Villa Enterprises opening 2 new restaurant concepts in NY

Tony + Benny’s Brooklyn Style Pizza and a new South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries prototype will open Aug. 27 in New York.

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Restaurateurs speak out against NLRB ruling

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier on Thursday for restaurant workers to unionize, and many restaurateurs are already worried about what the ruling means for their businesses.

Mythbusting: 6 myths why small brands 'can't' go international

Some smaller food brands incorrectly assume they cannot take advantage of the growing international food markets.

Nontraditional footprint expansion: 7 points for success

Considering ways to expand that are off the beaten path can reach a new audience and teach you how to overcome unique challenges to build a more successful future.

Cali toasts new beverage concepts

DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar are Hollywood-born concepts that have opened in 11 locations.

Adding catering as a revenue channel: What QSRs and fast casuals should consider

One major incentive to catering that it helps extend the brand - customers love convenience and if your company offers an outlet for this, it will lead to higher satisfaction.

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.

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NRA: NLRB’s ruling upends 'joint-employer standard'

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries case has broad implications across several industries, including restaurants, according to the NRA.

Taco John's planning 15 Indianapolis locations

Taco John's is set to build the first of 15 Indianapolis-area stores.

Arby’s hires former Popeyes CDO

The new role highlights growth and brand opportunities.

McDonald's to open 20 locations in western Siberia

McDonald's is reaching out into the remote area of western Siberia.

Sloan’s Ice Cream to make San Fernando Valley debut

Sloan’s will open in LA's high-end outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination, The Village at Westfield Topanga.

Pieology Pizzeria opens new Las Vegas, Los Angeles locations

Custom pizza concept Pieology Pizzeria announced today that its second Las Vegas location is now open in Hughes Center, across the street from the Marriott Residence Inn. The chain yesterday also announced it has officially opened its newest Los Angeles location in Westwood Village near UCLA.

New York restaurants file objections to $15 minimum wage

Quick serve franchise owners in New York, in a prelude to a possible lawsuit, have filed objections to a proposal to raise the minimum wage of their workers to $15 an hour, according to the Associated Press.

Yum! Brands to add 400 KFC stores in Turkey

KFC’s sales are expected to grow more than 10 percent annually in Turkey, making the country the second-biggest growth market after Russia, according to a press release.

Wienerschnitzel adds new director of franchise development

Ted Milburn has been named Wienerschnitzel’s new director of franchise development and brought significant experience to the table, according to a recent report.

NRA: Restaurants serving opportunity for America’s youth

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the NRA is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role in providing job opportunities to millions of young people.

Long John Silver’s franchisee cuts drive-thru time with wireless audio system

Corbin Restaurants, a Long John's Service franchisee in Lexington, Kentucky, has deployed the Panasonic Attune II Wireless Audio System to improve customer service, order accuracy and speed of service.

Villa Enterprises opening 4 NJ outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and a new South Philly Cheesesteak are opening in Gloucester Township.

Dunkin’ Donuts to open 2 restaurants in Baton Rouge; seeks franchisees

Dunkin’ Donuts will open two restaurants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is seeking franchisees in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Carl’s Jr. opening first unit in India

Carl's Jr. is set to open its first restaurant in India.

Hundreds wait in line for Iceland Dunkin' Donuts

Iceland’s first Dunkin’ Donuts opened Wednesday morning, welcoming more than 200 customers who had formed a line outside the door Tuesday night.

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