Encourage Millennial spending with healthy fare, good deals, study says

Their biggest complaints, according to the research, are that restaurants are too expensive, that it's cheaper to eat at home and that they feel better about cooking at home because it's healthier and tastes better.

Customers spend more across restaurant categories with mobile apps

Fast casual, according to the research, is the most likely restaurant category to report mobile ordering, at 1 percent of the segment's total traffic.

Burrito chain brings loyalty program to Google Wallet

Currito's presence in Google Wallet comes just one month after Google announced plans to pre-install Google Wallet on all Android phones.

Korean-inspired fare, Chipotle-style leads to doubled-digit sales growth

The company's same-store sales growth reached double-digits, leading to plans for nearly 20 stores slated to open in the next two years.

Fast casual success attributed to speed, cost, nutrition

The fast casual sector has grown by more than 550 percent since 1999, and Americans spent more than $21 billion at fast casual stores in 2014.

MasterCard's mobile ordering app powers new Harlem restaurant

The app, embedded with MasterPass, enables consumers to pay their bill when they're ready to leave an establishment.

California Pizza Kitchen CEO talks droughts, wages, 'next chapter'

California Pizza Kitchen's CEO talks with Fox News Business news.

KFC China to rival Starbucks with premium coffee rollout

KFC expects to offer premium coffee in 2,500 of its 4,500 stores in China by the end of the year.

Panera to increase buyback to $750M, refranchise 73 stores

Panera Bread announced that it is increasing its buyback authorization to $750M and plans to sell and refranchise 73 of its company-owned stores.

New regulations bill will lead to 'costly litigation,' IFA says

Leaders of the International Franchise Association urged lawmakers in California to oppose Assembly Bill 525, which the organization believes would pose "additional and unnecessary regulations on franchise small businesses."

Complex tax code hurting franchises, IFA says

The International Franchise Association is encouraging lawmakers to pursue comprehensive tax reform as a way to support the franchise industry.

Your Pie celebrates 7 years, launches Maple Bacon Gelato

Your Pie announced the latest of the brand's seasonal Craft Pie Series, the new Maple Bacon Gelato.

CREAM inks 13-unit expansion deal for Northern California

CREAM, a San Francisco-based fast casual dessert franchise specializing in ice cream sandwiches and other confections, has inked a franchise deal for 13 new locations.

Penn Station inks 10-unit agreement for Atlanta area

The company has opened more than 290 locations in 15 states with only two store closings in 30 years.

Pie Five expands footprint in Chicago

The new restaurant marked Pie Five's 41st location.

Taxpayers picking up $9 billion tab due to low restaurant wages, study says

The release of the report comes a day before the National Restaurant Association's annual lobby day on Capitol Hill.

Pieology expands in Northern California

The new store seats approximately 85 guests inside and 20 outside.

Native Foods Cafe celebrates spring with new vegan menu items

Spring dishes are offered alongside the daily menu of 100 percent plant-based dishes.

The Melt partners with Whole Foods nonprofit to fund school gardens, food education

San Francisco-based The Melt, a chain of 100 percent all-natural, fast casual eateries, announced Whole Kids Foundation is the company's new 'Round-Up' partner.

Canada-based Wok Box enters California market with 37-unit deal

The agreement states that the company will develop the 37 restaurants from Kern County up to the Oregon border, with the first slated to open in the San Francisco Bay Area in the first half of 2015.

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