DQ may be latest victim of data breach

Dairy Queen may have been hit with a data breach that could put customers at risk of credit card fraud.

FEATURES


Will Burger King’s competition take advantage of merger backlash?

Fans, politicians are calling for a boycott of Burger King after company establishes Canadian headquarters.

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.

Why investors are eating up food delivery services

Partnering with a delivery service frees up restaurant owners to focus on food and experience while still expanding their customer base.

Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Wendy's aims to be a 'stronger global player'

The company continues its mobile ordering beta test and is approaching loyalty aggressively.

Portillo's sets a standard without big marketing budgets

Few brands develop a difference and execute it so well that knockoff attempts never come close to the original’s level.

Wearable technology brings a new world of opportunity to the restaurant industry

Wearables are combining the computing power of smartphones with the convenience of the accessories we put on every morning.

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.

Benefits 101: Simple ways to offer education assistance

Sit down with employees taking classes and explore flexible scheduling options.

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


Russian courts uphold closing of three McDonalds

Russian courts have upheld the temporary closure of McDonalds' three units in Moscow.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire complete merger, announce leadership

Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed its merger with The Hillshire Brands Company.

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.

Kentucky company launches self-service reservations widget

Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.

NY councilman proposes ban on toys in kids' meals that don't meet nutritional standards

New York Councilman Ben Kallos has introduced a bill that would set stricter nutrition standards for kids’ meals that come with toys.

McDonald's appoints new president for USA

McDonald's Corporation has announced the retirement of Jeff Stratton, McDonald's USA president, and the election of Mike Andres as his replacement.

Bruster's reports increase in same-store sales growth

Bruster's Real Ice Cream is reporting its sixth straight quarter of same-store sales growth, with some markets up as much as 13.1 percent over 2013.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. reports 3.6 % Q2 same-store sales increase, announces hire of CFO

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. reports global same-store sales increase of 3.6 percent, with international sales increasing 2.2 percent and domestic sales increasing 3.8 percent.

Partnership to provide restaurant accounting solutions

Quatrro FPO Solutions, provider of platform based business services to restaurants, is teaming up with enterprise reporting and data management provider ROS Technology Services.

Wild Wing Cafe names Tom Lewison Chief Executive Officer

Wild Wing Café recently announced the appointment of Tom Lewison to the role of chief executive officer (CEO).

Webinar on beacons, geofencing now available

The free webinar Using Beacon Technology and Geofencing In Your Restaurant sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com earlier this week is now available for playback.

National Restaurant Association joins fight against Seattle wage increase

The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.

Sonic adds dividend program

Sonic Corp. this week initiated a cash dividend program under which the company will pay a regular quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of its common stock. According to a news release, the board of directors declared the first quarterly cash...

McDonald's US struggles deepen in July

Investors looking for a sales turnaround at McDonald's will have to wait it out another month. The Golden Arches today reported its U.S.

Report: QSR median lease cap rate lowest in western markets

The Boulder Group's Research Department has published a new report providing analysis of the activity in the national net lease QSR market. Among the report's findings include: The QSR media asking cap rate by region is: West 4.85 percent; Mountain,...

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