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Roark Capital buys stake in Culver’s

Nation's Restaurant News - Sat, 2017-10-14 15:00
Private equity firm acquires minority interest in QSR chain from Culver family

Mercedes firms up luxury lead over BMW and Audi

AutoNews - Sat, 2017-10-14 06:43
Mercedes widened its lead in global luxury-car sales as the revamped E-class sedan and a range of fresh SUVs fueled growth that outpaced BMW and Audi.
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Upstarts bring change to hotel industry

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Disruptors have made change a constant in the hospitality industry, and the latest examples operate on large and small scales -More
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Jollibee seeks acquisitions in China, US

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Fried-chicken brand Jollibee Foods, a powerhouse in the Philippines, is seeking to expand in both the US and China by acquiri -More
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9 tips for holding productive debates

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Conflict and healthy debate can lead to better business outcomes, writes Scott Mautz.  -More
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How to repair a contentious, unproductive team

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Teamwork is indispensable in modern business, but teams often become toxic, ruined by gossip and finger-pointing.  -More
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Restaurant industry saw bright spots despite same-store sales decline in Q3

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
The restaurant industry saw same-store sales and traffic drop on a year-over-year basis in the third quarter, according to da -More
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How restaurants cut design costs

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
It can cost hundreds of dollars per square foot to design the dining area of a restaurant, so some brands are looking for way -More
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David Novak to receive American Free Enterprise Medal

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Palm Beach Atlantic University is awarding its American Free Enterprise Medal to David C.
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IFA, Rep. Bobby Rush, to host Chicago Franchise Fair

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Join IFA and U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., at the 2017 Franchise Business Opportunity Fair in Chicago on Saturday, Oct.
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Trump signs executive order on health care

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Members of IFA's Board of Directors and IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti, CFE, joined President Donald Trump in the sign -More
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Opinion: Small-business owners need tax reform

SmartBrief - Fri, 2017-10-13 15:48
Entering the franchise industry is an appealing choice for military veterans after they complete their service, and reforming -More
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Retail Roundup—Walmart trims $27M; Kroger considers selling c-stores

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2017-10-13 09:28
Walmart saves $27 million on plastic bags and receipts, Kroger is considering selling its convenience stores, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

rDialogue's Rubin: Big retailers can learn from mom and pops

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2017-10-13 09:18
As Small Business Saturday approaches, Phil Rubin, CEO of rDialogue, offers some advice that all retailers can learn from their local community store.

VW's hippie ad includes classic Microbus and Beetle but no new cars

AutoNews - Fri, 2017-10-13 08:59
It's rare for an automaker to run a TV ad that does not include a single shot of a new car. But that is what VW is doing with a hippie-filled spot touting its new six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
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Krystal Offers Week-Long Root Beer Float Deal

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:56
Image Caption: Image Credit: Krystal is offering $0.99 root beer floats for national holiday.Exclusive Brief: 0

The Krystal Company, the brand famous for its iconic square hamburgers, is celebrating National Root Beer Day all week. From August 8 through August 12, Krystal will offer its Root Beer floats at a special price of $0.99 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in participating locations.

The Krystal Float is made with a blend of cold and frosty Barq's Root Beer, plus a scoop of creamy Blue Bunny vanilla bean ice cream.

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Wendy’s Brings Back Baconator Fries

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: PR NewswireWendy's is bringing back the Baconator fries for a limited time.Exclusive Brief: 0

For nine years Wendy's has offered the Baconator, featuring two quarter-pound patties of 100 percent pure fresh beef, six strips of thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, three slices of cheese, and a bakery-style bun.

Chains: Wendy's

Burger King Debuts Whopperito, Burger-Burrito Mash-Up

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:32
Image Caption: Image Credit: Burger KingBurger King extends the Whopperito nationwide for a limited time.Exclusive Brief: 0

Burger King restaurants are introducing a Tex-Mex twist on its famous Whopper sandwich nationwide with its new Whopperito burger-burrito mash-up. After a local market debut that sparked widespread demand from guests, Burger King restaurants is now taking its Whopperito national at participating restaurants beginning August 15.

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Cott Corporation To Acquire S&D Coffee

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 10:55
S&D Coffee & Tee will be acquired by Cott beverage producers.Exclusive Brief: 0

S&D Coffee Inc. has accepted an offer made by the Cott Corporation to be acquired.

Following the completion of the proposed transaction, S&D will be a subsidiary of Cott, still operating under the S&D Coffee & Tea name. Ron Hinson, at almost 38 years with the company, will remain president and CEO of S&D, and the management team will assume the same scope and responsibilities. Cott, a global, multi-beverage leader, will enable further development and acceleration of S&D’s business model.

Chains: S&D Coffee