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MenuMasters 2014: Michael Smith

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:16
Multiconcept restaurateur wins Innovator Award with ingredient variety, approachable style Multiconcept restaurateur wins Innovator Award with ingredient variety, approachable style

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Report: Restaurants struggle with traffic despite rising March sales

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:18
Latest NRN-Miller Pulse survey shows improved sales but continued traffic declines

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Autos' enthusiasm for emerging markets hits brakes

AutoNews - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:11
Global automakers have jostled to position themselves for growth, particularly in the much-touted BRIC markets -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. But that growth formula has been looking a little less solid lately.
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McDonald’s operator survey suggests same-store sales lift

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:56
Franchisees also express dissatisfaction with coffee giveaway, unit growth

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5 must-know restaurant news stories: April 15, 2014

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:51
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

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Customers' luxury motivation turns to self-reward, execs say

AutoNews - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:48
The definition of luxury automotive brands, and the motivation of luxury-car shoppers, is changing from an outward-directed display of wealth to a self reward for a successful customer.
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Bennigan’s to open second restaurant with new design

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:30
Florida unit modeled after existing location in Fayetteville, Tenn.

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MenuMasters 2014: Joe's Crab Shack

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:16
Back-to-roots crab-focused menu refresh drives repeat visits Back-to-roots crab-focused menu refresh drives repeat visits

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Marco’s Pizza promotes Bryon Stephens to president

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 14:12
Stephens was previously COO at the pizza chain Stephens was previously COO at the pizza chain

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MenuMasters 2014: Wendy's

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:21
Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger combines customer favorites for winning product Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger combines customer favorites for winning product

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MenuMasters 2014: McDonald's

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:08
Portable Premium McWraps give chain runway for innovation Portable Premium McWraps give chain runway for innovation

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Restaurants can expect more lawsuits

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:15
Union-backed class-action suits can hurt reputations, spur costly changes Union-backed class-action suits can hurt reputations, spur costly changes

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Economists: Global GDP growth on the rise, but BRICs disappoint

AutoNews - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:14
The global economy will do 'fairly well' in the coming years, with the United States economy leading the way, while Europe 'has turned a corner,' a leading economist said.
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Technomic extends restaurant brand tracking tool to reflect blurred channels

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:10

To keep up with the blurring distinctions between restaurants and retailers, Technomic has expanded its online Consumer Brand Metrics tracking tool to include ongoing consumer assessments and …



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MenuMasters 2014: First Watch

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:09
Quinoa Power Bowl combines superfood with popular flavors for top-selling dish Quinoa Power Bowl combines superfood with popular flavors for top-selling dish

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Restaurant industry posts solid sales gain in March

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-15 12:05

The National Restaurant Association announced that industry sales figures were up solidly in March, after a soft winter. Chief Economist Bruce Grindy said in a news release that eating and drinking …



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McAlister's Inks Multiunit Deal for Cleveland Area

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:48
Exclusive Brief:  no

McAlister's Deli announced the signing of a development agreement with an experienced multiunit operator to develop three restaurants in the Cleveland, Ohio, area—the brand’s first locations in the market.

Gary Master, owner and operator of three Houlihan’s and six Wendy’s restaurants, will open three McAlister’s locations in the Cleveland market over the next two years, with the first anticipated to open in late fall 2014. Master is targeting the Westlake and Strongsville areas for expansion.

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

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Rita’s Italian Ice Lands in Kansas

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:46
Exclusive Brief:  no

Rita’s Italian Ice, the Italian ice concept with over 600 stores in 23 states, has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller, and Pat Reilly. Having had Rita’s while living in Philadelphia, these three local Wichita, Kansas, residents decided to become franchisees and bring Rita’s to the state. The team also owns a Five Guys Burgers and Fries unit near where the first Rita’s store is now open in Wichita.

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

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Pro-Tesla bill appears dead in Arizona Senate

AutoNews - Tue, 2014-04-15 11:33
A bill that would have allowed electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors to sell cars at its factory-owned showrooms in Arizona appears to be dead in the state's Senate.
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Ford of Europe sales rise 12% in March on German, UK demand

AutoNews - Tue, 2014-04-15 10:53
Ford said European car sales increased 12 percent in March, the tenth straight monthly gain, as customers snapped up small vehicles and compact SUVs.
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