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Captain D’s Same-Store Sales Up, Nets One Outlet

Captain D's franchised versus company-owned restaurant count from the end of 2011 to 2015NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Captain D's announced today a rise of 3.1 percent in same-restaurant sales, its 19th consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.

NLRB: In-N-Out Can’t Stop Workers from Wearing ‘Fight for $15’ Buttons

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the In-N-Out Burger chain cannot order its employees to stop wearing "Fight for $15" buttons while on duty at restaurants. Although the chain consists of company-owned burger restaurants, the reason given by the administrative law judge might be surprising to franchisors and franchisees.

Restaurateurs Find Recent Commodity Price Drops Make Wage Hikes Easier

CHICAGO— While commodity prices from eggs to beef have dropped, prices on restaurant menus seem to be steadily increasing. That gap appears to be helping restaurants offset the effects of higher labor costs, reports restaurant researcher Technomic.

Same-Store Sales Drop for MTY

MONTREAL—MTY Food Group Inc. reported highlights of its second quarter. Same-store sales for its 30 corporate stores and 2,649 franchises were down by 0.5 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

Clues for Building a Lasting Grocerant Brand

Success does leave clues and if you want your fresh prepared Grocerant niche food brand to have distinctive differentiated messaging and positioning below are 10 clues from Foodservice Solutions Grocerant Guru:  

Nathan's Famous on Now, the Future and Franchises

Nathan's Famous flagship at Coney Island

BROOKLYN, N.Y.— Wayne Norbitz, a member of the board of directors at Nathan's Famous Inc. [NASDAQ:NATH] and the company's president and COO from 1989 until 2015, ruminates not only about pressures on the brand's franchised restaurant count, but also on the brand's multi-channel product distribution—pioneered way before other restaurant chains decided it was a good idea for them too.

Preventing Restaurant Employee Oil Injuries

A firm specializing in restaurant oil injury prevention offers 10 tips to safeguard restaurant employees from oil injuries.

Chick-fil-A and Cracker Barrel Rated Best by Restaurant Customers

Chick-fil-A had the best overall customer satisfaction rating for limited-service restaurant chains and Cracker Barrel was at the top of the list for full-service restaurant chains, according to a survey of thousands of customers.

Nathan’s Famous Turns 100! Board Director Wayne Norbitz Recalls History

Nathan Handwerker
Founder Nathan Handwerker, circa 1955 (photo courtesy of Nathan's)

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—At one hundred years old, Nathan's Famous is arguably America's oldest quick service restaurant chain that has franchised restaurants. On July 4th, it will be the gathering ground for the wiener world when Nathan's holds its annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

Coffee is the New King but Ice Cream Reigns at DQ

Coffee has propelled convenience stores with AM daypart success that expanded grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food sales all day long at companies the ilk of Wawa, Sheetz and 7-Eleven.