chicken restaurant brand, saw an 11.8 percent same-store sales growth at comparable U.S.
Restaurant Sales Decreased in Boston amid Winter Storms
Boston has been under a deep freeze this winter and so has consumer spending according to a new SpendTrend report released by First Data Corporation, ...
Chicken Salad Chick Hosts Second Franchise Conference
Chicken Salad Chick held its second annual franchise owner conference last week at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center in Auburn, Alabam...
McDonald's Sales Decreased 1.7 Percent in February
McDonald's Corporation announced that global comparable sales decreased 1.7 percent in February. Performance by segment was as follows: U.S.
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