August 2015

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NLRB Issues Game-Changing Joint-Employer Decision

The day that many franchised businesses feared for years is here.

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Chipotle Grabs Data, Creates Brand Loyalists with Cultivate Festival

Event registration fees, vendor fees and sponsorships can bring in incredible revenue and enhance a brand. But Chipotle is also dredging its customer base for a bounty of data.

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Will Restaurant IPOs Take A Breather Due to Market Turmoil?

Recent weakness in the shares of restaurant chains that completed initial public offerings (IPOs) during the past two years calls into question whether the recent stock market turmoil might put a damper on the popular financing technique.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Investing in Tech, Expansion and Loyalty

During an analyst dinner, Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) revealed a mixture of new strategies and an update on its aggressive growth plans.

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A Rare Equity Partnership Reaps Benefits for Tender Greens

No one we talked to recently could remember a private equity firm and a strategic investor banding together to invest in another restaurant company.

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Yum! Brands’ Sam Su Retiring, China Segment Focuses on Brand Affinity

Sam Su is out and Muktesh “Micky” Pant is in as the new CEO of the Yum! China unit.

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Yum! Shares Plummet on Chinese Currency Concerns, but the Sky isn’t Falling

Chicken Little is spreading panic on Wall Street as the Chinese currency fluctuates.

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Tijuana Flats To Accelerate Growth With New Private Equity Investor

It's amazing the 110-unit —90 company and 20 franchisee stores— Tijuana Flats remained independent for a long as it did.

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Anil Yadav Embraces New Challenge with 64 TGI Fridays Locations

Anil Yadav took on a new challenge with the purchase of 64 TGI Fridays locations in a plan to expand his franchise empire and logistics pipeline into new territory.

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Hardee’s And Carl’s Franchisee Controlled by Karcher Grandchildren Files Bankruptcy

Two large Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s franchisees — both operated by Carl Karcher’s grandchildren — filed for bankruptcy protection in Arizona at the end of July.

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