Popeyes same-store sales increase 6.2% globally, 6.3% domestically in 2014

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. reported results for fiscal 2014 ended Dec. 28.


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.

Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

Sonic franchisee's marketing shift doubles sales of LTO burger

Kergan Brothers' Who Dat burger joins its Rajin' Cajun burger as a football season LTO, generating higher ticket and traffic counts.

Popeyes cites 'superior' real estate focus as driver of new unit profit growth

The chain outperformed the overall QSR category by 6 percentage points in Q3.

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Taco Bell inks franchise agreement to expand in Japan

Tokyo-based Asrapport Dining Co. Ltd announced a franchise agreement with Taco Bell Corp. to open locations in Japan.

Largest Church's Chicken franchisee awarded 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year by IFA

Aslam Khan, the largest franchisee of the Church's Chicken system, received an award for 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year at the International Franchise Association's annual convention this month in Las Vegas.

Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins to expand in Missouri

Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant.

Arizona Burger King 'Franchise of the Year Winner' sells prizes, gives employees $120K in bonuses

Arizona-based Burger King "Franchisee of the Year" winner is celebrating the award by giving bonuses to Arizona employees.

Jack-in-the-Box, Qdoba report 'better than expected' same-store sales

Jack in the Box Inc. reported earnings from continuing operations of $37.1 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for Q1 ended January 18, 2015, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $33.0 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for Q1 of fiscal 2014.

Kahala Brands selects new VP of franchise development

Kahala Brands has selected John Wuycheck to join the company as senior vice president of franchise development.

China-based Country Style Cooking to release Q4, 2014 fiscal year results

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co. Ltd, a quick service restaurant chain in China, plans to release its unaudited Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on March 4, before market open.

McDonald's system wide sales decrease 7.9% in January 2015

McDonald's Corporation announced global comparable sales decreased 1.8 percent in January.

Good Times see 8% increase in same-store sales for Q1

Good Times Restaurants Inc., operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, announced its preliminary unaudited financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31.

Doc Popcorn, Dippin' Dots open dual-brand unit in Missouri

Doc Popcorn is joining forces with Dippin’ Dots to debut its first dual-brand location.

On the Move: New development deals for Indiana, the Middle East and more

Franchise development this week spans the globe, from South Korea to Indiana.

Arby's sees 17th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth

Arby's achieved significant system same-store sales growth of 5.7 percent in 2014, closing out 2014 with its 17th consecutive quarter of system same-store sales growth.

Dunkin' Donuts seeks new franchisees for Alabama market

Dunkin' Donuts is recruiting franchisees to develop an estimated 10 new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding areas.

Restaurant Brands International releases Q4, 2014 full-year results

Restaurant Brands International Inc. reported financial results for the full year and Q4 ended Dec. 31.

Back Yard Burgers to expand in 2015

Back Yard Burgers reported the company will see new growth this year with existing franchise partners scheduled to open additional stores and deals for prospective franchise partners.

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