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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.
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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