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Playing the Field
By diversifying their portfolios with multiple brands, franchisees can ensure financial stability and operational efficiency.
Playing the Long Game
From swapping out fluorescents for LED lights to installing solar panels, energy-efficient upgrades can help brands save money.
Quality at a Cost
Raising the bar on ingredients comes at a premium. Find out how some operators are making it work.
The Chapter After Chapter 11
Bankruptcy may conjure images of financial ruin, but it can offer a rare opportunity to reboot the brand.
A Fresh Take on Financing a Fast Casual
Fast Casual 2.0 brands are attracting big investor dollars. Here’s what the innovative new concepts have to offer in return.
Making an Exit
Whether retiring or moving on to new pursuits, the day will come when it’s time to sell your business. Here’s what you need to know.
Off the Beaten Path
Nonbank lenders and crowdfunding sites give growing brands a number of finance options beyond the usual loan.
As quick serves expand into foreign regions, the cost landscape also changes.
Arby’s Reports 23 Consecutive Quarters of SSS Growth
Arby’s, America’s first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, announced U.S.
McD's Marks 4th Consecutive Quarter of Positive Sales
McDonald's Corporation announced results for the second quarter ended June 30.
Farmers Launches New Food Truck Insurance Policy
Farmers Insurance, one of the nation’s largest multiline insurer groups, has announced the launch of a food truck policy, marking the company’s first ...
Starbucks Reports Record Third Quarter
Starbucks Corporation reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal third quarter and 39-week fiscal year to date ended June 26, 2016.
Chipotle Q2 Earnings Fall Short of the Mark
Chipotle just can’t seem to right the ship.
Del Taco Reports Growth in Second Quarter Results
Del Taco Restaurants Inc., the second largest Mexican-American quick-serve chain by units in the U.S., operating restaurants under the name Del Taco, ...
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs 80 Franchise Deals
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced tremendo...
Captain D’s Achieves 19 Consecutive Quarters of Growth
Captain D’s is continuing a strong sales momentum in 2016, closing out the second quarter of the year with its 19th consecutive quarter of positive gr...
Negative Sales Streak Spans 2 Quarters; First Time in 2 Years
The bad news has continued for the restaurant industry during the second quarter of 2016.
Villa Restaurant Group Hires New Controller
Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator, franchisor, and creator of Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Ba...
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