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Firehouse Subs Celebrates Record-Breaking Growth

2014-02-10 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

2014-02-10 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

2014-02-05 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

2014-02-05 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

2014-02-03 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

2014-01-31 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

2014-01-31 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

2014-01-29 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

2014-01-21 Project Pie, a fast-casual pizza chain based in Carlsbad, California, announced a partnership with New York City–based Lee Equity Partners, headed by ...

NRF Expectations Met by Holiday Retail Sales

2014-01-14

Severe winter weather did not dampen December retail sales as shoppers took advantage of heavy promotions and last-minute deals. According to the National Retail Federation – one of the world’s largest retail trade associations – December retail sales, which excludes automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 4.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

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