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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.
Ascentium Capital Commits $250 Million to Franchise Industry
Ascentium Capital, a national commercial lender, announced a commitment of $250 million in capital that will benefit national and regional franchisors...
Garbanzo Unveils Urban Interior Design Prototype
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast casual restaurant concept featuring Mediterranean cuisine, opened its first urban location with the ...
GE Capital Expands Financing for Restaurant Industry
GE Capital, Franchise Finance (GEFF) expanded its team of account executives to focus on developing relationships with the next generation of restaura...
Juice It Up! Attending West Coast Expo
Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s largest raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, will discuss its substantial year-over-year sales growth...
Revention Teams up with HotSchedules
Revention Point of Sale Solutions is pleased to announce its integration with HotSchedules, an Austin-based company specializing in labor management t...
Restaurant Performance Index Registers August Gain
Driven by stronger same-store sales, customer traffic levels, and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Associ...
Protective Contracts for Produce Pad Bottom Line
Cutting costs can be key to the survival of a restaurant operator, but not all are aware of the best options to do so.
Garden Fresh Welcomes Two New Executives
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. announced that David A. Carr and Julie L.
Burger King, Tim Hortons Seal the Deal on Merger
An agreement was reached to create the world’s third largest quick-service restaurant company. Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings Invests in Fast-Casual Rusty Taco
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Burger 21 Opens Second Restaurant in South Florida
Cooper-Atkins Supports Troops With Coffee Donations
HoneyBaked Ham Co Preps For Growth
Average Unit Volume Grows For Tropical Smoothie Café
Quiznos Offers Pretzel Bread Subs For National Pretzel Day
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Rita's Italian Ice Partners With Sandella's Flatbread Café
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