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Apple working with Hertz to manage small autonomous fleet

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-06-26 17:10
Apple is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Waymo and Avis.
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Battling summer pests

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2017-06-26 16:36
Tips on how to deal with ants, mosquitoes and flies during the warm-weather months.

Kiosks are no labor savior

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2017-06-26 15:29
Blog: Despite some reports, McDonald’s not cutting labor by adding touchscreens

Fast food giant submits 24 hour opening hour plans for city centre branch

Topix - Mon, 2017-06-26 15:19

FAST food giant McDonalds is planning to extend the opening hours of its Bradford city centre branch - effectively allowing it to stay open 24 hours a day. The company has submitted a licensing application that would allow the restaurant and take away on Kirkgate, which currently has a 5am to 11pm license, to stay open from 11pm to 5am.

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McDonald's in Saudi Arabia swears 'allegiance' to crown prince

Topix - Mon, 2017-06-26 15:19

Following the king of Saudi Arabia's controversial decision to name his son Mohammed bin Salman crown prince, skipping him ahead of the person next in line to succeed him, the Saudi Arabian franchise of McDonald's took out a full-page ad in full support of the announcement. "We renew our allegiance and obedience for his royal highness, the servant of the two holy mosques, King Salman the son of Abdul Aziz Al Saud," wrote the popular purveyor of Big Macs and Quarter Pounders.

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FASTSIGNS CEO turns difficult past into success

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
In this Forbes interview, FASTSIGNS CEO Catherine Monson, CFE, talks about her difficult upbringing, her goals for the compan -More
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Marriott showcases soft brands in NYC

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
Marriott is touting its soft brands to attendees of the International Hospitality Investment Conference in New York.  -More
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Taking action is not always the best path

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
In a world that celebrates decisive action, it's important to remember not to act just so you can say you're doing something, -More
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Help employees recognize and pursue their aspirations

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
One key role of leaders is empowering employees to achieve their potential, possibly through conversations and questions that -More
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Improved quality perceptions help quickservice brands compete

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
Improved perceptions of quality may be helping quickservice restaurants win market share from their full-service peers, resea -More
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McDonald's offering food delivery through Uber

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
Uber has partnered with McDonald's to offer fast food delivery through its UberEATS app.  -More
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Are you prepared to protect your business?

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
Changes in Washington can drastically affect your franchise.
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July 12 webinar: How to Communicate Effectively

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
IFA's Franchise Relations Committee is hosting a special webinar on July 12 at 2:00 p.m.
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Naranga names new CEO

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
Mark Montini is taking over as CEO of Naranga, a provider of franchise operations software, as Tariq Farid, CFE, becomes chai
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Study: Seattle wage hike has negative effects

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
A minimum wage increase to $13 an hour in Seattle led to fewer hours for current workers and decreased employment for low-wag -More
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NLRB could review key decisions under Trump administration

SmartBrief - Mon, 2017-06-26 14:07
Trump could position the National Labor Relations Board to reverse key decisions on union organizing and the joint-employer i -More
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Q&A—How retailers can prepare for peak shopping season

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-06-26 13:04
It may be hot outside, but inside retailers are already thinking about the winter months. Still, they can underestimate how complex it is to successfully plan for shopping's peak season. FierceRetail spoke with Stefan Weitz, executive VP of technology services at Radial, about digital and in-store strategies to prepare effectively.

Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-06-26 12:43
Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It's the first such deal in a field that's still fledgling but exploding with partnerships.
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E-commerce fraud losses down 35%

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-06-26 12:28
E-commerce fraud as a percentage of sales dollars has been declining since the first quarter of 2016.