U.S. consumers spending more on restaurants than groceries

Restaurant spending experienced a recent surge that is causing grocery stores to lose ground with U.S. shoppers.

IFA, Chamber of Commerce applaud statute blocking NLRB 'joint employer liability' expansion

The International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Workforce Freedom Initiative announced their approval of a new law in Tennessee establishing that franchise and franchisee employees are separate entities.

NRA partners with Craft Beer Expo for upcoming shows

National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the Craft Beverage Expo announced a partnership uniting Influencers from both organizations.

Mobile payments app for restaurant goers seeks to cut wait time and feed the hungry

Full Society launches IndieGoGo campaign to finalize app development designed to allow users to donate when paying for a restaurant bill.

Encourage Millennial spending with healthy fare, good deals, study says

Their biggest complaints, according to the research, are that restaurants are too expensive, that it's cheaper to eat at home and that they feel better about cooking at home because it's healthier and tastes better.

Customers spend more across restaurant categories with mobile apps

Fast casual, according to the research, is the most likely restaurant category to report mobile ordering, at 1 percent of the segment's total traffic.

MasterCard's mobile ordering app powers new Harlem restaurant

The app, embedded with MasterPass, enables consumers to pay their bill when they're ready to leave an establishment.

KFC China to rival Starbucks with premium coffee rollout

KFC expects to offer premium coffee in 2,500 of its 4,500 stores in China by the end of the year.

New regulations bill will lead to 'costly litigation,' IFA says

Leaders of the International Franchise Association urged lawmakers in California to oppose Assembly Bill 525, which the organization believes would pose "additional and unnecessary regulations on franchise small businesses."

Complex tax code hurting franchises, IFA says

The International Franchise Association is encouraging lawmakers to pursue comprehensive tax reform as a way to support the franchise industry.

KFC franchisee using video intel solution to reward employees, improve customer experience

Instant, actionable video intelligence from Envysion contributes to two percent improvement in bottom line across KFC stores in six months, claims the company.

Nathan's Famous honors Boys & Girls Club of Fort Worth

Nathan's Famous, along with NASCAR driver Aric Almirola at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth (Texas) and COO Jim Larkin for being leaders in the community and making active play possible.

Florida KFCs increase bottom line 2% with video cameras

Envysion, a provider of managed video as a service technology, announced that D-Carr Investments has increased its bottom line by two percent in six months using Envysion Technology Insights platform to leverage video from cameras at 10 KFC stores in Florida.

McDonald's Canada to hire more than 6,500 workers

McDonald's Canada and its franchisees plan to hire more than 6,500 new employees today.

Wendy's introduces Jalapeno Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Ghost Pepper Fries

The ghost pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world and not often found on menus, Wendy's said.

Taxpayers picking up $9 billion tab due to low restaurant wages, study says

The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.

Carl's Jr. expands to Toronto, offers 'Free Food for a Year' to celebrate Guatemala opening

Guatemala marks the 34th country entered internationally by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

Arizona Jack in the Box restaurants raises $100K for Make-a-Wish Foundation

The company exceeded its fundraising goal, raising enough for Make-A-Wish Arizona to grant wishes for 13 kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

Dunkin' Donuts expanding in Illinois, recruiting franchisees

Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements for seven restaurants in Illinois over the next several years.

Q1 same-stores sales growth best since recession, study says

Dallas, Texas-based TDn2K, provider of workforce, sales and social data for the restaurant industry, reported that Q1 final results for its "Restaurant Industry Snapshot" data for March show same-store sales growth of 2.8 percent, the best for the industry since the recession.

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