Why California Is a Difficult State for Restaurants

Operating a restaurant in California can be tougher than usual. Governor Jerry Brown, 80, has been busy with his pen in recent weeks, signing into law measures that complicate running restaurants, such as one that requires full-service restaurants to stop automatically providing straws with drinks.

Fight at Chick-fil-A Gets Manager Fired

A fight at a Washington DC Chick-fil-A between belligerent customer Sean Turner, 55, and restaurant manager Rudolph Smith, 27, went viral on Twitter. Smith was fired.

Smith says he wishes it had gone differently, but he was defending himself. Customer Turner is shown in one of the videos punching Smith first. Police charged Turner, not Smith, who says if given the chance he would go back to work for Chick-fil-A.

In an email sent to several news outlets, Chick-fil-A stated:

Ousted Papa John's Founder Launches Site Telling His Side

After criticizing the National Football League's handling of player protests during the national anthem, John Schnatter on January 1, 2018, stepped down as CEO of Papa John's, the company that he founded 34 years ago.

Long John Silver’s Bucks Franchising Trends and Becomes Largest Owner of Its Restaurants

Long John Silver's

Long John Silver’s announced on Monday that it has acquired 76 restaurants from Indiana-based franchisee ServUS. The franchisees’ outlets are located in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan.

Genghis Grill, Black Bear Diner Lead Way

Currently with 38 locations, franchisor Genghis Grill this report is opening stores at a rapid pace. Below are a few of the top growing restaurants concepts in the last four months, having grown in units by at least 5% if they have less than 50 restaurants.