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What GE’s Sale of the Franchise Portfolio Means for the Restaurant Business?

In the end, GE Capital Franchise Finance will be liquidated rather than preserved as an entire lending unit, as was the plan when it was first announced a year ago April.

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Early Dispute Resolution Turns Legal Decisions Into Business Decisions

If there was a way to cut legal costs, stay out of a courtroom and get most legal disputes taken care of in 30 days, would you do it?

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Resurgent Pizza Hut Saps Upside From Domino’s, Papa John’s

Pizza Hut is surging, and competition is losing upside potential.

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Keynote Concerns: Near-Term Challenges, Long-Term Changes

There's plenty of opportunity, but the choppy economy poses some challenges for restaurant operators in the coming years.

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New Overtime Rule: Lots of Work Ahead, but It Could've Been Worse

New overtime rules are not quite as bad as many people feared when the initial proposal came out last July, but there’s plenty of work to be done.

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Popeyes Shares Up Double Digits Despite Big Earnings Miss; Can Cheryl Bachelder Raise Popeyes AUV’s to $2 Million?

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI-NASDAQ) shares are up 11.4% since May 25 when the operator and franchisor of 2,569 restaurants announced disappointing first quarter results.

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Simple Keywords, Straightforward Applications Key in Cutthroat Labor Market

According to a survey of companies hiring via Snagajob, the tough labor trends aren’t getting any better, but operators do have some options to make things easier.

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One Month in, CEO Jason Vaughn Plots Frisch’s Big Boy Future

Jason Vaughn is a month into his new position at the head of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants. It was the first investment for Aziz Hashim’s nascent investment fund NRD Capital Partners, but far from Vaughn’s first rodeo in the franchising space.

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Cleveland Faces an Abrupt Increase in Minimum Wage

Will Cleveland be the next city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour?

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91-Unit Acquisition Propels Growth for KBP Foods, Employee Equity

KBP Foods CEO Michael Kulp said a 91-unit acquisition means unit and revenue growth, but will also enrich employee stakeholders.

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Booming Nashville a Study in the Brutal Rental Market

Restauranteurs in Nashville are getting a taste of the nationwide rental prices as the city grows at unprecedented levels.

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Think Twice Before Closing That Restaurant

Restaurant companies with sales of more than $1 billion are in a tough spot: Do they close, or remodel?

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Online Lending Hits Roadblock

The excitement over small business and consumer lending made through apps and websites has cooled. Shares of online lenders On Deck Capital (NASDAQ:ONDK) and Lending Club (NYSE:LC) have plummeted recently, while Prosper Marketplace said it will lay off 28% of its staff.

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Tips on Getting Into Bed With the Right Investors

Like many private equity firms, D Cubed Group wants potential investors to understand what they’re buying into. Yet unlike many, the New York City-based firm’s website includes a prodigious amount of prose to explain how investor capital is deployed.

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Mad Money’s Jim Cramer Gets Answers From BWLD and CMG Executives after Q1 Misses

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith and Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung appeared on Jim Cramer’s "Mad Money" yesterday as the two very different executives tried to give a little insight into the quarterly misses that sent stocks for both brands sinking.

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