updated - May 20, 2013 Monday EDT
Coming off its record-setting 26 consecutive months of same-store sales growth, Fazoli's, America's largest premium Italian quick-service restaurant chain, is launching a new franchise incentive program that can save operators at least $30,000 on a single new unit. Franchisees opening multiple units under a development agreement can save up to $50,000 per unit. The program combines reduced franchise fees and royalty discounts for new and converted traditional, freestanding and inline units.
A cultural revolution is under way at UBS under new investment bank boss Andrea Orcel, who has lifted morale by bringing in clients but raised fears among old hands at the Swiss bank that they will bear the brunt of expected lay-offs.
Robert Penney has seen his financial future and it involves heaps of frozen yogurt. Penney and his wife, Dayna, purchased a Menchie's franchise, offering self-serve frozen yogurt, in Bellingham, Washington, in July 2011. They expect the business, open since April, to be profitable its first year.
Alliance Boots, the owner of Europe's largest pharmacy chain, will buy a 12 percent stake in China's Nanjing Pharmaceutical Co Ltd for about 56 million pounds ($91 million), Alliance said in a statement on Sunday.
Committed to bringing the world bold and distinct flavors, Chili's® Grill & Bar recently introduced Costa Rica residents to their first taste of the restaurant company's Southwestern-inspired, classic American favorites and upbeat environment. Costa Rica, which was recently named the happiest country in the world by the New Economics Foundation's Happy Planet Index (HPI), warmly embraced the American brand when the doors of the first restaurant opened earlier this month in the vibrant center of the country's capital at Centro Comercial Multiplaza in San José.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced its Four Points® by Sheraton brand will open its first hotel in Edmundston, New Brunswick. Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston will open in July 2013 in an ideal location at the center of downtown Edmundston. The former Clarion hotel will undergo an extensive $2.5 million renovation prior to flying the Four Points flag. With 160 hotels open worldwide and the second largest pipeline among all Starwood brands, Four Points offers a "best for business" proposition for travelers seeking great hotels at great rates.
Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle company, has been named for a second year as one of the Bay Area's Healthiest Employers. The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times, in collaboration with Healthiest Employers®, a research company focused on wellness, recognized Jamba Juice® on for their innovation and leadership in employee wellness programs.
Burger King mascot prank was at it again this weekend in Georgia a prankster dressed in the Burger King costume who was spotted roaming around a local McDonald's location and dished out free burgers to the customers.
McDonald's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.77 per share of common stock payable on December 17, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 3, 2012. This represents a 10% increase over the Company's previous quarterly dividend and brings the fourth quarter dividend payout to approximately $770 million.
From September 23rd to September 29th, 54 participating McDonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida will say "Thank You" to consumers and celebrate National Coffee Day by offering free small Premium Roast McCafé coffee all week long.
The wait is finally over! Longtime Reading resident Jerry Pothier, Camille Bardaro of Medford, and Caitlin Merullo of Boxford are thrilled to announce that ZINGA! "The World's Best Frozen Yogurt" has opened its self-serve frozen yogurt store at 50 Haven Street, Reading, MA 01867 (former site of The Atlantic Food Mart).
Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled East Coast-style subs, officially opened its doors in South Tampa on September 12. Franchise owners Brian Kenny, Todd Quinzi, and Bryan Pagán held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, September 12 to Sunday, September 16 to support the South Tampa Family YMCA.
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