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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 ...

Captain D's Names Industry Vet as New CFO

2016-03-30 Captain D’s LLC, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant known for serving freshly prepared seafood for more than four decades, announced Keith Dav...

Blaze Plans to Grow to Fifth Largest Pizza Chain

2016-03-22 Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced highlights and financial results for its fiscal year ending December 27, 2015 along with its outlook for 2016.

Luck of the Irish: St. Patrick's Day Boosts Foot Traffic

2016-03-17 Long a day celebrated only in neighborhood pubs, St. Patrick’s Day (and the accompanying weekend) has become a busy time for restaurants.

MOD Pizza Nabs $32 Million in Equity Funding

2016-03-16 MOD Pizza, the pioneer of fast-casual pizza, raised approximately $32 million in an equity funding round led by existing investor PWP Growth Equity, a...

Submit Your Brand for the 2016 Best Franchise Deals!

2016-03-15 It's that time of the year again: QSR is looking for the quick-service industry’s best franchise deals.