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Hurricane Sandy Victims Highlight Main Street Lending Shortfalls

BusinessWeek - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:19
Sandy victims were still looking for credit to help them move on from the devastating storm

In with the new

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:12
From the Editor Editor-in-chief Sarah E. Lockyer shares her thoughts on the April 21, 2014, issue of Nation's Restaurant News

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McDonald's to focus on consumer-driven changes

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:09
Adjustments to operations, menu and marketing to come in 2014

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Finding common ground on animal welfare

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:30
Matthew Prescott Humane Society president shares thoughts on the value of collaborative thinking Humane Society president Matthew Prescott shares his thoughts on the value of collaborative thinking

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WFF names Hattie Hill CEO, president

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:24
Hill had been serving as interim CEO of the foodservice leadership organization Hill had been serving as interim CEO of the foodservice leadership organization

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Pie Five participating in franchising conference

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:25

Representatives of Pie Five Pizza will be on hand at the 2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23-25 in Las Vegas, including CEO Randy Gier, Franchise Development Manager Mark Ramage and Chef …



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WFF Names Hattie Hill President and CEO

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:36
Exclusive Brief:  no

Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced that its board of directors has selected Hattie Hill as the organization's next president and chief executive officer, effective June 1.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Arby’s Announces New Development Deals

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:29
Exclusive Brief:  no

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., franchisor of the quick-service sandwich chain with nearly 3,400 Arby’s restaurants worldwide, announced development agreements with new and existing franchisees.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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McDonald’s 1Q U.S. same-store sales fall 1.7%

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:29
Net income declined 5.1% during the quarter Net income declined 5.1% during the quarter

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Domino’s Integrates Google Wallet with Mobile Ordering

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:26
Exclusive Brief:  no

Domino’s Pizza is adding even more convenience to its customer experience by integrating Google Wallet with its Android ordering app. Domino’s customers who have an Android device can now pay for their online orders using Google’s digital wallet.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Villa Opens Green Leaf's and Bananas at Ross Park Mall

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:24
Exclusive Brief:  no

Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced it has opened two more of its quick-service restaurant brands, Green Leaf’s and Bananas, at Pittsburgh’s Ross Park Mall. The company will also open its newly renovated Villa Italian Kitchen concept that has been in the food court since 1997.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Pie Five Showcased at Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:20
Exclusive Brief:  no

Pie Five Pizza CEO Randy Gier and other company representatives are joining national franchisors and suppliers to swap strategies and stories at the 2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference April 23–25 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Also joining the Pie Five contingent will be franchise development manager Mark Ramage and one of the chain’s most successful franchisees.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Red Mango to Unveil Café and Juice Bar in Chicago

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:17
Exclusive Brief:  no

Chicago resident Sweety Patel is about to treat customers to a whole new Red Mango experience.

After visiting almost every frozen yogurt site in Chicago, Patel decided to invest in a franchise.  But Patel will be serving a lot more than the award-winning frozen yogurt at her location. She will also enter the growing $5 billion juicing industry at the same time, as she opens one of the first Red Mango Yogurt Café and Juice Bar locations in Chicago.

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Fatburger, Buffalo's Express Opening Cobrand in New York

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:15
Exclusive Brief:  no

Fatburger in Murray Hill, the only Manhattan outpost of the West Coast burger chain, is bringing Buffalo’s Cafe’s quick-serve model, Buffalo’s Express, to New York City. The new Buffalo’s Express, known for its wing varieties, will join forces with Fatburger to be the first cobranded unit on the East Coast.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria Offers Franchise Opportunity

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:12
Exclusive Brief:  no

Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, a create-your-own Neapolitan pizzeria with an Italian-trained Pizzaiolo, opened its first location in Santa Barbara, California, in February 2013. Persona has since announced plans to expand its national footprint with a franchise opportunity. Company plans call for adding 10 new restaurants in 2014 and having as many as 250 locations nationwide in the next five years.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Dunkin' Brands Seeks Phoenix-Area Franchisees

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:04
Exclusive Brief:  no

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, is recruiting franchisees in Phoenix to develop locations with both of its brands. Currently, there are 54 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and 25 Baskin-Robbins shops located throughout the state of Arizona, with the majority in the greater Phoenix area.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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Fast casual driving growth of 'The American Bakery'

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:30

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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Mexicue Takes Manhattan with Brick-and-Mortar Stores

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:19
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To celebrate their four-year anniversary, the founders behind New York–based food truck Mexicue are setting up shop at three brick-and-mortar locations across the Big Apple. Like many mobile concepts fighting for a share of foot traffic today, a restaurant was the next logical step, offering an opportunity to expand the menu and kitchen operation.

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Americas Best Value Inn Adds 18 New Hotels in 1Q ‘14

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:02
Americas Best Value Inn® kicked off the year with the addition of 18 new properties during the first quarter of 2014. ...

Empire Resorts Submits $1 Million Application Fee for Catskills Casino License

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:01
Empire Resorts, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Empire”) (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) today submitted the $1 million application fee to the New York State ...