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08-14-2015
Arcos Dorados Announces Key Management Changes
Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO), Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, yesterday announced the appointment of Sergio Alonso, 52, as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1. Mr. Alonso succeeds Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Woods Staton, 65, who will remain as Executive Chairman.

08-14-2015
Fiesta Restaurant Group Names First Corporate Director of Offpremise Consumption
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRGI), which operates the fast-casual dining chains Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical, has set a goal to double its current off-premise business over the next 10 years, and has named Willie Romeo its first corporate director of off-premise consumption.

08-14-2015
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Reports Earning Per Diluted Share Up 20 for the Fiscal Second Quarter Ended July 12 2015
Total revenues were $293.0 million, an increase of 14.4% - Comparable restaurant revenue increased 2.9%

08-14-2015
Americans Feel the Nations Minimum Wage is Too Low
...But Are Conflicted on whether $15.00 an Hour is Too Much

08-14-2015
Arcos Dorados Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
As reported consolidated revenues were $759.0 million, a 17.3% decline versus the second quarter of 2014. On an organic basis1 and excluding Venezuela consolidated revenues grew 7.7%.

08-14-2015
Bar Louie Opening New Location in Columbus OH
Bar Louie announced yesterday the opening of their newest location in Columbus, OH. When Bar Louie opens its doors on August 11th, it will be the third Columbus area location for the Addison, TX-based brand. Bar Louie Polaris is located on the Polaris Parkway adjacent to the Polaris Fashion Mall.

08-14-2015
Dunkin Donuts Announces Plans For Two New Restaurants In Baton Rouge Louisiana
Dunkin' Donuts, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Panama City Donut Network, LLC, to develop two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas.

08-14-2015
Employers Reveal Biggest Resume Blunders in Annual CareerBuilder Survey
7 in 10 employers spend less than five minutes reviewing a resume - More than 1 in 2 have caught a lie on a resume

08-14-2015
Fuddruckers Enters Kansas With Fast Casual Restaurant In Kansas City
Fuddruckers debuts its first Kansas location tomorrow with a fast casual restaurant at 1705 Village West Parkway in Kansas City.

08-14-2015
Good Times Restaurants Reports Q3 2015 Results
Same store sales for company-owned Good Times restaurants increased 4.8% for the quarter on top of last year’s increase of 12.5%, the twenty-first consecutive quarter of increasing same store sales

08-14-2015
Huddle House Expand in Texas
Huddle House expansion continues with the signing of a franchise agreement for two new locations in the McAllen, Texas, area.

08-14-2015
Jamba Juice Announces New Opening at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jamba announced today that it is expanding in South Florida, and opening a new location at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

08-14-2015
Pollo Tropical Continues Georgia Expansion
Pollo Tropical expands its presence in the Atlanta area with three new locations opening by the end of the summer.

08-14-2015
Pollo Tropical Continues Texas Expansion With Two New Locations
Pollo Tropical expands its presence in Texas with two new locations opening late summer in Houston and San Antonio.

08-14-2015
Restaurants Serving Up Opportunity for Americas Young People
As summer winds down and students head back to school, the National Restaurant Association is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role providing job opportunities to millions of young people across the country.

08-14-2015
Rising Beef Prices Driving Burger Industry Innovation
With the majority of consumers eating burgers at least weekly (57 percent), the popular entree remains a staple of the American diet. Amid recent hurdles of rising beef prices and negative health perceptions, Technomic's Burger Consumer Trend Report outlines key areas of opportunity relating to innovations that improve health and quality perceptions while maintaining a strong value proposition.

08-14-2015
Schlotzskys Names Monte Jump Vice President of Global Marketing
Monte joins Schlotzsky's with more than 25 years of experience in various marketing roles. Most recently, he served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Back Yard Burgers® in Nashville, Tenn. and concurrently led the company's operations and marketing strategies.

08-14-2015
Study Restaurants Should Educate Diners About BYOB Options to Attract Millennial Customers
Educating potential diners about BYOB options could help restaurants attract more Millennial customers, according to research conducted by Dr. Chris Taylor at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and his colleague, Dr. Nelson Barber of the University of New Hampshire.

08-14-2015
Taco Bell Invests in Potential
This week Taco Bell elevates teens’ potential; kicks off national fundraiser to support brand’s ongoing commitment to youth education and pledge to hire 1.5 million youth through 2022

08-14-2015
The ONE Group Announces North American Expansion with Plans to Open in Toronto
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (Nasdaq:STKS) today announced that its subsidiary has completed a management agreement to open an STK in Toronto - marking the Company’s first location in Canada. Planned to open in 2016, the restaurant will be located in the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Bloor-Yorkville, home to the city’s luxury shopping, restaurants and hotels.