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Wing Zone Pivots to Smaller Units, Pared-Down Menu

Spurred by a customer survey last December, Wing Zone changed its focus from larger to smaller units and from more menu items to fewer. The changes, says CEO and co-founder Matt Friedman, allow franchisees to locate in better sites and to more efficiently concentrate on fewer menu items.

Domino's U.S. Restaurant Sales Rise Big in Q2, Franchise Store Profits Deliver

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Domino's Pizza Inc. announced Tuesday that U.S. same-restaurant sales for its second quarter grew 9.5 percent. That is the pizza chain’s 25th consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales. For the quarter, Domino’s had a net gain of 39 restaurant units in the United States.

Group of Doctors Protests Fast Food in Hospitals

The 12,000-strong Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine objects to QSR's in hospitals, with one doctor comparing the alleged deleterious health effects to the old days when smoking was allowed. The group is starting with the McDonald's at a hospital in Macon, Georgia.

IWasPoisoned CEO Says Website Is Restaurant Ally

For restaurateurs, the thought of having reports about their establishment appearing on most likely falls clearly in the unpleasant to nightmare range. founder and CEO Patrick Quade understands that, but says his company is an ally of the restaurant industry.

Ten Clues for Foodservice Success Today

The undercurrent of retail success begins with an understanding where the consumer has been and where they are headed. After all, the consumer is dynamic, not static.

Independent Restaurant Visits, Store Counts Down in Q1

steak restaurant lightsThere has been false buzz about the strength of independent restaurants, even to the point of some saying independents were doing better than major chains. But one global researcher stresses that a clear understanding of restaurant performance begins with defining the landscape.

For Buffalo Wild Wings, Faster Is Better

The customer is dynamic not static, when the customer moves retailers must move with them.  That is exactly the case as Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW’s) begins piloting B-Dubs Express restaura

Why Your Training Program Isn't Working and How to Fix It

Jim Sullivan, a popular keynote speaker at leadership, franchisee and GM conferences worldwide and the author of Multi Unit Leadership: The 7 Stages of Building High-Performing Partnerships and Teams, shares his thoughts on how to have a better restaurant team.

Supermarkets and C-Store Owners Learn to Boost Grocerant Appeal

Restaurants have been losing customers to supermarkets and convenience stores in recent years. Here's some insight into their increasing appeal.