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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.
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...
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...
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