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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


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.


Tidel Engineering Rolls Out Tidel Series 4

2014-01-14 Tidel Engineering, a world leader in Cash Management Systems and Robbery Deterrent products, announces the Tidel Series 4, a new cash management syste...

How to Prepare Yourself as a Quick-Serve Entrepreneur

2014-01-10 Launching a quick-serve concept is no walk in the park, and entrepreneurs just starting out in the restaurant field must have realistic expectations, ...

Component Hardware Welcomes New CFO

2014-01-06 Component Hardware Group announced that Frank Probst has joined the company as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

Fransmart Launches New Private Equity Firm FranInvest

2013-12-11 Fransmart—the franchise development company that launched the franchise programs for Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Vapiano, Zpiz...

Dickey's Rings in Largest Sales Day in History

2013-12-05 For Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. the holiday season is off to a great start.

Restaurants Turn to CEO Billy Morrissey for Cash Advances

2013-12-03 More than 100 restaurateurs and franchisees from around the U.S.

NRA Helps Operators Optimize Financial Performance

2013-11-19 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released a new edition of the Restaurant Operations Report, a comprehensive resource that helps restaurant o...

Heartland Offers American Express Merchant Financing

2013-11-13 Heartland Payment Systems, a payment processor and provider of business solutions, announced that it will be the first processor to distribute America...