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Getting a Head Start
Three business decisions every aspiring restaurateur should know.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Last year was a banner year for limited-service brands releasing initial public offerings. Analysts say that’s a sign of good things to come for the industry.
Lights, Camera, Franchise
Celebrities of all kind have thrown their weight into the quick-serve industry as franchisees, and their brands are getting creative with how they leverage the partnership.
Show Me the Money
Franchisees get creative while seeking financing options that can spur growth.
Changing Hands, Keeping Fans
How Lion’s Choice kept its loyal customers during a change in ownership.
Working capital helps chains of all sizes stay financially fit for the long term.
The Secret Sauce of Franchise Growth
Keys to a proactive, quick service–specific financial plan.
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...
Giardino Sees Nine Consecutive Quarters of Positive Comps
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
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
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
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
McAlister's Deli, a fast-casual restaurant, announced it has partnered with several lenders for franchise expansion nationwide.
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