Franchising
Atlanta native Felicia Parks joined the army when she was just a teenager. After four years in the military—including a stint in Panama—she moved into government work. Still, Parks had aspirations to become a business owner, so with the help of her two sons, she became a Jimmy John’s franchisee....
Industry News
In an effort to bring in roughly 14,000 new delivery drivers by the end of this year, Pizza Hut expects to hire nearly 3,000 new drivers per month. The hiring will be based on the needs of each individual restaurant and market, and will include both full and part-time positions. In addition to...
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Papa John’s customers can now order pizza while browsing social media. The brand’s national Facebook page now features a “Start Order” button, which gives customers the chance to order pizzas, desserts, and sides through Facebook. When ordering through Facebook, customers will receive 25 percent...
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Chick-fil-A has an answer to the take-out craze: Family Style Meals. Starting Monday in Greensboro, North Carolina, Phoenix, and San Antonio, the brand is testing meal kits, including new sides, to meet a growing consumer demand it says affects nearly 40 percent of current dinner customers. Thirty-...
Fast Casual
Some restaurant concepts get their start as a food truck. Others start as a traditional standalone on a busy commercial drive, while still others start as a walk-up window in a tiny, urban, hole-in-the-wall space. But for one popular concept in Los Angeles, the origin story not only goes back to...
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Franchising
“Franchise” can be a loaded word. Say it to an industry executive, and she’ll call it an efficient vehicle to building a fast-food empire. Bring it up with a local-loving consumer, and he’ll peg it as a threat to independent restaurants. As for an aspiring operator, he might extoll the benefits of...
Outside Insights
The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), which is the Senate GOP’s response to the House GOP’s original healthcare bill aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), still needs to be voted on in the Senate, so its fate remains uncertain. However, it’s important restaurant owners understand...
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At a time of high turnover and increased competition in the era of the gig economy, quick-serve companies are looking for alternative incentives and perks to attract and retain loyal employees. From free coffee to education benefits, quick-serve establishments are investing in their employees in...

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