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Lincoln to provide free pickup, delivery for service vehicles

AutoNews - 9 hours 59 min ago
Lincoln, in a bid to stand out among larger luxury brands, will provide free pickup and delivery of service vehicles to new owners starting with 2017 models.
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AutoNews - 9 hours 59 min ago
In a new campaign, Ford is touting 10 reasons that the F-150 is superior to its competitors.
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Hilton Worldwide Hits Major Milestone With The Opening Of Property In Indianapolis

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2016-06-27 21:14
MCLEAN, VA—Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton Worldwide's industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton ...

PHG Announces Pasea Hotel Opening & Acquisition Of Two New AC Hotels By Marriott

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2016-06-27 21:07
IRVINE, CA—PHG Hotel Fund I, LLC, an affiliate of Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG), has announced the purchase of AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown ...

Ford's Indonesian dealers demand compensation after abrupt withdrawal

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 17:13
Ford's dealers in Indonesia are demanding around $75 million in compensation after the U.S. carmaker announced in January it would close all operations in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
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Arby's Acquires 19 Restaurants from Tennessee Franchisee

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 17:09
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Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has announced the acquisition of all 19 Arby’s restaurants in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area previously operated by Arby’s franchisee T.G.J. & Co. Inc.

Chains: Arby's

U.S. June sales expected to rise, but slower demand, higher incentives concern analysts

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:17
Halfway through 2016, U.S. new-vehicle sales remain on pace to set a second consecutive annual record, but analysts say they're concerned about slowing retail demand and rising incentives.
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Who You Gonna Call? Papa John's

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:10
Image Caption: Image Credit: Papa John's debuts special 'Ghostbusters' promo. Exclusive Brief: 0

Papa John's International teamed up with Sony Pictures on the reboot of the iconic film, Ghostbusters. In addition to Papa John's pizza making a tasty cameo at a vacant Chinese restaurant serving as Ghostbusters headquarters, the brand is offering an XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza for only $12 delivered in a Ghostbusters–themed pizza box featuring "honorary" Ghostbuster Papa John, alongside the ECTO-1.

Chains: Papa John's

Are restaurant results predicting a recession?

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:03
Blog: Weak chain sales could herald a downturn, but the evidence is unclear

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Whataburger Brings Back Fan Favorite Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 16:01
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Whataburger’s Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, which was introduced last summer, returns to the menu today at 3 p.m. for a limited time. Proving opposites really do attract, the burger’s ideal balance of flavors had Whataburger fans craving the unique combination of sweet and spicy during last year’s launch.

The burger features two 100 percent beef patties, bacon, grilled onions, Monterey Jack, and American cheese and Whataburger’s Original Mustard—plus Whataburger’s Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce—all served on a five-inch toasted bun.

Chains: Whataburger

Billy Sims BBQ Ramps Up Kansas Expansion

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 15:52
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Billy Sims BBQ will open another Kansas–based restaurant in Newton, Kansas, on June 30. The 2,400-square-foot barbecue franchise will be located at 1414 North Main Street and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  It will be the third of at least five units planned to open in Kansas in 2016.  Billy Sims opened two locations in Chanute and Arkansas City earlier this year.

Chains: Billy Sims BBQ

Fired Pie receives investment from former Patina president

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 15:49
Frederick Wolfe takes minority stake in fast-casual pizza chain Frederick Wolfe takes minority stake in fast-casual pizza chain

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Cost Control in Food & Beverage

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2016-06-27 15:16
By sharing the findings of the research with food and beverage operators globally, Oracle Hospitality aims to show that managing labor, inventory, and loss prevention is a global challenge that can be met by putting cost-control technology at the very heart of your operation.

Perdue Farms commits to animal welfare reforms

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 15:09
Chicken supplier to add windows and other enhancements to bird housing Chicken supplier to add windows and other enhancements to bird housing

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Barnes & Noble to expand food and beverage offerings

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 14:35
Bookseller to open four full-service cafés in its stores over the next year Bookseller to open four full-service cafés in its stores over the next year

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Opens Hotel In Cordova, TN

Hotel Interactive - Mon, 2016-06-27 13:58
MINNEAPOLIS—Country Inn & Suites by Carlson , a leading upper-midscale hotel brand, today announced the opening of Country Inn & Suites ...

Wendy’s plots expansion in Brazil

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 13:18
Joint partnership signals burger chain’s focus on international growth Joint partnership signals burger chain’s focus on international growth

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Ford Escape stars in new series on Verizon video platform

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-06-27 13:13
The 2017 Ford Escape will help people avoid 'capture' in a new series airing on Verizon's recently-launched video platform.
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2016 Top 100: 10 Fastest-Growing Chains

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-27 13:04
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Johnny Rockets Opens Its First Delphi Digital Drive Thru

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-27 12:52
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Delphi Display Systems Inc., the global leader in drive-thru restaurant technology, has installed its Delphi’s Insight technology platform in the first Johnny Rockets drive-thru restaurant, which opened last week in Mooresville, North Carolina. The platform consists of the Insight Engage digital menu solution, Insight Track drive-thru timing system, Insight Verify drive-thru order confirmation system, and Insight Inform wireless headset system.

Chains: Johnny Rockets