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A&W Restaurants Growing for First Time in 10 Years

2017-02-07 For the first time in more than 10 years, A&W Restaurants is reporting system-wide revenue and store count growth.

Steve Ells 'More Confident than Ever About Chipotle’s Future'

2017-02-03 Chipotle’s same-store sales fell 20.4 percent in 2016 as the restaurant continues to focus on improving performance by simplifying operations.

Nearly 13M People Are Now Starbucks Rewards Members

2017-01-26 Starbucks Corporation reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal first quarter ended January 1. Q1 Fiscal 2017 Highlights:...

Arby’s 'Record Year' Pushes Sales Over $3.6 Billion

2017-01-25 Arby’s, America’s first nationally franchised sandwich restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, capped 2016 with U.S.

Captain D’s Reports 21st Consecutive Quarter of Growth

2017-01-25 Captain D’s announced its year-end results, achieving its fourth successive year of record high system-wide AUV.

Tropical Smoothie Reports Highest AUV in Brand History

2017-01-23 Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced it reporte...

McDonald's Reflects on 'Year of Purposeful Change'

2017-01-23 McDonald's Corporation announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Fazoli's Reports 15th Straight Quarter of Growth

2017-01-19 Fazoli's announced year-end achievements for 2016 with the signing of 11 franchise agreements to develop a total of 25 new restaurants nationwide.

Sales Up 7 Percent at Juice It Up!

2017-01-18 Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced it wrapped up 2016 with same store sales (SSS)...

2016 Was the Worst Restaurant Year Since the Recession

2017-01-13 This past year closed on a sour note as December became the weakest month in over three years for same-store sales growth.