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Real Estate Market Difficult for Franchisees Right Now

The right location is of prime importance for restaurant franchisees, but it seems that good locations are harder to come by and with less attractive rents and conditions than was the case a few years ago. Experienced people who deal with real estate on a regular basis speak about present conditions.

As Ruby Tuesday Continues to Lose Sales, It Considers Selling Company

Ruby Tuesday Inc. announced on Monday its financial results for both the fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended June 6, 2017.

New Menu Items at Franchise Chains

New limited-time menu items, which are sometimes in limited locations besides, are introduced in this seven-slide show. Nearly all of the restaurant groups featured are franchise chains. The slides feature Arby's smoked turkey leg, Au Bon Pain's Bonte Cristo Sandwich, Beef O'Brady's Amarillo Firecracker Burger and more, in tempting photographs.

NASDAQ Warns Jamba about Missing Its Annual and Quarterly Filing

Jamba JuiceJamba, Inc. [NASDAQ:JMBA] announced last Friday, August 18, that it received a letter from NASDAQ on August 15 that it is not in compliance with NASDAQ's listing standards.

Jack in the Box Leads in Trend, Technology and Time

Success does leave clues and time and time again industry leading companies share success clues with us.  In the case of Jack in the Box, evolving with the customer is something they have done very well.

Fast Casual CEO Sounds Warning Bell on Government Assaults on Restaurants

David Jones, CEO of the Blazing Onion Burger Company, lays it on the line about how recent government mandates have negatively affected his business. He's urging restaurateurs to come together, take action and make some noise rather than get run over with barely a word spoken in protest.

Little Caesars Launches App Ordering and Automated Dispensers to Speed Up Carry Outs

Automated pick-up stationLittle Caesars announced Monday that it is introducing a streamlined, faster way for customers to grab a pizza. It is launching a self-service mobile order pick-up station, which it claims is the first of its kind in the quick service restaurant industry.

San Francisco Offers to Buy Crime-Plagued McDonald’s Restaurant

A McDonald’s unit located next to Golden Gate Park in the Haight area of San Francisco has been a hotbed of crime and undesirable activity, such as small-time drug-selling, loitering, “hamburglaries” and a shooting inside the restaurant last Thursday. The goings-on have generated endless complaints from its neighbors. The city says it wants to fight crime by buying the location, demolishing the restaurant and quite possibly replacing it with affordable housing.

Potbelly Considers Selling the Firm as Q2 Shop Comps Drop

Potbelly shop front windowPotbelly Corporation [NASDAQ:PBPB) reported a poor showing on Friday in its second quarter financial results of 2017, which ended June 25. Amidst the earnings miss, it also reported that it is looking for a strategic sale of the company.

The Ugly Truth: Are Your Employee Handbook Policies and Non-Compete Agreements a Recipe for Litigation?

A question often asked by employers is whether they are legally required to have an employee handbook, and the answer is “no.”  A much better question to ask is whether it is a good idea for employers to legally protect themselves with a well-drafted and up-to-date employee handbook, and the answer to that question is a clear and definitive “yes.”