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McDonald's Reflects on 'Year of Purposeful Change'

2017-01-23 McDonald's Corporation announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

Fazoli's Reports 15th Straight Quarter of Growth

2017-01-19 Fazoli's announced year-end achievements for 2016 with the signing of 11 franchise agreements to develop a total of 25 new restaurants nationwide.

Sales Up 7 Percent at Juice It Up!

2017-01-18 Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced it wrapped up 2016 with same store sales (SSS)...

2016 Was the Worst Restaurant Year Since the Recession

2017-01-13 This past year closed on a sour note as December became the weakest month in over three years for same-store sales growth.

30-Year-Old Pizza Patrón Sold to Franchisee

2017-01-11 Texas-based Pizza Patrón was sold in a deal that will give one of its largest franchisees leadership of the company.

Chipotle's Sales Up Nearly 15 Percent in December

2017-01-10 Chipotle says comparable sales grew 14.7 percent in December, and shares rose nearly 5 percent, as the fast casual burrito leader continues to recover...

Popeyes Enjoys 'Another Year of Strong Growth'

2017-01-10 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, reported selected unaudited results for its fiscal fourth quarter...

Del Taco's Sales Up More than 5 Percent in 4Q

2017-01-10 Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the second largest Mexican-American quick-service chain by units in the U.S., operating restaurants under the name Del Tac...

McDonald's Selling China Operations for $2.08 Billion

2017-01-09 McDonald's Corporation announced Monday, along with CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital Holdings, and The Carlyle Group, the formation of a partnership and c...

Farmers Announces Policy to Insure Food Trucks

2017-01-05 Farmers Insurance, one of the nation’s largest multiline insurer groups, announced the launch of an innovative food truck policy, marking the company’...