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Fuel economy report shows just what the industry can do

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Last week's draft report on the auto industry agreement on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions provides a helpful reminder of what happens when automakers and regulators have the courage to question their assumptions.
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Toyota CPO surge boosts sales industrywide

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Industrywide first-half CPO sales grew 4 percent, according to data compiled by the Automotive News Data Center. Toyota division helped to lift the total, as its CPO sales climbed 15 percent.
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Store expects its used-car leasing to grow

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
Dealer Wes Lutz took used-vehicle leasing into his own hands. He offers his customers leases on late-model used cars and trucks that, in some cases, can cut payments in half compared with purchasing a new vehicle of the same make and model.
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No auctions for this used-car manager

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A pre-owned sales manager at a Buick-GMC dealership in Ohio pays staffers $200 when they find the vehicles he wants.
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Judge allows dealership discrimination suit to proceed

AutoNews - Mon, 2016-07-25 01:01
A lawsuit alleges that a former new-car manager made "racially inappropriate comments every day" towards an African-American car salesman.
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The Instagram advantage: Seven rules for putting this super-visual tool to work for you

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2016-07-25 00:00
Pictures and words and great hashtags — that's the world of Instagram. It's a world restaurateurs must know to engage today's customers. Here are some pointers.

Mazda diesel still in the plans, CEO says

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-07-23 01:01
While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.
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She&'s driving GM in a new direction

AutoNews - Sat, 2016-07-23 01:01
Julia Steyn, who is leading GM's various experiments in vehicle sharing and transportation services under the Maven brand, says she's encouraged by the early results.
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PizzaFire Raises $5,000 for Cleveland Children's Hospital

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:53
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PizzaFire raised $5,000 that will go to purchase wish list items for patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The donation was achieved through a promotion where $1 was donated for every “Pizza of the Month” sold in June and via customer donations. All $5,000 will be used to purchase wish list items for their patients, and these items will be dropped off at Cleveland Clinic Children’s on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. PizzaFire team members, including Sean Brauser, PizzaFire founder and CEO, will surprise patients by dropping off the wish list items.

Chains: PizzaFire

CREAM Opens 16th NoCal Store

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:49
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CREAM, a Bay Area–based dessert franchise that specializes in high-quality ice cream sandwiches using fresh, oven-baked cookies and other confections, will open its doors to its 16th Northern California location in Chico this summer at 2471 Cohasset Avenue.

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Fitlife Kicks Off New Tampa Store with Grand Opening

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: Fitlife Foods opens ninth location in Tampa, Florida.Exclusive Brief: 0

With summer in full swing, between work, travel, and the beach, there’s not always a lot of time to take care of one’s self. Fitlife Foods, the Southeast’s leading fresh, prepared meals retailer, will be providing Westshore residents and business professionals a solution to save them time and gain energy.

Following successful openings in the Orlando and Wesley Chapel areas this past spring, Fitlife Foods will open its ninth location at Westshore Town Square in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, July 28.

Chains: Fitlife Foods

Turnkey Digital Signage Solutions

FastCasual.com - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:16
Mvix, a digital signage provider, offers web-based solutions that are robust, scalable, and easy-to-use. Use them in a doctor's waiting room, school, retail store, hotel lobby, airport, restaurant, and more.

Chipotle Mexican Grill rethinks real estate development

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-07-22 16:03
Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill is rethinking location choices to focus on high-performing markets

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Restaurants fight a losing pricing battle

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-07-22 14:03
Blog: People are eating at home more often as restaurants raise prices faster than grocers

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Baby boomers seize opportunities in franchise industry

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-07-22 13:55
Bohnne Jones of Nashville, Tenn., became a franchisee for Decorating Den Interiors after spending three decades in the health -More
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McDonald's partners with "Pokemon Go" in Japan

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-07-22 13:55
McDonald's Japan handed out Pokemon collectibles in advance of becoming the country's first sponsored location for "Pokemon G -More
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Outback parent launches digital rewards program

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-07-22 13:55
Bloomin' Brands rolled out a new loyalty program for its Outback Steakhouse locations and other restaurants.  -More
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