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12-24-2015
10Unit Development Agreement Brings First Newks to Denver
Newk's Eatery is expanding into Western markets for the first time with a new development agreement that will bring 10 locations to Denver and its southeast suburbs.

12-24-2015
America Loves Its Burgers
It's been a busy year in the burger industry: from new ground beef blends to the 'meat on meat' craze, one thing remains true - America loves its burgers. Schweid & Sons, a family-owned and operated fourth generation ground beef purveyor, went out far and wide in 2015, conducting a comprehensive study on all things burger-related that yielded the 2015 Burger Trends Report.

12-24-2015
Ark Restaurants Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2015
Company-wide same store sales increased 7.4% for the three-month period ended October 3, 2015 compared to the same three month period last year. For fiscal 2015 company-wide same store sales increased 0.9% compared to last year.

12-24-2015
Bostons Restaurant Sports Bar Ends 2015 with 10th Mexican Location Opening
ational Casual Dining Franchise Sees Explosive Growth South of the Border, Looks to Accelerate Domestic Expansion in 2016

12-24-2015
Chicken on Papa Johns Pizzas Will Be Antibiotic Free by Summer 2016
Papa John’s is first national pizza chain to pledge this removal, continuing its leadership position in the QSR pizza 'clean label' quest

12-24-2015
Darden Restaurants Fiscal 2016 Q2 Samerestaurant Sales Increased 16
Total sales from continuing operations increased 3.2% to $1.61 billion - Adjusted diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations increased 92.9% to $0.54

12-24-2015
Del Taco Franchisees Open New Locations in Idaho and Oregon
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO) announced that two new franchise restaurants, located in Medford, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho, are now open.

12-24-2015
Fazolis Opens Another CStore Unit
Fazoli’s this week opened another convenience store location as its aggressive franchise recruitment program picks up steam. It also recently broke ground on an all-new prototype design.

12-24-2015
Have Minimum Wage Increases Hurt the Restaurant Industry The Evidence Says No
Federal and state minimum wage increases over the past twenty years have not resulted in fewer restaurants or lower employment in the United States, according to an analysis published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration (SHA).

12-24-2015
Jamba Juice Continues Expansion in the Milwaukee Market
Jamba Juice has expanded in the Milwaukee market, and announced today that it has opened a new store in the heart of the city. The new store is located on 544 E. Ogden Ave, Ste 300A.

12-24-2015
Jonathan Mukhtar Named Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Red Robin
Mr. Muhtar will be responsible for driving all aspects of Red Robin's marketing and menu, positioning the brand for optimum performance in the highly competitive casual dining industry.

12-24-2015
Kahala Brands Acquires Pinkberry
Kahala Brands along with its associated companies, announced today that it has acquired the super-premium frozen yogurt brand, Pinkberry, based in Santa Monica, California.

12-24-2015
Kono Pizza Inks Deal to Roll Out 10 Locations in Atlanta
The agreement brings the first 'The Original' Kono Pizza locations to the Peach State, which will consist of a variety of store formats including mobile carts and kiosks in local malls and retail stores. Initial locations are currently being selected and the first location is slated to open in the first quarter of 2016.

12-24-2015
Moes Southwest Grill Hires Jason Dowd As New Executive Chef
In this role, Jason's responsibilities will include developing and executing culinary strategies to drive the creativity and advancement of Moe's already robust menu options.

12-24-2015
Nebraska Liquor Control Commission Offers Online Liquor License Renewals
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (NLCC) offers an online renewal payment solution so Nebraska liquor license holders can renew online, providing convenience for those whose work hours that extend beyond the average business day.

12-24-2015
Restaurant Trends Growing And Emerging Concepts Change and Activity December 15 2015
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

12-24-2015
Seoul Shake Shack to Open in 2016
Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK) is movin’ East to shake up the capital of South Korea. Shake Shack is thrilled to announce that together with its Korean licensee it will open the first-ever Seoul Shake Shack in 2016.

12-24-2015
Texas De Brazil Opens New Restaurant In Sugar Land
The new 5400 sq. foot restaurant accommodates 208 guests and features an open-view grill in the dining area, a wine room, covered patio seating and a bar/lounge area. Located in First Colony Mall, the new Sugar Land location is the company's 42nd restaurant and second location in the Houston metro area.

12-24-2015
Togos Sandwich Franchise Acquired by Nimes Capital
Mainsail Partners sells ownership of Togo's Sandwiches

12-24-2015
TouchBistro Announces the First Restaurant POS Suite Optimized for the Apple IPad Pro
A Suite of New Products from TouchBistro Will Be Available in January, Including TouchBistro 7.0 POS, a New Kitchen Display System, a Customer Facing Display and a Self-Service Menu