Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • FSR Exclusive Franchisees Boost Another Broken Egg [11-24-2014]

    Boasting 200 percent new unit growth over the past two years, Another Broken Egg Café has big expansion plans in the works, beginning with the recent appointment of one of its highest-performing franchisees to chief operating officer.

    If all goes according to plan, the upscale breakfast,...

  • Denny's High-Volume Vegas Unit Reopens [11-21-2014]

    Denny's Corporation announced the reopening of its Las Vegas restaurant located at 3397 South Las Vegas Blvd. 

    Historically the highest volume company-owned restaurant, this location was closed for reconstruction in January 2014 and is opening ahead of its originally...

  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Receives International Accolades [11-21-2014]

    Buffalo Trace Distillery received an early holiday gift this year, receiving three of the spirits industry’s most coveted awards: Distiller of the Year, and second and third Finest Whiskies in the World for its William Larue Weller Bourbon and Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey.

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  • D.C. Restaurant Association Launches Photography Project [11-21-2014]

    Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and FotoDC are proud to announce a first ever collaboration highlighting the region’s booming restaurant industry through an innovative photography contest and exhibition.  

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  • GE Capital Finances Acquisition of 16 IHOP Units [11-21-2014]

    GE Capital’s Franchise Finance (GEFF) business announced it has provided $35 million in two separate term loans to Romulus, Inc., one of the largest IHOP franchisees. 

    The funds will be used to refinance existing debt, provide a dividend recapitalization, and finance...

  • Another Broken Egg and Tabasco Spice Up the Fall [11-21-2014]

    Another Broken Egg Café and Tabasco brand are teaming up this November for a fall football promotion. 

    The two recently collaborated on a new promotional program with Tabasco-inspired dishes, as well as a consumer sweepstakes and a server incentive. The promotional...

  • Jimmy's Famous American Tavern Grows with Third Location [11-21-2014]

    After successfully opening Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern’s (JFAT) second location in Dana Point, California, in August 2013, managing partner David Wilhelm is expanding the brand with a third location opening in August in the newly developed Westfield Topanga Center in Canoga Park in...

  • Firebirds Updates Website To Be Mobile, Local [11-20-2014]

    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill launched a responsive new website with a special gift giving deal: for every $50 purchase of gift cards, buyers receive a $10 gift.

    The new site was designed with the local and mobile guest in mind, providing optimal viewing across all devices. Features include...

  • BJ's Opens in Fort Myers, Florida [11-20-2014]

    BJ's Restaurants opened its newest restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida Nov. 17.

    The new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is the latest edition to the 1.4 million square foot Gulf Coast Town Center. The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet and seats approximately 225 guests.

    "We...

  • Front Burner Brands Hires Three Marketing Professionals [11-20-2014]

    Front Burner Brands, restaurant management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Burger 21, and GrillSmith and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, has made hires in marketing and brand management to support the continued evolution of its restaurant concepts.

    Maryellen Torres joined Front...

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