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August 13, 2015

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Johnny Rockets Moving into College Market with New Prototype

Burger chain Johnny Rockets is built around a classic all-American menu that features burgers, shakes and fries and an environment that helps create a memorable experience.


Technomic Names Top Trends for Year’s First Half

With 2015 more than halfway through, research firm Technomic announced six notable trends that impacted foodservice during the first six months of year. The firm’s analysis is based on information from its digital resources library, MenuMonitor database and Top 500 Chain restaurant report.


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Smashburger Announces New Airport Locations

Better-burger chain Smashburger announced that it has partnered with HMSHost to open three new airport restaurants.


Restaurant Development Pros on the Move

Members of the restaurant industry sharing personnel news include api(+), Hooters, Long John Silver’s and SONIC.


Restaurant Development Report

Carl’s Jr. enters a new international market, Domino’s reaches a milestone, Rita’s Italian Ice hopes the c-store segment is anything but cool toward sales, UFood looks to make franchising appealing to veterans and much more in this edition of the development report.


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Captain D’s Inks Two Atlanta Franchisees

Nashville, Tenn.-Based Captain D’s announced that it has signed two new development agreements for the Atlanta area.


Report: Foodservice Traffic Hits Six-Year High

Chicago-based research firm NPD Group reports that U.S. foodservice industry traffic hit its highest level in six years in May. The country’s restaurant and foodservice outlets had approximately 61.1 billion visits during the month.


Wienerschnitzel to Pursue National Franchising Growth

Looking to foster franchising growth on a national level, Wienerschnitzel added industry veteran Ted Milburn to the team. The 300-plus-unit hot dog chain, which operates in 10 states, has made a new unit prototype available to its franchisees and plans to bolster its franchise marketing efforts.


Starbucks Enters Panama Market

Starbucks Panama Interior

Starbucks Coffee Company opened its first store in Panama, making it Starbucks’ 15th market in Latin America and 67th worldwide. Starbucks stores in Panama are operated through a strategic licensing agreement with El Salvador-based Premium Restaurants of America, formerly named Corporación de Franquicias Americanas, which initially teamed up with Starbucks in 2010 for the opening of the company’s first store in San Salvador.

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