Wage, policy changes creating 'perfect storm' for franchisees, industry attorneys say

Labor attorneys for franchise businesses say the industry is facing a "perfect storm" of attacks from labor regulators and unions.

Noodles misses Q1 goals, expects growth

Noodles & Company reported during its earning's call this week that Q1 saw an 18.1-percent growth, increasing revenue to nearly $106 million but still came up short of its estimate of $108.74 million.

HotSchedules and Jobsabi release Apple Watch apps

HotSchedules, a global software-as-a-service provider for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries, announced the launch of their applications for use on the Apple Watch.

The Habit Burger launches email club

The Habit Burger has launched a free email program to help engage guests, and for a limited time they are eligible to win a variety of prizes, the company says.

Pie Five hits Mississippi

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi this week is opening a Pie Five Pizza Co. unit, which is Mississippi's first Pie Five.

Burger 21 adds to Florida, Georgia portfolio

Burger 21 has signed an additional franchise agreement with its very first franchisee to develop its first restaurant in Melbourne, Florida.

Service union joining franchisees, activists in minimum wage fight

The Service Employees International Union is joining franchisees and activists together in the fight to raise minimum wage.

NRA releases Mother's Day dining stats

Mother's Day, the most popular holiday of the year for dining out, will bring nearly half of Americans to dine out, or order restaurant takeout or delivery, on May 10.

LRS rolls out next-generation restaurant solutions

Long Range Systems has announced four updates to the company’s solution portfolio: the next generation Guest Pager, table location technology, waitlist management and digital guest survey tools.

Starbucks concept store is an 'Espresso Shot'

Starbucks is opening its first-ever express format store at 14 Wall Street, across from the New York Stock Exchange.

Panera cutting artificial flavors

Artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and sweeteners will soon be 86’d from Panera Bread’s menu.

PepperJax Grill opens 30th unit

PepperJax Grill has opened its 30th store location, choosing Blue Springs, Missouri as its home.

Tillster teams up with PayPal for mobile payments

Tillster Inc., provider of digital ordering and engagement products and services for the restaurant industry, has announced an agreement with PayPal.

The Loop Pizza Grill expands in Jacksonville, Florida

The Loop Pizza Grill announced plans to open Loop Pizza Grills in communities south of Jacksonville.

Dunkin' Brands' Government Affairs VP joins NRA as VP of Government Affairs & Policy

Simpson will be a member of the association's executive leadership, reporting to President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

EatStreet wins Entrepreneur of the Year award

EY has announced that EatStreet cofounders Matt Howard, Eric Martell, and Alex Wyler are finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Midwest.

Revention, Syrus integration provides POS solution

Revention, provider of restaurant management solutions, announced its integration with Syrus Restaurant Information Services.

Website connects restaurant industry to online marketplace

Pace Public Relations announced its newest client, The Restaurant Zone, a tech-startup designed to help restaurant owners, operators and workers.

Zoup! expands in Wisconsin, Canada

Zoup! Fresh Soup Company is opening units in Canada, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Buffalo's Cafe intros spring LTOs

Buffalo’s Cafe is celebrating spring this year with new seasonal offerings.

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