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The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
2013 Best Franchise Deals
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Breaking Up Is Not Hard to Do
One restaurant group increases sales, unit counts post-split.
Cleared for Launch
Challenges and opportunities abound for brands created by women.
For brands seeking outside investment, strong momentum and the perfect partner are a must.
Commodities in Crisis
Last year’s historic drought is placing lasting pressures on operators as commodity prices jump.
On the Market
More brands are going public, but determining whether it’s time to jump on the IPO bandwagon can be a lengthy process.
Back from the Brink
CEOs who spot trouble early and are willing to do what it takes to revive their brands will find that failure doesn’t have to be an option.
Pieology Receives Investment from Panda Restaurant Group
Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, is proud to announce its strategic inve...
L.A. Fast Casual Hopes to Ride Hawaiian Dish to Success
A Los Angeles–based concept is hoping to spin its innovative take on a regional seafood dish into national fast-casual success.
Q4 Slowdown May Indicate Challenges in 2016
The good news is 2015 was a much better year than 2014 for the restaurant industry; the bad news is same-store sales growth continued to decelerate du...
Tropical Smoothie Sees Strongest Growth in 19-Year History
Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast-casual café known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced its strongest ye...
Bruster's Sees Best Sales in 27-Year History
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, America’s favorite frozen treat chain, served up its best sales performance in its 27-year history during 2015, laying the g...
Piada Receives Another Infusion of Capital
Piada Italian Street Food received an additional growth capital investment from Greenwich, Connecticut–based Catterton, the leading consumer-focused p...
Popeyes Bets on the Bahamas Bowl a Second Time
As college football teams head to some of the 40 bowls taking place across the country, no destination is perhaps as tempting as the Bahamas Bowl.
Huddle House Prepares for Christmas Sales Spike
Christmas Day is traditionally a time for relaxing, reconnecting, or just enjoying being with family and friends, and in many parts of the country tha...
Penn Station Closes 2015 with Brand Changes
Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, hand-squeezed lemonade, and fresh-cut fr...
Promoting Gift Cards Help Brands Maximize the Holidays
Retailers—both in foodservice and other industries—might think it’s too late in the game to make a big push with holiday promotions, but new insights ...
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