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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.
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.
Small Businesses Expect Bright Future in 2016
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
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
Growing fast-casual restaurant brand VertsKebap announced plans to expand to the East Coast in 2016.
Kahala Brands Acquires Pinkberry
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
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc.
Fazoli's Opens New Unit, Reports Sales Increase
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
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
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
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
After disappointing restaurant sales in October, momentum was regained as same-store sales growth returned to positive territory during November.
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