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China recovery drives 18.4% jump in 1Q profit for Yum

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 17:54
Same-store sales rebound 11% at KFC in China Same-store sales rebound 11% at KFC in China

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Fatburger's sister brand debuts on East Coast

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:10

Fatburger in Murray Hill, the only Manhattan, N.Y., outpost of the West Coast burger chain, is bringing its sister chain, Buffalo's Express, to New York City. It will join forces with the Murray Hill …



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Smoothie King to open 100 domestic locations in 2014

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:05

Smoothie King announced today that it has named Michael Bruno as VP of Business Development to help drive the brand's expansion in new and existing markets across the U.S. "We are thrilled to have …



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Tijuana Flats introduces new menu

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:05

Tijuana Flats launched a new menu featuring four new menu items and a fresh look and feel, according to a company press release. One new item inlcudes: "Atom Bombs," previously a secret menu item …



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Capriotti's chooses Punchh's mobile CRM platform for loyalty

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:05

Punchh, a CRM suite for restaurants, has created a customized mobile loyalty rewards program for Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a 100-plus unit fast casual sandwich chain based in Las Vegas. Dubbed "…



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Barberitos to open 0% waste restaurant

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 16:00

Barberitos is taking steps to become more eco-friendly and hopes to introduce the first zero-percent waste restaurant by July. So far, the chain is using clear polypropylene drink cups that are 100-…



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5 must-know restaurant news stories: April 22, 2014

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:46
NRN Editors Nation's Restaurant News editors select the top industry stories of the day Nation's Restaurant News editors select the top industry stories of the day Content Classification:  Curated

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Papa Murphy’s sets terms for IPO

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:29
Proposed price between $11 and $13 per share Proposed price between $11 and $13 per share

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Highlight Main Street Lending Shortfalls

BusinessWeek - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:19
Sandy victims were still looking for credit to help them move on from the devastating storm

In with the new

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:12
From the Editor Editor-in-chief Sarah E. Lockyer shares her thoughts on the April 21, 2014, issue of Nation's Restaurant News

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McDonald's to focus on consumer-driven changes

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:09
Adjustments to operations, menu and marketing to come in 2014

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Finding common ground on animal welfare

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:30
Matthew Prescott Humane Society president shares thoughts on the value of collaborative thinking Humane Society president Matthew Prescott shares his thoughts on the value of collaborative thinking

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WFF names Hattie Hill CEO, president

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:24
Hill had been serving as interim CEO of the foodservice leadership organization Hill had been serving as interim CEO of the foodservice leadership organization

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Pie Five participating in franchising conference

FastCasual.com - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:25

Representatives of Pie Five Pizza will be on hand at the 2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, April 23-25 in Las Vegas, including CEO Randy Gier, Franchise Development Manager Mark Ramage and Chef …



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WFF Names Hattie Hill President and CEO

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:36
Exclusive Brief:  no

Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced that its board of directors has selected Hattie Hill as the organization's next president and chief executive officer, effective June 1.

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

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Arby’s Announces New Development Deals

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:29
Exclusive Brief:  no

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., franchisor of the quick-service sandwich chain with nearly 3,400 Arby’s restaurants worldwide, announced development agreements with new and existing franchisees.

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

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McDonald’s 1Q U.S. same-store sales fall 1.7%

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:29
Net income declined 5.1% during the quarter Net income declined 5.1% during the quarter

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Domino’s Pizza Integrates Google Wallet with Mobile Ordering

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:26
Exclusive Brief:  no

Domino’s Pizza is adding even more convenience to its customer experience by integrating Google Wallet with its Android ordering app. Domino’s customers who have an Android device can now pay for their online orders using Google’s digital wallet.

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

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Villa Opens Green Leaf's and Bananas at Ross Park Mall

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:24
Exclusive Brief:  no

Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced it has opened two more of its quick-service restaurant brands, Green Leaf’s and Bananas, at Pittsburgh’s Ross Park Mall. The company will also open its newly renovated Villa Italian Kitchen concept that has been in the food court since 1997.

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

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Pie Five Pizza Showcased at Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:20
Exclusive Brief:  no

Pie Five Pizza CEO Randy Gier and other company representatives are joining national franchisors and suppliers to swap strategies and stories at the 2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference April 23–25 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Also joining the Pie Five contingent will be franchise development manager Mark Ramage and one of the chain’s most successful franchisees.

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

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