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Dunkin’ Donuts Opening 9 New Restaurants in North Carolina

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with franchise group Safari Foods Inc. to develop six restaurants in Greenville and three new restaurants in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, over the next several years. The first restaurant is planned to open in Greenville in 2017. William “Bill” Daughtridge owns Safari Foods Inc. and […]

McAlister’s Deli Looking for New Franchisees in Michigan

McAlister's Deli is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Michigan. "The Detroit and Ann Arbor area represent an important part of McAlister's growth strategy, and we're excited about the brand's expansion into the state," says Jeff Sturgis, McAlister's vice president of Franchise Development. "The McAlister's […]

Del Taco Expanding Phoenix Footprint

Off the heels of another successful quarter in which the brand reported a 6.7 percent increase in system-wide same-store sales, Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. announced its most recent development deals. The chain signed two multi-unit franchise development agreements that will significantly expand its footprint in the greater Phoenix area with the addition of 14 new […]

Tim Hortons’ Holiday Cups Encourage Guests to Unplug

Tim Hortons is encouraging guests to stay off their phones as they get into the holiday spirit with the launch of the brand’s special edition holiday-themed cups. The interactive cups, designed to look like various cheerful “filters,” one for each size cup, transform fans into their favorite festive characters such as a snowman, reindeer or […]

Popeyes Continues to Build Market Share

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, reported results for its fiscal third quarter of 2016, which ended October 2. “We are pleased to report strong progress for the quarter,” says Cheryl Bachelder, Popeyes chief executive officer. “We generated global same store sales of 1.8 percent, opened 25 net new global […]

Total Revenue Skyrockets 40 Percent at Shake Shack

Shake Shack Inc. reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 28, a period that included 13 weeks. Financial Highlights for the Third Quarter 2016: Total revenue increased 40 percent to $74.6 million. Shack sales increased 40.2 percent to $71.9 million. Same-Shack sales increased 2.9 percent. Operating income increased 17.5 percent to $9.2 […]

Comparable Store Sales Down Nearly 15 Percent at Pie Five

RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 ended September 25. First Quarter Highlights: Total consolidated revenue increased 6.3 percent to $15.5 million compared to $14.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Pie Five comparable store retail sales decreased 14.7 percent from the same period of the […]

Krystal Including Stuffing Recipe in Multi-Pack Boxes

Krystal announced the return of its limited-edition holiday Multi-Pack boxes. The mega-value pack that includes 24 famous Krystal burgers has long been a guest favorite, but the holiday box adds a little something extra for the season—Krystal’s unique Thanksgiving stuffing recipe plus a fun gingerbread house-building template. “Our Multi-Packs have always been much more than […]

Pizza Hut Giving Away 1,140 XBox One S Consoles

This holiday season, Pizza Hut and Xbox have teamed up to spread holiday cheer by adding a new treat to the Pizza Hut Triple Treat Box—the chance to win an Xbox One S every hour from November 7 through December 24. That’s 1,140 free Xbox One S consoles. In connection with the return of one […]

Burger King Accepting Scholars Applications

The Burger King McLamore Foundation opened enrollment for the Burger King Scholars program. Applications must be submitted by December 15. Open for high school seniors and Burger King team members, the scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are made possible through the ongoing support of Burger King guests, franchisees, suppliers and the McLamore […]

Arby’s Franchisee Inks Deal for 50 New Restaurants

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, announced a new development agreement with Parikh Network, LLC, a new franchisee to the Arby’s brand, to open 50 new restaurants over the next eight years. As part of the transaction, Parikh Network also purchased 18 ARG-owned Arby’s restaurants in the Baltimore, […]

Burger 21 Raises Over $22,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Burger 21 customers were thinking pink this October, helping the fast casual franchise raise over $22,000 to support the fight against breast cancer. The burger brand partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to donate $.21 from each sale of fountain drinks, signature and classic shakes, retro floats and […]

Subway Donated 11M Meals from National Sandwich Day

On Thursday, Americans turned out in huge numbers to participate in the first-ever Subway #GoodDeedFeed event on National Sandwich Day to help Americans facing hunger. Friday, Subway restaurants will make the largest single day donation—11 million meals—to Feeding America and its nationwide network of food banks. "We want to thank our thousands of restaurant owners […]

Taco John’s Adds 4 to Leadership Team

With a focus on enhancing guest experiences, owner operations, and franchisee growth, Taco John’s announced the following promotions and additions to its leadership team. Renee Swisher was promoted to vice president of finance and technology for Taco John’s International. She has been with Taco John’s for more than 20 years, most recently as the director […]