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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.
Fresh&co Donates Additional $10,000 to NYC School
Health-minded, chef-inspired restaurant concept, fresh&co, is proud to announce it has provided a matching grant of $10,000 to its original contri...
Pollo Campero Adds Online Ordering, Healthy Items
Pollo Campero, Latin America’s authentic chicken brand, kicks off its 45th anniversary year by announcing a strong performance for 2015.
Panda Express Becomes Shareholder in Just Salad
Just Salad, the ecofriendly salad brand with 27 locations in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Dubai, announced that Panda Restaurant Group Inc.
Topper's Creamery Offers Franchising Guarantee
Topper’s Creamery announced a guarantee for new franchisees of Topper’s Creamery Express.
Tijuana Flats Closes 2015 Strong, Plans to Grow
Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex restaurants closed 2015 with strong financial results and poised for additional growth in 2016.
Cicis Sets Sales Record with 11th Quarter of Growth
Fresh on the heels of a major rebranding launch, Cicis announced its 11th consecutive quarter of system-wide same-store sales (SSS) growth and its hig...
East Coast Wings Marks 12 Years of Sales Growth
East Coast Wings & Grill, a North Carolina–based casual family dining restaurant with an emphasis on buffalo wings, is closing out a banner year, ...
Arby's Leads Industry with Same-Store Sales Growth
Arby’s achieved industry-leading system U.S.
Pizza Patrón Resumes Franchising February 1
Coming off its best year in company history, Pizza Patrón announced that on Monday, February 1, it is relaunching its franchise program after having s...
Captain D's Hits Record AUV Third Year in a Row
Captain D’s, the leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, announced it experienced the most successful year in the company’s rich history by establishi...
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