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Buffalo Wild Wings stock plunges after lowered expectations

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2016-04-26 16:46
Same-store sales fall 1.7 percent in first quarter Same-store sales fall 1.7 percent in first quarter

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Pieology Turns up the Heat with Southwest Flavors

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 16:45
Image Caption: Image Credit: Southwest turns up heat with Chicken Chile Verde and Spicy Southwest.Exclusive Brief: 0

Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to be inspired to create their version of the ultimate artisan-style pizza is bringing the flavors of the Southwest to its menu with the introduction of two new signature pizzas that add a little heat to the Pieology lineup. For a limited time, guests can enjoy a new Chicken Chile Verde and a Spicy Southwest pizza, which feature flavorful new ingredients like enchilada sauce, diced mild green chilies, Cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Chains: Pieology Pizzeria

The Howard Company Streamlines Drive Thru at NRA

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 16:31
Image Caption: Image Credit: The Howard Company brings drive-thru solutions to NRA Show.Exclusive Brief: 0

The Howard Company Inc. is eagerly looking forward displaying the latest in digital drive-thru menu board solutions at the 2016 National Restaurant Show May 21–24 in McCormick Place, Chicago. The Howard booth will feature both Samsung and Peerless digital menuboards with a variety of screen options for guests to explore. With digital products gaining momentum as the new direction in drive-thru lane solutions, this is a great opportunity for show attendees to see and compare the industry’s latest menuboard innovations. 

Feds Urge You Uninstall QuickTime from Windows Computers Immediately

Small Business Trends - Tue, 2016-04-26 15:30

As much as we all love the digital world we currently live in, the issue of security is an annoyance we could all do without.

One of the latest security risks was announced by the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) with an alert urging customers to uninstall QuickTime from Windows.

QuickTime is a video player that can no longer compete with all the new players in the marketplace for Windows, which explains why Apple has stopped updating it. And in the digital world, not updating one’s application means it will quickly become vulnerable to security breaches.

Why You Should Uninstall QuickTime from Windows

As first reported by Trend Micro, Apple deprecated QuickTime for Microsoft Windows, which in computer lingo means it will still be available, but will no longer be developed or supported. The report also said the Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative released advisories detailing two new serious vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows.

The two vulnerabilities are:

  • ZDI-16-241 – Which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Apple QuickTime. In order for this vulnerability to be exploited, the user has to interact by visiting a malicious page or open a malicious file. The flaw specifically resides within the moov atom, which can be leveraged by an attacker to execute the codes under the context of the QuickTime player.
  • ZDI-16-242 – This vulnerability has the same flaws, but it exists within the atom processing. An attacker can write data outside of an allocated heap buffer by providing an invalid index.

Apple will no longer be providing security updates, so these vulnerabilities are never going to be patched.

According to Trend Micro, there are no active attacks against these vulnerabilities (as of April 14, 2016). But since it was made public, there are probably many exploits being introduced in the ecosystem that will eventually take advantage of these flaws.

All software products have a lifecycle. Since Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, US-CERT said computer systems running unsupported software will be exposed to increased risks of malicious attacks or electronic data loss. According to the organization, the only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.

If you have QuickTime on Windows systems, uninstall it right away. Go to the Control Panel and click on Programs. Once you are there find QuickTime and right click and uninstall. You can also visit this Apple page for information on how to uninstall the player.  It is important to note, this only affects Windows, Apple still supports QuickTime on Mac OS X.

Image: Apple

This article, "Feds Urge You Uninstall QuickTime from Windows Computers Immediately" was first published on Small Business Trends

Tillman Fertitta wants to buy another company

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2016-04-26 14:52
Report: Fertitta, Jefferies CEO forming a blank check company

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Bloomin’ Brands works to rebuild sales

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2016-04-26 14:46
Operator focuses on food and remodeling at Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Operator focuses on food and remodeling at Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s

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Chefs add nuance to bowls with seafood

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2016-04-26 13:24
Restaurants promote fish in bowls as healthful, fresh ingredient Restaurants promote fish in bowls as healthful, fresh ingredient

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Papa Murphy's Celebrates Cinco with Mexican Inspiration

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:40
Papa Murphy's brings back Taco Grande and Steak Fajita pizzas.Exclusive Brief: 0

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. announced the return of two Mexican-inspired pizzas just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The bold and zesty flavors of the Taco Grande and Steak Fajita pizzas have quickly become favorites among Papa Murphy’s fans and are the perfect way to add some sizzle to any Cinco de Mayo celebration. The Steak Fajita and Taco Grande pizzas will be available at all participating Papa Murphy’s locations nationwide from April 26 through May 30.

Chains: Papa Murphy's

CREAM Is 'Jamm'n' with New Black Raspberry Swirl

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:35
Image Caption: Image Credit: CREAM adds new We Be Jamm'n ice cream, CREAMfetti cookie to menu.Exclusive Brief: 0

CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in high-quality ice cream sandwiches using fresh, oven-baked cookies, will increase the near-endless customer options with the addition of the We Be Jamm’n ice cream and the CREAMfetti Cookie.

In combination with the already established 20 ice cream flavors, We Be Jamm’n uses CREAM’s super-premium French Vanilla ice cream combined with black raspberry jam and chocolate chunks.

Chains: CREAM

Asbury Q1 net down 14%; will open used-car stores despite slow sales

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:34
Asbury Automotive's first-quarter net income dropped 14 percent to $31 million, pressured by softer new- and used-vehicle sales, even as revenue edged up 0.6 percent to $1.55 billion, the company said today.
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Sonic Sweetens Summer with Frozen Lemonade, Limeade

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:29
Image Caption: Image Credit: Sonic sweetens menu for summer with frozen lemonade and limeade.Exclusive Brief: 0

Sonic is adding new flavors to its popular drink lineup with the launch of the new Lemonade, Frozen Lemonade, and Frozen Limeade drinks. These refreshing Sonic creations, crafted with the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, are guaranteed to quench any thirst or craving.

Chains: Sonic Drive -In

Cousins Subs Awards $20,000 to Four High School Athletes

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:23
Image Caption: Image Credit: Cousins Subs Awards $20,000 in scholarships to high school athletes.Exclusive Brief: 0

Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs and its Make It Better Foundation awarded four Wisconsin high school seniors with $20,000 in scholarships as part of its fourth annual Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest.

Andrea Wenck of East Troy, Wisconsin, and Kaj Days of Racine, Wisconsin, were selected as the first-place prize winners of a $7,500 scholarship. Emily Beltran and Ben Wachter were the two runners-up and received $2,500 each.

Chains: Cousins Subs

Russo's Breezes onto South Padre Island, Texas

QSR Magazine - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:13
Image Caption: Image Credit: Russo's New York Pizzeria opens new unit on South Padre Island, Texas.Exclusive Brief: 0

Russo’s New York Pizzeria opened on Tuesday, April 19 on South Padre Island, Texas. Local residents and visitors to South Padre can now savor the tastes, aromas, and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York–style pizzeria. The well-known, chef driven, fast-casual Italian restaurant franchise that brings to life old-world charm and hospitality is opening at 410 Padre Boulevard in 410 Plaza, situated near the Queen Isabella Causeway.

Chains: Russo's

Why restaurants should ignore government’s delay on menu labeling - Tue, 2016-04-26 12:10
The real opportunity is to be a leader and put your nutritional information — all 11 of those pesky items, including consumer hot buttons like calories, fat, sugar and sodium — out there.

Penske Q1 net rises 5.7% on higher sales

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-04-26 10:28
Penske Automotive Group reported a 5.7 percent rise in first-quarter net income attributed in large part to the strength of its retail sales. The nation's second-largest dealership group said net income rose to $80.
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Sonic Q1 net rises 4.7% on parts and service, FandI; revenue flat

AutoNews - Tue, 2016-04-26 10:25
Sonic Automotive reported net income rose 4.7 percent to $14.6 million in the first quarter from a year earlier. Despite the narrow gain, the auto retailer reported a decline in gross profits on new and used vehicles amid weaker new-vehicle sales.
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Must-see videos: Starbucks highlights FoodShare program

Nation's Restaurant News - Tue, 2016-04-26 10:18
NRN video picks you need to watch this week NRN video picks you need to watch this week

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