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Smoothie King Overcomes Harsh Winter

2014-04-21 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

2014-04-17 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

2014-04-15 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

2014-04-10 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the full lineup for the inaugural Restaurant Finance Summit, an event connecting top foodservice f...

Giardino Sees Nine Consecutive Quarters of Positive Comps

2014-04-10 Giardino Gourmet Salads, a fast-casual concept in South Florida, announced it has experienced nine consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales a...

Buffalo Wild Wings Makes Investment in PizzaRev

2014-04-03 PizzaRev announced Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has completed a second tranche of its equity investment in the company.

Famous Brands Int'l Waives Franchise Fee for 50 Veterans

2014-04-02 As a way of expressing gratitude and recruiting exceptional franchisees, Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs.

Sentinel Capital Partners Invests in Newk's Growth

2014-03-27 Newk’s Holding Company announced that Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York–based private equity firm, has made a significant capital investment in th...

McAlister's Partners with Lenders for Nat'l Franchise Expansion

2014-03-25 McAlister's Deli, a fast-casual restaurant, announced it has partnered with several lenders for franchise expansion nationwide.

Quiznos Announces Restructuring Plan to Reduce Debt

2014-03-14 Quiznos today announced that its senior lenders have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a “pre-packaged” restructuring plan that will reduce the company...