The next steps of a soon-to-franchise restaurant company

In my last blog, I discussed what to do once you decide to franchise your restaurant. Now that you've taken those next steps, where do you go from here? The first step is to retain the professionals who you have found.

Let's Pizza vending machine ready for U.S. debut

Machine creates fresh pizzas in 2.5 minutes.

Domino's CEO: International will far surpass domestic footprint

Company will continue to make significant investments in digital platform.

CEO: Pie Five will 'change the way people think of pizza'

Pizza Inn's sister concept celebrates first anniversary as part of the growing fast casual space.

QSRs display strong global brand power

New report shows that emerging Brazil, Russia, India and China markets have driven growth.

CEO working to make Sbarro 'preeminent fast casual brand'

During a Q&A, Sbarro CEO Jim Greco outlined four initiatives for the company: people, place, product and positioning.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

NRA 2012: Sbarro CEO Jim Greco

Sbarro's newly elected CEO Jim Greco discusses the chain's strategy moving forward during the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago. Greco said the chain's vision is to be the pre-eminant fast casual brand worldwide.

Papa John's finds success in local store marketing efforts

During its Q1 earnings call, the company reiterated its premium positioning amidst a highly competitive, deep discounting segment.

Domino's international division surpasses domestic footprint

Company's Q1 promotional focus was on side items, driving tickets and store profits.

You want to franchise your restaurant: Now what?

In my last blog, we discussed why your restaurant should be franchised. I will assume that you have listened to what I said and you have now made the decision to become the next McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts.

The concept of 'Reverse Innovation' in the food industry

Multinational corporations have forecasted that developing countries will account for 70 percent of their growth a decade from now.

Report: Pizza segment positioned to double revenue in five years

Operators have successfully weathered changes in spending and eating habits.

Pizza Hut China continues to drive big profits

Yum! Brands' worldwide operating profit grew 15 percent in Q1.

Pizza Patrón tests by-the-slice program

The brand is also testing a fountain service in a new California unit.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza ready to branch outside of home market

Kansas City, Mo., chain signs first franchise agreement for Los Angeles.

Commentary: Is your franchisee meeting delivering ROI?

Make a long-lasting connection with your key stakeholders.

Chuck E. Cheese's plans to shift marketing focus to parents

The big topic on CEC Entertainment's earnings call Thursday was Chuck E. Cheese's planned marketing shift from kids to parents. The company's 2012 strategies are segmented into three major components – initiatives to increase comparative store sales; increase the growth...

Papa John's net openings hit 10-year high

Online orders now make up more than 30 percent of business.

Restaurants adapt to 'new normal' with efficiency, innovation

Mergers and acquisitions market won't be as active in 2012.

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