Farmer Boys names new VP of Operations; creates role of VP of Development

Farmer Boys announced today that Kenny Hom will join the company as vice president of Operations and Kevin Kelly, formerly VP of Operations, will take on the newly created role of vice president of Development.

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Noodles & Company reports limp Q2 comps

Noodles & Company posted disappointing Q2 results, with comps declining 1 percent for company owned stores, 2.2 percent for franchised stores and 1.1 percent system-wide.

Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Putting customers in the driver's seat: Which Wich adds drive-thru

Driven by a desire to serve his customers, franchisee adds drive-thru to his fast casual sandwich restaurant.

Morgan makes the leap from Smashburger to Tava Indian Kitchen

Tava aims to expand throughout San Francisco and into Denver.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

Breakfast takes a bite out of Panera comps in Q2

The quarter represented the first time in six quarters the company registered a year-over-year increase in transactions.

Benefits 101: Simple ways to offer education assistance

Sit down with employees taking classes and explore flexible scheduling options.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

Teaching in-store and digital ordering to play nice

One of the leading brands is on its way to a digital ordering majority. Is your brand ready to handle the demand from outside your walls?

How do you become the Uber of food?

When an idea comes along like UBER or OpenTable, you have to challenge the status quo and create a better way to serve the customer.

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Jamba inks administrative and technical outsourcing deal with Capgemini

Jamba Inc announced today it has entered into an agreement with Capgemini. The agreement provides enhanced administrative tools and technology services.

Teriyaki Madness hires franchise expert as CEO

Teriyaki Madness has announced the hiring of Michael Haith as its new chief executive officer.

Kentucky company launches self-service reservations widget

Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.

Le Duff appoints senior director of non-traditional venue business development

Le Duff America, Inc. announced today the hiring of Sheryl Fox as the senior director of non-traditional venue business development.

Partnership to provide restaurant accounting solutions

Quatrro FPO Solutions, provider of platform based business services to restaurants, is teaming up with enterprise reporting and data management provider ROS Technology Services.

Wild Wing Cafe names Tom Lewison Chief Executive Officer

Wild Wing Café recently announced the appointment of Tom Lewison to the role of chief executive officer (CEO).

Webinar on beacons, geofencing now available

The free webinar Using Beacon Technology and Geofencing In Your Restaurant sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com earlier this week is now available for playback.

National Restaurant Association joins fight against Seattle wage increase

The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.

Zoe's Kitchen estimates Q2 comps increase of more than 7.3%

Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. recently announced estimated increased comps of between 7.3 percent and 7.5 percent for Q2 and between 6.4 percent and 6.5 percent YTD.

Syrus introduces restaurant management mobile app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has introduced a restaurant management mobile app, available on the iOS platform. The app provides restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance, such as sales, labor, voids and LTOs. "Mobility is at the...

Jack in the Box sales lifted by breakfast, late-night dayparts

Qdoba's quarterly same-store sales 'better than expected.'

Newk's Eatery hires industry veteran to further expansion

Newk's Eatery brand has hired franchise development veteran Chris Cheek to oversee the company's aggressive expansion plans. As chief development officer, Cheek will help meet the company's goal of growing Newk's from 70 Southeastern restaurants to 200 by 2019, as...

Fiesta Restaurant Group consolidates food distribution to single provider

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company to the Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana and Cabana Grill restaurant brands, will consolidate all of its food distribution with Performance Food Group. The partnership with PFG, which has been serving Pollo Tropical restaurants for...

University of Houston to offer PhD in Hospitality Administration

The University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management plans to begin offering a Ph.D.

Franchising association seeks to halt Seattle’s minimum wage increase

The International Franchise Association has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Seattle from raising its minimum wage. The IFA says the city's recently enacted law to...

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