Wienerschnitzel going international

Wienerschnitzel has signed a master franchise agreement with International Food Concepts to begin developing Wienerschnitzel locations in Panama.

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4 tips for long-lasting franchise success

What does it take to succeed as a franchisee in a climate of changing labor policies, nutritional guidelines and generational trends?

Millennials blazing trends trail as franchisees

Millennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant?

Go big or stay home: How restaurant brands should approach international growth

While many quick service restaurants and casual dining restaurants have the appetite for international expansion, they often wind up with indigestion after investing significant resources. The reason? These brands treat their international divisions as ancillary businesses, rather than as primary growth drivers.

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

New Year's resolution: Start the year with a great plan for your business

If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

QSRs shift models to 'go where the consumers are'

Mobile initiatives, bigger marketing budgets, franchising growth and unprecedented headwinds grabbed headlines this year for the QSR segment.

Krispy Kreme sales, traffic jump as company begins loyalty program test

Customers can sign up for the program through their iPhone or Android device and earn reward 'Treats' for future purchases. A national roll out is expected in late 2015.

Hurdles expected to remain in place in 2015 for restaurant operators

In addition to record-high commodities prices, labor inflation, technology costs and health care/menu labeling regulations, there is also intensified competition in foodservice.

Lessons from a prolific, international restaurant franchisee

The president of QSR International says offering a breakeven promotion around a beverage is the 'most intelligent thing you can do' going into a new market.

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Webinar download available: 'Why You Can't Afford to Miss the Fast Casual Pizza Revolution'

A free webinar, "Why You Can't Afford to Miss the Fast Casual Pizza Revolution," is now available for download.

McDonald's growth bites the dust with shrinking U.S. store count

Though McDonald's thrived during the recession with its dollar menu, fast casual chains like Chipotle and Five Guys Burgers and Fries that focus on healthy, quality foods have eroded the company's dominance.

Time to deliver the donuts: Dunkin' unveils delivery plans

Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC of his interest I- home and curbside delivery and considers delivery "the next frontier" in customer service.

Cold Stone Creamery poised for 30 openings in Vietnam

Kahala Brands, parent company of Cold Stone Creamery, is setting up shop in Vietnam where the company expects to open multiple Cold Stone Creamery locations with master franchisee TNC Holdings JSC.

Taco Bueno targets Colorado, Texas

Taco Bueno, a Mexican quick service restaurant chain, opened its first location in Colorado Springs, Colorado, marking another milestone for the brand.

Dunkin' expands footprint in Wichita airport

Dunkin' Donuts has launched one restaurant and two express locations at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

Atlanta-based Burger King franchise wins corporate growth award

GPS Hospitality, an Atlanta-based Burger King franchisee, has been recognized by the Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth as one of the top three honorees of 2015 Georgia Fast 40 in the Upper-Middle Market category.

On the Move: fast casual pizza joints expanding footprint

Fast casual pizza chains are a growing trend and two brands are expanding their footprints.

Nathan's Famous posts positive Q1

Nathan's Famous reported results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended March 29, 2015.

Baskin Robbins to open mall kiosk

Baskin-Robbins announced it has secured space for its upcoming store located in North County Westfield Mall in Escondido, California, as part of its expansion efforts in the San Diego area.

McDonald's global sales down

McDonald's Corporation announced that global comparable sales decreased 0.3 percent in May.

Leo's Coney Island expands Michigan footprint

After more than four decades of serving Coney dogs and Greek specialties in the Metro Detroit area, Leo's Coney Island is expanding west with the opening of its first Grand Rapids location at 6080 28th St., (Cascade Crossings) in Cascade.

Dippin' Dots, Doc Popcorn ready for take-off

Following last month's grand opening of the first Doc Popcorn/Dippin' Dots cobranded franchise in Springfield, Missouri, the two snack franchisors are set to expand the across the U.S.

Westfield debuts video sneak peek of new LAX remodel

The design was inspired by L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard and features 21 new dining and retail destinations, including newly revealed first-of-its-kind The Marketplace by Wolfgang Puck.

Krispy Kreme inks 11-unit deal

Krispy Kreme announced it has signed development agreements to open 11 Krispy Kreme shops in Arkansas, Montana, Illinois and Kentucky over the next several years.

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