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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
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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.
Popeyes Welcomes New CFO
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, announced that William P.
Crumbs Bakery Acquired by Marcus Lemonis
Dippin’ Dots Franchising Acquires Doc Popcorn
Dippin’ Dots Franchising LLC, the franchising arm of the flash-frozen ice cream maker Dippin’ Dots, announced that it has acquired snack franchisor Do...
Arby's Partners with Element Financial to Renovate
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Element Financial Corp. to power the Arby’s Remodel Financing Program.
Popeyes Gains Momentum with 5 Years of Consecutive Growth
In the restaurant business, the surest measure of success is often the bottom line.
Noodles & Co. to Acquire 16 Restaurants For $13.4 Million
Noodles & Company announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase 16 franchised Noodles & Co.
MOD Pizza Raises Funds for Accelerated Expansion
MOD Pizza announced that it has successfully raised over $15 million from private investors to support an accelerated expansion of the brand.
Juice It Up! Reports Q1 Sales Growth of 26 Percent
Juice It Up! announced solid same-store sales growth of 26 percent and an average unit volume increase of 25 percent in the first quarter of 2014.
Freshii Houston Draws NBA Players' Investments
Freshii has brought on three former NBA players as investors to help grow the area development territory of Houston, Texas. The role of the players i...
Wingstop Accelerates Growth In First Quarter
Fresh off a record breaking year for growth, Wingstop continued to outperform industry averages in the first quarter of 2014 with a 9.6 percent increa...
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