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Dunkin’ Donuts coffee now available for Amtrak travelers

With the expanded partnership, Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature hot coffee will be available to nearly 12 million customers who ride Northeast Regional and Acela Express services each year.

Hyatt Selects Mark Vondrasek as its new executive vice president

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the selection of Mark Vondrasek as executive vice president, global head of loyalty & new business platforms, reporting to Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer.

Juice It Up! reports seventh consecutive growth quarter

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced that system-wide third quarter sales increased four percent over quarter three of 2016, and year-to-date are up five percent.

Golden Corral announces partnership with Coca-Cola

The Golden Corral Corporation, the nation’s largest grill-buffet chain, recently awarded its beverage agreement to The Coca-Cola Company.

The UPS Store hits 5000 retail locations

The UPS Store, Inc., the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, print and business service centers, is now 5,000+ locations strong, the company announced today.

Maaco and Meineke honor 45th birthday with national celebration

This fall, Maaco and Meineke are hosting a very special Happy 45th Birthday event at participating U.S. locations, and consumers have an opportunity to unwrap 45 percent discounts on core services at both brands.

On The Border announces new chief financial officer

Just ahead of celebrating its 35th year in business, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® announced today the addition of Tom Pennison as the company's new Chief Financial Officer.

Dunkin' Donuts appoints new chief marketing officer

Dunkin’ Donuts today announced the appointment of marketing veteran Tony Weisman, 57, to the position of U.S. chief marketing officer (CMO). Weisman, formerly the North American CEO of DigitasLBi, a global digital agency network, will officially join the company in late September.

DineEquity’s head of international resigns

DineEquity Inc.’s president for international, Daniel del Olmo, is resigning, reports Nation’s Restaurant News.

Church’s Chicken® announces $5 Real Big Deal

As part of its strategic realignment to ignite system-wide growth, Church’s Chicken® announced the $5 Real Big Deal, a customized meal offering thousands of different combinations of fried chicken and Tender Strips®, home-style sides, a honey-butter biscuit, and a Jalapeño pepper.

AAMCO expanding brand's footprint with 18 new centers nationwide

AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. (“AAMCO”), announced today that it plans to open 18 new service center locations with new and existing franchisees across the country.

Wingstop touches down in Australia and New Zealand

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: WING), the award-winning wing concept with more than 1,000 locations worldwide, today announced that it is extending its global reach by expanding into Australia and New Zealand.

Papa John's International announces development deal in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Poland

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), continues its expansion into new countries with the announcement of signed development agreements for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Poland.

A&W Restaurants returns to freshly made root beer

In a testament to its original craft beverage roots, freshly made Root Beer is now being served at all A&W restaurant locations across the globe, including 630 in the U.S. The beverage is created through a mixture of the brand’s top-secret blend of spices, real cane sugar and water to create the signature A&W taste.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe signs 100th franchise agreement of 2017

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, announced it has signed its 100th franchise agreement of the year, which will expand its footprint in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

Coverall® Names Shirley Klein chief operating officer

Coverall North America, Inc., today announced that VP, Operational Development, Shirley Klein has been appointed chief operating officer. Klein will report to Coverall’s chief executive officer, Rick Ascolese.

Anytime Fitness will add over 65 locations throughout Alabama

Anytime Fitness recently announced plans to introduce over 65 locations in targeted areas throughout the state of Alabama. The community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within the next three years.

DineEquity appoints Stephen P. Joyce as chief executive officer

DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, announced the appointment of Stephen P. Joyce as the Company's Chief Executive Officer, effective September 12, 2017.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza signs 20 store development deal in Arizona

Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust® pizza, has inked a 20-store multi-unit agreement in Arizona with plans to open the new locations within the next five years.

Gluten-free crust now available at Papa John's nationwide


Signarama makes 60 new franchise agreements in first half of 2017

Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, and the first in over 50 countries, reports record-breaking U.S. franchise sales just six months into the year.

Denny’s CEO John Miller Joins CEO Action For Diversity And Inclusion


Mosquito Joe Breaks Philanthropic Records During Nat'l Mosquito Control Awareness Week


FirstLight Home Care Reports Record Revenues as Senior Care Booms


Liberty Tax, IRS Partnership Leads to Significant Decline in Tax Refund Identify Theft


Ruby Tuesday Plans Charitable Donations on National Lemonade Day


Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Introduces Seven New Sandwiches


Pie Five Heading East with New Development Deal

Pie Five Pizza Co. - the fast casual restaurant known for its customizable pizzas prepared and ready to enjoy in five minutes - is putting a new spin on the phrase "in a New York minute."

Quaker Steak & Lube Announces New Vice President Of Franchise Services To Spearhead Aggressive Franchise Expansion Nationwide

Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its award-winning food, including Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today that industry veteran Bruce Lane has joined its executive team as vice president of franchise services. TA Restaurant Group, which acquired Quaker Steak & Lube in 2016, appointed Lane as part of its aggressive strategy to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized concept through franchising.

Slapfish to launch in Albuquerque before Balloon Fiesta

Slapfish, the nation’s largest fast casual seafood restaurant chain, has started construction at its newest location at Holly Center in Albuquerque. With a target opening date of late September, Albuquerque diners will soon be enjoying Instagram-famous Lobster Rolls and Chowder fries at Slapfish.

Pizza Press Giving Away 1,000 Pizzas for Florida Grand Opening

Orlando pizza fans have reason to celebrate as Southern California's fastest growing build-your-own pizzeria, The Pizza Press, is opening its first Florida restaurant in Celebration off US 192. The Pizza Press, known for its high quality ingredients, wide array of local craft beer, and fun 1920s newspaper theme, will open a location at 6079 West Irlo Bronson Highway 192 in Celebration on Saturday, July 8th.

Culver's Honors Wisconsin Roots with Limited-Time Pub Burger

Driving to Wisconsin to taste world-famous cheese made by a renowned cheesemaker isn't always practical. Going to Culver's for the Wisconsin Big Cheese Pub Burger, a three-cheese ButterBurger® inspired by some of the state's most iconic cheeses, is.

Arby's Named One of the Best Millennial Workplaces

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) has been named to FORTUNE’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list. Arby’s is one of three restaurant brands recognized and is the only quick-service restaurant selected. This is the first time Arby’s has been named to the list.

Long John Silver’s adds deep fried Twinkies to its menus

Long John Silver’s is testing the waters with gold on the menu – fried golden sponge cake to be exact. America’s favorite seafood restaurant launched the Hostess Deep Fried Twinkie in two test markets this spring and is expected to launch the classic treat to the rest of the country in the coming months.

Del Taco names John D. Cappasola Jr. as chief executive officer

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., (NASDAQ:TACO), the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, today announced that President and Chief Brand Officer John D. Cappasola, Jr. has been named as chief executive officer, to succeed Paul J.B. Murphy, III.

RE/MAX names Adam Contos co-CEO

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX), announced today the appointment, effective immediately, of Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Contos to RE/MAX co-chief executive officer (co-CEO), sharing responsibilities with Dave Liniger, the company's former co-founder and now co-CEO.

Jamba Juice opens first location in Thailand, marking the company’s 70th international location

Jamba, Inc. (Nasdaq: JMBA), announced the opening of its first Thailand location on May 25th, operated by franchise partner, King of Juices Company, LTD (“King of Juices”). The store is located in the Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok.

Snap Fitness signs master franchise agreement for Indonesia

Snap Fitness continues its dynamic global expansion with the announcement of a master franchise agreement for Indonesia, where it will begin operating later in 2017.

Golden Corral rolling out brunch nationwide, starting May 22

Beginning on Monday, May 22, Golden Corral will introduce its new 7-Day Brunch menu, serving brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every day.

Pet Supplies Plus hits 400 location milestone

Nearly three decades after first setting up shop in suburban Detroit, America’s fastest-growing pet store is set to open up its 400th store this May in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Wingstop set to open 100 locations in U.K. over 12 years

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:WING), the award-winning wing concept with 1,031 locations worldwide, announced that it is extending its global reach by expanding into the European market.

American Family Care Opens 100th Franchise Location

American Family Care (AFC), announced that it dedicated its 100th franchise clinic on Wednesday, May 3 in Denver, Colorado.

Hyatt names Kathy Krenger vice president, global communications

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced Kathy Krenger as vice president of global communications, effective May 15. Krenger will be responsible for Hyatt’s communications strategy and media relations, along with internal and brand communications.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery to introduce new menu

Product and ingredient innovation are at the forefront of the new menu that Perkins Restaurant & Bakery will roll out system-wide on May 1, 2017.

Panera Bread to create 10,000 new delivery jobs by end of 2017

Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) expects to add more than 10,000 new in-cafe and delivery driver jobs system-wide by the end of 2017 as it expands delivery service to 35-40 percent of its cafes by year-end.

Domino's opens 14,000th store worldwide

Domino's Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of its 14,000th store in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, outside of the nation's capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Papa John's International opens 100th restaurant in Mexico

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), announced the opening of its 100th restaurant in Mexico. The 100th Papa John's is located in Zona Azul in Ciudad Satélite in the Metropolitan area of Mexico City.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit launches new website

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has launched its latest phase of technology development with the new website, www.smokedonsite.com.

El Pollo Loco continues Texas expansion

El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), announced it has expanded its franchise development deal with Chicken Time Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Henry Investment Group (HIG) to open an additional 13 new restaurants in Texas.

Restaurant Brands International Inc. expects to complete acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI") (NYSE/TSX: QSR, TSX: QSP) announced that it expects to complete the acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. ("Popeyes") (NASDAQ: PLKI) today, following the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Popeyes.
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