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Chick-fil-A Restaurant Adds Mouthwash

Mouthwash dispenser
Another mouthwash dispenser in a Colorado BBQ. Photo by Bill Selak

A Peoria, Arizona Chick-fil-A makes the news by adding mouthwash dispensers.

Fresh Prepared Foods at C-Stores Eat into QSR Business

Wawa's fresh baked rolls for its hoagies
C-store Wawa's freshly baked hoagies. Photo/Wawa website

CHICAGO – As more convenience stores provide a greater variety of ready-made foods, quick service restaurants are finding their customers out to lunch – at convenience stores that is.

Fast Casual Only Restaurant Sector to Grow Traffic

McAlister's Deli fast casual
Fast casual McAlister Deli. Photo/bmm

CHICAGO — Fast casual restaurants continue to be a bright spot for the foodservice industry, which has yet to fully recover from the Great Recession.

Is Quiznos Headed for Bankruptcy?

Photo from Quiznos website

DENVER – Sources close to Quiznos management operation tell Blue MauMau that the board of directors of owner Avenue Capital Group were at Denver headquarters yesterday trying to work out another restructuring deal for the troubled sub sandwich chain. They have been told that Quiznos is alleged to be down to a few million dollars of operating capital.

CEO Nigel Travis: Competition Makes Dunkin' Better

Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis tells TheStreet's Laurie Kulikowski that competition from Starbucks, McDonald's and Burger King makes his brand stronger.

Checkers to be Sold to Sentinel Capital Partners

Rally's sign

TAMPA, Fla. – Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., announced late Friday afternoon that its private equity ownership group, Wellspring Capital Management, has entered an agreement to sell the company to Sentinel Capital Partners.

Franchisees Commit Big with Dickey’s for California

DALLAS—Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., a franchise chain of 372 restaurants in 43 states, announced today that it has struck a one hundred store development deal for California.

Failed Quiznos Franchisees Drag Maine Economy Down

Quiznos franchisees

PORTLAND, Maine - As Maine Quiznos franchisees fail miserably under a broken business model, some are questioning what detriment there will be to their state’s economy.

Zees Get a 10 Million Pound Second Taste of McDonald's UnMighty Wings

Franchisees are upset that they will have a second taste of McDonald's Mighty Chicken Wing dud. The franchisor needs to get rid of the giant sized portion that was left from its original 50 million pounds of chicken bought for its limited time offer in fall.

Mooyah’s Co-Founder Rich Hicks Speaks

Inside a Mooyah Burger, Fries and Shakes
Inside a Knoxville, TN Mooyah around 3:30 p.m. on a weekend. Photo/Blue MauMau

PLANO, Texas – At the end of October, the co-founder of the Mooyah better burger concept, Rich Hicks, sent notice (pdf) to the system's quick service restaurant owners, informing them that Mooyah and the firm's new CEO Bill Spae were parting ways.