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Top 100: People – Rich Hicks, MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Rich Hicks, founder of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, is number 17 on our list of the 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers: People.

Dash mobile payment app debuts in Chicago

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Customers use the Dash app to pay their bill, split checks, tip and more, using the credit card stored in the app.

Garden Fresh names Krueger Communications agency of record

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Krueger will handle print, radio, and TV responsibilities as well as serving as a key strategic partner.

Square Order testing proximity tagging for line-busting ordering feature

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Customers can pre-order menu item, and when they are within a zone timed to food and beverage preparation, a 'proximity tag' is triggered alerting the restaurant to start prepping.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill expands gyro selection to include any protein

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Gyros can now be ordered with any Garbanzo protein, including chicken, steak, falafel, Portobello mushroom, and traditional gyro meat.

How your mobile payment app can cost you customers and ding your reputation

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Without a thoughtful approach to user experience, staff training and enticing loyalty incentives, brand apps are doomed to failure.

Corner Bakery Café recognized for sustainability efforts

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Each Corner Bakery Cafe uses, on average, 14.5-percent less energy and saves more than 52,000 kilowatt hours a year, equal to eliminating over 80,000 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.

Johnny Rockets launches in Singapore

FastCasual.com - Sun, 2014-11-09 13:53
Johnny Rockets currently has partners across the region, including the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, and it's eyeing Vietnam, Thailand and China next.

What the rich and single drive these days

AutoNews - Sun, 2014-11-09 01:01
Apparently, sleek product redesign and TV spots featuring handsome movie star Matthew McConaughey are resonating among some wealthy singletons. Or something?
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Joe Herman's lessons about the business will live on

AutoNews - Sat, 2014-11-08 10:46
Joe Herman, even in the months before his death at age 72 in October, was focused on keeping his auto dealerships at the forefront of technology.
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After 'stuff' happens, Chevy team scrambles

AutoNews - Sat, 2014-11-08 01:01
Chevy's swift response in converting an awkward World Series award presentation from a punch line to a marketing coup became a case study on the real-time power of social media to seize a moment.
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Battle of the brands

AutoNews - Fri, 2014-11-07 19:45
How some tight brand races and model matchups are shaping up after 10 months
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Daphne's California Greek considers shift to new name/concept

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2014-11-07 18:15
Daphne's California Greek unit to be reconnected as Yalla Mediterranean

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Restaurants find kicking discounting may hurt sales, traffic

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:42
Brands risk alienating some customers as they try to attract more profitable traffic

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Mercedes gears up for its 3rd Super Bowl appearance

AutoNews - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:27
Automakers' plans for the Super Bowl in February are beginning to emerge. Mercedes-Benz has bought time in the big game, according to Donna Boland, a spokeswoman for the company. The news was reported earlier Friday by The New York Times.
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Chevy retires 'technology and stuff' after reaping publicity windfall

AutoNews - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:44
Chevrolet is sending #ChevyGuy and his #TechnologyAndStuff pitch to the showers -- but not before recording about $5 million in free media exposure.
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Michigan car czar Nigel Francis to step down, return to industry

AutoNews - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:54
Michigan's auto czar is resigning from the post to work for an automotive company in the state.
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Subway executive chef talks sandwich trends

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:58
Chris Martone says pepperoni, spicy flavors are popular among the chain’s customers Chris Martone says pepperoni, spicy flavors are popular among the chain’s customers

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Checkers/Rally’s Attracts Millennials with Comfort Food

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:56
Checkers/Rally’s are looking back on classics for future menu items.Exclusive Brief: 1

In an effort to remain fresh in the quick-service industry, Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants are looking back on cuisine classics for inspiration for future menu items. The company discovered that customers, particularly younger generations, gravitate to inventive takes on childhood staples—like its twist on the iconic grilled cheese with new Grilled Cheese Strips.

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Caldeira: NLRB's joint-employer opinion will hurt franchising

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:55
The IFA has taken issue with the National Labor Relations Board's decision on joint-employer status, and IFA President and CE -More
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