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02-23-2015
Jack in the Box Inc Reports First Quarter FY 2015 Earnings Updates Guidance for FY 2015
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today reported earnings from continuing operations of $37.1 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the first quarter ended January 18, 2015, compared with earnings from continuing operations of $33.0 million, or $0.75 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

02-23-2015
Starbucks Debuts Exclusive Subscription Delivery of Freshly Roasted Reserve Coffees from Seattle Roastery and Tasting Room
Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) today announced the launch of its fresh delivery subscription, giving online customers access to its line of super-premium, small-lot coffees roasted at its new, Seattle Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room.

02-23-2015
Churchs Chicken Names Ink Link Marketing As Public Relations Agency Of Record
Ink Link Marketing will support all new product rollouts, marketing campaigns, and promotional and development opportunities for the brand.

02-23-2015
Dominos Opens in Two New Markets Azerbaijan and Cambodia
International openings now total six new markets in the past 12 months

02-23-2015
Dress Code Be Damned By John Hendrie
Dear employee - If you are going to represent my Brand, I expect you to look and present yourself with an image worthy of my message, product and service. I want you to be a work of art, providing that memorable customer experience. Easy to say, much harder to effect nowadays.

02-23-2015
Dunkin Donuts Announces Plans For 46 New Restaurants In Indiana
Dunkin' Donuts, announced yesterday the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two existing franchise groups to develop 46 restaurants in Indiana over the next several years.

02-23-2015
Eat at Joes Retains the Services of COHN an Integrated Marketing Agency
COHN's scope of services includes defining target markets, development of brand strategy, crafting messaging and a visual identity, recommending and finalizing a new corporate identity, name change, creation of a logo and tagline, and providing Internet and e-commerce strategies.

02-23-2015
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
Total revenues increased 14.7% to $156.2 million; Comparable restaurant sales increased 7.7% and comparable guest traffic increased 3.8% at Pollo Tropical

02-23-2015
Granite City Food Brewery Announces Preliminary Unaudited 2014 Financial Results and Engagement of Financial Advisor to Explore Possible Strategic Transaction
Net revenue increased to $136 million compared to $134 million for FY 2013 - Adjusted EBITDA increased to approximately $10 million compared to $8 million for FY 2013

02-23-2015
Great Wraps Grill Grows Leadership Team In Preparation For Extensive Growth
With its recent brand enhancements and growth initiatives, Great Wraps Grill announces several key moves that further strengthen the brand's already impressive leadership team. The first is the appointment of Spencer Reid as Vice President of Franchise Development.

02-23-2015
Huddle House Serves Up Strong Growth In 2014
With franchise and development agreements representing 34 new restaurants as well as 10 new construction starts, 2014 was the most successful period of growth in recent years for Huddle House.

02-23-2015
Lubys Inc to Open First Dual Concept Restaurant Site Outside Texas in Jackson MS
Luby's, Inc. is bringing two of its iconic restaurant brands together on a prime site at 5471 I-55 North in Jackson, MS. The dual concept location, which will incorporate both a Luby's cafeteria and Fuddruckers fast casual restaurant, will debut on February 18. The venues will occupy a free-standing, 13,000-square-foot structure.

02-23-2015
MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes Opens First Restaurant in Riyadh Saudi Arabia
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes announced the recent opening of its first restaurant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on February 3, 2015. Located in Riyadh on King Abdul Aziz Branch Road near Exit 5, the restaurant is the fourth new country launch in the Middle East for MOOYAH since September of 2013.

02-23-2015
Native Nebraskan Opens Fourth Dickeys Barbecue Pit in Lincoln
Will Carter grew up in nearby Hickman and knew Dickey's Barbecue Pit would make a great addition to the area. Due to Dickey's Barbecue Pit's popularity in Lincoln, Carter will open his fourth location on Thursday, February 19 at 11 a.m. To celebrate his expansion, he'll host a three day grand opening celebration.

02-23-2015
Pizza Patron Opens New Location in Lewisville Texas
Pizza Patrón yesterday announced the opening of its brand new Lewisville, Texas restaurant located at 383 Huffines Blvd, Lewisville, Texas. The store was opened by Pizza Patrón veteran franchisees Tejas Norte, LLC.

02-23-2015
Pollo Tropical Continues Georgia Expansion In 2015
Pollo Tropical continues its Georgia expansion with the opening of its newest location on Feb. 27. The restaurant, located at 5815 State Bridge Road, is the sixth Pollo Tropical in the Atlanta area and the first in Georgia built with the company's new Caribbean-style design.

02-23-2015
Restaurant Brands International Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2014 Results
Tim Hortons (TH) comparable sales increased 3.1% and Burger King (BK) comparable sales increased 2.1%

02-23-2015
Smokey Bones To Open Three New Restaurants in 2015
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is igniting company growth with a plan for new restaurants in several U.S. markets. Three new restaurants are set to open in 2015—the first in Peabody, MA on March 9, the second in Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Chicago) in late July, and a third location along the East Coast with a date not yet finalized—bringing the brand's portfolio of locations to 68 across the United States.

02-23-2015
Texas De Brazil to Open New Florida Location
Texas de Brazil will open at Dadeland Mall in February 2015. The upscale Brazilian steakhouse, Texas de Brazil, will encompass a 6,100 sq. foot restaurant, with an additional 2,000 sq. feet of patio dining. The restaurant will feature a chef's table, an open-view grill in the dining area, bar/lounge area and accommodate 215 guests.

02-23-2015
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens Today in Downtown Bellevue Wash
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, announced the opening of its first restaurant in the Seattle market. Located in the center of Bellevue, Wash., at 10445 NE 4 Street, the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe is owned and operated by small business owners Helen and Ming Yu.