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Domino's CEO discusses economy, hiring plans

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
A strong economy is important for Domino's Pizza, as employed people tend to buy more pizza, said CEO Patrick Doyle.  -More
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China on track to become world's biggest retail market

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
By the end of this year, China's retail sales will exceed sales in the US, making it the world's biggest retail market, accor -More
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Togo's uses mobile app to engage customers

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
Togo's is using Tribe, a mobile app, to reward customers and maintain brand loyalty.  -More
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McDonald's CEO: Company using purchasing power to make a positive impact

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
McDonald's is moving to cage-free eggs as it seeks to meet the changing preferences of consumers, said CEO Steve Easterbrook, -More
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How to help complainers move forward

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
Complaints can arise because a person feels unheard or is trying to offer solutions to problems.  -More
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9 things to avoid when starting conversations

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
Open, collaborative conversations also require tact, cautions John Stoker. "You need to ...  -More
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YouTube emerges as hospitality storyteller

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
Some hoteliers are finding YouTube can be more effective in conveying their message than social media leaders Facebook, Insta -More
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Restaurants face slow same-store sales, hefty lease costs

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
When faced with weak same-store sales, restaurants could find it increasingly difficult to absorb lease costs.  -More
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NextGen seeks applicants for 2017 Global Competition

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
With the help of the 2016 NextGen Global Competition and IFA, Paleo Cafe's CEO, Jai Hobbs, was able to connect with top execu -More
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Franchise Expo West to host PAFI Summit

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
The Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI) annual Franchise Summit is being hosted this year at Franchise Expo West -More
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Culver's brings Crispy Southwest Chicken Sandwich back to menu

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
Culver's is reintroducing its Crispy Southwest Chicken Sandwich, which originally debuted in June 2015.  -More
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Opinion: Overtime rules could create pay problems for workers

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
New rules expanding overtime eligibility could contribute to cash-flow problems for some workers, writes Jeffrey Dorfman, eco -More
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N.J. gov. will have to make decision on minimum wage hike

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
New Jersey Gov.  -More
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

SmartBrief - Mon, 2016-08-22 14:26
Mark Rowse, clergyman -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