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Consumer Capital Partners Struggles to Define Pizza Concept

Live Basil Pizza

DENVER - Rick Schaden, former owner of troubled Quiznos franchise company, and co-owner of fast-growing Smashburger chain, seems to be floundering in his entry into the crowded pizza arena.

Photo Quickly Makes Employee's Face Infamous, Soils Taco Bell Brand

Employee allegedly licks Taco Bell taco shells

IRVINE, Calif. – Social media quickly went abuzz Sunday over a photo of a young man in a Taco Bell uniform that was posted on the company's public Facebook page.  It showed the employee licking a stack of taco shells.

2014 Foodservice Industry Forecast

CHICAGO -- There has been a slight slippage in 2013's growth expectations for the foodservice industry.

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.