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iPad-Based POS Expands to Payment Processing

2015-03-25 ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology provider with more than 16,000 registers in use by retail shops, restaurants, and other organizations, introduced...

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...