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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.
Balancing the Year-End Budget
The right data and insights can make next year’s books more accurate and useful.
The Top Stories of 2015
The biggest news of the year in the quick-service and fast-casual industries.
2015’s Biggest Brand Stories
Six news-makers that helped define the year in limited-service restaurants.
MOD Pizza Names New CFO
MOD Pizza appointed Bob Barton to the role of chief financial officer.
Chipotle Sales Hit Hard in First Quarter
Chipotle Mexican Grill reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, including comparable restaurant sales that decreased 29.7 perc...
Arby's Same-Store Sales Jump 5.8 Percent in Q1
Arby’s, the Fast Crafted restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, announced U.S.
McDonald's is Cruising; Comp Sales Up Big in Q1
McDonald's Corporation announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
TravelCenters of America Acquires Quaker Steak & Lube
TravelCenters of America LLC announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (“QSL”), fo...
Growler USA Acquires Smiling Moose Deli
Growler USA purchased fast-casual concept Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli.
Fast Casual Is the Fastest Growing Foodservice Segment Globally
Global market research company Euromonitor International released new consumer foodservice industry data.
In Honor of Earth Day, NRA Offers Conservation Tips
In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simp...
Juice It Up! Reports 7 Percent Boost in Q1
Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced same-store first quarter sales increased 7 per...
Restaurants Experience First Negative Quarter in Two Years
Chain restaurant same-store sales fell during March, plunging into negative growth territory for the second time in the last three months.
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