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Doing the Deal
A health check of the mergers and acquisitions market shows opportunities for growth.
A Finance Refresh
Upstart franchise brands are rethinking their finance strategy after the recession.
Three Lessons in Charitable Giving from Shake Shack
Shake Shack’s huge IPO wasn’t just the result of its quality product and business savvy. The brand’s generosity also fuels its success.
Surviving the Shark Tank
How to make your brand appealing to investors.
Diamonds in the Rough
If the Growth 40 is any indication, operators might want to include some smaller, less-known U.S. markets in their expansion plans.
10 Challenges for Fast-Casual Leaders
No matter how successful the industry is, there will always be bumps in the road. These are the bumps operators face in 2015
Tim Hortons’ Must-Win Battle
Now that it’s merged with Burger King, the question is more important than ever: Can the Canadian favorite finally find true success south of the border?
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
NRA Finds RPI Rose to 10-Month High in March
Del Taco Holdings Inc. Completes $260 Million Debt Refinance
Del Taco Holdings Inc. announced the completion of a debt refinance transaction.
Hexagon Hospitality Takes a Bite of The Hummus & Pita Co.
Hexagon Hospitality founders Mitch Kahn and Wade Vandegrift announced a partnership with The Hummus & Pita Co.
Smoothie King Overcomes Harsh Winter
Smoothie King Franchises Inc., a smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced strong same-store sales growth of approximately 7.2 percent for ...
Shane’s Rib Shack Battles Rising Pork Cost with Giveaway
Like burger brands facing rising beef prices, pork-centric concepts are navigating a price hike and anticipated shortage.
Report: March Sales Rebound Doesn’t Save First Quarter
Same-store sales growth in restaurants was positive during March, according to The Restaurant Industry Snapshot, a compilation of real sales and traff...
NRA Announces Lineup for Restaurant Finance Summit
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the full lineup for the inaugural Restaurant Finance Summit, an event connecting top foodservice f...
Giardino Sees Nine Consecutive Quarters of Positive Comps
Giardino Gourmet Salads, a fast-casual concept in South Florida, announced it has experienced nine consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales a...
Buffalo Wild Wings Makes Investment in PizzaRev
PizzaRev announced Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has completed a second tranche of its equity investment in the company.
Famous Brands Int'l Waives Franchise Fee for 50 Veterans
As a way of expressing gratitude and recruiting exceptional franchisees, Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs.
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