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No traffic, no problem: Starbucks plans to take the coffee to the customer in 2015
Fast food industry driving global cheese market
Forget Apple: Starbucks wants to rule mobile payments
Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards
NRA: Restaurant Performance Index showed moderate decline in September
Tossed signs University of Miami deal
Top 100: People – Erle Dardick, MonkeyMedia Software
sweetFrog names new CMO
The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety
Restaurants beefing up offerings despite rising protein costs
Sales up, margins down as Panera continues 2.0 transformation
GRILLiT plans to add adult beverages to menu mix
Jamba Juice offering free smoothies to kids on Halloween
Robeks opens first Philly store
Dick's named 'Best Wings' for 11th time
Burger 21 continues westward expansion
Brix Holdings launches franchisee incentive program
Schlotzsky's adds ribeye LTO
Majority of middle market execs have positive business outlook
Service remains priority for restaurant patrons even as technology usage increases
‘Artisan fast’ pizza and salad concept plans franchise expansion
Top 100: People – Dan Lowe, Luna Grill
Casio teams up with MicroSale for Android POS app
Pancheros expands presence in Iowa
Barberitos sees significant sales increase in Q3
Wix.com acquires OpenRest
National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances
Restaurant Canada feathers ruffled by government's lack of transparency on chicken pricing
California Tortilla offering free chips, queso to voters
Dickey's opens restaurants in Washington, Minnesota
TouchBistro, Merchant Warehouse team up for mobile payments
MOOYAH: We treat our franchisees like guests
In times of doubt, think outside the nutritional box
Franchise Assoc. hosting call on NLRB Joint Employer Ruling
Food+Tech Connect, ShopKeep offering support for restaurant growth boot camp
GE Capital extends restaurant financing opportunities
Menchie’s partnership unveils first-ever Cinnabon fro-yo flavor
Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment
Vast majority of millennials' restaurant visits are to traditional QSRs
Popeyes CEO added to Franchise Association board of directors
Back Yard Burger posts same-store sales increases for Q3
Chipotle hoping to scare up bucks for charity with Boorito fundraiser
Fazoli's opens first campus restaurant at Texas Tech
Capriotti's announces turkey, sandwich giveaway
PJ's Coffee, Painting with a Twist pair up
ReadyTouch names new VP Sales & Marketing
Farmer Brothers' coffee partner wins award
Hurricane Grill & Wings opens second Arizona restaurant
Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability
Top 100: People – Alon Mor, Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
Will the shift from credit cards to mobile payments be good, bad, or neutral?
People don’t just leave bad managers...They also leave bad schedules
Prognostication: 2015 menu trends
BurgerFi will open in CNN Center, add breakfast menu
Dickey's opens in Kansas, West Virginia
HMSHost deploys WatchGuard firewall system
Delivery startups targeting fast food crowd
Winget: 'Being passionate is a total load of crap'
HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts
Restaurant Association’s EVP named a 'Top Lobbyist'
Creamistry opens new Long Beach location
Korilla BBQ parks it at new storefront location
Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives
Case Study: Mexican Restaurants, Inc.
Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity
Blaze Pizza plans entry into Florida
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Erik's DeliCafé featured on Healthy Dining website
Big Apple Bagels opens new store in Indiana
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Case Study: Fast Food Security Breach
Case Study: Corporate Office Becomes Point of Failure in Network Topology
Case Study: Apex looks to better serve customers by providing secure wireless solution
Top 100: People – Anthony Pigliacampo, Modmarket
Snapshots from the Fast Casual Executive Summit 2014
Panda Express opens first restaurant in Dubai
Billy Sims' key to growth: Stay true, keep it simple
Want to influence customers? Listen up, say marketing experts
HR director provides tips for discrimination claims
'Discover Fresh' campaign includes new leadership hires, messaging
Zaxby's secures sponsorship of Heart of Dallas Bowl game
Tropical Smoothie Café adds turkey club options, 'Naughty' and 'Nice' smoothies to holiday menu
Slapfish adds 'Little Sharks Menu' for kids
Costa Vida set to open first Seattle store
Restaurant group secures financing for Corner Bakery Cafe expansion
Franchise Rankings names 10 best franchises
Top 100: People – George Michel, Boston Market
Big brands capture big social media share, but smaller brands get the love
Eliminate complacency to build a thriving enterprise
Bruegger's Bagels announces winner of $10,000 Artist Challenge
Jamba Juice launches Chicagoland hiring push
Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite announce SoCal expansion plans
Newk's doubles inaugural ovarian cancer research fundraising goal
Buffalo Wild Wings will sponsor Citrus Bowl
Togo's opens two new California units
Juice It Up! nabs spot on 'Next 300 Franchise Chains' list
Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4
Burger 21 on the hunt for Greater Washington DC franchisees
Maui Wowi Hawaiian eyes California for expansion
Venuelabs launches free social listening tool for small businesses
Top Round partners with franchise group to grow nationally
Lightspeed adds restaurants to POS portfolio
Groupon launches business ratings platform
Grabbing the Attention of Atlanta’s Fans of the Aquatic, LG’s 84-Inch Ultra HD 4K Display and 55-Inch Video Wall Enhance Exhibits within the Country’s Largest Aquarium
Which is better for your business: A mobile website or a mobile app?
Corner Bakery set to open first Idaho location
Zomato restaurant discovery service launches in Canada
Dickey's opens six new units
Planet Smoothie seeks Florida franchisees
Mahana releases tool for mobile payment benchmarking
Uncle Maddio's inks first deal in the Northeast
Chipotle's strong showing demonstrates fast food 'out of touch' with consumers, says Ells
Top 100: People – Carlos Guerra, Giraffas
Tea, craft soda, beer bubbling up in beverage trends
Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big
5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd
Modmarket continues Lone Star expansion
Restaurant group applauds President Obama's payment security executive order
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill opens 35th location
Lavu iPad POS partners with Staples for restaurant bundle availability
Mediterranean Brands receives foodservice innovation award
Foodies on the move
Holiday Hiring Infographic
Industry trends: Consumers will spend more for transparency, authenticity, safety
Fast-paced technology changes highlighted in annual Fast Casual State of the Industry report
Starbucks set to roll out mobile ordering in 2015
Pay increases, dress code updates in the works for Starbucks partners
Jamba Juice, Hamilton Beach enter licensing agreement
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill raising money to send cancer survivors to camp
Vegas Five Guys first to offer shakes on West Coast
Chipotle expands vegan offering throughout South, Southeast
BurgerFi debuts 'Cereal Killer' frozen dessert
Is it time for a mobile site? Check for yourself in Google Analytics
NCR mobile POS adds remote pay, order ahead with Apple Pay support
Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers
Nine keys for driving speed of service
Top 100: People – Randy Gier, Pie Five Pizza Company
Firehouse CEO: Restaurant industry dealing with unprecedented headwinds
A case for produce management
Uncle Maddio's raises funds for breast cancer programs
Ice cream sandwich concept headed to Cupertino, other California markets
Virtual Next partners up with Vantage Analytics
Revention POS integrates with HotSchedules
Midsized business owners cite government regulations as top concern
Amsterdam Falafelshop opens first Northern Virginia unit
Pincho Factory launches franchise efforts
Lee's Sandwiches plants its flag in Oregon
Fast casual execs weigh successes and failures of QSR segment
Live Webinar: There's more to mobile payments than payments: engaging your customers in the age of the new mobile wallet
HuHot franchisee donates $34K to military support charity
Falafill teams up with Forever Yogurt
Top 100: People – Frank Paci
Braddah's opens 3rd location, wins award
Blaze Pizza opening at Univ. of Maryland
OpenTable’s pay feature extends to DC metro area
Restaurant Finance Monitor’s finance and development conference headed to Vegas
SpeedLine launches LiveMaps feature for delivery software
Long Range Systems adds new chief revenue officer
Demand for breaded chicken sandwiches on the rise
Earl of Sandwich CEO Heeley makes jump to Veggie Grill
Potbelly breaking into Nebraska
Planet Smoothie seeking area developer for Atlanta market
Italian concept with South American roots lands in Florida
Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies
Mama Fu's Black Market Menu released
Bowl of Heaven celebrates 4th anniversary with free acai bowls
Pie Five Pizza encourages paying it forward with #pieitforward campaign
Fresh To Order continues growth in Atlanta market
McAlister's Deli returns seasonal favorites
Fazoli's salutes Franchisee and Supplier of the Year
Johnny Rockets opens second restaurant in Honduras
Top 100: People – Geoff Alexander, Wow Bao
Tiny stores make me happy: Tracking revenue per square foot
Deliver more than food; deliver an experience
If you build it, they won't come
Boston catering concierge secures $300K VC Investment
The Habit Burger Grill launches French Onion Charburger
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop opens flagship unit in Vegas area
Latest SpenDifference study to forecast 2015 restaurant menu prices
International franchising accelerates for top brands
Genghis Grill featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com
Top 100: People – Charlie Morrison, Wingstop
Apple Pay to lead the way in customer loyalty
Startup aimed at helping restaurants pay suppliers on single platform
Square Order testing proximity tagging for line-busting ordering feature
Garden Fresh names Krueger Communications agency of record
Dash mobile payment app debuts in Chicago
How your mobile payment app can cost you customers and ding your reputation
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill expands gyro selection to include any protein
Corner Bakery Café recognized for sustainability efforts
Pressed Juicery juices up fall menu, adds new units
Top 100: People – Rich Hicks, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
Johnny Rockets launches in Singapore
International franchising group names COO
Webinar will help operators hone listening skills
Einstein Bros. adds two new chicken sandwiches
Chipotle sponsoring 100 school gardens through partnership
bd's Mongolian Grill updates fall menu
Dickey's opening three new units this week
El Paso Fuddruckers reopening under company ownership
California Tortilla rolls out (or rolls up?) Cheeseburger Burrito
KKR invests In Lemonade Restaurant Group
Zaxby's rolls out Game Day Fillet Sandwich Meal LTO
Moe's Southwest Grill set to open first Vegas unit
Snappy Salads hosting e-waste recycling roundup
Restaurants shave 12% off new menu item calorie counts
Employee incentive app named New Product of the Year
Revel Systems earns recognition for iPad POS
When it comes to wage protests, do hourly job seekers really care?
Heartland Payment Systems hosting CEO roundtable at Fast Casual Exec Summit
DIY Restaurant Group launches franchising
EarthLink launches PCI Compliance Solutions Suite
WorkPlace Impact adds restaurant brands to portfolio
Some LA area eateries adding 3% surcharge to cover insurance costs
Juice It Up! refreshes menu
Henny Penny announces leadership and structural changes
1,000 Starbucks partners enroll in college classes through partnership
Caribou Coffee teams up with yarnbombing artist for 'Arch of Hope'
Is it possible to deliver fine dining experience for $10?
Top 100: People – Amit Kleinberger, Menchie's
Kolache Factory opens first San Antonio store
Smoothie King posts 8.41% growth in Q3
Chipotle scares up Halloween costume promotion
Jamba Juice inks 35-unit master development agreement for Taiwan
Lavu iPad POS now accepts PayPal
Farmer Boys piles on the bacon bandwagon with two offerings
McAlister's going big with new sandwich, catering options
VERTSKEBAP expands Texas footprint
Farmer Boys adds director of franchise sales
Expert urges operators to plan 2015 purchasing now
Restaurants add 20,000+ jobs in September
Pretzelmaker launches first-ever Snapchat promo
North American Securities Administrators Association issues new guidance for franchise disclosure documents
Qdoba rolls extras into entrée price
Margaritas opens fast casual concept near University of New Hampshire campus
Kneader's on the rise in Phoenix area
Orange Leaf rolls out the cinnamon for new LTO
Fazoli's October promotions focus on bosses
Native Foods Café opens first East Coast unit
Starbucks, HBO teaming up for Veteran's Day concert
Reducing food waste can improve the bottom line and the environment
Uber's move into foodservice showcases importance of convenience
Service, menu variety drive late-night dining occasions
Online petition asks McDonald’s, Starbucks to offer porn-free Wi-Fi
Webinar to address pitfalls and perils of I-9 compliance
Wixon Foodservice Group adds new beverage mixes
Tyson Food Service rolls out new burger line
TouchSuite launching EMV-compliant terminals
LevelUp CEO to outline mobile payments at Restaurant Innovation event
Starbucks opens Community Store in Seoul
California Tortilla offers prize drawing just for catering customers
Caplansky's Delicatessen opens two units in Toronto airport
Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens first Arkansas store
Starbucks will serve Fairtrade expresso exclusively on Canadian campuses
Building fine experience into fast service

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Jim Coen's Let's Talk Franchising Blog

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Shuiab Khan: There was a sense of pride in cooking food at homeFri, 31 Oct 2014
Halloween 2014: Free bacon, donuts and other hair-raising dealsFri, 31 Oct 2014
As Of Today, All Shake Shacks Are 100 Percent Free of Fresh-Cut French FriesFri, 31 Oct 2014
Burger King in Danish whopper of a moveFri, 31 Oct 2014
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Subway's new $6 deal includes drink, chipsFri, 31 Oct 2014
New York inspired hotdog and cocktail bar to open in Bridge Street on FridayThu, 30 Oct 2014
Maine Restaurant Association elects new chairmanThu, 30 Oct 2014
Top Five Fast-Food Restaurants That Should Start Giving Free ExtrasThu, 30 Oct 2014
Food for thought: Four fantastic fitness foods can aid in weight-loss effortsThu, 30 Oct 2014
Make $20/hour working in fast food - in DenmarkThu, 30 Oct 2014
Who Makes The Best Fast-Food Chicken Nuggets?Thu, 30 Oct 2014
1 charged, 2 others wanted in Popeye's restaurant robberyWed, 29 Oct 2014
Not Lovin' It! The Sordid Side of McDonald'sWed, 29 Oct 2014
Essex-wide campaign sees massive reduction in litterWed, 29 Oct 2014
McDonalds calls on Bradford Council not to drive through takeaway ban near schoolsWed, 29 Oct 2014
Kebabs catching up fast with French appetiteWed, 29 Oct 2014

Franchise Law Blog

FTC Files Complaint Against Wyndham Hotels for Cyber Security BreachesFri, 05 Oct 2012
Matco Lawsuit Sent to ArbitrationWed, 12 Sep 2012
Vegas Baby! Capriotti’s Lawsuit Against Former Franchisee Transferred to NevadaThu, 26 Apr 2012
Eighth Circuit Weighs in on Missouri Franchise LawMon, 23 Apr 2012
Kumon Settles Litigation with Former FranchiseeFri, 13 Apr 2012
Former Countours Express Franchisees Score Multiple Victories in Missouri State CourtWed, 11 Apr 2012
43 BP Franchisees File Complaint Against the FranchisorWed, 04 Apr 2012
Court Finds that Former Century 21 Franchisee “Counterfeited” Century 21 MarksTue, 03 Apr 2012
Northern District of California Holds That Jani-King Is Not “Employer” of FranchiseesTue, 27 Mar 2012
Window World Licensee Amends Complaint to Add Conspiracy ClaimTue, 27 Mar 2012

QSR Magazine

Newk's Eatery Expands in ArkansasFri, 31 Oct 2014
Restaurant Performance Index Declined in SeptembeFri, 31 Oct 2014
Meatheads Partners with NFL Player's Reading FoundationFri, 31 Oct 2014
Cooper-Atkins Introduces Syscal Calibration SystemFri, 31 Oct 2014
GE Capital Expands Financing for Restaurant IndustryThu, 30 Oct 2014
La Madeleine Raises $250,000 for No Kid Hungry Campaign Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Cousins Subs Awards Grant to Wisconsin NonprofitThu, 30 Oct 2014
NRA Survey Finds Technology Use Rising in Restaurants Thu, 30 Oct 2014
Dunkin' Brands Continues Partnership with NAACPThu, 30 Oct 2014
Quiznos Accelerates International Expansion Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Nations Restaurant News (NRN)

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