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BMW seeks partners in race to build self-driving car's brain

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-06-21 07:11
BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in the form of startups, partnerships with tech companies and talent as it races companies such as Apple and Google to build electronic brains for next-generation autonomous vehicles.
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Are you ready to 'pitch' your fast casual concept? - Tue, 2016-06-21 07:04
Fast Casual is now accepting entries for The Perfect Pitch — what we like to describe as a friendlier version of "Shark Tank."

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Westin Brand In Australia With The Signing Of The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2016-06-21 06:51
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced it has signed an agreement with Sekisui House Australia ...

Mitsubishi expects annual loss due to mileage-cheating scandal, report says

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-06-21 06:21
Mitsubishi Motors expects to post a net loss this financial year over its mileage-cheating scandal as it is hit by compensation costs and a slide in vehicle sales, a report said today.
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International franchise expansion requires hefty work upfront - Tue, 2016-06-21 06:20
Domestic franchisors, whether running one location or 100 in the U.S., face a challenging journey in the quest to go international.

New Castle Outlines Strategy To Double Portfolio In Four Years

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2016-06-21 05:39
SHELTON, CT—New Castle Hotels and Resorts (NCHR), a leading developer, owner and operator of a diverse, international portfolio of hotels and ...

Royal Palms Resort And Spa To Join The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

Hotel Interactive - Tue, 2016-06-21 05:34
CHICAGO--Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a wholly owned subsidiary has entered into an agreement to purchase the 119-room Royal Palms ...

Hyundai to the rescue tops viral list

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-06-21 01:01
Hyundai saves the day for a young soccer fan in this week's top campaign.
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Friendly’s finalizes sale of ice cream business for $155M

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-20 17:27
Chain sells manufacturing division to Dean Foods

The company that operates Friendly’s restaurants is Friendly’s no more.

The Massachusetts-based casual-dining chain said on Monday that it has finalized a deal to sell its retail ice cream and manufacturing business to Dallas-based Dean Foods company for $155 million in cash.

As part of the deal, Dean Foods is acquiring the Friendly’s trademark along with any intellectual property associated with the ice cream business.

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MOD Pizza Cofounders Honored as EY Entrepreneurs of 2016

QSR Magazine - Mon, 2016-06-20 17:13
Image Caption: Image Credit: Scott and Ally Svenson are honored as EY Entrepreneurs of 2016.Exclusive Brief: 0

Scott Svenson, cofounder and CEO of MOD Pizza, and Ally Svenson, cofounder, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in the Emerging category for the Pacific Northwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The Svensons were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at the gala event in Seattle on June 17.

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Joe’s Crab Shack to retrench from Bronx, Newark

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-20 15:41
Ignite CEO Robert Merritt says “vacation-type” brand ill-suited for urban areas Ignite CEO Robert Merritt says “vacation-type” brand ill-suited for urban areas

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Snapchat campaigns capture a lot of dough for Virginia pizza chain - Mon, 2016-06-20 15:17
Ever thought of using that perpetual teenage social media favorite, Snapchat, in your social media marketing? Virginia-based Firenza certainly did, and the results have been very gratifying.

Debunking the myth of farm-raised fish

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-20 15:09
Improvements in aquaculture results in delicious, sustainable food Improvements in aquaculture results in delicious, sustainable food

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SEIU targets McDonald’s refranchising efforts in Asia

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:48
Union letter warns investors of risks of acquiring the chain’s restaurants in the region Union letter warns investors of risks of acquiring the chain’s restaurants in the region

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CIA instructors discuss teaching the art of seafood

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:24
Bruce Mattel and Gerard Viverito share how they educate culinary students about seafood

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Passion, people are key for building a franchise

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Franchisors should search for franchisees who are passionate about the industry, said Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's "The Pro -More
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For Dukart Management, McDonald's is the family business

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Succession is often tough for family businesses, but Dukart Management has been going strong for three generations.  -More
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Golden Corral franchisee shares tips for aspiring entrepreneurs

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Billy Sewell, whose father was an early investor in Golden Corral restaurants, is now a franchisee with 26 locations in six s -More
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Buffalo Wild Wings' customer sentiment surges

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings has hit eight-year highs in consumer sentiment, according to a YouGov survey.  -More
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Like parents, leaders need to learn to let go

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:04
Good leadership is a lot like good parenting, writes Mark Lukens: You need to be able to set boundaries and expectations, but -More
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