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Wendy’s Reports Credit Card Breach Is Much Bigger but Attack Hits Only Franchises

DUBLIN, Ohio—The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) reported yesterday that the number of restaurants that was hacked for customer debit and credit card information is much greater than the 300 that it first described back in February.

McDonald’s Comps Rise Higher in Q1 than Big Burger Competitors

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McPick poster on a McDonald's window. (photo by BMM)

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Amidst the burger wars the largest three burger chains continue to show strength. Of the big three, McDonald's same-restaurant sales were up the highest, by a Big Mac-sized 5.4 percent in the United States during the first quarter of 2016.

Restaurants Serve Cheaper Beef, Americans Are Loving It

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Photo by D. Sniegowski

Burger and beef serving restaurants are discounting something fierce thanks to lower beef costs.

FRANCHISEGRADE.COM® PUBLISHES 2016 QSR Franchise Sector Report.

 Thirty Four Percent of all Franchise Outlets Reside in the QSR Sector.

Burger King Joins the Cheap Meal Fray

Burger King is giving fellow franchisors McDonald's and Wendy's a run for their money after introducing its latest cheap fast food offer.

Wendy's Big Franchisee Refuses Order to Remodel

Buying a franchise can be an excellent path to business ownership. Franchises offer entrepreneurs and investors a supportive and more risk-averse entry to business, as compared to building one's own concept from the ground up.

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.

Fast Food Burgers Losing Popularity

Americans are losing their taste for burgers and fries, according to financial analysts at Janney Capital Markets.

Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick Answers CNBC Viewers' 5 Questions

Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick answers five questions that were submitted by CNBC viewers on Twitter. These range from downsizing due to the minimum wage to Wendy's failed breakfast attempt.

What Does Restaurant Refranchising Really Mean?

Two weeks ago, McDonald’s (MCD) announced it planned to refranchise up to 1500 units out of Europe and Asia Pacific, and announced a series of increased dividends and share buy back plans.