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McAlister's Deli Signs Two Deals with Sun Holdings' Guillermo Perales for 98 Units
IHOP Strikes Deal for Up to 94 Units with TravelCenters of America
Dunkin' Signs Deal for 18 Units in Houston, 10 Co-Branded as Baskin-Robbins
Edible Arrangements Chooses Dallas-Fort Worth to Debut CBD-Infused Products
Captain D's Sign Deals for Wisconsin and Kentucky with Multi-Unit Operators
Camp Bow Wow Files FDD To Expand in Canada
Financial, M&A, Private Equity
64-Unit BWW Franchisee To Sell to PE Firm for $130 Million
FRANdata: 2019 Is the Year of Legacy Acquisitions in Franchising
Krystal To Refranchise 100 to 150 Company Stores to Multi-Unit Operators
Denny's CEO Raises the Possibility of Acquiring Another Concept
Inspire Brands Completes Jimmy John's Acquisition
Cracker Barrel Buys Maple Street Biscuit Company for $36 Million
Regulation, Legislation, Labor
Analysis: What Domino's Loss in ADA Suit Might Mean for Restaurants
Financial Leadership Exchange Panel Tackles Restaurant Workforce Issues
New & Emerging Brands
I Heart Mac & Cheese Inks 3-Unit Colorado Deal with Full Circle Restaurant Group
Texas Roadhouse To Open Two Jaggers Restaurants (Chicken Sandwiches & Burgers)
Launch Opens First Park of a 5-Unit Deal in Framingham, Mass.
Big Mamma's Burritos Plans To Scale Through Franchising, Company Stores
Koibito Poke Launches Franchise Push Says Former MLBer Todd Stottlemyre
Odds & Ends
Five Hiring Mistakes To Avoid (from EOS)
"If You Can Manage a Waffle House, You Can Manage Anything"
Social Media Acronyms and Slang: 130 of the Most Important Ones To Know
Domino's Pizza Continues Its Tech Push, Opening an "Innovation Garage"
Inc. Names Its 10 Hottest Franchise Brands
Law Book, 3rd Edition, Published by ABA
People, Awards, MilestoneS
Blaze Pizza promotes Mandy Shaw from CFO/Interim President to CEO/President
Coolgreen Turns 10, Plans Rapid Expansion with 150 Locations in 5 Years
Rave Restaurants Group (Pizza Inn, Pie Five) Names Brandon Solano CEO