Fast food industry driving global cheese market

Research and Markets has released the "Global Cheese Market 2014-2018" report to their line of products.

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Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Pizza Hut's digital sales mix up 5 percent in the last quarter

As the brand continues its turnaround strategy, it will launch a new advertising position in Q4 aimed at millennials.

Toppers Pizza's remodeling, digital efforts help brand stay relevant in 'fast casual environment'

The company expects its mobile site to launch by the end of this year and is investing 'seven figures' into additional digital initiatives.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Pizza concepts capitalizing on by-the-slice demand, economics

Pizza Hut is aiming to have 15 to 20 Slice Bars open in the US by the end of this year.

RedBrick Pizza plans resurgence under new ownership

The brand is aiming for 25 locations in the next year, including a debut in the Midwest and New York.

Uno Restaurants launch 'suburban' fast casual pizza concept

Uno fresco will leverage its brand equity to expand its footprint and harness customer loyalty.

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.'

Domino's digital volume keeping prices down

The volume growth from digital has offset increases in the price of cheese and pork.

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NEWS


Brix Holdings launches franchisee incentive program

Three of Brix Holdings' franchise brands today announced limited-time offers providing financial incentives for new franchisees. The new programs will ensure real estate selection opportunities and charge zero percent royalties for the first six months after opening a Red Mango,...

Majority of middle market execs have positive business outlook

According to CIT Group’s newly-released and third annual Voice of the Middle Market study, a majority of middle market execs have a positive outlook for their businesses, with 63 percent indicating that their companies are better off today than last...

PizzaRev signs franchise agreements to expand in five markets

PizzaRev announced the addition of five franchise groups to develop the brand throughout Denver, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Long Island, New York, and Columbus, Ohio. PizzaRev plans to open at least 40 franchise locations across these markets. According to a...

MOD Pizza continues expansion in Oregon

MOD Pizza will open four additional locations in the Portland, Oregon, market. The first will open on Nov.

‘Artisan fast’ pizza and salad concept plans franchise expansion

St. Louis-based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop, which recently introduced its "Artisan Fast” concept to franchisees, will open six new restaurants within the next four and a half years in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado, areas, through a...

Carmela's Pizzeria adds nationwide franchising program

Greenfield Farms Food and its wholly-owned subsidiary Carmela's Pizzeria announced a preliminary agreement with SoFran LLC. to develop a nationwide franchising program. According to a news release, terms of the agreement include retaining SoFran to develop a detailed master franchise...

Blaze Pizza plants flag in Florida

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza will open its first Florida location on Nov. 3, in Ft.

Franchise Assoc. hosting call on NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

The International Franchise Association will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered "joint employers." IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said...

Mellow Mushroom gets bigger in Texas

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in Flower Mound, Texas, at 2450 Cross Timbers Road. This Mellow incorporates external and patio features into the interior design and is under the ownership of Monte Jensen, Martha Jensen and Luis Gonzalez....

RedBrick Pizza plans debut in four states

RedBrick Pizza announced plans expand by more than 50 locations in four states throughout the next three years. The first five locations showcasing the chain's signature open-flame brick oven as well as two new restaurant designs are scheduled to open...

Round Table plans Bahrain entry this quarter

Round Table Pizza has signed an exclusive agreement with Al Mahroos Foods WLL to develop restaurants in the GCC, excluding UAE. The first location will open in Manama, Bahrain, this quarter, with additional restaurants expected to open in Bahrain and...

Food+Tech Connect, ShopKeep offering support for restaurant growth boot camp

Food+Tech Connect and ShopKeep have teamed up to offer 25 full scholarships to The Power of Brand: Growing Your Restaurant boot camp, taught by former Union Square Hospitality Group CMO Felicia Stingone. "In today's increasingly competitive restaurant industry, I have...

GE Capital extends restaurant financing opportunities

GE Capital, Franchise Finance announced today that it has expanded its team of account executives to focus on the restaurant industry. Leading the initiative is Allen Johnson, who has been promoted to managing director of new relationship development in the...

Popeyes CEO added to Franchise Association board of directors

The International Franchise Association has added four new members to its board of directors, including Popeyes' CEO Cheryl A. Bachelder.

The Pizza Press launches national franchise program

The Pizza Press, a build-your-own concept, has announced the launch of its national franchise program in partnership with Franchise Dynamics.   The concept currently has a company-owned location open in Orange County, California, and another planned to open this fall.

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