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Squeezing More Profit per Square Foot from Restaurant and Retail Locations

Key to a restaurant's profits is its revenue per square foot, with the goal being to increase revenue while keeping square footage at an efficient, rather than unnecessarily bloated — and expensive — level.

Participation May Vary, But When?

A comedian by the name of Mitch Hedberg made a poignant observation once in one of his comedy sketches

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Talks Tablets

The Street speaks with Buffalo Wild Wings' CEO Sally J. Smith. Buffalo Wild Wings franchises have had two quarters of positive same-store sales growth.

The Greene Turtle Signs 11-Unit Development Agreement For New Jersey

Deal With Imperial Restaurant Group Will Bring the Popular Sports Bar and Grille to the Southern Half of the Garden State, Another Strategic Step Toward Expansion Throughout the Northeast

Could Franchisees Be Toasted by Quiznos Bankruptcy?

When Quiznos filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in March, there wasn't a lot of reaction from the public.

Denny’s Sales Continue to Climb in First Quarter

Denny's sign, photo taken by Don Sniegowski
A Denny's sign in Kentucky. Photo by D Sniegowski

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN) reported on April 28 that same restaurant sales in the United States increased 1.8 percent in its first quarter ending March 26, 2014. Denny's company-owned restaurants increased in same restaurant sales by a grand 3.2 percent compared to a quite respectable 1.5 percent increase in domestic franchised restaurants.

Johnny Carino’s Files for Bankruptcy

A Johnny Carino's franchise in Ky. Photo/bmm

Yet another franchisor in March cannot pay its bills. Johnny Carino's filed for bankruptcy on Thursday. The Texas-based Italian restaurant chain of 130 company-owned and franchised locations filed Chapter 11 protection to help it out of insolvency, according to Dow Jones ($$ subscription).

Meat House Tainted by Lawsuits, Liens and Finance Woes

HAMPTON, N.H. – The Meat House ignited its growth of neighborhood butcher shops across the country through its national franchise program in 2003. Today, its fiery ambition has been doused by lawsuits, tax liens and state investigations.

POS Goes Mobile

FPN & NCR Silver mobile POS. Photo from NCRSilver webpage

ORLANDO – Credit card processing firm Franchise Payments Network announced yesterday that it will showcase the new NCR Silver point of sales (POS) for mobile tablets at this weekend's International Franchise Association convention in New Orleans.

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.