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Homewood Suites By Hilton Opens New Hotel In Irvine

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2017-01-18 05:20
IRVINE, CA--Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites ...

W Hotels Worldwide To 'Make An Entrance' Into Hungary With W Budapest

Hotel Interactive - Wed, 2017-01-18 05:10
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY--W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part ...

A fast-food salad you'll want to make at home

Topix - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:59

As every new year starts, many of us tell ourselves we're going to eat healthier - we'll make homemade meals and stop hitting the drive-thru to shove french fries down our chubby throats. But then reality sets in, work gets busy, the kids need rides all over town and you just don't have it in you to plan and make another meal.

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Cambridge Franchise Holdings Acquires 10 Burger King® Restaurants...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Cambridge Franchise Holdings now operates 115 restaurants as the company continues to pursue Southeast consolidation and growth strategy.

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13968515.htm

Cruise Planners Remains in Top Spot as Best Travel Franchise to Own on...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Cruise Planners is No. 1 within the travel category for 14 years in a row.

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13971049.htm

GYMGUYZ Sees Record Growth in 2016 and Eyes 100th Location Opening in...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

New York based mobile fitness concept goes bi-coastal in 2016; builds momentum toward international growth in upcoming year

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13966111.htm

Window Genie Named a 2017 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Window Genie’s Performance

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13967751.htm

Residence Inn Hotel to Open in Plano, Texas

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Stylish and functional hotel design lets extended-stay guests thrive on the road.

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/RIDallasPlanoRichardson/prweb13968432.htm

Toppers Pizza Unveils New Store Prototype Design to Enhance Brand...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

At a Time When Transparency is Critical For Concepts Looking to Remain Relevant, Toppers Rolls Out New Show Kitchen Experience

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

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South Carolina-Based Vocational School Provides Free Education to...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Training Concepts donates $1 million to train students interested in continuing education.

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13969290.htm

The Cleaning Authority Celebrates 200th Location Opening in 2016;...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

With a developing franchise system and customer base, The Cleaning Authority prioritizes hiring in 2017

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13966110.htm

Kwench Juice Café Announces Franchise Opportunities for Aspiring...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Kwench Juice Café is now offering franchise opportunities for those who have a passion for providing top quality fresh products and excellent customer service.

(PRWeb January 10, 2017)

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GRA taps Brian Bullock as 2017 Board Chair

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) has announced the 2017 Chairman of the Board for the association, Brian Bullock, Chief Operating Officer of Legacy Venture Restaurants.

(PRWeb January 09, 2017)

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Fatburger Continues China Expansion Opening New Outlet in Shanghai...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Fatburger will open in the tallest building in Asia, “Shanghai Tower” with franchisee Aonon International Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China; The food and beverage company has committed to develop multiple...

(PRWeb January 09, 2017)

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Top Dental Implant Paradigm Brings Life-Changing Results to Teeth...

PR Web - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:30

Dr. Wayne Sutton puts an end to suffering and instills hope with Teeth Tomorrow® in the California wine country.

(PRWeb January 09, 2017)

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VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-01-18 04:22
VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW.
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John Lee Hancock on making a movie about an iconic founder

Topix - Wed, 2017-01-18 02:39

The man behind the unprecedented rise of the fast food chain, McDonald's, is Ray Kroc. But he didn't come up with the idea for McDonald's - that was the McDonalds brothers.

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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers

AutoNews - Wed, 2017-01-18 01:01
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has joined the UK car dealership Lookers as managing director.
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Schlotzsky’s rolls out shrimp and brisket

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2017-01-17 23:56

Schlotzsky’s has added shrimp and brisket to its permanent menu.

The fast-casual chain started testing shrimp last spring, in response to customer requests for a seafood option.

The Shrimp Original sandwich mixes seasoned and steamed shrimp with cream cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, chipotle pesto, cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, black olives, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard and Schlotzsky’s signature sauce, and is served on sourdough bread.

“It did probably double or triple what we expected it to do [in terms of sales],” Schlotzsky’s president Kelly Roddy said.

Then the chain also included shrimp in a new line of mac-and-cheese entrées called “Macs,” a new formulation of the pasta first introduced in March 2015.

The shrimp tested well both in the sandwich and in the mac-and-cheese, Roddy said, "and then we immediately tested it on the flatbread."

Meanwhile, the brisket played on Schlotzsky’s heritage as a company based in Austin, Texas, Roddy said.

“Brisket is one of the things that people actually seek out when they come to Austin, so why not bring that to Schlotzsky’s everywhere?” he said. “This is high-quality brisket, just like you’d get at Franklin’s in Austin, that you’d stand in line for an hour for,” he said, referring to Franklin Barbecue, which has a cult following.

The Shrimp Original sandwich. Photo: Schlotzsky's

The brisket, which is braised by one of Schlotzsky’s protein vendors, began a test in the summer, and then rolled out as a Mac limited-time offer in October.

Brisket is also available through February on a Spicy Brisket Flatbread with pesto, jalapeño chips, Swiss cheese, hot sauce, blue cheese dressing and basil, as well as on an Italian Shrimp & Brisket Flatbread with Italian dressing, cream sauce, balsamic glaze, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and barbecue sauce. 

The Shrimp Original will be brought back for Lent, which begins on March 1, as will the Shrimply the Best Mac and a new flatbread. Shrimp will also be available in salads this summer, Roddy said.

The Smokey Brisketeer Mac. Photo: Schlotzsky's

“It’s going to be a regular part of our menu from now on,” he added.

So is brisket, he said, which will be featured in a new line of sandwiches starting later in February.

Schlotzsky’s is a subsidiary of Focus Brands Inc., based in Atlanta, and has 362 units.

Contact Bret Thorn at bret.thorn@penton.com

Follow him on Twitter: @foodwriterdiary

The One Thing You Should Never Order At Pizza Hut, According To An Employee

Topix - Tue, 2017-01-17 22:35

This week, we're diving deep into the depths of Reddit to bring you some really eye-opening facts about your favorite fast food joints--straight from the mouths of employees. You wanted motivation to eat healthier, right? Isn't that's your New Year's resolution? Well, these facts should set you straight .

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