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PizzaFire Raises $5,000 for Cleveland Children's Hospital

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:53
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PizzaFire raised $5,000 that will go to purchase wish list items for patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The donation was achieved through a promotion where $1 was donated for every “Pizza of the Month” sold in June and via customer donations. All $5,000 will be used to purchase wish list items for their patients, and these items will be dropped off at Cleveland Clinic Children’s on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. PizzaFire team members, including Sean Brauser, PizzaFire founder and CEO, will surprise patients by dropping off the wish list items.

Chains: PizzaFire

CREAM Opens 16th NoCal Store

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:49
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CREAM, a Bay Area–based dessert franchise that specializes in high-quality ice cream sandwiches using fresh, oven-baked cookies and other confections, will open its doors to its 16th Northern California location in Chico this summer at 2471 Cohasset Avenue.

Chains: CREAM

Fitlife Kicks Off New Tampa Store with Grand Opening

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:45
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With summer in full swing, between work, travel, and the beach, there’s not always a lot of time to take care of one’s self. Fitlife Foods, the Southeast’s leading fresh, prepared meals retailer, will be providing Westshore residents and business professionals a solution to save them time and gain energy.

Following successful openings in the Orlando and Wesley Chapel areas this past spring, Fitlife Foods will open its ninth location at Westshore Town Square in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, July 28.

Chains: Fitlife Foods

Turnkey Digital Signage Solutions

FastCasual.com - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:16
Mvix, a digital signage provider, offers web-based solutions that are robust, scalable, and easy-to-use. Use them in a doctor's waiting room, school, retail store, hotel lobby, airport, restaurant, and more.

Chipotle Mexican Grill rethinks real estate development

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:03
Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill is rethinking location choices to focus on high-performing markets

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Restaurants fight a losing pricing battle

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-07-22 14:03
Blog: People are eating at home more often as restaurants raise prices faster than grocers

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Starbucks adding suggested selling to app

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-07-22 13:53
Global same-store sales miss expectations in third quarter, but still increase 4 percent Global same-store sales miss expectations in third quarter, but still increase 4 percent

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East Coast Wings & Grill Offers Chicken Wing Day Deal

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 12:46
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In honor of National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, East Coast Wings & Grill will be awarding guests nationwide with a voucher valid for five free chicken wings on their next visit.

Guests are encouraged to visit East Coast Wings & Grill on this occasion to join fellow chicken wing fanatics to indulge in and celebrate the chicken wing. The North Carolina-based casual family dining franchise offers dozens of flavors that can be paired with nine heat intensities, creating hundreds of sauce options for everyone’s taste preferences.

Chains: East Coast Wings & Grill

Amazon's Career Choice reaches 7,000 employees

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-07-22 12:28

Amazon reports that more than 7,000 of its warehouse workers have taken courses through the company's Career Choice Program. The program is set up to help workers leave their current hourly positions and move into better-paying careers such as nursing, truck driving, and information technology.

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Renovation Revival

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2016-07-22 12:07
Economic Uncertainty Could Be Catalyst For Flurry Of Activity

Sephora to relaunch private label on Tinder

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2016-07-22 12:04

Sephora will relaunch its Sephora Collection private label this fall with the help of new digital features on both on mobile and desktop. The "swipe it, shop it" and "beauty uncomplicator" features will help shoppers find the products they are looking for.

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Restaurants seek secret recipe for creating loyal customers

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-07-22 11:33
NPD data reveal just how important this lucrative group of patrons is to a brand NPD data reveal just how important this lucrative group of patrons is to a brand

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Costa Vida Signs 14 Deals for New Locations

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 11:12
Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill plans for expansion.Exclusive Brief: 0

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill, a Utah-based fast-casual franchise focusing on redefining Mexican cuisine, is entering the remaining quarters of 2016 with impressive growth marks and new initiatives.

Cementing itself as a leader in the Mexican fast-casual sector, the franchise closed out the first half of the year with 14 signed franchise agreements. On track to award 30 locations by year-end, Costa Vida projects a minimum of 20 units opening throughout 2016, bringing the brand to almost 100 open locations.

Chains: Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill