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Bentley's new course begins with Bentayga

AutoNews - Sun, 2016-08-21 01:01
For Bentley and its U.S. dealers the Bentayga ultraluxury SUV marks an opportunity to reboot, repolish and chart a new course.
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From NFL player to franchise founder

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Former NFL player Tafa Jefferson knew his professional football career wouldn't last forever, so he studied entrepreneurship  -More
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Energy industry workers transition to franchising

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Turbulence in the oil industry has encouraged some energy professionals to leave the industry and explore opportunities in fr -More
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Uncle Maddio's to add three units in Tenn. area

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Uncle Maddio's has formed an agreement to open three more restaurants in the Knoxville, Tenn., area.  -More
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Denny's cartoon breakfast foods come to life on Facebook Live

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Denny's has taken its animated "Grand Slams" social videos a step further with live social events in which Facebook fans inte -More
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Fairness changes the lives of employees

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Employees work harder, take the initiative and are happier when they believe they are treated with fairness, writes Wally Boc -More
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Empowering by stepping back

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Bob Tiede realized his habit of telling employees exactly how to do their jobs was diminishing and demoralizing.  -More
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Marriott adapts to global digital revolution

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Marriott International has "put the guests in the center of things" to adapt its marketing to digital-focused consumers, acco -More
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Driven by cost, VoIP advances in new hotel builds

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
Guests generally don't notice the difference, but voice-over-internet protocol is steadily replacing analog technology in hot -More
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Boost your bottom line at the Franchisee Power Summit

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
IFA is hosting the Franchisee Power Summit in conjunction with the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting.  -More
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IFA seeks health care, retirement requests for proposal

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
IFA, as part of an initiative to add greater value to its members, is currently looking for partners to help offer efficient  -More
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NLRB finds joint-employer relationship between construction company, staffing firm

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
In a 2-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board determined that an asbestos abatement company was a joint employer of w -More
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Legal group calls for court to strike down "persuader" rule

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-08-19 14:01
The Washington Legal Foundation has filed a brief calling on an federal court in Arkansas to oppose the Labor Department's "p -More
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Krystal Offers Week-Long Root Beer Float Deal

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:56
Image Caption: Image Credit: Krystal is offering $0.99 root beer floats for national holiday.Exclusive Brief: 0

The Krystal Company, the brand famous for its iconic square hamburgers, is celebrating National Root Beer Day all week. From August 8 through August 12, Krystal will offer its Root Beer floats at a special price of $0.99 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in participating locations.

The Krystal Float is made with a blend of cold and frosty Barq's Root Beer, plus a scoop of creamy Blue Bunny vanilla bean ice cream.

Chains: Krystal

Wendy’s Brings Back Baconator Fries

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: PR NewswireWendy's is bringing back the Baconator fries for a limited time.Exclusive Brief: 0

For nine years Wendy's has offered the Baconator, featuring two quarter-pound patties of 100 percent pure fresh beef, six strips of thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon, three slices of cheese, and a bakery-style bun.

Chains: Wendy's

Burger King Debuts Whopperito, Burger-Burrito Mash-Up

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 12:32
Image Caption: Image Credit: Burger KingBurger King extends the Whopperito nationwide for a limited time.Exclusive Brief: 0

Burger King restaurants are introducing a Tex-Mex twist on its famous Whopper sandwich nationwide with its new Whopperito burger-burrito mash-up. After a local market debut that sparked widespread demand from guests, Burger King restaurants is now taking its Whopperito national at participating restaurants beginning August 15.

Chains: Burger King

Cott Corporation To Acquire S&D Coffee

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 10:55
S&D Coffee & Tee will be acquired by Cott beverage producers.Exclusive Brief: 0

S&D Coffee Inc. has accepted an offer made by the Cott Corporation to be acquired.

Following the completion of the proposed transaction, S&D will be a subsidiary of Cott, still operating under the S&D Coffee & Tea name. Ron Hinson, at almost 38 years with the company, will remain president and CEO of S&D, and the management team will assume the same scope and responsibilities. Cott, a global, multi-beverage leader, will enable further development and acceleration of S&D’s business model.

Chains: S&D Coffee

Blaze Opens 150th Pizzeria at Disney World

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 10:28
Image Credit: Blaze PizzaBlaze opens its flagship location in Disney Springs.Exclusive Brief: 0

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a leading fast-casual artisanal pizza chain, has opened its new flagship restaurant in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. Known for its chef-driven recipes, the 150th Blaze restaurant debuts in an architecturally innovative structure that was designed specifically for this location.

Chains: Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

Focus Brands Commits to Sourcing Cage-Free Eggs

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-08-08 09:17
Focus Brands will source only cage-free by 2026 for its franchises.Exclusive Brief: 0

In response to a growing consumer sentiment towards cage-free eggs and the adoption of this policy by several other food service companies, Focus Brands is joining forces with others in the industry and announcing its commitment to sourcing ingredients that contain only cage-free eggs. 

While not a large user of eggs or food items with egg as an ingredient, Focus Brands will work with its suppliers to ensure that all of its restaurant menu items will contain only cage free eggs by 2026. 

Chains: FOCUS BrandsCarvelCinnabonSchlotzsky'sMoe's Southwest GrillAuntie Anne'sMcAlister's Deli