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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.
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Hires Allen Arroyo as CFO
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced the appointment of Allen Arroyo as chief financial officer.
Firehouse Subs Celebrates Record-Breaking Growth
Driven by a mission of hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service, and public safety, Firehouse Subs had another record-breaking year. ...
NRF Forecasts Substantial Increase in Retail Sales
The National Retail Federation released its 2014 economic forecast, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and res...
Del Taco Celebrates Record-Breaking Sales
Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant category, will discuss record-breaking sales and offer the opportunity for franchisees to c...
Arby's SSS Outpaced the Industry in 2013
The Arby’s Brand is entering 2014 strong, posting annual same-store sales figures that outperformed the quick-serve industry in 2013. ...
McAlister's Says 2013 a Year of Growth
McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced 2013 performance achievements for the brand including system sales, same store sales, ne...
RPI Declines in December as Customer Traffic Softens
As a result of softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registere...
Popeyes Parent AFC Changes Name to Reflect Brand
AFC Enterprises Inc. announced that it has changed its corporate name to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Survey Finds More Chains to Raise Prices This Year
America’s chain restaurants this year plan to ask customers to dig a bit deeper into their pockets, hoping to offset higher food costs and put a bit m...
Project Pie Teams Up with Thomas H. Lee
Project Pie, a fast-casual pizza chain based in Carlsbad, California, announced a partnership with New York City–based Lee Equity Partners, headed by ...
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