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House passes revised menu labeling rules

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-02-12 15:52
Changes would give restaurants and grocers more flexibility in labeling calories Changes would give restaurants and grocers more flexibility in labeling calories

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Lexus tops BMW in U.S. registrations; 2015 luxury title in dispute

AutoNews - Fri, 2016-02-12 15:32
Not so fast on BMW winning the 2015 U.S. luxury crown over Lexus and Mercedes. According to manufacturer-reported sales released last month, BMW won. But Polk said today that Lexus was tops in U.S. vehicle registrations last year with 340,392 vs.
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KFC offers special Valentine's Day experience at UK location

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
KFC is testing a new dining experience in one of its UK restaurants on Valentine's Day.  -More
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Murphy Business franchisee helps other entrepreneurs succeed

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
Tom Feick launched a Murphy Business & Financial Corp.  -More
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Marriott's "Bellmen" sequel becomes YouTube smash

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
A second short film by Marriott International depicting dedicated bellmen drew 1.5 million YouTube views in its first week.  -More
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Burger King rolls out flame-broiled hot dogs

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
Burger King will beef up its menu with grilled hot dogs, a new menu item that can be cooked on the same equipment that turns  -More
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World of Beer gears up for overseas expansion

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
World of Beer is planning to begin its overseas expansion this year by opening a location in China.  -More

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The real meaning of accountability

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
Creating accountability shouldn't be about wielding power or handing out rewards and punishments, writes Dan Rockwell.  -More
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5 qualities of leaders who use emotions effectively

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
One of the biggest reasons that new leaders struggle is a lack of emotional intelligence, writes Naphtali Hoff.  -More

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Mintel: Delivery can help eateries stand out

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
Retailers are increasingly feeding consumers' cravings for prepared food where and when they want it, according to Mintel.  -More

4 Insights on the State of Digital Marketing for Franchisors
How does your franchise system's marketing match up to industry standards? Recent research from G/O Digital and FRANdata reveals which marketing structures franchisors use most, where franchise brands are investing in digital and how sophisticated their marketing strategies are. See how you measure up in our latest infographic.

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There is still time to register for #IFA2016!

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
There's still time to register for the biggest franchise event of the year -- #IFA2016! It's just around the corner ...  -More
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Visited FranSocial recently?

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
If you haven't visited IFA's member-only online community recently, you're missing something.  -More

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Possible minimum wage hike added to ballot in San Diego

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
On June 7, voters in San Diego will get to choose whether to raise the city's minimum wage above the $10 required by the stat -More
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Opinion: Proposed rule would give upper hand to unions

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
The Persuader Advice Exemption Rule, which would require companies to disclose discussions with outside counsel about labor r -More

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IFA SmartBrief will not publish Monday

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
In observance of Presidents Day in the US, the IFA SmartBrief originally scheduled for publication on Monday, Feb.  -More
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If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.

SmartBrief - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:58
Coco Chanel, fashion designer -More
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People Report: More ‘Help Wanted’ signs appear as staffing pressure mounts

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-02-12 14:16
People Report Workforce Index rises again in first quarter, indicating high turnover, recruiting challenges People Report Workforce Index rises again in first quarter, indicating high turnover, recruiting challenges

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Ruth’s 4Q profits rise on higher sales, lower costs

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-02-12 13:19
Beef costs ease for steak chain and are expected to fall again in 2016 Beef costs ease for steak chain and are expected to fall again in 2016

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Fazoli’s names Donna Josephson new CMO

Nation's Restaurant News - Fri, 2016-02-12 13:12
Italian chain makes changes to leadership team Italian chain makes changes to leadership team

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Hilton Worldwide Announces Signing Of Triptych Miami Design District, A Curio Collection By Hilton

Hotel Interactive - Fri, 2016-02-12 12:58
MCLEAN, VA--Hilton Worldwide today announced the Triptych Miami Design District will join Curio - A Collection by HiltonTM when it opens ...