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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.
TravelCenters of America Acquires Quaker Steak & Lube
TravelCenters of America LLC announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (“QSL”), fo...
Growler USA Acquires Smiling Moose Deli
Growler USA purchased fast-casual concept Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli.
Fast Casual Is the Fastest Growing Foodservice Segment Globally
Global market research company Euromonitor International released new consumer foodservice industry data.
In Honor of Earth Day, NRA Offers Conservation Tips
In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simp...
Juice It Up! Reports 7 Percent Boost in Q1
Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced same-store first quarter sales increased 7 per...
Restaurants Experience First Negative Quarter in Two Years
Chain restaurant same-store sales fell during March, plunging into negative growth territory for the second time in the last three months.
Health-Focused Fast Casual Receives Cash Infusion
Green & Tonic LLC, one of Connecticut’s fastest growing food and beverage brands closed a $1 million round in Series C funding.
Fazoli's Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth
Sales at Fazoli’s franchised units continue to far outpace the restaurant industry, with operators enjoying a sixth straight year of same-store sales ...
Captain D's Names Industry Vet as New CFO
Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant known for serving freshly prepared seafood for more than four decades, announced Keith Dav...
Blaze Plans to Grow to Fifth Largest Pizza Chain
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced highlights and financial results for its fiscal year ending December 27, 2015 along with its outlook for 2016.
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