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Packaging Merger Forms WestRock Company

2015-05-28 WestRock Company was announced today by MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) and Rock-Tenn Company as the name for the new company when the two packaging le...

Cafe Rio Hires Sonic Exec as President and CFO

2015-05-27 Cafe Rio Mexican Grill announced that Steve Vaughan has joined the company as president and CFO.

TransFirst Transactions Now EMV Capable

2015-05-21 TransFirst, a leading provider of transaction processing services, announced that EMV payment acceptance through Ingenico Group EMV capable terminals ...

NRA Forms Small Merchant Taskforce For Cybersecurity

2015-05-21 Speaking to merchants at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the formation of a ded...

Wingstop, Bojangles' Hit Market Amid Wave of Restaurant IPOs

2015-05-15 Quick-service brands Wingstop and Bojangles’ this month became the latest restaurant companies to go public, suggesting there continues to be great de...

For the First Time, Restaurants Beat out Grocery Stores

2015-05-14 Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery stores sales for the first time on record, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Dunkin' Makes Strides in Social Responsibility

2015-05-08 Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, published Broadening Our Horizons, the company’s third Corporate S...

Uncle Maddio's Comes to New Jersey

2015-05-07 Fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open in New Jersey later this year. Franchisees Ben Perez-Ringus and Dipe...

Dog Haus Expands Outside of Home State

2015-05-07 Dog Haus, the Pasadena-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, will be opening a franchise locat...

Carl's Jr. Opens First Colombia Location

2015-05-07 Carl’s Jr. continues to expand in Latin America with the opening of its first restaurant in Colombia today.