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Pollo Campero Celebrates 45 Years, Opens New Stores

2016-06-07 Pollo Campero, Latin America’s largest chicken restaurant chain, celebrated its 45th anniversary April 27 with new United States restaurant openings i...

Gigi’s Cupcakes Acquired by Private Equity Group

2016-06-02 An affiliate of Fort Worth–based private-equity group FundCorp Inc.

Rubio's Acquires 8 Lime Fresh Units in Florida

2016-06-02 Rubio’s Restaurants announced that it has completed the acquisition of eight restaurant locations in Florida previously operated as Lime Fresh Mexican...

Krystal Taps Fazoli's, Yum Veteran as CFO

2016-06-01 The Krystal Company announced the appointment of Rodney Lee as its new CFO and executive vice president effective June 1.

Dippin' Dots Sales Jump 60 Percent in Two Years

2016-05-25 Dippin’ Dots, leader in the flash-frozen ice cream and frozen treat market, continues to realize surging growth as a result of a focus on developing a...

Mama Fu's Adds New President to Corporate Team

2016-05-25 Mama Fu’s Asian House, the Austin, Texas–based restaurant concept specializing in fresh and innovative Asian cuisine, announced the appointment of Ste...

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 ...