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Data Shows Turnover is Affecting Service, Intent to Return

New data from TDn2K’s Black Box Intelligence shows the restaurant industry is having some issues in the first quarter, and may have more as turnover "skyrockets."

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Sale of 113 Wendy’s Creates New Franchisee Unit Leader

A large Wendy’s deal in the Northeast shows the M&A market is alive and well and crowns a new No. 1 franchisee in the Wendy’s system.

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BDO Data Confirms 2015 Was Good for Public Restaurant Companies

Last year was good for restaurants, and new data from BDO confirms that public companies fared pretty well, with low commodities and a little more traffic. But labor costs are going to be even bigger news this year.

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Pancheros Pivots for Sober Demographics Bump

Drunk people love burritos, but for Pancheros, drunk college kids couldn't be the only customers.

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Failed NLRB Appeal Comes with Lessons

A failed bid to overturn a NLRB decision has some lessons for other operators and franchisors.

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GE Capital to Sell Hotel and Canadian Franchise Finance Business

GE Capital Franchise Finance announced March 29 that it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. hotel business to Western Alliance Bancorporation.

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NPD Data: QSR is Winning the Battle For Market Share

New data shows that the restaurant industry is still locked in an ongoing battle for market share, and independent restaurants aren't fairing well.

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Lean Kitchen Sheds 300 Square Feet at Old Chicago

Typically seen in manufacturing, Lean principles break down kitchen processes in the search for extreme efficiency.

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Seeing Green on St. Patrick's Day

Even if selling green beer by the keg full isn't a restaurant's number one priority, St. Patrick's promotions can put some green on the bottom line.

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Lower Prices and Food Safety Rank High, New Restaurant Study Says

A new research report from AlixPartners lists high prices, food safety and healthy menu options as guests’ top concerns at chain restaurants.

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Growler USA Taps Craft Beer With Technology, Community

Corporate raiders or craft brewing partners? Growler USA brings high-tech partnership to craft beer world.

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Mrs. Winner’s New Owner Has Revival Dreams

The new owner of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits is opening lucky store number 13 this month, the first new store since reigniting the brand.

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NRD Partners Makes Second Major Restaurant Deal In Fuzzy's Taco Shop

NRD is acquiring the Fort Worth–based franchisor of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.

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Why Burger King is Now Warren Buffett’s Favorite Franchise

In his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders, Buffett sang the praises of the architects of the Burger King and Tim Hortons merger.

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Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Hits Tipping Point

You might say that Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ-BBRG) has tipped over the "Malcolm Gladwell" point.

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