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09-24-2014
Blaze FastFired Pizza Expands to Eleven Los Angeles County Restaurants
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will soon be opening locations in Westfield's Topanga Mall and the University of Southern California.

09-24-2014
Culinary Program Accepting Students for Salt Lake and Park City Utah
The Salt Lake culinary class based in Park City will prepare student chefs for their futures in the restaurant industry. The series will focus on teaching students to prepare full menus including decadent desserts as well as proper cooking and safety techniques.

09-24-2014
Fazolis Franchise SameStore Sales Surge Ahead of Industry
Fazoli’s franchisees reported a 4.9% jump in August same-stores, far outpacing the quick-service industry, which was up less than 1%, according to a leading industry research firm. It was the 17th straight month of increases. So far this year, same-store franchise restaurant sales are up 5.6%.

09-24-2014
Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of Penn State Location
Jamba Juice continues to expand in the Central Pennsylvania market, and announced the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at Pennsylvania State University’s HUB-Robeson Center, situated right in heart of the campus on September 9. The new location which will help usher in the fall semester, also marks the first Jamba® location in the university area.

09-24-2014
National Restaurant Association Calls for Applications for 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards
Cutting-edge foodservice equipment and technology to gain industry-wide visibility at NRA Show® 2015

09-24-2014
OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America
OpenTable is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in America.

09-24-2014
Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant in Africa
Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), today announced the opening of its first restaurant in Africa. The introduction of Pizza Hut on the Continent reflects the Company’s expansion in emerging markets.

09-24-2014
Blaze FastFired Pizza Expands to Nine Orange County Restaurants
Four Additional Build-Your-Own Artisanal Pizza Chain Restaurants Expected to Open Soon

09-24-2014
Captain Ds Reports 56 Percent Same Store Sales Growth in Q3 New MultiUnit Franchisee Signings
Like several fast-casual chains that have reported increased revenue and traffic even as quick-service rivals continue to falter, Captain D’s tallied a third-quarter same-store sales increase that marked its 12th consecutive quarter of comparable-sales growth.

09-24-2014
Carrols Restaurant Group Inc to Purchase 30 Burger King Restaurants in North Carolina
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TAST) announced that on September 18, 2014 it exercised its right of first refusal to purchase 30 BURGER KING® restaurants in eastern North Carolina under the same terms and conditions of an existing purchase and sale agreement between the sellers and an unrelated third party.

09-24-2014
Cheeseburger Bobbys to Franchise Gourmet Hamburger Restaurants Throughout Georgia
Signs Letter of Intent to Open in North Columbus Area with Eyes on Athens and Warner Robins

09-24-2014
Clifford Pleau Joins Bonefish Grill As VP of Culinary Research Development
Clifford Pleau will lead culinary initiatives and menu development at Bonefish Grill as the new vice president of research and development. Chef Pleau is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has extensive experience with developing restaurant concepts including California Grill at Walt Disney Word and Seasons 52.

09-24-2014
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp Names Two New Senior Executives
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes' Parent Taps David A. Carr as CFO and Julie L. Derry as CMO as Part of Revitalization Strategy

09-24-2014
McAlisters Deli Signs Development Agreement to Open 10 Locations
Accelerates Franchise Growth throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming

09-24-2014
National Restaurant Association And Employer Community Launch More Time for Full Time Initiative
The initiative will highlight the negative impact the 30-hour work week definition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on employees and employers, and urges Congress to restore the traditional definition of a full-time employee to 40 hours per week through bipartisan reform.

09-24-2014
National Restaurant Association Statement on House Passage of Jobs Package
The National Restaurant Association released the following statement regarding the House passage of a comprehensive jobs package that includes the Save American Workers Act.

09-24-2014
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc Chief Brand Experience Officer Adopts 10b51 Trading Plan
Rule 10b5-1 permits individuals who are not then in possession of material non-public information to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell stock. The rule allows individuals to buy or sell shares of stock at a specific price in the future, regardless of any subsequent material non-public information.

09-24-2014
Restaurant Trends Growing And Emerging Concepts Change and Activity September 23 2014
Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts

09-24-2014
Restaurants Boost Career Opportunities by Teaching Students Valuable Workplace Skills That Last a Lifetime
Ninety-two percent of restaurant employees under 18 say their first paid job was in the industry, and 89 percent of restaurant employees under 18 are enrolled in school, according to a workforce study released by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

09-24-2014
Tropical Smoothie Caf233 to Enter Dallas Market
Tropical Smoothie Café will enter the Dallas market after recently signing three franchise agreements in the Dallas area and one in Fort Worth. The rapidly growing franchise plans to develop as many as 40 locations throughout the Dallas area in coming years.