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VertsKebap Raises Minimum Wage to $10/Hour

2016-01-26 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

2016-01-26 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

2016-01-26 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

2016-01-21 Pizza Patrón same-store sales for 2015 rose 2.3 percent, rolling over a 10.1 percent increase in 2014.

Pieology Receives Investment from Panda Restaurant Group

2016-01-20 Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, is proud to announce its strategic inve...

L.A. Fast Casual Hopes to Ride Hawaiian Dish to Success

2016-01-18 A Los Angeles–based concept is hoping to spin its innovative take on a regional seafood dish into national fast-casual success.

Q4 Slowdown May Indicate Challenges in 2016

2016-01-14 The good news is 2015 was a much better year than 2014 for the restaurant industry; the bad news is same-store sales growth continued to decelerate du...

Tropical Smoothie Sees Strongest Growth in 19-Year History

2016-01-13 Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast-casual café known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced its strongest ye...

Bruster's Sees Best Sales in 27-Year History

2016-01-11 Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, America’s favorite frozen treat chain, served up its best sales performance in its 27-year history during 2015, laying the g...

Piada Receives Another Infusion of Capital

2015-12-22 Piada Italian Street Food received an additional growth capital investment from Greenwich, Connecticut–based Catterton, the leading consumer-focused p...