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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.

Juice It Up! Sales Up Despite Industry Drop

2016-06-24 Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, reported a Q2 with same-store sales rising 10 percent ov...

Pieology Purchases Competitor Project Pie

2016-06-22 Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations at one affordable price, announces its s...

Fired Pie Hires New CFO

2016-06-22 Fired Pie, an Arizona-based fast-casual pizza restaurant, hired Abby Anderson as its new CFO.