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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.
Health-Focused Fast Casual Receives Cash Infusion
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
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
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
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
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
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!
It's that time of the year again: QSR is looking for the quick-service industry’s best franchise deals.
Focus Brands Names New CFO
Focus Brands Inc.
Tidel Helps McDonald's and Others with Cash Management
Tidel, a world-leading manufacturer of cash management systems and robbery deterrent products, has offered cash management solutions for the quick-ser...
Baskin-Robbins Caps 2015 with Positive Net Growth
Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced its third consecutive year of positive net new unit growth in the U.
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