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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.
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.
Tijuana Flats Closes 2015 Strong, Plans to Grow
Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex restaurants closed 2015 with strong financial results and poised for additional growth in 2016.
Cicis Sets Sales Record with 11th Quarter of Growth
Fresh on the heels of a major rebranding launch, Cicis announced its 11th consecutive quarter of system-wide same-store sales (SSS) growth and its hig...
East Coast Wings Marks 12 Years of Sales Growth
East Coast Wings & Grill, a North Carolina–based casual family dining restaurant with an emphasis on buffalo wings, is closing out a banner year, ...
Arby's Leads Industry with Same-Store Sales Growth
Arby’s achieved industry-leading system U.S.
Pizza Patrón Resumes Franchising February 1
Coming off its best year in company history, Pizza Patrón announced that on Monday, February 1, it is relaunching its franchise program after having s...
Captain D's Hits Record AUV Third Year in a Row
Captain D’s, the leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, announced it experienced the most successful year in the company’s rich history by establishi...
VertsKebap Raises Minimum Wage to $10/Hour
As part of its commitment to strengthen investment in restaurant employees, growing fast-casual brand VertsKebap announced it will increase its minimu...
Juice It Up! Sales Jump 10 Percent in Q4
Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced that same-store sales were up 10 percent over ...
McDonald's Ends 2015 on a High Note
Despite some lingering doubts around McDonald’s latest turnaround effort, the fast-food titan’s fourth quarter numbers indicate it is on the rise.
Pizza Patrón Finishes 2015 with Strongest Year Ever
Pizza Patrón same-store sales for 2015 rose 2.3 percent, rolling over a 10.1 percent increase in 2014.
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