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Arby's Same-Store Sales Jump 5.8 Percent in Q1

2016-04-27 Arby’s, the Fast Crafted restaurant brand with more than 3,300 restaurants worldwide, announced U.S.

McDonald's is Cruising; Comp Sales Up Big in Q1

2016-04-26 McDonald's Corporation announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

TravelCenters of America Acquires Quaker Steak & Lube

2016-04-21 TravelCenters of America LLC announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Quaker Steak & Lube (“QSL”), fo...

Growler USA Acquires Smiling Moose Deli

2016-04-20 Growler USA purchased fast-casual concept Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli.

Fast Casual Is the Fastest Growing Foodservice Segment Globally

2016-04-20 Global market research company Euromonitor International released new consumer foodservice industry data.

In Honor of Earth Day, NRA Offers Conservation Tips

2016-04-19 In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simp...

Juice It Up! Reports 7 Percent Boost in Q1

2016-04-19 Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced same-store first quarter sales increased 7 per...

Restaurants Experience First Negative Quarter in Two Years

2016-04-15 Chain restaurant same-store sales fell during March, plunging into negative growth territory for the second time in the last three months.

Health-Focused Fast Casual Receives Cash Infusion

2016-04-11 Green & Tonic LLC, one of Connecticut’s fastest growing food and beverage brands closed a $1 million round in Series C funding.

Fazoli's Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth

2016-04-11 Sales at Fazoli’s franchised units continue to far outpace the restaurant industry, with operators enjoying a sixth straight year of same-store sales ...