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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.
Taco John's Now at Love's Travel Stops
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, a national travel stop company, has signed a deal to add 10 Taco John’s quick-service Mexican restaurants to...
Sloan's Ice Cream Announces Middle East Expansion
Sloan’s Ice Cream today announced a major development deal that will expand the brand into the Middle East.
Operators Remain Optimistic for Business Conditions
As a result of higher same-store sales and a continued optimistic outlook for future business conditions, the National Restaurant Association’s Restau...
Restaurant Industry Rebounds to 2009-Level High
CHD Expert, the Chicago-based foodservice database and analytics firm, announces that the overall US restaurant sector is growing; after six years, th...
Halal Guys Signs Multi-Unit Texas Expansion Deal
The Halal Guys has announced the signing of multi-unit franchise deals outside its home market of New York City. Fifteen new restaurants will open in ...
Toronto-Based The Chickery to Open U.S. Location
The Chickery, the Toronto-based fast casual founded by celebrity Chef David Adjey of Food Network fame, has signed a lease in Washington, D.C., to ope...
Gulf Coast Expansion Plans For Newk's Eatery
One of Newk’s Eatery’s most successful franchisee teams is bringing the franchise into downtown Pensacola, Florida, with the city’s second Newk’s rest...
Arby's Sales Up 9.8%; Brand On Track for $4B Goal
Arby’s, the first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, reported its first quarter 2015 sales re...
Smashburger Expands Footprint to Eight Countries
Smashburger, the critically acclaimed better-burger restaurant with fresh, smashed-to-order burgers, announces that it has added the MSG Group as a ne...
Captain D's Sees Growth in First Quarter
Captain D’s announced it is experiencing continued success with 4.94 percent same-store-sales growth for the first quarter of 2015.
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