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Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Last year was a banner year for limited-service brands releasing initial public offerings. Analysts say that’s a sign of good things to come for the industry.
Lights, Camera, Franchise
Celebrities of all kind have thrown their weight into the quick-serve industry as franchisees, and their brands are getting creative with how they leverage the partnership.
Show Me the Money
Franchisees get creative while seeking financing options that can spur growth.
Changing Hands, Keeping Fans
How Lion’s Choice kept its loyal customers during a change in ownership.
Working capital helps chains of all sizes stay financially fit for the long term.
The Secret Sauce of Franchise Growth
Keys to a proactive, quick service–specific financial plan.
Paid In Full?
The wage debate is heating up as advocacy groups attempt to unionize fast-food workers and the government considers a minimum-wage increase.
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
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.
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