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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.
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.
Pollo Campero Celebrates 45 Years, Opens New Stores
Pollo Campero, Latin America’s largest chicken restaurant chain, celebrated its 45th anniversary April 27 with new United States restaurant openings i...
Gigi’s Cupcakes Acquired by Private Equity Group
An affiliate of Fort Worth–based private-equity group FundCorp Inc.
Rubio's Acquires 8 Lime Fresh Units in Florida
Rubio’s Restaurants announced that it has completed the acquisition of eight restaurant locations in Florida previously operated as Lime Fresh Mexican...
Krystal Taps Fazoli's, Yum Veteran as CFO
The Krystal Company announced the appointment of Rodney Lee as its new CFO and executive vice president effective June 1.
Dippin' Dots Sales Jump 60 Percent in Two Years
Dippin’ Dots, leader in the flash-frozen ice cream and frozen treat market, continues to realize surging growth as a result of a focus on developing a...
Mama Fu's Adds New President to Corporate Team
Mama Fu’s Asian House, the Austin, Texas–based restaurant concept specializing in fresh and innovative Asian cuisine, announced the appointment of Ste...
New Tropical Smoothie CFO to Drive New Tech Initiatives
Tropical Smoothie Café appointed Barry Schnur as chief financial and administrative officer.
Amid Negative Restaurant Sales, Quick Service Performs Best
The chain restaurant industry’s sales growth continued to decline during April, the worst month since January 2014.
Captain D's Hits 18 Straight Quarters of Sales Growth
Captain D’s started 2016 strong, closing out the first quarter of the year with its 18th consecutive quarter of positive growth, generating a 2.5 perc...
Hungry Howie's Reports Six Years of Sales Growth
Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust pizza, announces continued same-store sales growth for 24 consecutive quarters, in addition to ...
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