Quiznos' former world headquarters before 2012 was in this giant downtown Denver tower. Smashburger's HQ is there now. Photo/Sparks
NEW YORK CITY – Restaurant franchisors Quiznos and Sbarro filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. They hope to be restructured and out of insolvency soon. In understanding what happened to these franchising chains, Blue MauMau asked branding expert Robert Passikoff, founder and president of New York City-based Brand Keys Inc. about his take on the branding efforts of Quiznos and Sbarro.
CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN) announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of chairman and CEO Nigel Travis through December 2018. His current contract was set to run out in December 2016.
ATLANTA—Corporate officers of AFC Enterprises, holding company of the 2,153 restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, spoke this morning to a gathering of stock market analysts in an earnings call conference.
ROSELAND, N.J.—Franchise jobs in the U.S. private sector increased by 27,910 during the month of June, according to ADP (Automatic Data Processing Inc.). Restaurants accounted for 75 percent of the total jobs gain in franchise establishments.
After reading this article you will have learned how a single menu redesign can quickly lift your restaurant profits up to 15 percent, how future fine-tuning can further boost earnings, and how and why menu engineering works.
Troy Castillo, a private eye based in Palm Springs, California, says a law passed last year by the Nevada state legislature that stops out-of-state investigators from doing business there is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
After a hacker publicly showed how easy it was to open many hotel doors that had electronic key card locks, increased attention turned to new technical means to improve the security and safety of hotel premises.
Several retirement plans suitable for franchise and small business owners are available for consideration. The problem is separating the wheat from the chaff without spending way more time than necessary on figuring it out.
Chris Malone, Managing Partner of Fidelum Partners and author of The Human Brand, talks with The Street about how the best brands tap into the customer's subconscious to convey a winning combination of "warmth and competence".
Last week the cry of “Play Ball” echoed across the nation, and baseball fans cheered. Some just louder than others. Normally, we would have released the results of our 22nd annual Brand Keys Sports Fan Loyalty Index before the first pitch.
I had the opportunity to present to a technology company’s advisory board, a table full of eight or nine different retailers, representing the full breadth of retail verticals and sizes. I ran through the current state of omni-channel, expecting to breeze through the first few and delve deeper into topics like the future of the store. That was not to be.