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Part 2: The pain and the glory of getting REAL

FastCasual.com - 11 hours 40 min ago
Restaurateurs who seek REAL certification say it’s a tough and sometimes painful process. But they are quick to add that it can end up paying off big for a restaurant brand.

NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid import

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 23:00
The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.
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Frisch’s survey reveals drive-thru trends

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-08-24 15:44
Operator seeks to find out what drives trips to the drive-thru Operator seeks to find out what drives trips to the drive-thru

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McDonald’s recalls kids’ meal fitness trackers

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-08-24 15:36
Wristbands linked to skin irritations, blisters Wristbands linked to skin irritations, blisters

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Mercedes-Benz launches 'Timeless' Federer ads for U.S. Open

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 15:01
As the U.S. Open tennis tournament nears, Mercedes-Benz is teaming with one of the game's all-time greats in a humorous ad campaign. 'Timeless' features the Mercedes SL and Roger Federer -- in multiple forms.
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Newk’s Eatery names Michael Clock CFO

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-08-24 13:31
Former Good Smoke executive joins chain at time of growth Former Good Smoke executive joins chain at time of growth

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Student loan debt, now at $1.3 trillion, spells bad news for car sales

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 12:30
Moody's Investor Service's lead retail analyst said this week that new-vehicle sales, which hit a record 17.5 million last year, will be hurt by the student loan debt crisis as consumer demand for cars eventually slacks.
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Don't overwhelm customers, keep F&I menu short

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 12:30
Overly long FandI product menus can confuse customers.
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In defense of service contracts

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 12:30
Consumer advocates who bad-mouth service contracts are off base. A cost-benefit analysis that relies only on actuarial logic misses the point.
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Protective Life buys competitor United States Warranty

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 12:30
The parent company of Protective Asset Protection will acquire Florida FandI provider United States Warranty later this year, the companies said last week.
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Keeping The Lights On

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2016-08-24 12:24
Onefinestay Founder Marsh Details Unique Business Model; Future Trends

Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 08:14
Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.
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Lamborghini to double output by 2019 on SUV launch

AutoNews - Wed, 2016-08-24 06:31
Lamborghini expects to at least double annual production to 7,000 vehicles by 2019 once it rolls out its new SUV, CEO Stefano Domenicali said. The VW Group brand will cap annual production of its sports cars at 3,500 units to maintain exclusivity.
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Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

FastCasual.com - Wed, 2016-08-24 00:01
Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.