Fast food industry driving global cheese market

Research and Markets has released the "Global Cheese Market 2014-2018" report to their line of products.

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Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Fast casual execs weigh successes and failures of QSR segment

The worst attribute about QSR, attendees agreed, is inconsistency – of quality, service, cleanliness, etc.

Taco Bell breakfast achieving profitability in first year

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday breakfast business at Taco Bell now outsells the brand's signature late-night daypart.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Dunkin’ Brands sees potential for nearly 20K domestic units

During the company's investor day this week, CEO Nigel Travis said that being a global company is more difficult than ever because of social media.

Popeyes plans to leverage employee engagement to sustain growth

CEO Cheryl Bachelder said human capital, focused on both employees and guests, is a compelling, profit-driven strategy.

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.'

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NEWS


Majority of middle market execs have positive business outlook

According to CIT Group’s newly-released and third annual Voice of the Middle Market study, a majority of middle market execs have a positive outlook for their businesses, with 63 percent indicating that their companies are better off today than last...

El Pollo Loco adds franchising exec

El Pollo Loco has named Mark A. Belanger, CFE, as VP, Franchise.

Quiznos plans 1,500 units in China market

Quiznos is continuing its international development with growth into seven countries in Asia and the Middle East. This expansion is part of the company's strategy to open more than 1,000 restaurants in more than 40 countries by 2020. "Quiznos was...

Franchise Assoc. hosting call on NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

The International Franchise Association will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered "joint employers." IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said...

Dunkin' Brands extends NAACP partnership

Dunkin' Brands announced that it will host a new educational webinar as part of its Diversity in Franchising Initiative in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. According to a news release, the goal of the...

Food+Tech Connect, ShopKeep offering support for restaurant growth boot camp

Food+Tech Connect and ShopKeep have teamed up to offer 25 full scholarships to The Power of Brand: Growing Your Restaurant boot camp, taught by former Union Square Hospitality Group CMO Felicia Stingone. "In today's increasingly competitive restaurant industry, I have...

GE Capital extends restaurant financing opportunities

GE Capital, Franchise Finance announced today that it has expanded its team of account executives to focus on the restaurant industry. Leading the initiative is Allen Johnson, who has been promoted to managing director of new relationship development in the...

KFC Costa Rica wins regional operations competition

For the second time in three years, KFC Costa Rica has won Yum! Brands regional team challenge competition. The competition, called the C.H.A.M.P.S.

Popeyes CEO added to Franchise Association board of directors

The International Franchise Association has added four new members to its board of directors, including Popeyes' CEO Cheryl A. Bachelder.

Chick-fil-A plans drive-thru debut in Wyoming

Chick-fil-A is about ready to add its second location in Wyoming, and its first restaurant in the state with a drive-thru. According to the Wyoming Business Report, the chain has had a presence in Cheyenne for more than 30 years, with one restaurant inside of a mall. The upcoming drive-thru location will also be in Cheyenne.

Dunkin' Brands gets a lift from Baskin-Robbins US sales

Dunkin' Brands reported its Q3 results Thursday, which included 2-percent comp store sales growth at Dunkin' Donuts, and a 5.8-percent jump at Baskin-Robbins US. Revenue was up 3.4 percent. The company added 120 net new Dunkin' Donuts locations domestically. Despite...

HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts

HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Krispy Kreme marks entry in South America with three-story doughnut factory

Krispy Kreme today opened its first store in Bogata, Colombia, in partnership with franchise partner IRCC Ltda., a subsidiary of VA! Group. The shop also marks the brand’s entry into South America. “It feels incredible to be the first Krispy Kreme franchisee in South America.

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees strategize beverage, breakfast position

More than 100 members of the Dunkin' Donuts Independent Franchisee Owners association met this week in Las Vegas to discuss how changes in the beverage and breakfast marketplace may impact their business. According to a news release, the DDIFO members,...

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