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Marcato Says Buffalo Wild Wings’ Analysis Sloppy, Has 'Astronomical Error'

Buffalo Wild Wings' chart on total shareholder returns

The 2017 annual shareholders meeting of Buffalo Wild Wings (nicknamed B-Dubs) [NASDAQ:BWLD] will be held on June 2, 2017, according to a new filing by the company.

Panera Makes Big Push into Delivery, Integrating Online Service

Panera's web page offers delivery service
Panera web page offers delivery & catering

Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) thinks the future of fast casual is delivering its food to consumers. The St. Louis-based franchisor of bakeries publicly announced this morning that it plans to have 35 to 40 percent of its cafes offer delivery service by the end of 2017.

For the First Time, Subway Ended the Year with Fewer U.S. Restaurants than It Started With

Subway, which has more restaurants in the world than any other QSR chain, announced today that it ended 2016 with 359 fewer U.S. locations, leaving it with 26,744. It's the brand's first net reduction.

Restaurant Executive Panel Tackles Online Reviews

Online reviews have become a crucial part of business for restaurants. Last week social media managers from Pie Five, Firehouse, Pei Wei and First Watch formed a panel during the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas to talk to a deeply interested audience about the ins and outs of handling Internet critiques.

Ruby Tuesday Declines Further in Its Third Quarter 2017

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE:RT) reported yesterday a decline in its third quarter. For its fiscal third quarter that ended February 28, 2017, company revenue declined 16.8 percent. This drop included a net reduction of 105 Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants compared to the third quarter of the prior fiscal year.

Restaurant Success: Location, Location, Location!

Carolyn Miller, the founder of the National Franchise Institute and author of Brick & Mortar Franchise Success: Know The Costs or Pay The Price, says that your business's location and the terms negotiated (rather than passively accepted) with the landlord are crucial to your business's success.

Students Stage Hunger Strike to Pressure Ohio State to Shutter Wendy’s

Fair-labor activists who oppose restaurants using produce from Mexico are continuing their two-year mission to shut down a Wendy's restaurant on the Ohio State University's campus, this time by staging a weeklong hunger strike to end the fast-food chain's lease.

How to Boost Your Profits from a Restaurant Remodel

You've decided that the time is right to remodel a restaurant location. What are the steps to consider and take before, during and after to optimize the profitability of the newly spruced-up ambience?

Poughkeepsie Golden Corral Closes in Record Time

Golden Corral terminated its Poughkeepsie, New York franchisee less than two months after it opened for failing to live up to its franchise agreement.

Franchisees Food Feuding

When restaurant franchisees hire lawyers and a ‘communications specialist’ you can be sure that the undercurrents of discontent have surfaced. Franchisees believe that they are closer to the customer in many cases than employees working in the corporate office and often believe they have the pulse of the consumer—and that is a good thing.