Good News! - August 2019
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Good News! - August 2019

Good News! - August 2019

It's hard keeping up with all of today's franchise news. That's why we provide this monthly digest of selected news items on unit growth, investment and financial developments, international expansion, people, and milestones. Here's your chance to follow the leaders, every third Tuesday of the month!

So if you're not doing it already, send us your good news here!

New Units/Growth/Expansion

Newk's Eatery Inks 18-Unit Deal for Dallas Area (10) and Oklahoma (8)

HMSHost Signs Multi-Year Deal with Panera Bread for Airports, Travel Plazas

Curio Collection by Hilton Adds 5 New Hotels in the Western U.S.

Fatburger Signs 25-Unit Deal with Croft Ventures for Texas

Financial, M&A, Private Equity

Gigi's Cupcakes Acquired Out of Bankruptcy by Elite Restaurant Group

UNH's RIFC 50 Index Gained 7.3% in Q2 2019


Dickey's Barbecue Pit Enters South America with 100-Unit Brazil Deal


Meineke Offers "Significant" Incentives Through Year-End

Regulation, Legislation, Labor

Domino's Asks Supreme Court to Limit Website Disabilities Rights Law

NLRB Issues Proposed Rulemaking Revamping Union Election Rule

Roundup of State Overtime Wage Proposals Across the U.S.

New York Airs 10% Cap on 3rd-Party Delivery Fees for Restaurants with a Liquor License

Minneapolis Bans Construction of New Drive-Thrus

Chicago Approves Expanded Scheduling Mandate Starting July 1, 2020

No-Poach Clauses and Antitrust Reconsidered

U.S. Senate Looks to September To Fix the Tax Extenders Issue

&Pizza CEO: Why You Should Pay Your Employees $15 per Hour

Big Plans, Big Ideas, Big Picture

Marco's Pizza Looking To Add 15 More Units in Greater Denver by 2023

Goldfish Swim School, with 91 Units, Aims for 100 by Year-End

Teriyaki Madness Plans Major Expansion Under Michael Haith

Q&A with Bruster's CEO Jim Sahene

New & Emerging Brands

Mamoun's Falafel Opens 10th Location; 2 More Coming by Year-End

The Habit Burger Grill Signs 7-Store Deal for Massachusetts, New Hampshire

Huey Magoo's Inks Deal for 6 Restaurants in South Georgia

People, Awards, Milestones

Taco John's Turns 50, Celebrates with 69¢ Tacos

Kona Ice Reaches 1,200 Trucks in 47 States; More Growth on Tap

Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken Names Flynn Dekker as CEO

&pizza Promotes Andy Hooper to President and COO

Rave Restaurant Group Names Robert Bafundo CEO

Dunkin' Brands Names Stephanie Lilak SVP and Chief HR Officer

Yum Brands Names Mark King Taco Bell CEO, Artie Starrs Pizza Hut CEO

Published: August 20th, 2019

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