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Bovine-like Visitors of Chick-fil-A to Receive Free Chicken

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen CEO Talks Chicken Flu and Franchisees

"There is no avian flu in the broiler flock, which is the flock of chicken that we use for protein in our restaurants," says Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen's CEO Cheryl Bachelder to CNBC's Jim Cramer, host of the investment show Mad Money.

Ex-Smashburger CEO Lawsuit Dismissed, Hardly Over

DOVER, Del. - After the former Smashburger CEO filed a lawsuit last July against the chain and owners Consumer Capital Partners for deceptively cheating him out of millions of dollars in stock, a Delaware court granted Smashburger's motion to dismiss the lawsuit last December.

If Chains Are Growing, Why Does Everyone Talk about Independents?

I recently attended an excellent conference in Hamburg, Germany put on by Gretel Weiss, the publisher of FoodService Europe & Middle East magazine. The crowd there was fantastic. There are great sponsors and there is always great content.  One of the presenters waxed eloquent about the dynamic and creative foodservice developments in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, saying that these things were on their way across the US and to Europe.

Zees Face Their Own Problems as McD Workers Press for Higher Minimum Pay

McDonald's Now Hiring. Photo by Blue MauMauWith demonstrations for higher worker wages heating up Wednesday at quick service restaurants across America and the world, attention is falling on the squeezed profit margins and weakened independence of McDonald's franchisees.

Chick-fil-A and Papa John’s Ranked Best by Customers

QSRs ranked by top Customer Experience

WABAN, Mass. – Customers rank Papa John's and Chick-fil-A as having delivered the best customer experience among quick service restaurant brands in 2015, according to this year's annual survey of 10,000 consumers in America.

Ex-Quiznos Owner Schaden Denied Discovery in Avenue Capital Lawsuit

Quiznos SubDENVER – A Colorado district court has denied the request of Quiznos' former owner Rick Schaden and his former executive team to obtain crucial documents from the private equity firms that sued them last year.

Wendy’s Heats Up Legal Battle against 40-Year Franchisee

Wendy's is turning up the heat on its fourth largest franchisee, DavCo, in a lawsuit it filed last December. The 152-unit owner in Maryland refuses to remodel its stores and purchase a new point-of-sale system, and the franchisor vows to terminate its contracts.

Franchisee Community Speaks out on Quiznos’ New Path

DENVER – As Quiznos addressed the company's franchise community on January 12, expressing the organization's commitment to supporting franchisees and turning around the brand, some store owners are questioning its strategy. Others are applauding it.

Subway Celebrates 30,000th North American Store Opening

MILFORD, Conn. –Subway on Tuesday announced that in 2014 it opened its 30,000th North American store. The quick service restaurant was in the United States –at Virginia's George Mason University campus, to be exact.