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Big Restaurant Chains Grow Sales by 5% in 2015, Fast-Casuals Double That

Jimmy John's store front after the rain

CHICAGO—In 2015 the 500 biggest restaurant chains accelerated sales growth in the United States to a 4.9 percent increase for the group as a whole, totaling an estimated $288 billion in sales.


photo by Chris Dilts
Striking worker, May 2014; Photo by Chris Dilts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Quick service restaurant workers are expected to demonstrate in 150 cities throughout the United States for a $15 minimum wage. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Wednesday blogged that fast-food workers from Atlanta to Alameda "will walk off their jobs to show that they can't wait any longer for companies like McDonald's to raise their pay."

Subway Eats Competition's Lunch

A Baltimore Subway shop celebrates AnyTober $5 Footlong
A Baltimore Subway shopfront. photo/bluemaumau

LEXINGTON, Ky. — For all but two of the largest six players in the sandwich sector, the recession has not been kind. That's despite the sector growing 3 percent a year since 2007, according to market researcher Technomic Inc. In short, the biggest guy on the block got bigger.

Another Francorp In-house Attorney Jumps Ship

OLYMPIA FIELD, Ill. – Francorp Inc, self-proclaimed as the leader in franchise development, continues to sign on new clients despite its loss of staff and burden to pay off its big debt on tax liens and judgments. The question now is will Francorp be able to meet its legal obligations to its clients, and will these companies get accurate and reliable legal services that won’t come back to haunt them.

Sandwich Makers of World Not United

Industrial Workers of the World strike at Jimmy John's
A Wobblies poster showing workers as cogs, IWW photo/snuffbox

Workers of the world don't always unite, at least in Minneapolis.

2009's Ten Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

Pres Obama visits D.C.-based Five Guys Burgers, 2009
Pres. Obama visits Five Guys /Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Quiznos Leads List of Retailers Looking to Expand

A report from two retail research firms says that Quiznos is the top retailer looking to expand locations. Other franchise chains on the list of top retailers searching for a neighborhood location include Subway, Baskin Robbins,  Cold Stone Creamery, and Penn Station - East Coast Sub.