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Retailers rush to plug Heartbleed leaks

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:15

The revelation last week of the Heartbleed bug has had retailers scrambling to both find vulnerabilities and reassure customers, but the threat is far from over.

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Burger King rolls out Whopper Wi-Fi nationwide

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:52
Wireless upgrade comes ahead of remodeling program completion Wireless upgrade comes ahead of remodeling program completion

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Macaroni Grill president talks brand’s potential

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:49
Despite struggling same-store sales, John Gilbert says the chain has a strong foundation

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Data collection a top challenge for retail marketers

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:40

Data collection and analyzation are among the top challenges for retail marketers today, further proving that IT functions are playing larger roles within retail organizations.

A new report from SAP AG conducted with University of Arizona students, underscores that digital and social trends as key factors driving the evolution of retail marketing. The report was release last week at the University of Arizona Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing's Global Retailing Conference.

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Coca-Cola Company Commits $420,000 to NRAEF

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:32
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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced it received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to support NRAEF’s various engagement programs in 2014, such as ProStart, which connects the industry and the classroom to train students in skills that will help them achieve exciting, rewarding careers.

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

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Blaze Pizza Adds Boston, Dallas to Expansion Plans

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:26
Exclusive Brief:  no

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza announced it has signed three new area development agreements to open Blaze Pizza franchise restaurants in Boston, Dallas, and Phoenix. The fast-casual pizza chain now has commitments to build 252 franchise units in 24 states and Washington D.C.

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

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WFF Presents Executive Summit for Industry Influencers

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:22
Exclusive Brief:  no

WFF, the premier leadership development organization in the foodservice sector, announced the exclusive content and speakers for its annual Executive Summit, taking place July 28–30 at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

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Zebra to buy Motorola Solutions and it's full-speed ahead for enterprise mobility

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:20

Zebra Technologies has agreed to purchase Motorola Solutions' enterprise business unit for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction.

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Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Announces Leadership Updates

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:18
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Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual, announced updates to its board of directors and senior leadership team to better align with long-term growth objectives. Rob Doran, current chief executive officer of Granite City Food & Brewery, and Michael Staenberg, founder of The Staenberg Group, have been appointed to Garbanzo’s board of directors. Industry icon Ralph Decker also joins the Garbanzo senior leadership team as director of field services.

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

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Tech redefines fitness franchises

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
More than 54 million Americans belong to a fitness franchise, with membership growth up 6.1% in the past five years, accordin -More
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Marriott campaign targets the modern traveler

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
A spirit of innovation is afoot at Marriott International.  -More
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McDonald's may have rebounded in March, analyst says

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
McDonald's March same-store sales likely rose 0.6% after four months of declines, according to Janney analyst Mark Kalinowsk -More

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Are you ignoring or learning from your loudest employees?

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
Every company has a "resident loudmouth," and while they can be annoying, they're also an important asset, writes Rod Miller. -More
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How to spot a problematic job candidate

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
There are factors that should cause you to think twice before hiring a particular job candidate, experts say.  -More

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Restaurant sales rebounded in March, report says

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
Restaurants saw same-store sales growth of 0.7% in March, the first increase since November, as warmer weather melted winter' -More
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Hotel leaders: Industry performance still pointing upward

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
Geoff Davis, HREC Investment Advisors' president and senior principal, said during a panel discussion at the Real Time Hotel  -More
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Companies need to buy into food-safety programs

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
For successful food-safety programs, the company must buy in beginning at the executive level and they must be well-funded as -More

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Robert Cresanti joins IFA's Government Relations and Public Policy Dept.

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
Robert Cresanti joined IFA this week as executive vice president of government relations and public policy, bringing extensiv -More
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Union-backed franchise bill defeated in Conn. committee

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
Last week, Connecticut HB 5069, which would have devastated the franchise model in the state by classifying franchisees as th -More

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Senator questions SBA flagship loan program

SmartBrief - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:17
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