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Wingstop’s Strong Second Quarter Sustains Industry-Leading Momentum

Same store sales increase 15.3 percent Development agreements for 138 new restaurants sets record Wingstop soared to new heights in the second quarter of 2014. Building off their incredible first quarter growth, Wingstop continued to significantly outperform industry averages with a 15.3 percent increase in same store sales growth. In addition, Wingstop signed 20 new […]

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6 Tips to Increase Pickup Orders at Your Restaurant

Your customers are busy people. If they’re going to order a meal from you, they need it to be as convenient and quick as possible. So how can you increase your pick up orders by taking advantage of your customers’ need for convenience? Follow these tips and tricks! 1. Online ordering. From banking to shopping, […]

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Trinity Capital Completes Three Transactions; Restaurant Clients Benefit from Favorable Market For M&A and Financing Opportunities

Amid favorable conditions for optimizing sales and financing, the boutique investment firm Trinity Capital recently assisted two clients in the sale of their restaurant businesses and helped another to secure a new credit facility. “Restaurant valuations are flirting with all-time highs, driven by plentiful bank financing, low interest rates and buyers with ample capital to […]

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Rita’s Italian Ice Donates $300,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Toward the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Thousands of Rita’s Guests Contribute to 9th Annual Paper Lemon Fundraiser; Since 2006 Rita’s has raised over $3.9 Million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept, announced today it raised $300,000 for long-time partner Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all […]

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Germantown Celebrates Customer Appreciation Event Thursday

On Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Germantown will reopen under new ownership. The new owner, Jim Hickin is an experienced Dickey’s Barbecue Pit team member whose past experience includes roles as general manager of the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Cortland, New York which he now owns. “I’m excited to reopen […]

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Darden Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  Darden’s Board of Directors has appointed the Company’s current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.  The Company also announced that it has amended […]

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Hurricane Grill & Wings Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day With All-You-Can-Eat Wings

In celebration of National Chicken Wing Day, Hurricane Grill & Wings is offering all-you-can-eat jumbo wings and a side of fries or kettle chips with purchase of a beverage for $12.99 all day on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Present a copy of this post from Hurricane Wings to redeem the offer: http://hurricanewings.fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing.aspx?MailingID=4294975344 Hurricane Wings also […]

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Wingstop to Offer Guests 5 Free Wings on National Chicken Wing Day at Select Locations

Calling all wing fans! Wingstop is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day, Tuesday, July 29, with five free wings for guests at select locations. Stop by the participating restaurants listed below and receive five boneless or classic wings, sauced-and-tossed in any one of Wingstop’s 11 signature flavors. To receive the special, guests should mention National Chicken […]

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The Dairy Queen System Debuts the First-Ever Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat

Chocolate lovers can indulge this August with the new Blizzard Treat celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chips Ahoy! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Chips Ahoy! cookie and satisfy the most discriminate chocolate cravings, the Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, debuts the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat […]

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Hurricane Grill & Wings Shows Rapid Florida Growth With New Multi-unit Development Agreements

Family-Friendly Dining Franchise Continues Home State Expansion Hurricane Grill & Wings, an island-inspired restaurant franchise famous for its never-frozen, jumbo wings and more than 35 original flavors, announced the signing of two new multi-unit development agreements in Orlando, Fla. in addition to a new corporate-owned store totaling 9 new locations in the city. “The Hurricane […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans For Seven New Restaurants In Duluth, Minnesota With New Franchisees Brian And Sharon Weidendorf

Leading Coffee and Bakery Chain Seeks Franchisee Candidates in Minneapolis and Mankato Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is […]

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Darden Completes Sale Of Red Lobster To Golden Gate Capital

Darden Positioned to Improve Operations, Reduce Costs and Focus on Value-Creating Opportunities Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) and Golden Gate Capital today announced that Golden Gate has completed the acquisition of the Red Lobster business and certain other related assets and assumed liabilities for approximately $2.1 billion in cash. The sale of Red Lobster is […]

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Restaurant Week: Helpful or Harmful?

Most of us are familiar with the idea of Restaurant Week. During this week, many restaurants in a given city come together to offer menus at discounted prices. Usually, these meals include a limited selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts and are intended to entice new customers to sample the restaurant’s offerings. What could be […]

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Hooters Offers All-You-Can-Eat Wing Deal for National Chicken Wing Day

Chicken or champ? Wing enthusiasts confronted with two million wing challenge In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, Hooters has issued a challenge to chicken wing aficionados across the nation to collectively eat two million wings in one day. In full support of this saucy dare, Hooters is offering a $12.99 all-you-can-eat wing deal on […]

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McAlister’s Deli Brings Back Popular Tumblers and Hosts Sweepstakes to Celebrate 25 Years of Genuine Hospitality

Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Offers Lucky Tea Freaks Chance to Win Gift Cards, Trip to Atlanta and Dinner with Corporate Chef McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer. Through Aug. 15, the award-winning chain will offer new, limited-time tumblers at all participating locations across the country. In addition, […]

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Food Given the Festive Treatment at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, England

Around 110,000 people attended the fourth annual Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre Food Festival held in the historic English city this month. British baker Paul Hollywood and chef James Martin, both well known as a result of very popular UK television cooking shows,  were the star attractions at the three-day event with their sold-out cooking seminars […]

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Ovation Brands Names Robert Crews as SVP of Marketing, Strengthens Executive Team to Further Brand Reinvention

Ovation Brands proudly announced today the appointment of seasoned marketing executive Robert “Rob” Crews as Senior Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Crews will oversee a team of in-house professionals, plus outside agencies responsible for all marketing, advertising and brand management for the entire Ovation Brands portfolio with a particular focus on reinvention efforts […]

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KFC Canada Toasts KFC Fresh Success

Starting this Fall, KFC Fresh Restaurants to Offer Beer Alongside Hand Crafted Premium Chicken Sandwiches, Kitchen Fresh Bowls and Off the Grill Wraps KFC Canada is keeping things Fresh with the announcement that its new urban fast casual concept – first piloted in December 2013 as KFC Select – is expanding. “KFC Fresh began as […]

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How seasoned fries helped spark Back Yard Burgers’ comeback

When CEO David McDougall asked his store managers what one thing could be done immediately to help turn around the struggling Back Yard Burgers restaurant chain, one came back with a quick: “Just bring back the seasoned fries.” The previous management had done away with the popular item, and it was such an egregious error […]

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Penn Station East Coast Subs Plans for Major Expansion

Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain Opens First to the Market in Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas The beloved Penn Station East Coast Subs sandwich chain knows a thing or two about making their brand widely known. The company has been strategically signing development deals throughout the country with plans to grow out the business for the first time […]

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From Pizza in a Cone to Poutine: The Marketing Power of Far-Out Food Franchises

These franchise founders are turning oddball menu offerings into serious business.

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Dunkin’ Donuts CEO: Breakfast Is a Growth Story

Dunkin Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis discusses the company’s earnings miss, domestic growth and health considerations of consumers. He speaks on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Can Taco Bell Really Hurt McDonald’s Breakfast?

Is Taco Bell’s breakfast giving McDonald’s a wake-up call? The Yum chain’s launch in late March went directly after McDonald’s with marketing that aggressively framed the Golden Arches as hopelessly outdated, and trumpeting Taco Bell as the next generation of fast-food breakfast. Its cheeky TV ads used real-life Ronald McDonald’s proclaiming their love for Taco […]

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What Customers Really Think About Your Restaurant’s Cleanliness

There are plenty of things that can turn a customer away from your restaurant. A bad meal or bad service, for example, might make a customer unhappy. But few things can turn customers away and keep them away like a dirty restaurant. Even if you don’t notice the tiny things, your customers definitely will. Try […]

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