Handel’s ice cream franchise generated $1M in sales in 2013

The Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt franchise in Redondo Beach, Calif., generated $1 million in sales last year and owner Paul Danylik said it is on track to surpass that this year.

FEATURES


Burger King, Tim Hortons seal merger deal

Despite early media reports, executives from both brands insist their M&A; agreement is not about a tax inversion.

Burger King's 'fewer, more impactful' menu launch strategy lifts sales

The brand will introduce its mobile app, including couponing, payments and geotargeting, nationwide at the end of this month.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

Breakfast, beverage competition gets a grip on Dunkin’s sales

The quarter marked Dunkin’ Donuts’ highest afternoon guest count on record, and weekly sales in June reached the highest volume.

McDonald’s points finger at marketing for sales shortfall

As part of its operations reset initiative, the chain has started to see order accuracy improvements.

How two QSRs leverage Walmart locations for brand exposure

Walmart customers are similar to Checkers and Philly Pretzel Factory customers in their quest for value, speed and convenience.

Taco Bell breakfast generating up to $120K in incremental sales

In less than six months, the brand's breakfast business is above breakeven and is about 7 percent of the menu mix.

Culver’s turns 30: COO reflects on industry and consumer changes

Consumers are now more aware of food safety, sourcing and nutritional content.

Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth

The coffee/specialty beverage brand just launched an online store for guests who want to have its products shipped to them.

Bruster's CEO talks about the brand's anniversary, growth and proprietary operating system

Sahene is also heading up a relatively new Philly Cheesesteak concept called Wit or Witout, which recently opened its third store and has sold its first two franchisees

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NEWS


Dunkin’ Donuts marks full-service debut in California

Dunkin' Donuts announced the opening of its first full expression locations on the West Coast, which are now open in Modesto and Santa Monica, Calif.

Meritage Hospitality Group acquires 20 Atlanta Wendy's units

Meritage Hospitality Group has acquired 20 Wendy's units in Atlanta.

Execs acquire Tubby's Sub Shops

Robert Paganes, CEO of Tubby's Sub Shops, and Executive Vice President Bill Kiryakoza become sole partners of the Michigan-based company.

El Pollo Loco continues Southwest expansion with 20 unit deal

El Pollo Loco announces an agreement with AA Pollo Inc. to develop 20 new units as the first step in a multi-year franchising initiative in the greater Southwest.

Wendy's moving into $2.5 billion Indian market

Wendy's will take its first step into India in 2015, according to The Economic Times.

KFC re-enters Zimbabwe, plans 25 more stores

KFC re-enters the market in Zimbabwe, opening a store in Harare.

Captain D's signs two multi-unit franchise deals

Captain D's recently announced two multi-unit franchise deals for the Atlanta and Tallahassee, Fla. markets.

Burger Kings in talks to purchase Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. have confirmed that they are in discussions regarding the potential creation of a global leader in the quick service restaurant business. The new publicly listed company would be headquartered in Canada, the largest market of the combined company.

Carrols Restaurant Group acquires 64 Burger King restaurants in Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. agrees to purchase 64 Burger King restaurants from certain subsidiaries of Heartland Food LLC.

Global Franchise Group acquires Hot Dog on a Stick

Global Franchise Group acquires the Hot Dog on a Stick (HDOS) brand.

Dunkin' Donuts announces plans for 14 new restaurants in Kansas, expands Colorado development

Dunkin' Donuts has announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to develop 14 new restaurants in Wichita and Topeka, Kan. over the next several years.

International Franchise Association launches ad campaign battling portion of Seattle's new wage law

The International Franchise Association today has launched an ad campaign battling back against a portion of Seattle's new wage law, alleging proponents of the law have an agenda to undermine the franchise model.

OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Cold Stone Creamery launches new yogurt concept in Japan

Cold Stone Creamery has launched a new yogurt concept, Cold Stone Frozen Bar, at the Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin in Chiba, Japan.

Dunkin' Donuts looks to broaden franchise footprint in Colorado

In a news release, Dunkin' Donuts said it was continuing to expand in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone.

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