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Denny's Placemat, or US Constitution?

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) owes Denny's franchisees an apology when he said the President is treating the value of the Constitution worse than a Denny's placemat. There is no comparison: the placemat beats the US Constitution, and here are 5 reasons why.

MARKETING: Wal-Mart to Retail Fatburger

West Coast fast-food franchisor Fatburger announced that 3,100 Wal-Mart stores will be selling its fatty patties, which will be fattier than even those sold in its 150 franchises. 

TGI Fridays Franchisee Shocked at Fake-Liquor Allegations in New Jersey Restaurants

New Jersey state officials accused 13 TGI Fridays restaurants of substituting premium liquor for cheap ones. The CEO of giant multiunit franchisee Briad Restaurant Group said he was shocked.

Forty Six Million Reasons Why Restaurants Should Think Ahead

Note from John Gordon: Several 'fast casual' summits will be conducted this year, one this week before the NRA Show kicks off in Chicago. Steve Johnson, the Grocerant space expert, and I feel the future of food retail is not to look back and see what worked in the past, but to look forward, thinking carefully about the customer.

McDonald's Menu Discounts Give Rise to Franchisee Anxiety

McDonald's corporate focus on discounted menu items to bring in more traffic appears to be sitting poorly among some franchisees.

Larkburger, Snooze, Want Nationwide Growth, No Franchising

Colorado hamburger chain Larkburger has attained great success since it was established six years ago. It plans to follow that up by expanding across the country.

Top 10 World's Coolest McDonald's

McDonald's has some great-looking restaurants in the U.S. and around the world. The Daily Meal has put together a slideshow of what it says are the 10 coolest.

Multi-Location Owners Grow Bigger

Restaurant chain franchisors such as McDonald's, Burger King and Applebee's are actively seeking multi-unit franchisees. Why?

Food Inflation Projections through 2012

Chris O'Cull of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyzes food commodity costs and projects their future course.

Americans Still Cutting Back on Spending

An online Harris Poll released on Wednesday shows that Americans continue to be budget-conscious. Almost half (48%) say they are brown-bagging lunch to economize.