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Starwood to introduce Le Meridien, Westin brands to Bahrain

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
The Westin and Le Meridien hotel brands will enter the Bahrain market through a deal that parent firm Starwood Hotels & Resor -More
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Pizza Hut franchisee opens first of 5 planned Iraqi units

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
Pizza Hut opened its first restaurant in Iraq this week, as part of a plan by parent Yum!  -More
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Burger King maps plan to enter Crimea, reports say

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
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Have a plan before bringing up pay

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
Experts say discussions about compensation can be fraught with emotion, so it makes sense to plan carefully for them.  -More
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How to reshape an accidental business culture

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
Most corporate cultures aren't deliberate inventions but the result of countless accidents that happen while a business is fo -More

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Subway expands mobile ordering

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
Subway customers can now place orders and pay for them using a mobile application for select midtown Manhattan locations, an  -More
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Word-of-mouth works across generations, study shows

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
The millennial generation is the same size as the baby boomer group and its members are expected to gain purchasing power ove -More

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Convention video highlights series available at IFA's Franchise University

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
You can now access some of the best convention sessions via IFA's Franchise University online.  -More
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Check here for multi-unit franchisee marketing strategies

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
Do your marketing efforts answer the question "Why should I do business with you?" The April issue of Franchising World magaz -More

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Franchisees face pressure in minimum wage debate

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
Franchise owners are feeling the pressure from union-backed movements that are advocating for lawmakers to raise the minimum  -More
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A good example is far better than a good precept.

SmartBrief - Fri, 2014-04-11 14:14
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Analyst bullish on QSR opportunity in China

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2014-04-11 13:27
KFC, McDonald’s, Starbucks can take advantage of shifts in China’s economy

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NRA Joins Share the Gulf Sustainability Initiative

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:32
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As part of its efforts to support sustainability practices in the foodservice industry, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced it has joined Share the Gulf, a coalition of chefs, restaurateurs, restaurant associations, seafood suppliers, fishermen, consumers, and environmentalists working to protect their access to fish in the Gulf States.

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Perdue Offers Low-Fat Turkey

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:28
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Perdue Foodservice offers low-fat and low-sodium turkey products that add flavor and protein to a meal while meeting consumer demand for nutritious, healthy options.With low-sodium Perdue poultry products, customers can enjoy the turkey taste with 30–90 percent less sodium. Perdue Lower Sodium Turkey can be used for center-of-the-plate entrées, sandwiches, salads and more. For a limited time, Perdue is offering operators a deal to save up to $250 off select cases of Perdue Turkey Breast.

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

Johnny Rockets Featured on Reality TV Series

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:25
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Global hamburger franchise Johnny Rockets was featured on the latest episode of TNT’s new reality series, “Inside Job.” Each week on “Inside Job,” one of America's hottest companies invites four highly qualified job candidates to compete for an executive position. For one week, they live together, work together, and play together as part of the interview and hiring process while competing to land their dream job.

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

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Zoe's Kitchen prices IPO

FastCasual.com - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:20

Zoe's Kitchen has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,833,333 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $15 per share. In addition, Zoës Kitchen has granted the …



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Report: Quick Serve Spending Increased in March

QSR Magazine - Fri, 2014-04-11 12:11
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First Data Corporation, a leader in payment technology and services solutions,  released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for March 1–31, 2014, compared to March 2–April 1, 2013.  SpendTrend tracks same-store point-of-sale data by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT, closed-loop prepaid cards, and checks from nearly four million U.S. merchant locations serviced by First Data.

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

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Cajun chicken spices up Charleys Philly Steaks menu

FastCasual.com - Fri, 2014-04-11 11:50

Charley's Grilled Subs and Charleys Philly Steaks restaurant concepts are adding a Cajun Chicken sandwich for a limited time. The sandwich will be available at the end of April through June at …



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Costa Vida making waves in Colorado

FastCasual.com - Fri, 2014-04-11 11:50

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill opens its third location in the State of Colorado Monday. Grand Junction will welcome the first Costa Vida restaurant to the area, opening its doors at 2430 Patterson …



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Ten Tax Stats for Procrastinating Small Business Owners

BusinessWeek - Fri, 2014-04-11 11:49
Nearly half of small business owners don't work with an accountant. Almost as many spend 80 hours on taxes