Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation today announced the first shop in Peru is open for business. The shop is in Lima and is the 1000th Krispy Kreme international location.
Yum Brands, Inc. announced that it has promoted Kevin Hochman to president and chief concept officer of KFC U.S., reporting to Roger Eaton, chief executive officer of KFC Global, effective immediately.
Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins plan to remove artificial colorings from U.S. menus by end of 2018
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced plans to remove artificial colors from its products in the U.S.
Global premium burger chain Carl's Jr.® opened its first restaurant today in Chile pursuant to a franchise agreement signed between Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Corachi SpA.
Primrose Schools, a national preschool franchise company, is on track to experience its seventh consecutive year of real estate growth by opening a record 34 new schools in 2017. With 135 schools currently in its development pipeline, the early education and care provider shows no signs of slowing down.
RE/MAX, LLC has announced a new Vice President of IT and Digital Business. Carie Zoellner now directs the activities of the IT department, including innovation and strategic planning, data center operations, application development, business systems analysis, records management, data privacy, cybersecurity/compliance and customer support. She also leads the company’s key technology initiatives.
Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, has more than doubled its number of international agents, adding 1,900 new agents in 2016. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, the franchise is now home to 3,345 agents across the 23 countries and regions it has awarded master franchise agreements.
Fast casual giant Noodles & Company said Thursday it will close 55 underperforming restaurants, more than 10 percent of its current store count.
In 2016, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® experienced 10 percent growth in year-over-year sales compared to the year before, ultimately completing more than 500,000 moves nationwide.
Marketer Stephanie Perdue and long-time restaurateur Jerry Comstock have joined TGI Fridays as chief marketing officer and president & chief operating officer, respectively.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, announced that it has reached a new development agreement with franchisee, AR Chain of Restaurants, to open 25 new restaurants over the next six years with a focus on Pennsylvania and New York.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. announces master franchise joint venture to launch the Tim Hortons brand
Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") has announced the establishment of a master franchise joint venture with a group of investors in Mexico. The joint venture company will be the master franchisee of the Tim Hortons brand in Mexico, responsible for developing and growing the brand in the country.
The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC, (HoneyBaked Ham), announced Linda Heasley as its new chief executive officer effective Feb. 6, 2017. Heasley, former president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group's plus size fashion segment, succeeds HoneyBaked Ham Chairman and interim CEO Paul Roth.
Red Roof® has opened its 500th Inn in Biloxi, MS and 50th PLUS+ location in Irondale, Alabama. To celebrate the milestone, Red Roof is rewarding existing and new members of their RediCard loyalty program with 500 RediCard bonus points no matter where they are headed from January 15, to February 28, 2017.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that Hyatt has acquired Miraval Group, from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service recently named Alan D. Ferber its chief executive officer. Ferber joins the tax brand from ADT Residential, the No.1 home security brand in North America, where he served as president. Before ADT Residential, he was chief operating officer and chief marketing officer of US Cellular.
Captain D’s LLC announced today that Bob Kraut has joined its executive team as chief marketing officer. Kraut will be responsible for leading, developing and executing the company’s marketing strategies to further increase brand awareness and continue the brand’s strong sales growth.
Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) announced that it has expanded the scope of its relationship with Franchise Performance Group, a strategic franchise recruiting advisory firm, to include the refranchising of company-owned stores in select markets.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, announced that it has signed 63 franchise agreements in 2016 with new and existing franchisees in the U.S., Canada and U.K. In the third quarter alone, the brand inked 22 new agreements, including 13 locations in western and midwestern states, such as California, Florida, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Washington.
Yum China Holdings, Inc., and Taco Bell Corp., the world's largest Mexican-inspired restaurant chain, today announced that they have opened the first Taco Bell restaurant in the second largest economy in the world: China.
FirstService Corporation today announced that its Paul Davis Restoration business has further expanded its company-owned operations through the acquisition of Paul Davis National, a specialized commercial and large loss operation within PDR
Johnny Rockets recently celebrated its 30th anniversary by announcing the opening of a new restaurant in its 30th country.
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) announced that, effective immediately, chair of the board, Jean Birch, has been appointed interim chief executive officer.
Valvoline Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Valvoline LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets related to 28 quick-lube stores from Time-It Lube L.L.C. and Time-It Lube of Texas, LP (together, “Time-It Lube”).
Dickey's Barbecue Pit announces the formation of Dickey's Capital Group and reorganization of leadership positions in order to more effectively meet the demands of rapid growth.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced today that Comfort Inn has joined Comfort Suites in offering guests 100-percent smoke-free rooms at its more than 1,800 franchised hotels across the United States and Canada.
Burger King and Tim Hortons are planning to use chicken with fewer antibiotics in the upcoming years. Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, says it will be making the changes in antibiotics in its chicken supply due to public health concerns.
Bob Funk of Express Employment Professionals has been named as the 2017 Business Leader of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
Wingstop Inc. today announced the appointment of seasoned public company director and former McDonald’s executive Lynn Crump-Caine to its board of directors.
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. has announced the test on its mobile app developed by the brand’s online ordering partner, Olo. Although the free app is currently available for download by iOS and Android users nationwide, the app’s full functionality will be limited to the Sacramento test market.
DineEquity, Inc. announced plans today for a new location in Detroit that will for the first time leverage both its category leading brands, IHOP® restaurants and Applebee's Grill and Bar® in one restaurant destination to be at Millander Center in Detroit.
After its latest opening in Wyoming, Marriott International announces that its extended-stay brand, Residence Inn, now touts a presence in all 50 states.
Taco Bell—the world’s largest Mexican-inspired restaurant chain—announced that the brand, in collaboration with its franchisee, Casual Brands Group of Madrid, will begin building an additional 45 restaurants across Spain and add more than 900 jobs to the local economy
Captain D’s, the leading fast casual seafood restaurant known for serving freshly prepared seafood for more than 40 years, is reintroducing its Captain’s D-Lites menu to make it easy for consumers to stick to their New Year’s resolutions as 2017 approaches.
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panera Bread Company has named company veteran Blaine Hurst President effective Monday, December 12, 2016, following the resignation of Drew Madsen for personal reasons.
According to a company press release, Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Cartagena, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Colombia. The opening of the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Colombia is a milestone for Hyatt as it continues to focus on the development of the Hyatt Regency brand across Latin America.
According to a company press release, Edible Arrangements International, LLC, announced that Anthony (Tony) Pavese has been named President of Edible Global, LLC.
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Church’s Chicken, the global quick service restaurant chain, today announced that Joseph Christina has been appointed chief executive officer of the company.
McDonald’s announced on Thursday that the company plans to roll out table service at all locations across the U.S.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), parent company of the franchisor of the Arby’s brand, has announced a new development agreement with Parikh Network, LLC, a new franchisee to the Arby’s brand, to open 50 new restaurants over the next eight years.
Hilton hires 10,000 veterans in three years, Reaching Operation: Opportunity hiring goal two years early
Hilton (HLT) today announced that its corporate offices, owned and managed hotels, and franchisees have hired 10,000 veterans, spouses and dependents in the United States since 2013.
Taco Bell Corp said on Friday that it was planning to increase the number of restaurants in the United States to 9,000 and create 100,000 jobs by the end of 2022.
Wingstop, Inc., the award-winning wing concept with more than 900 locations worldwide, announced that it has entered into an international expansion agreement with Colowing S.A. de C.V. to open 30 locally operated franchise locations in Colombia and Panama over the next five years, starting in 2017.
According to a company press release, Sonic Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced the hiring of Sam Wong, new senior director of franchise sales and development.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), announced today the appointment of Alexander (Alex) H. Ware as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 31, 2016.
On Monday, November 14, for the 16th consecutive year Golden Corral will once again thank more than 330,000 active duty and retired United States military personnel for their service with a free dinner buffet and beverage, while also raising donations for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
According to a company press release, UPS announced the expansion of its earliest morning package delivery service, UPS Worldwide Express Plus™. By expanding its reach to 28 new countries and enhancing service to cover more postal codes in 25 existing countries, shippers can reach the top 20 economies in the world earlier than ever before.
Mike Lister, a former operations executive who now owns several Famous Dave’s franchises, will become the company’s new CEO, succeeding Adam Wright, who took the job 10 months ago.