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Del Taco Celebrates Record-Breaking Sales

2014-02-05 Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, will discuss record-breaking sales and offer the opportunity for franchisees to c...

Arby's SSS Outpaced the Industry in 2013

2014-02-05 The Arby’s Brand is entering 2014 strong, posting annual same-store sales figures that outperformed the quick-serve industry in 2013.  ...

McAlister's Says 2013 a Year of Growth

2014-02-03 McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced 2013 performance achievements for the brand including system sales, same store sales, ne...

RPI Declines in December as Customer Traffic Softens

2014-01-31 As a result of softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registere...

Popeyes Parent AFC Changes Name to Reflect Brand

2014-01-31 AFC Enterprises Inc. announced that it has changed its corporate name to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Survey Finds More Chains to Raise Prices This Year

2014-01-29 America’s chain restaurants this year plan to ask customers to dig a bit deeper into their pockets, hoping to offset higher food costs and put a bit m...

Project Pie Teams Up with Thomas H. Lee

2014-01-21 Project Pie, a fast-casual pizza chain based in Carlsbad, California, announced a partnership with New York City–based Lee Equity Partners, headed by ...

NRF Expectations Met by Holiday Retail Sales

2014-01-14

Severe winter weather did not dampen December retail sales as shoppers took advantage of heavy promotions and last-minute deals. According to the National Retail Federation – one of the world’s largest retail trade associations – December retail sales, which excludes automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 4.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

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Tidel Engineering Rolls Out Tidel Series 4

2014-01-14 Tidel Engineering, a world leader in Cash Management Systems and Robbery Deterrent products, announces the Tidel Series 4, a new cash management syste...

How to Prepare Yourself as a Quick-Serve Entrepreneur

2014-01-10 Launching a quick-serve concept is no walk in the park, and entrepreneurs just starting out in the restaurant field must have realistic expectations, ...