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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers

AutoNews - Thu, 2016-06-23 01:01
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budget vehicle.
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Americans have lots of new-found love for fast food, but still smitten with full-service

Topix - Wed, 2016-06-22 22:32

There's good news for most fast food chains today from the American Customer Satisfaction Index . It seems the improvements they've made in the quality of food and service are starting to move the needle on customer satisfaction, according to the results of this year's polling.

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Will Burger Kinga s New Mac a n Cheetos Be a Fast Food Game-Changer?

Topix - Wed, 2016-06-22 18:26

Burger King is rolling out a hybrid snack that has the internet buzzing - deep fried sticks of macaroni and cheese breaded with a crispy, Cheetos-flavored exterior. The restaurant chain is already testing the new Mac 'n Cheetos , the product of a partnership Frito-Lay, in some locations, according to Bloomberg.

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Burger King announces newest weird fast-food item: Mac a n Cheetos

Topix - Wed, 2016-06-22 18:26

For those who feel like fast food doesn't already have enough choices to clog your arteries, Burger King has a new product for you. Burger King said the product will sell for eight weeks or until supplies run out.

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New PayChex WORX Small Business Resource Center Provides Advice

Small Business Trends - Wed, 2016-06-22 17:30

Human resources industry leader Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) has expanded its digital resource base with the launch of an all-new content hub.

Paychex WORX is designed to further complement Paychex’s human capital management services by providing businesses of all shapes and sizes with meaningful tips and tricks to assist them in establishing market dominance.

Small Business Resource Center

Launched at the start of June, Paychex WORX offers users a wide array of expert articles, videos, white papers and infographics meant to keep users up-to-date on emerging business trends and provoke discussion between entrepreneurs.

According to Andrew Childs, Paychex’s vice president of marketing, the content hub will subsequently enable business owners to ensure that their companies are able to evolve in line with their respective industries.

“The business landscape is continuously evolving, particularly as it relates to regulatory and compliance matters,” Childs said in an interview with Small Business Trends. “Staying up-to-date on trends, business demands and new technology can be challenging but failing to prepare and comply can lead to costly consequences.”

“Paychex WORX gives employers the knowledge to empower their businesses and their people to be successful,” Childs added.

Paychex is one of the most established names in payroll, human resources and benefits outsourcing.

Since launching in 1971, the company has grown from one employee to a team of 12,000 that serves more than 500,000 business clients across America.

Paychex specializes in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions geared at streamlining a wide range of tedious business administration tasks. By integrating payroll processing and insurance services, Paychex also works to customize its offerings in order to provide each individual client with its own, bespoke SaaS solution.

“Paychex has a full suite of human capital management services, including payroll, HR, retirement and insurance,” Childs said. “We know that employers are looking to take their businesses to the next level.”

“Paychex created WORX to help them do just that — providing the knowledge, tools and resources to help advance their business at every stage.”

In addition to useful how-to articles, the company’s new content hub also offers a range of business calculators, videos and interactive webinars designed to assist would-be entrepreneurs work out start-up costs and HR expenses.

By addressing client needs through various media platforms, Childs says that business owners are more likely to benefit from the expert knowledge that the Paychex team has to offer.

“Paychex WORX offers a digital destination for content of all mediums,” he said. “It highlights the breadth of our product offering, expertise and ability to help businesses of all sizes with a wide range of human resource and financial information.”

Image: Paychex

This article, "New PayChex WORX Small Business Resource Center Provides Advice" was first published on Small Business Trends

David Chang, Charles Duhigg, David Novak to keynote MUFSO 2016

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-06-22 17:22
Speakers to highlight productivity, the workforce, culinary creativity Speakers to highlight productivity, the workforce, culinary creativity

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Burger King Awards $3 Million in Scholarships

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:43
Image Caption: Image Credit: Burger King awards $3 million in scholarships to about 2,800 students.Exclusive Brief: 0

Helping pave the way toward higher education, the Burger King McLamoreFoundation is helping to make the educational dreams of close to 2,800 students across North America a reality. Through its Burger King Scholars program, $3 million in scholarships are being awarded to exceptional high school graduates and BK Brand employees as well as restaurant Team Members in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Chains: Burger King

Genghis Grill Introduces New Menu Items, Online Quiz

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:27
Image Caption: Image Credit: Genghis Grill introduces four new menu item and playful online quiz.Exclusive Brief: 0

Genghis Grill is giving its fans more reason to sizzle with excitement this summer season.

To introduce its three new signature recipes, the build-your-own stir-fry brand is celebrating its launch with a captivating fusion of culinary innovation and personal reflection—a combination that provides guests with an insightful, yet playful, look at their personality traits.

Chains: Genghis Grill

Red Mango Among Entrepreneur's Top Franchises

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:21
Red Mango is among Entrepreneur magazine's Top Global Franchises. Exclusive Brief: 0

Red Mango Yogurt Café, Smoothie, & Juice Bar continues to bring the heat. The leader in healthier food options was recently named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Global Franchises List for 2016 published in the July issue for serving up fresh cold-squeezed juices, made-to-order fresh fruit smoothies, power-packed smoothie bowls, all-natural frozen yogurt, and more.

Chains: Red Mango

This Graphic Shows You How to Make 13 Popular Fast Foods at Home

Topix - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:14

Fast food isn't great for you, but it sure does taste good. This graphic has recipes for thirteen popular fast foods so you can split the difference and make the tasty goods at home.

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Carl's Jr./Hardee's Heats Up New Charbroiled Chicken Fillet

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:13
Image Caption: Image Credit: Carl's Jr. and Hardee's offer new all-natural Charbroiled Chicken.Exclusive Brief: 0

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, best known for offering premium, restaurant-quality quick-service menu options at consumer-friendly prices, today added to its industry-leading, all-natural menu with the introduction of the all-natural charbroiled chicken breast fillet, now available at restaurant locations nationwide.

Chains: Carl's Jr.Hardee's

Papa John’s president credits success to employee development

Nation's Restaurant News - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:07
Steve Ritchie outlines path to the C-suite and the pizza chain’s strengths Steve Ritchie outlines path to the C-suite and the pizza chain’s strengths

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Pieology Purchases Competitor Project Pie

QSR Magazine - Wed, 2016-06-22 15:59
Image Caption: Image Credit: Pieology purchases competitor Project Pie for undisclosed amount.Exclusive Brief: 0

Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations at one affordable price, announces its strategic purchase of Project Pie. Pieology Pizzeria is the first in the fast-casual pizza segment to consolidate one of its major competitors by acquiring Project Pie, a concept within the same segment. This strategic purchase allows Pieology to continue its organic growth while beginning segment consolidation as an additional expansion tactic.

Chains: Pieology PizzeriaProject Pie

Shopify Adds Apple Pay as New Payment Option

Small Business Trends - Wed, 2016-06-22 15:30

The release of the new iOS 10 was not the only announcement made at the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco recently. The tech giant said that Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile-payment service, will come to the Web this fall.

Shopify, a cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, is among the first companies to publicly state that it will offer the service as a payment option.

Shopify Apple Pay

“Currently, online shoppers encounter a lot of friction when trying to purchase items on a mobile device. Apple Pay can help provide consumers with seamless purchase experiences,” the Director of Engineering at Shopify Jason Normore said in a recent company release. “Shopify’s mission has always been to enable our merchants to offer their customers the best experience, and that’s why the announcement of Apple Pay coming to the Web is so exciting. Now more than 275,000 small and medium-sized businesses are laying the groundwork for a better shopping experience on iPhone, iPad and Mac.”

The ecommerce giant went on to say that more than 60 percent of all checkouts that are initiated on Shopify stores come from mobile but only 40 percent of the visitors actually complete a purchase.

Up until this point, consumers could only complete Apple Pay payments through a mobile app. Shopify, however, believes that the arrival of the service on the Web will mean merchants will now be able to provide a simplified checkout via Safari with Mac, iPhone or iPad, and this will increase the likelihood that more visitors will click the “buy” button.

In addition, developers will now be able to add Apple Pay functionality through the iMessage Apps SDK, meaning that small business owners will be able to customize iMessage conversations with shoppers that will allow in-message purchases.

This long-awaited option will no doubt compete against global companies such as PayPal and give both merchants and customers another option for making ecommerce transactions.

Image: Shopify

This article, "Shopify Adds Apple Pay as New Payment Option" was first published on Small Business Trends

How franchises can plan for global expansion

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:57
Legal requirements, translation costs and recruitment are among the challenges that US franchisors must confront as they purs -More
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Dean Foods closes on $155M Friendly's ice cream acquisition

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:57
Friendly's has completed the sale of its retail ice cream and manufacturing unit to Dean Foods for $155 million, the company  -More
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Orangetheory Fitness plans for global growth

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:57
Orangetheory Fitness plans to add 250 US locations and 150 international locations next year, expanding its global footprint  -More
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Customization is key for Smashburger

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:57
Smashburger, which has grown to include more than 300 locations, is focused on giving consumers the option to customize their -More
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Simple questions can make you a better boss

SmartBrief - Wed, 2016-06-22 13:57
Asking simple questions such as "How's it going?" and "What do you think?" can help make you a more accessible and effective  -More
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