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Getting a Head Start
Three business decisions every aspiring restaurateur should know.
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.
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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