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Restaurant Predictions for 2013

Some interesting food for thought for the restaurant industry (pun inadvertent) as FastCasual provides its annual list of predictions.

Wendy's Not The Cool Place, Says COO

A cool looking New York City McDonald's
A rather cool looking McDonald's at Times Square, New York City

Wendy's released respectable numbers yesterday, but a blunt comment is what drew industry attention.

McDonalds Australia Coffee Apology

McCafeLast Sunday across Australia we saw a national advertising campaign apologising for McDonald’s coffee. The truly lousy coffee had been chasing customers to competitors, leaving McCafes embarrassingly quiet.

Canucks: Plus ca change @ Horton's

Hosting the Olympics has caused Canuck cognitive dissonance.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Goes To China

Nabi Saleh, the executive chairman of Australia’s Gloria Jean's Coffees has released plans to open 600 franchises in China over the next 10 years.

Coffee Beanery Disregards Illinois Law

FLUSHING, Michigan – Most franchisors know that the Federal Trade Commission's Franchise Rule and state franchise disclosure laws are designed to protect franchisees and prospective buyers. Complying with franchise laws and being able to prove compliance is imperative in building a solid franchise network.

Some McDonald's Offer Free Coffee

Just when you thought the coffee wars were already hot, it continues to approach boiling point. Some McDonald's restaurants have declared February as Freebruary when it comes to coffee.

Interview: Franchising Seattle's Best Coffee

Seattle's Best Coffee licensee. Photo/SBC

Coffee News Announces New Ownership

It was announced in the blog Franchising in New England that NEFA Member William (Bill) Buckley of Bangor, ME and President of Coffee News USA, Inc. has announced the purchase of parent company, the holder of intellectual property rights for the Coffee News franchise system.

Coffee Beanery Franchisees Win on Appeal; Arbitration Decision Vacated

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Blue MauMau) - After the long, strenuous legal battle between The Coffee Beanery and two of its franchisees, the Court of Appeals issued its opinion yesterday in favor of the coffee shop owners.