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Just 10 months after its debut, Starbucks reports that its newest innovation, Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, has reached the $100 million mark in global sales.

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As merchants face the ongoing challenge of PCI compliance and securing their customers’ credit card data, Merchant Link, a provider in the secure payment gateway market, announced that it is...
The National Restaurant Association announced the addition of two new staff members that will enhance the Association's public policy team and work alongside the advocacy team. Angelo Amador...
KFC Corporation announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has listed the company on its official Franchise Registry. The Franchise Registry is a list of franchise systems that...
BHI SecureConnect announced the launch of three new, comprehensive packages to address the ever-expanding security and PCI compliance needs of merchants. These new packages deliver a host of new...
Fouad Qreitem, CEO of Paisano’s, welcomed NPV-1 LLC as a new Paisano’s franchisee with the highly desirable Northern Virginia town of Vienna as its targeted development territory. In July 2005,...
A company led by a former Schlotzsky’s franchisee last week officially launched a new website that it hopes will revolutionize the entire franchising industry.

FranchiseProfs.com, the...
Papa John’s announced that the three finalists in its Papa John’s Specialty Pizza Challenge will have their pizza recipes on the chain’s menu from August 2 through August 29.

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Jack in the Box restaurants debuted a filling and protein-packed alternative to the more common fast-food fodder, a Breakfast Pita Pocket. Featuring scrambled eggs, strips of bacon and ham, and...
A new line of Mexican-restaurant style tacos and all-new Carnitas Shredded Pork await at Taco Bell with the introduction of its all-new Cantina Tacos. Cantina Tacos include grilled, warm corn...
Stevi B’s Pizza announced that Allyson K. Smith was named chief marketing officer for the brand. In this position, Smith will lead all strategic brand efforts, including brand management,...
Eat’n Park is opening Pittsburgh’s first LEED-built restaurant in the Waterworks shopping plaza in Fox Chapel. The location is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold–...
16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt operation based in New York City, is now offering franchises to qualified individuals in the Northeast. A limited number of franchises are available for New...
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of store development agreement with Kenny Koza for one new restaurant in Detroit, which will open in 2011. Koza will be developing and managing the restaurant...
According to statistics released by First Data, an information commerce provider, the number of gift cards sold at quick-service restaurants between January and June of this year jumped 12.4...
As a result of a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined for the third consecutive month in June. The RPI—a...

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