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Fiesta Restaurant Group Bites Back at Activist Shareholder

2017-05-26 After a report from a minority shareholder group accusing Fiesta Restaurant Group of having poor corporate governing practices, weak operating perform...

Dippin’ Dots Reports Double-Digit Growth in 2016

2017-05-25 Dippin’ Dots, LLC, the leading maker of flash-frozen beaded ice cream and frozen treats, posted double-digit growth in 2016, led by the company’s focu...

Former McDonald's CEO Invests in Pizza Fast Casual

2017-05-23 Cleveland Avenue LLC, a Chicago-based accelerator that strategically invests in innovative, consumer-focused restaurant, food, and beverage concepts, ...

Jack in the Box Could Sell Qdoba

2017-05-18 Fourteen years and more than 600 new locations later, Jack in the Box has decided it is time to potentially sell Qdoba.

Boston Market to Transform Cash Management

2017-05-17 Fifth Third Bank announced an expansion of their strategic relationship with Boston Market to roll out Fifth Third Currency Processing Solutions in ap...

McDonald's Opening the Checkbook for Franchisees

2017-05-12 McDonald’s “Experience of the Future” design comes with a price tag that might as well be science fiction for some franchisees.

Fast Casual, Quick Service Sales Slump in April

2017-05-12 Restaurant sales in April weren’t all that different than March, which by most calculations isn’t a positive thing.

Sales Declined 5 Percent at Papa Murphy's in 1Q

2017-05-11 Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for its first quarter ended April 3, 2017.

Noodles & Company Completes Closure of 55 Restaurants

2017-05-11 Noodles & Company announced financial results for its first quarter ended April 4, 2017.

Wendy's Focus on Freshness Drives Strong Sales

2017-05-11 Continued marketing around value and ingredients drove Wendy’s to its 17th consecutive quarter of positive same-store sales.