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New Tropical Smoothie CFO to Drive New Tech Initiatives

2016-05-18 Tropical Smoothie Café appointed Barry Schnur as chief financial and administrative officer.

Amid Negative Restaurant Sales, Quick Service Performs Best

2016-05-13 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

2016-05-11 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

2016-05-11 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

2016-04-28 MOD Pizza appointed Bob Barton to the role of chief financial officer.

Chipotle Sales Hit Hard in First Quarter

2016-04-27 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

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.