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Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sales Rise

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) surprised stock analysts by reporting a stronger than expected quarter for 2013.

McDonald's Franchisees Continue Litigation after "Faking Evidence"

After a California appeals court ruled that McDonald’s Corp. was not justified in terminating 30-year franchisees, and that the trial court should schedule a new trial, one franchisor attorney expressed his view of the decision.

2013 Restaurant Traffic Holds Steady in Q1

CHICAGO —Visits to U.S. restaurants were stable in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the traffic gains encouraged by mild winter weather in the first quarter last year.

IPO: Noodles & Company to Go Public

Noodles & Compnay. photo/bmm
Noodles will be first restaurant chain of 2013 to go public. photo/bmm

Last Thursday 339-unit Noodles & Company became the first restaurant chain this year to announce an initial public offering.

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. 

Breakfast Sandwiches Outrank Coffee

The evolving face of retail foodservice continues pointing to the success of the grocerant niche filled with ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh prepared food.

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries to Open New Location in Gresham, OR

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paid Sick Leave Rare in Restaurants

CBS News' Bill Witaker reports that nine out of ten restaurant workers do not have paid sick leaves. An owner argues that is bad for the restaurant and foodservice business.

Restaurants Must Build Customer Loyalty

Data: The NPD Group/Planning for Growth in the New Normal Marketplace

CHICAGO — With little to no growth forecasted for the restaurant industry over the next several years and consumer frugality being the "new norm," restaurants will need to cater to the needs of their cost-conscious customers to build loyalty and enhance value, according to market researcher The NPD Group.