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Sonic Same-Store Sales Fall, but Change Afoot

Sonic Corporation [NASDAQ:SONC] announced on Tuesday a rough ride in its second fiscal quarter for the 3,587 hamburger drive-ins that it oversees.

Fast Casual Pizza Operator Leaders and Laggards

Bret Thorn of Nation's Restaurant News reports on the fast casual pizza segment, which correctly lays out that Mod Pizza and Blaze are leaders in that segment. Mod grows mainly with company owned units and some franchisees, while Blaze does the opposite.

Jamba Store Comps Down; States Halt Franchise Sales

Jamba Juice after dark ​As store comps continued their southerly trend,  Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) filed its 10-Q reports for the first three quarters of 2017 late — on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Having likewise failed to file its franchise disclosure documents before the deadline, the company has lost its ability to sell franchises in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Noodles & Company Reports Negative 2017 Store Comps

Noodles & CompanyNoodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS) announced poor performance results for its fourth quarter and 2017 fiscal year.

Tough 2018 Projected for Bojangles' Franchise Owners, but Stock Rallies

New Bojangles' restaurant in KentuckyBojangles’ Inc. [NASDAQ:BOJA] announced on March 6 its 2017 fourth quarter and annual results. For 2017 franchised same-restaurant sales were down 1.1 percent compared to 2016.

After Hy-Brand, Protesting Workers Demand NLRB Halt McDonald’s Settlement Talks

Photo: Workers ask NLRB to halt its settlement talks with McDonald's

McDonald's cooks and cashiers demonstrated last Friday in front of the National Labor Relations Board offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, demanding the federal government break off settlement talks with the world's largest hamburger chain in light of the NLRB's reversal of the groundbreaking Hy-Brand joint employment case.

Vegetarians Urging Meat Tax

Vegetarian groups appear to have moved in recent years from urging others to abstain from meat to accusing meat eaters of immorality, and more recently, pressing for taxes on meat.

Which Type of Chicken Wing Do Consumers Prefer, Bone-in or Boneless?

Consumers are on the rise when it comes to ordering chicken at restaurants. With 45 percent of the population ordering chicken wings at restaurants and foodservice outlets and servings on the rise, according to researcher The NPD Group, restaurant operators need to understand who is on team bone-in and who is on team boneless.

Minimum Wage Hike Backfires on Employees, Costs Customers More

The minimum wage hike across North America is having an effect on fast food and other restaurants, in many cases to the detriment of employees and customers.

Restaurateurs Can Expect Value Wars and Couch Potatoes To Drive Trends in 2018

The mature foodservice industry will grow slowly in 2018 but there is a tectonic shift taking place within it for more convenience.