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Taco Bell develops new fast-casual taco concept

Nation's Restaurant News - 11 hours 51 min ago
U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom targets “higher-income foodies”

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Cheesecake Factory: Winter storms, Easter shift hurt 1Q results

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:36
Those factors had an estimated 2-percent impact on same-store sales Those factors had an estimated 2-percent impact on same-store sales

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Famous Dave’s 1Q profit soars, sales decline

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:39
Company slashed general and administrative expenses Company slashed general and administrative expenses

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AutoNation swipes at third-party car sites as it builds digital footprint

AutoNews - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:26
AutoNation wants to reduce its dependency on online lead generators and third-party shopping sites.
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Asbury 1st-quarter sales, continuing-operations profit rise

AutoNews - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:00
Asbury Automotive Group reported a 3 percent profit slide for the first quarter of 2014, but improvements in all parts of the business drove profits from continuing operations up sharply.
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Yum: China, Taco Bell breakfast off to good start in 1Q

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:00
Poor U.S. performance drags down KFC, Pizza Hut same-store sales

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CPO sales rise 11% in 1st quarter

AutoNews - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:46
Industrywide sales of certified used vehicles rose 11 percent in the first quarter from the year-earlier level, with many companies registering double-digit increases.
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5 must-know restaurant news stories: April 23, 2014

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 15:18
NRN Editors Nation's Restaurant News editors select the top industry stories of the day Nation's Restaurant News editors select the top industry stories of the day Content Classification:  Curated

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Is Square for sale?

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-23 14:08
Mobile payments startup Square is rumored to be in aquisition talks with several large tech companies, including Google and eBay's PayPal. And while a company spokesman denied the rumors, the...

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Apple is getting serious about mobile payments

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-23 14:02

Apple has hinted for years that it would enter the mobile payments field, but now the computer company appears to be getting serious.

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CVS to create a new IT team

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:31

CVS/Caremark appears to be creating a new IT team, one that will bridge the digital divide between marketing and IT as the retailer looks to strengthen its digital presence.

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Togo's to debut in Boise, Salt Lake City and Colorado Springs

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:30

Togo's Eateries has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, …



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Red Mango launching expanded concept in Austin

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:30

Austin, Tex., Resident James McIntire is Red Mango's latest franchise owner to introduce the brand's Red Mango Yogurt Café with Smoothie Factory Juice Bar concept in Texas, according to a …



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Fuddruckers debuts new chicken offering

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:30

Fuddruckers may be known for its burgers, but the Texas-born fast casual chain is spreading its wings with the Monterey Chicken Flatbread Sandwich. Available through June 27, the special features a …



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Casual-dining chains focus on brunch

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:29
Brio Tuscan Grille, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, On The Border revamp menus for weekend daypart

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Cracker Barrel shareholders ‘overwhelmingly’ reject sale proposals

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 12:57
Company stays course despite demands from activist investor Biglari Company stays course despite demands from activist investor Biglari

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PayPal expands partner program in POS push

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-23 12:29

Paypal is expanding its partner program and is actively looking for partners in the mobile payments space and plans to roll out a new initiative this summer.

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Fast casual driving growth of 'The American Bakery'

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2014-04-23 12:25

Bakeries have been an American staple for generations, but old-fashioned outlets run the risk of being outdated in this digital age run by Millennials with smartphones and tablets. To stay relevant, …



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Lessons in Leadership: Kelly C. Baltes, Cheddar's Casual Cafe

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-23 12:00
CEO discusses striving for greatness with the NRA’s Philip J. Hickey Jr. In an audio interview, Kelly C. Baltes of Cheddar's talks about the casual-dining chain's efforts to achieve greatness.

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