Checkers & Ralley's to develop up to 50 units

Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. is set to develop ten new franchisee partnerships and plans to add 40-50 new locations throughout the country.


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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Crowdfunding a potential source of financing for restaurants

Restaurants in Arkansas are utilizing a new source for alternative funding: crowdfunding.

KFC first QSR to enter Myanmar

KFC is the first major US fast food chain to enter Myanmar.

Carl's Jr. opens first unit in Colombia

Burger chain Carl's Jr. opened its first restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.

Texas Chicken to open 7 units in Bulgaria

Texas Chicken, sister brand to Church's Chicken, struck a deal to expand to Bulgaria.

Checkers & Rally's, Toppers Pizza crack Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises report

Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. announced it was ranked as the No. 1 restaurant franchise by Franchise Business Review in its Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015 special report.

IFA warns Cuomo NYC wage increase is discriminatory

The International Franchise Association President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the below statement as part of an effort to warn New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that any increase in a city's minimum wage should be applied uniformly to all types of businesses.

Heinz posts 'solid' Q1 results

H.J. Heinz Corporation II announced financial results for Q1 2015, which indicate solid business performance.

Dunkin' Donuts set for 9-unit expansion in Albuquerque

Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, NMR LLC.

Captain D's announces positive growth, expansion in Arkansas

Captain D's LLC announced it is experiencing continued success with a 4.94 percent same-store-sales growth for Q1 2015.

McDonald's Latin America reports tough first quarter

Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, reported unaudited results for Q1 ended March 31, 2015.

Arby's posts positive same-store sales for Q1

Arby's announced that Q1 sales results achieved significant system same-store sales growth, coming in at 9.8 percent.

Restaurant Brands International to refinance, reduce debt

The company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes along with cash on hand to repay approximately $1,550 million of the Issuers' outstanding First Lien Term Loan facility.

Wendy's growth offsets soft Pizza Hut sales for NPC

NPC International Inc., the world’s largest Pizza Hut franchisee and operator of 143 Wendy’s units, reported results for Q1 ended March 31, 2015.

Del Taco sees success in Q1

Del Taco Holdings Inc., a Mexican-American QSR chain, announced financial results for its 12-week fiscal first quarter ended March 24, 2015.

Subway reaches 5K milestone with Lima c-store opening

Subway Restaurants has reached its latest non-traditional franchise development milestone with the opening of its 5,000th convenience store/truck stop location in Lima, Peru.

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