Restaurant organizations apprehensive about Obama's executive action on immigration

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It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.

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McDonald's turnaround plan: 'Get closer to the customer'

McDonald's CFO said the company is behind some competitors in the digital space and is therefore investing at an 'accelerated rate' to get enhancements to the market.

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.

'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

Wendy's plans to refine value messaging after 'challenging' Q3

CEO admits to winning some share from a struggling McDonald's.

How some restaurant operators plan to navigate higher minimum wages

Restaurant patrons across age groups and political orientations support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation.

Burger King eyes breakfast as a 'long-term play'

The company has opened 701 net new restaurants in a trailing 12-month basis, its highest level ever and an 18-percent year-over-year increase.

Why catering is a good idea for Taco Bell and QSRs

QSRs have ecosystem advantages to add catering, such as fixed assets and real estate, as well as media power.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

Taco Bell's new mobile app the brand's 'biggest innovation since the drive-thru'

Taco Bell fans can order ahead, pay, gift and 'Rotate to Reorder.' The company also announced a catering and Google Glass training test.

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.

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NEWS


Arby's debuts fast casual-inspired design in Tennessee

Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. announced the opening of a new restaurant design and format in White House, Tennessee. According to the company, the new design, called "Inspire," aims to "deliver fast casual aesthetics while employing QSR economics." Arby's began remodeling...

Yum! Brands' incoming CEO named as director of the board

Yum! Brands has named Greg Creed, 57, as director of the board. Creed will take over the company's helm as CEO on Jan.

Jack in the Box improves operating margin despite California wage pressures

Jack in the Box, parent company of Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant brands, announced its Q4 and FY results this week. Jack in the Box's Q4 same-store sales were up 3.1 percent at both company and franchised locations. This is compared to a decrease of 0.2 percent during the same period last year. For the fiscal year, ended Sept.

Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

Credit card companies agree to reduce fees 10% in Canada

Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.

Burger King cancels German franchise license after wage-theft allegations

Burger King has canceled 89 of its German franchises after a TV report aired in May alleging wage theft and food expiration incidents. The restaurants are franchised by Yi-Ko Holding. Burger King canceled its license effective immediately.

Popeyes adds software to test and evaluate business initiatives

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has partnered with APT to license its Test & Learn Management System. According to Hospitality Technology, the QSR will use the technology to test business initiatives, such as menu strategies, pricing, marketing, labor, operations and capital investments....

Sonic promotes two to SVP positions

Sonic has announced two promotions – Paige Bass has been named senior vice president and general counsel, and Anita Vanderveer has been named senior vice president of people. Bass previously served as VP and general counsel. She joined Sonic in April 2004 as associate general counsel.

Wendy's franchisee offering online business degrees to employees

NPC International, Pizza Hut's largest global franchisee and a 400-unit Wendy's franchise, has partnered with Martin Methodist College to offer employees online business degrees. The company will offer incentives for its employees to pursue a college degree through Martin Methodist's...

Yum! Brands recognized for leadership development programs

Yum! Brands, parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell, has been named as one of Aon Hewitt's top companies for leaders in North America. The recognition is in response to Yum's leadership development programs. Aon Hewitt has been...

Whataburger announces four promotions to support growth

Whataburger has announced several updates to the company's business structure effective Jan. 1, which include the shift of several team members' roles within the company to support its growth. As part of this new structure, Dino Del Nano, SVP of...

Krispy Kreme adds Snyder's CEO to board

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has added Carl E. Lee Jr.

Breakfast, biscuits push Bojangles' past $1 billion mark

Bojangles’ today announced it has reached $1 billion in annual systemwide revenue for the first time in its 37-year history. The 614-unit chain reached the milestone at the end of October 2014. The company and its franchisees have opened 44...

Global Franchise Group hires Focus Brands exec to head real estate team

Global Franchise Group LLC, parent company of Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, Marble Slab Creamery, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery and Hot Dog on a Stick, has hired Andrew Kmiec to serve as VP of Real Estate. According to a news...

Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

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