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Rita’s Spins off Doughnut and Coffee Stores

Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice brand with more than 600 stores worldwide, announced the testing of a new cafe concept with the opening of a location in Albuquerque, New Mexico—the first of five Rita's Cafe stores in the U.S. The new concept...

Luck of the Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Boosts Foot Traffic

Long a day celebrated only in neighborhood pubs, St. Patrick’s Day (and the accompanying weekend) has become a busy time for restaurants. And the action isn’t just limited to full-service restaurants and bars. Fast casuals serving wine and beer or a full bar menu are...

NLRB Opens Case Against McDonald’s

Supreme Court might ultimately decide who works for whom.

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) opened its case against McDonald’s in court, claiming the quick-serve giant is liable for the actions of franchisees as a joint employer.

But the trial is not just about McDonald’s.

The...

Merchant Link Launches EMV for Restaurants

Merchant Link, a leading provider of payment gateway and data security solutions, launched EMV for Oracle Hospitality’s Restaurant iPOS Suite, including 3700, 9700, Simphony 1, and Simphony 2. Out of the lab and into pilot and production, Merchant Link has released EMV for Oracle merchants.

Merchant...