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Penn Station Closes 2015 with Brand Changes

2015-12-18 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

2015-12-16 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 ...

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).