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Small Businesses Expect Bright Future in 2016

2015-12-16 Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, released its first annual Small Business Pulse Survey, finding that 85 per...

Uncle Maddio's Finds a Familiar Face in its Newest Investor

2015-12-15 When Uncle Maddio’s received its second equity investment in December, it was from a very familiar source.

VertsKebap Sets Sights on East Coast for 2016

2015-12-14 Growing fast-casual restaurant brand VertsKebap announced plans to expand to the East Coast in 2016.

Kahala Brands Acquires Pinkberry

2015-12-14 Kahala Brands, a global leader in the quick-service industry, along with its associated companies, has acquired the premium frozen yogurt brand, Pinkb...

Dickey's Exceeds Holiday Feast Sales by 25 Percent

2015-12-11 Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

Fazoli's Opens New Unit, Reports Sales Increase

2015-12-11 Fast-casual leader Fazoli’s this week opened another franchised restaurant as operators reported a 3.1 percent same-store sales increase for November.

So Far, McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Is a Success

2015-12-09 An initial read on McDonald’s two-month-old all-day breakfast offering finds that, initially, the program is successful in attracting new or lapsed bu...

Dunkin' Donuts Is First Sponsor of Women’s Hockey League

2015-12-09 Dunkin’ Donuts is skating in as the first official corporate sponsor of the new National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL).

MAD Greens Receives Cash Infusion for Growth

2015-12-04 MAD Greens, the Colorado-grown purveyor of premium made to order salads, fresh juices, paninis, wraps, and soups, is staged to nearly double in size t...

Restaurants Expected to Rebound after October Slump

2015-12-03 After disappointing restaurant sales in October, momentum was regained as same-store sales growth returned to positive territory during November.