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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.
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 ...
MOD Pizza Names New CFO
MOD Pizza appointed Bob Barton to the role of chief financial officer.
Chipotle Sales Hit Hard in First Quarter
Chipotle Mexican Grill reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, including comparable restaurant sales that decreased 29.7 perc...
Arby's Same-Store Sales Jump 5.8 Percent in Q1
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
McDonald's Corporation announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
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