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Paris Baguette Opens First U.S. Franchise Location

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:36
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Paris Baguette, the global premier baking franchise featuring high-quality baked goods, savory eats, and beverages, opened at 1698 Hostetter Road, boosting the local economy by creating more than 30 new jobs. In celebration, a grand opening event will be held on Friday, April 29 beginning at 11 a.m. 

The San Jose, California, location will be owned and operated by local resident, Joshua Kim, who is Paris Baguette’s first franchisee since the company began franchising in August 2015. Kim has additional plans for two more locations in the San Jose market, as well.

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Burger Chains Put a New Twist on Combo Meals

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:29
Image Caption: Image Credit: Burger Chains put a new twist on meal combos, NPD Group finds.Exclusive Brief: 0

After spending time focused on weaning consumers off of the steep dealing used to drive visits during the recession, the major quick-service hamburger chains are back to their roots of offering combo meal deals and consumers are responding, finds the NPD Group, a leading global information company. After several years of declines combo meal visits rose by 1 percent at quick service hamburger restaurants in the year ending February 2016 compared to the same period a year ago, and entire increase was driven by combo meal deals.

MOD Pizza appoints IPO veteran Bob Barton as CFO

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:57
Barton will help set the financial stage for aggressive growth Barton will help set the financial stage for aggressive growth

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Panera to close standalone Paradise units

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:40
Operator also invests in food safety, ingredient quality Operator also invests in food safety, ingredient quality

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Panera to close standalone Paradise units

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:40
Operator also invests in food safety, ingredient quality Operator also invests in food safety, ingredient quality

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Starwood plans for growth of its Element brand

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide plans to continue expanding its eco-oriented extended-stay Element brand beyond the pendi -More
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Wienerschnitzel to add locations in San Antonio

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Wienerschnitzel has formed a three-unit development deal with PBA Properties to add locations in San Antonio.  -More
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Captain D's franchisee to open 3 Fla. units

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Amin Gulamali, franchisee for Captain D's Seafood Kitchen, has committed to opening three new restaurants in the Orlando, Fla -More
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Russo's New York Pizzeria location comes to Texas' South Padre Island

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Russo's New York Pizzeria recently opened a location on Texas' South Padre Island.  -More

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How to bridge different communication styles

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Everyone has different communication styles, and a lack of alignment between a leader's style and that of an employee can lea -More
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Why leaders must trust their teams

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Overburdened managers should address their stress by acknowledging that they can't do it all on their own, writes Mark Rogers -More

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How restaurants can use digital tech to woo Gen Y

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Restaurants can successfully win over more millennials with digital efforts that give them the speed, choice and personalizat -More
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Brands find full-time staffers can make fiscal sense

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Part-time employment is common in the quickserve and retail industries, but a number of companies, including Buffalo Wings &  -More

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Submit your nominations for Foundation, ICFE Boards

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
Nominations are now being accepted for those interested in serving on the IFA Franchise Education and Research Foundation Boa -More

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Franchise industry reacts after Va. governor vetoes franchise legislation

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
The franchise industry is continuing to react following Virginia Gov.  -More
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Opinion: $15 minimum wage will kill entry-level jobs

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:51
A minimum wage increase to $15 an hour may force franchisees to replace workers with self-service kiosks, depriving many peop -More
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Smashburger names new CEO

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:43
Michael Nolan is promoted from chief development officer Michael Nolan is promoted from chief development officer

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High warranty costs reflect Tesla's struggle with quality

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:25
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors his electric car company will stop burning cash and turn a profit this year, and corralling costs associated with quality problems will be critical to making good on that pledge.
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