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Encore Restaurants purchases eight Five Guys units, plans to develop 45 more
Corner Bakery rolls out bus tour fundraiser to fight child hunger
Togo's plans to give away 10,000 free sandwiches on July 24
Genghis Grill launches new summer drinks
Chipotle cites increased throughput as a driver behind same-store sales lift
Dickey's opens new restaurants in Michigan and Colorado
Chef Nick Graff joins Noodles & Company as director of Culinary R&D
Check out Panera To Go
6 steps to promote staff, customer allergen awareness
LevelUp's new StartUp program aimed at limited-service restaurants
AllergyEats conference planned for October in NYC
Restaurant recruiting firm launches regional development franchising program
Pollo Tropical offers Parent's Day deal
Tava Indian Kitchen taps Smashburger exec as CEO
Boston-area Bruegger's Bagels will offer burgers for a limited time
Menchie's opens stores in Canada, Connecticut
Dickey's opening new location in Mississippi
DaVinci Gourmet intros new smoothie mixes for foodservice operators
Villa Enterprises opens Food Hall by Villa at shopping outlet
Pie Five Pizza plans debut in the Deep South
The Habit Burger Grill inks first two franchise deals
Fresh To Order adds bison burger to menu
Starbucks moving Teavana to Seattle
HuHot operations team launches Franchise Business Reviews
UAE falafel chain expanding to North America and Europe
Pasta Patrol: Fazoli's takes brand door-to-door to reach seniors, families
HipLogiq announces integration partnership with MailChimp
Wayback Burgers to give away free hot dogs
la Madeleine opens in Northern Virginia
sweetFrog expanding into Egypt
Starbucks opens first store in Colombia
Zaxby's brings Fried Pickles back to summer menu
Native Foods Café announces partnerships with three non-profits
Dinova enhances mobile app to help business travelers find preferred restaurants
Tyson’s tender offer for Hillshire set at $63 per share
Woody’s Bar-B-Q launches trio of LTO sandwiches
Are Millennials really that hard to please?
Why is the speakeasy bar concept growing internationally but not in the US?
Multiunit franchisee growth outpacing restaurant industry growth
Cardfree, Xpient form omnichannel partnership for restaurant customers
I Dream of Falafel hosts giveaways for Wrigleyville opening
Henny Penny earns three Business Marketing Assoc. awards
Fresh to Order announces promotions and hires to support growth
Panasonic unveils next-gen surveillance camera platform
Kronos outlines three trends transforming workforce management
Lavu releases delivery and routing extension for iPad POS system
Johnny Rockets opens second restaurant in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Corner Bakery Café inks 12-unit deal for expansion into Oregon
Smashburger tops off menu with organic arugula and mushrooms
Capriotti's to open first Georgia location this September
Buzztime reaches five million player registrations, adds new game options
Granbury Solutions to hold online and mobile ordering webinar
Maui Wowi set to open Chico, Calif., restaurant
Tropical Smoothie Café announces Atlanta expansion plans
Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get?
Without weather to blame, restaurant industry's Q2 results 'lackluster'
HMSHost creates technology simulation lab for dining concepts
NetWaiter adds birthday messaging feature for online orders
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s largest ad campaign targets Millennials
Food Network brings back Great Food Truck Race
Happy Belly Food Truck adds NCR mobile POS
New agreement pushes Pie Five’s franchise deals beyond 200 units
Fresh To Order CEO: Fast casual concepts need to 'elevate up'
Corner Bakery ready for Idaho debut
Acquisitions, operational efficiencies lead to strong financial report for U-Swirl
Juice It Up! adds new locations in Dallas area
Pancheros launches redesigned website
Fuddruckers establishes second location in Italy
How Do You Roll? expanding into Chicago and Florida
How one restaurant concept leverages Yelp reviews for sales growth
Woody’s Bar-B-Q hosts spare rib eating contest to raise funds for at-risk children
Pie Five Pizza signs 18-unit deal for Florida market
Ethnic cuisine expected to play a larger role in next five years
Uncle Maddio’s extends Alabama presence
Blaze Pizza ready for New York debut
Consumers showing less concern about sodium intake
Burger 21 to open first Arizona restaurant on July 21
Boston Market adds BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger for limited time
SoupMan partners with Trevelino/Keller
Fuddruckers adds Bourbon Burger to summer menu
Moe’s Southwest Grill announces 120 new franchise deals in first half of 2014
Einstein Noah announces Bagel Dog giveaway
Dickey's will open restaurants in California, Nebraska, Washington
McAlister's Deli announces remodel, Guest Appreciation Week at Georgia location
Mobile CRM is a game changer that puts every restaurant on an even playing field
Pei Wei Asian Diner adds sushi, salads
Red Mango launches cold brewed coffee, iced and frozen latte lines
Sweet Tomatoes & Souplantation adds lemon-themed menu items this weekend only
Extreme Pita launches two new beverages
Mama Fu's Asian House announces international expansion into United Arab Emirates
Wow Bao and Harvest Juicery announce tasting
Penn Station East Coast Subs announces expansion into Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas
Maui Wowi Minnesota franchisees team up for all-star baseball
Charleys prototype restaurant includes customizable Philly burritos, bowls
Manny’s Mediterranean Café launches text ordering option
SK Planet Slydes into the US with new mobile shopping app
Chicago Mayor pushes for $13 minimum wage
Vitamix CEO named regional Entrepreneur of the Year
Cups Frozen Yogurt debuts first California franchise location
Schlotzsky's cracks top five in app store restaurant category
Flies twice as filthy as cockroaches, yet customers don't perceive threat
Teriyaki Madness announces deal to double locations by 2015
boloco announces new summer smoothies
Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform
Orange Leaf adds self-serve smoothies
East Coast Wings and Grill adds Orlando, Fla., location
McAlister's Deli relocates, adds call ahead window
Bräuburgers opens in Lynchburgh, Va.
How corn affects food prices
Ice-O-Matic adds to Energy Star lineup
Veggie Grill adds nine summer menu items
Project Pie ranked on top of Yelp’s emerging brands category
The Mixx announces opening of first Kansas location
ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings
McAlister's Deli announces deal for three more Florida locations
Tropical Smoothie Cafe adds Totally Green Smoothie to menu
Dickey's opens restaurants in Utah and Pennsylvania
JJ’s Red Hots partnering with Chartwells Higher Education for campus expansion
Sabert CEO wins 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Jersey region
Moe's finds a sweet spot with contextualized tweets, increased digital spend
Building, branding and loyalty in fast casual
Health insurance exchange launches for DC-area restaurants
California Milk Advisory Board named as Kids LiveWell sponsor
Yogurtland creates vacation-inspired flavors for summer promotion
Pie Five Pizza Co. plugs into the Music City
Caribou Coffee plants flag near Minneapolis’ Target Field
Agilysys expands restaurant solution to include loyalty, payment gateway
Pancheros Mexican Grill adds new sauce to menu for summer
Fazoli's offering discounts to summer campers
MAD Greens opens new, redesigned restaurant in Colorado
Fatburger adds wrap, shake to summer menu
Chicken Salad Chick set to open two new locations
A framework for measuring and monitoring mobile app loyalty
Uncle Maddio’s franchisee plans eight NC locations
C-store traffic gets a lift from foodservice offerings
The Three Stooges Brand launches fast casual burger concept
Restaurant industry adds 173K in first six months of 2014
Twin Cities' Dickey's locations will donate portion of sales to flood relief
McAlister's Deli to open in Pooler, Ga., on July 14
Austin Dickey's Barbecue Pit set to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day
Mobile Menchie's self-service fro-yo truck rolls into upstate New York
Dickey's set to open three new restaurants in three different states on July 10
Navigating the new food codes: Part 1
Restaurants fire up promos for Fourth of July holiday
Foodservice trends: What is the next Sriracha?
Fazoli's adds Stuffed Pasta Selects, keeps Cheesecake with Nutella on summer menu
Report: Dessert opportunities abound in QSR
Zaxby's in Alabama teaming up to raise money for Make-A-Wish
Foodservice operators predict spike in sales in 2014
NRA publishes first-ever sustainability newsletter
Comprehensive Food Safety and Arnold Flakowitz Associates merge
Brewsticks now available for purchase at Barnies CoffeeKitchen
Mustard tops list of most favored hot dog toppings
Lavu adds multiple payment, other options to online ordering application
Consumer Reports: Low chain restaurant scores should be a ‘wake-up call’
Noodles & Company testing 'upselling' free-floating servers
General Mills Foodservice seeks independent restaurants’ recipes for contest
Atlanta now Burger 21's largest development market
Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt chosen as a Gulf Oil preferred vendor
Firewürst adds Certified Angus Beef hot dog, gluten-free bun to the menu
Maui Wowi honored as a top franchises for veterans
La Madeleine opens 16th Houston location
Giraffas donates 200 gallons of sauces to homeless program
Dickey's launching potato chip line to benefit veterans
RetailMeNot jumps into restaurant promotions space
Fresh-made pasta concept opening in London next week
NRA appoints new VP of state association relations
Wand Corp. launches new marketing software features
Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession
Tropical Smoothie Café introduces tacos to summer menu
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf joins forces with Operation Homefront to support service members
Menchie's adds Heath-inspired flavor to summer menu
McAlister's Deli announces Free Tea Day, giveaways
Maui Wowi adding two mobile carts in Texas
The perks of using cloud technology in your restaurant
Burger Lounge CEO: Almost any food type can be 'fast casualized'
Restaurant industry health and outlook hits a two-year peak
Giardino expands Southern Florida presence
Foodservice packaging providers expect volume growth for limited-service concepts
Report: 93% of restaurant chains plan to raise menu prices
Manhattan Bagel featuring sandwiches, chilled blended drinks for summer
Paytronix adds four POS integrations to its rewards platform
California repeals requirement for glove use by restaurant workers
Amazon rolling out takeout service
Daytona Speedway paves the way for permanent QSR presence
Panera leads staggering fast casual growth in Canadian market
Fizzled out: NYC's soda ban overruled by final appeals court
Fazoli’s joins sponsorship ring at NASCAR race
Saladworks attributes strong Q2 to LTO sales, warm weather
Sweetgreen's converts DC area store into test kitchen
Farmer Boys appoints new chief marketing officer
Amsterdam Falafelshop wins 'Favorite Fast Bites' category at RAMMY Awards
JobApp releases social recruitment platform
Muscle Maker Grill sending fans 'Behind Enemy Lines' with social media campaign
Pollo Tropical's streamlined menu, focus on accuracy boost AUVs
Fast casual brands using social media to engage World Cup fans
Au Bon Pain adds new items to summer menu, holds over spring menu items
Hungry Howie’s Pizza Signs Online Ordering Deal with Revention
TouchBistro adds Pay at Table service in PayPal app
Caribou Coffee recognizes Lyons Magnus as supplier of the year
La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively
Pollo Tropical launches Beach Break Happy Hour promotion
California Tortilla adds Bangkok Shrimp dishes to summer menu
Einstein Noah debuts new Bagel Dog
DiningGrades launches website to report restaurant food poisoning
Round Table develops fast casual pizza concept
SSP bringing fast casual concepts to Sacramento airport
Luby's, Fuddruckers open dual concept location in Dallas
Uncle Maddio’s adding four restaurants in North Dakota
Hungry Howie’s selects Revention for online ordering platform
District of Columbia bans polystyrene food, beverage containers
LevelUp releases its own version of Square Feedback
Burger 21 plans to open first restaurant in Texas
DOPO set to open in Salt Lake City
Reward and loyalty programs for your catering customers
Shark Tank's Cinnaholic unveils new bakery design
Fledgling Russian foodservice market posts strong Q1
Survey indicates further consolidation in the food industry
NRA asks Gulf Coast governors to support locally-sourced seafood
Genghis Grill raises $10,000 For Wilcox Memorial Fund
World Cup is a windfall for Buffalo Wild Wings, other sports bars and restaurants
Moe’s Southwest Grill teams up with Coca-Cola Freestyle to offer exclusive beverage
NBA championship bet spurs inter-restaurant rivalry, charity donation
Millennials want more than brand familiarity
LevelUp: Consumers increase spending with iBeacon technology
3 (More) Benefits of Using Digital Signage for Inventory Management
Wingstop opens first restaurant in Indonesia
Chipotle increasing purchase of locally grown produce in 2014
New concept featuring sous-vide cooking to launch in London
Slim Chickens selects Delphi’s technology platform
Winter weather dampens restaurant industry forecast
QSR Automations adds new features to software platform
Corner Bakery Cafe names new PR and marketing agency
Starbucks rolls out new, updated cold beverages
Taco Cabana restores 'Tango Frogs' art installation at Dallas location
Starbucks opens first Philadelphia airport location
Federal Donuts hopes to kickstart 'radical' hospitality with partnership
Reliable transportation: What does that mean for hourly workers?
Starbucks' retail prices go up Tuesday; packaged coffee hike set for July
Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth
Uncle Maddio’s signs Alabama agreement with Jimmy John’s franchisee
FDA to pressure restaurants to reduce sodium levels
Morton Salt adding $1M lab for reduced sodium solutions research

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8 Chain Restaurants I'd Actually Like To See In ArkansasWed, 23 Jul 2014
Police search for 3 suspects after robbery at Newburg McDonald'sWed, 23 Jul 2014
China detains five over meat scandalWed, 23 Jul 2014
China detains five in expired meat scandalWed, 23 Jul 2014
Old meat scandal in China spreadsWed, 23 Jul 2014
City leaders approve sewer lines into CountyWed, 23 Jul 2014
3 S'pore food chains say they don't import meat from scandal-hit factoryWed, 23 Jul 2014
No love for McDonald's in Europe as weakness in Germany hits profitsWed, 23 Jul 2014
NAACP Passes Resolution Backing Fast-Food Workers' Fight for $15Tue, 22 Jul 2014
New KFC restaurant in Grantham nearing completionTue, 22 Jul 2014
You Are What You Eat: Hit the road with your own foodTue, 22 Jul 2014
Meet The Crazy Sloppy Joe Doughnut InventionTue, 22 Jul 2014
Restaurant Based on the Krusty Krab From the Animated Television...Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Student-Farmworker Alliance launches 'Boot the Braids' web siteTue, 22 Jul 2014
Bluefield, Princeton Arby's close; company files bankruptcyTue, 22 Jul 2014
KFC & McDonald's Accused of Serving 'Expired' Meat to CustomersTue, 22 Jul 2014
Starbucks, Burger King dragged in as China food scandal spreadsTue, 22 Jul 2014
Charlie Sheen Caught On Camera During 'Hammered' Visit to Taco Bell Drive-thruTue, 22 Jul 2014
Workers At A Subway Sandwich Shop Vote To UnionizeTue, 22 Jul 2014
Coke's Smoggy Battle, KFC's 'Dead Chicken Bounce'Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Franchise Law Blog

FTC Files Complaint Against Wyndham Hotels for Cyber Security BreachesFri, 05 Oct 2012
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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
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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

Long John Silver’s Unveils America’s Fish Fry Campaign Tue, 22 Jul 2014
sweetFrog Sets Sights on Egypt Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Fresh To Order Fires Up Menu with Bison BurgerTue, 22 Jul 2014
Posiflex Offers Projected Capacitive Touch At No Extra CostTue, 22 Jul 2014
Zaxby's Brings Back Fan-Favorite Fried PicklesTue, 22 Jul 2014
Pie Five Pizza Heads for the Deep SouthTue, 22 Jul 2014
Mercury StoreCard Available for MerchantsTue, 22 Jul 2014
The Hummus & Pita Co. Signs Lease For Three-Story Building in NYCTue, 22 Jul 2014
Erbert & Gerbert's Debuts at Indiana UniversityTue, 22 Jul 2014
La Madeleine Expands in Greater Houston Tue, 22 Jul 2014

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