The focus on healthy menu attributes, such as grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone-free products, etc., seemed to be more prevalent than similar products in the United States.
The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.
Colombian-based Wingz's customers require an electronic key to gain access to its restaurants.
One of the major trends in South Korea is restaurant franchisee growth of U.S. branded knockoffs.
The Middle Eastern market is ripe for American fast casual brands.
For the past six months, it seems I've been writing nearly weekly stories about fast casual brands opening in the Middle East. From the better burger concepts like Smashburger and Elevation Burger to pizza joints like Pizza Fusion and Top...
Former master franchisee of Auntie Anne's Pretzels writes about the obstacles he faced that "will make anyone in business laugh, cringe and think twice about doing business in Asia."
How Smashburger’s CEO and chairman is banking on better burgers.
Adventure in food and flavor is back, comfort food is out.
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Local knowledge and adaptability are two key components of a successful restaurant-franchise strategy.
South Korean franchise bb.q, Best of the Best Quality Chicken, a fast-casual fried and grilled chicken concept, is announcing the official launch of its American franchise program at the 2015 annual International Franchise Association (IFA) convention.
New restaurants are set to open in three of the five states the NRA predicts will have strong sales in 2015.
Master franchier SCSICC currently operates nearly 60 Cold Stone Creamery locations across China, and through its sub-franchisee model, plans to accelerate its store development in China.
CaliBurger's affiliate, CaliBurger Franchisor USA, has entered an agreement to develop throughout Canada, following its deal to launch in Vancouver, British Colombia earlier this year. According to a news release, under the new agreement, the flagship store in Ontario is...
Technomic has revealed its inaugural market mapping of the United Kingdom, which includes market size and segmentation data, as well as expectations for the foodservice industry by segment for 2015. According to a news release, overall improvement in the marketplace...
The new restaurant debuted in Kamergerskiy, a historical area in Moscow, on Nov. 10.
The new restaurant is the first of three planned for the Middle Eastern country.
The 3,500-square-foot restaurant in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, is the first of 10 planned by franchisee SRTC.
Just when you thought the coffee behemoth can't possibly get any bigger, it announces a five-year plan to grow even more through non-traditional venues,expanded dayparts, mobile ordering and delivery.
Revel Systems, an iPad Point of Sale provider, announced it has secured a $1.2 million grant from Invest Northern Ireland to open a UK sales and operations center in Belfast. According to a news release, Invest Northern Ireland aims to...
Chef and restaurateur Donna Dooher has been named interim president and CEO at Restaurants Canada. Dooher, who is owner of Mildred's Temple Kitchen in Toronto's Liberty Village and a frequent guest on CTV's The Social, will oversee the association until...
Menchie's at the SAGA Shopping Center in Xi'an will be China's second location in the country, with the first located in Louyang City.
Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.
Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.
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The location is Menchie's first in Western Australia.