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Christina Hale and John Gregg

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Christina Hale and John Gregg

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  • Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg will hold a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. to...

Biggby Coffee Suspends Franchising in Michigan

After a very successful 20th year, Biggby Coffee has made the proactive decision to reserve expansion in the state of Michigan for current owner-operators and suspend expansion to new owner-operators in the state of Michigan until further notice. This decision is a reflection of the...

Paisano’s Opens First of Nine D.C. Locations

This June, gourmet pizza franchise Paisano’s Pizza will open the first of nine new locations in Washington, D.C. Franchise partners Antoine Chahine, Ron Trowbridge and Daniel Bechara will open the inaugural Paisano’s Pizza D.C. location in Georgetown at 1815 Wisconsin Ave NW. Eight more locations...

Weak Sales Continue to Plague Restaurants

Despite a slight improvement in May restaurant sales, the industry has still not returned to positive territory. Sales were -0.3 percent a—0.7 percent improvement from April. May was the third consecutive month of declining sales, which have continued to slide since the fourth quarter of...

The Hand That Feeds

How Adam Eskin is planting the seeds for a supply chain revolution.

Restaurant companies—the successful ones, anyway—have been known to root themselves in core values that define every decision they make as a brand. For some, it all comes down to customer service; for others, it’s...

GOP Statewide Ticket Set For November

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Photo: Mike Pence and John Gregg campaigns

Mike Pence (left) and Democratic candidate John Gregg (right).

Mike Pence and Eric Holcomb officially accepted their party’s...

The Vendor Advantage

From Coca-Cola rep to Firehouse Subs franchisee, Jeff Finnerty explains how to cross the aisle from vendor to operator.

For 16 years, Jeff Finnerty was deep in the restaurant industry—as a Coca-Cola account manager. Finnerty started out on the West Coast, working mostly for local shops...