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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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Texas Roadhouse Beats Consensus, Stock Surges 10%+

Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) had a great 2015 and is looking forward to a strong 2016.

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Aggressive QSR Promotions Eat Jack in the Box’s Lunch (and Breakfast)

Jack in the Box shares take a nosedive on weak earnings as it fails to compete with aggressive QSR promotions.

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Two Meaningful Restaurant Real Estate Metrics

Ask five restaurateurs what the most important factor is in a successful restaurant and you’ll likely get five different answers, but few factors are as important as the lease.

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Chipotle: What If Customers Don’t Come Back?

Chipotle’s CEO Steve Ells says he is confident the company “will emerge as a stronger company than we were before our recent challenges.” Its CFO, Jack Hartung, expects store-level margins “to return to industry leading levels.”

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Chipotle Announces 2015 Results, 36% SSS Decline in January

Chipotle management didn’t quite get the sigh of relief it was hoping for as the year ended.

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