Wendy’s New Designs Reduce Energy Use and Footprint

Wendy’s unveiled a new portfolio of development options to franchisees dubbed the Smart Family of Designs with an aim to keep energy stewardship at the forefront of its designs going forward and to fit the concept into smaller footprints. The chain also plans to open more than 600 stores by 2020.

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bite-sized buzz for May

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, featuring Long John Silver’s, Shipley Do-Nuts, Yogurtland and more.

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Black Bear Diner to Open 12 New Units

Family-dining concept Black Bear Diner plans to open 12 new units across California, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Earlier this year, the chain made its debut in Oklahoma and Texas.

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Day to Night: Designing for Daypart Transitions

Restaurants that can transition from daytime to night can bring in revenue from multiple dayparts.

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3 Things to Know About Gen Z's High Breakfast Expectations

Gen Z consumers favor all-day breakfast meal concepts, according to market research firm Y-Pulse’s School Meal Innovation Lab Initiative, and they like three concepts in particular.

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Tales for an Accelerated Culture

As a card-carrying member of Gen X, a generation predisposed to irony and self-doubt, it can be hard to share successes without first discounting our efforts. Luckily, the same doesn’t apply to sharing the successes of others.

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