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Rita's Completes Refinancing of Debt amid Growth

2015-03-24 Rita’s Franchise Company, the franchise company of the world’s largest Italian Ice concept, Rita’s Italian Ice, announced it completed a refinancing o...

Panda Express Brings Premium Ribs to Limited-Service Menu

2015-03-23 After years of trial and error, Panda Express introduced its new Chinese Spare Ribs last week.

McAlister's Looks to Expand in Promising Phoenix Market

2015-03-23 McAlister’s Deli announced today it is targeting Phoenix for franchise growth.

Starbucks Issues Annual Global Responsibility Report

2015-03-23 In its 14th consecutive year of issuing a Global Responsibility Report, Starbucks offers its perspective on what it means to be a corporate citizen in...

Pizza Hut Improves Data-Driven Decision Making

2015-03-23 Pizza Hut Restaurants announced today that it has chosen to license APT’s Test & Learn and Menu Analyzer software suite to improve its data-driven...

Pollo Campero Sees 11.8 Percent Same-Store Growth

2015-03-23 Pollo Campero, the world's largest Latin chicken restaurant brand, saw an 11.8 percent same-store sales growth at comparable U.S.

Restaurant Sales Decreased in Boston amid Winter Storms

2015-03-11 Boston has been under a deep freeze this winter and so has consumer spending according to a new SpendTrend report released by First Data Corporation, ...

Chicken Salad Chick Hosts Second Franchise Conference

2015-03-11 Chicken Salad Chick held its second annual franchise owner conference last week at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center in Auburn, Alabam...

McDonald's Sales Decreased 1.7 Percent in February

2015-03-09 McDonald's Corporation announced that global comparable sales decreased 1.7 percent in February. Performance by segment was as follows: U.S.

Despite Weather, Restaurants Saw Growth in February

2015-03-06 February might have been the worst month on record weather-wise for many regions of the country, but for restaurants, the results were far from dreadf...