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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.
The Chapter After Chapter 11
Bankruptcy may conjure images of financial ruin, but it can offer a rare opportunity to reboot the brand.
Starbucks Invests in Princi Boutique Bakery
Starbucks Corporation announced its role as global licensee and investor in Italian restaurant Princi, the renowned boutique bakery and café founded b...
Miami Grill Acquires Other Florida Chain, Salad Creations
Salad & Organic Food Service LLC, a subsidiary of Miami Subs Franchising Corporation, has acquired Salad Creations LLC, another South Florida-base...
NRA Testifies on Bureaucracy’s Burden on Business
On July 12, Jamie Richardson, White Castle System’s vice president of government, shareholder, and community relations and chairman of the Ohio Restau...
GE to Sell Restaurant Financing Assets
GE entered into separate agreements with three buyers to sell the bulk of GE Capital’s U.S. restaurant franchise financing assets.
Juice It Up! Sales Up Despite Industry Drop
Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, reported a Q2 with same-store sales rising 10 percent ov...
Pieology Purchases Competitor Project Pie
Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations at one affordable price, announces its s...
Fired Pie Hires New CFO
Fired Pie, an Arizona-based fast-casual pizza restaurant, hired Abby Anderson as its new CFO.
Venture Fund Heats Up 800 Degrees Pizza
800 Degrees Pizza, a California-based company with a growing following in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and abroad, including Dubai and Tokyo, has secured i...
Weak Sales Continue to Plague Restaurants
Despite a slight improvement in May restaurant sales, the industry has still not returned to positive territory.
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...
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