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Chipotle Q2 Earnings Fall Short of the Mark

2016-07-22 Chipotle just can’t seem to right the ship.

Del Taco Reports Growth in Second Quarter Results

2016-07-21 Del Taco Restaurants Inc., the second largest Mexican-American quick-serve chain by units in the U.S., operating restaurants under the name Del Taco, ...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs 80 Franchise Deals

2016-07-19 Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced tremendo...

Captain D’s Achieves 19 Consecutive Quarters of Growth

2016-07-19 Captain D’s is continuing a strong sales momentum in 2016, closing out the second quarter of the year with its 19th consecutive quarter of positive gr...

Negative Sales Streak Spans 2 Quarters; First Time in 2 Years

2016-07-15 The bad news has continued for the restaurant industry during the second quarter of 2016.

Villa Restaurant Group Hires New Controller

2016-07-14 Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator, franchisor, and creator of Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Ba...

Starbucks Invests in Princi Boutique Bakery

2016-07-14 Starbucks Corporation announced its role as global licensee and investor in Italian restaurant Princi, the renowned boutique bakery and café founded b...

Miami Grill Acquires Other Florida Chain, Salad Creations

2016-07-13 Salad & Organic Food Service LLC, a subsidiary of Miami Subs Franchising Corporation, has acquired Salad Creations LLC, another South Florida-base...

NRA Testifies on Bureaucracy’s Burden on Business

2016-07-13 On July 12, Jamie Richardson, White Castle System’s vice president of government, shareholder, and community relations and chairman of the Ohio Restau...

GE to Sell Restaurant Financing Assets

2016-06-28 GE entered into separate agreements with three buyers to sell the bulk of GE Capital’s U.S. restaurant franchise financing assets.