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Equipped to Succeed
Quality appliances are key to any restaurant operation, which is why operators shouldn’t avoid the cost.
The Art of the Impulse Buy
Whether through pre-packaged foods, CPGs, or add-ons, tactful upsells can boost check totals.
How to Get the Right Balance with Operating Costs
As the wage debate rages on and food prices rise, operators are re-examining their operating costs.
Some of these brands are hot on the QSR 50’s heels, while others hope to reclaim the glory they once enjoyed.
Can Higher Wages Work?
With minimum wages on the rise and new overtime legislation soon going into effect, restaurants are searching for ways to pay more—and still make a profit.
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.
NRA Issues Statement Opposing Repeal of Dodd-Frank
The National Restaurant Association issued the following statement in response to Representative Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) forthcoming proposal to repea...
Pollo Campero Celebrates 45 Years, Opens New Stores
Pollo Campero, Latin America’s largest chicken restaurant chain, celebrated its 45th anniversary April 27 with new United States restaurant openings i...
Gigi’s Cupcakes Acquired by Private Equity Group
An affiliate of Fort Worth–based private-equity group FundCorp Inc.
Rubio's Acquires 8 Lime Fresh Units in Florida
Rubio’s Restaurants announced that it has completed the acquisition of eight restaurant locations in Florida previously operated as Lime Fresh Mexican...
Krystal Taps Fazoli's, Yum Veteran as CFO
The Krystal Company announced the appointment of Rodney Lee as its new CFO and executive vice president effective June 1.
Dippin' Dots Sales Jump 60 Percent in Two Years
Dippin’ Dots, leader in the flash-frozen ice cream and frozen treat market, continues to realize surging growth as a result of a focus on developing a...
Mama Fu's Adds New President to Corporate Team
Mama Fu’s Asian House, the Austin, Texas–based restaurant concept specializing in fresh and innovative Asian cuisine, announced the appointment of Ste...
New Tropical Smoothie CFO to Drive New Tech Initiatives
Tropical Smoothie Café appointed Barry Schnur as chief financial and administrative officer.
Amid Negative Restaurant Sales, Quick Service Performs Best
The chain restaurant industry’s sales growth continued to decline during April, the worst month since January 2014.
Captain D's Hits 18 Straight Quarters of Sales Growth
Captain D’s started 2016 strong, closing out the first quarter of the year with its 18th consecutive quarter of positive growth, generating a 2.5 perc...
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