Today's North America Restaurant News http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com Today's North America Restaurant News from Restaurant News Resource en-us Restaurant News Resource http://www.nevistas.com/nev_logo.gif http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com support@nevistas.com Delight Restaurant Group Announces Acquisition Of 30 Wendy's Restaurants From The Wendy's Company As Part Of The Company's Previously Announced System Optimization Initiative http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93224Delight_Restaurant_Group_Announces_Acquisition_Of____Wendy_s_Restaurants_From_The_Wendy_s_Company_As_Part_Of_The_Company_s_Previously_Announced_System_Optimization_Initiative.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93224Delight_Restaurant_Group_Announces_Acquisition_Of____Wendy_s_Restaurants_From_The_Wendy_s_Company_As_Part_Of_The_Company_s_Previously_Announced_System_Optimization_Initiative.html Delight Restaurant Group announced today the December 2016 acquisition of 30 Wendy's restaurants in the Virginia Beach – Norfolk metropolitan area. As part of the transaction, Delight Restaurant Group plans to build several new restaurants in the area and remodel certain acquired restaurants in Wendy's new Image Activation format. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:38:06 EST Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs Franchise Agreement to Open 20 New Locations in Texas http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93223Tropical_Smoothie_Cafe_Signs_Franchise_Agreement_to_Open____New_Locations_in_Texas.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93223Tropical_Smoothie_Cafe_Signs_Franchise_Agreement_to_Open____New_Locations_in_Texas.html Multi-Unit Operator Glen Johnson Expands Portfolio and Accelerates Company's Nationwide Growth Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:35:50 EST Johnny Rockets Reaches International Growth Milestones http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93210Johnny_Rockets_Reaches_International_Growth_Milestones.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93210Johnny_Rockets_Reaches_International_Growth_Milestones.html Johnny Rockets continues to experience international growth, opening new restaurants in Latin America and Asia and signing development deals to open restaurants in the Caribbean, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:29:22 EST Pie Five Pizza Co. Opens First Pennsylvania Location in Chambersburg http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93208Pie_Five_Pizza_Co__Opens_First_Pennsylvania_Location_in_Chambersburg.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93208Pie_Five_Pizza_Co__Opens_First_Pennsylvania_Location_in_Chambersburg.html Pie Five franchisee, Peter Ballantine, is a former McDonald's franchisee with more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. The Chambersburg location marks the first installment of the development deal with Ballantine that includes up to 34 locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:26:24 EST The Wendy's Company Reports Preliminary 2016 Results http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93206The_Wendy_s_Company_Reports_Preliminary______Results.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93206The_Wendy_s_Company_Reports_Preliminary______Results.html 16th consecutive quarter of positive same-restaurant sales; North America system same-restaurant sales increase 0.8% in 4Q and 1.6% in 2016 (+5.6% and +4.9% on a two-year basis, respectively) Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:23:40 EST Air Force Veteran Duo Opens Their Fourth Dickey's Barbecue Pit http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93186Air_Force_Veteran_Duo_Opens_Their_Fourth_Dickey_s_Barbecue_Pit.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93186Air_Force_Veteran_Duo_Opens_Their_Fourth_Dickey_s_Barbecue_Pit.html Residents of La Junta can find their newest Dickey's location at Red Lion Hotel, 1325 East 3rd St. La Junta, CO 81050. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:42 EST Chris Ward Named Vice President of Supply Chain for Church's Chicken http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93185Chris_Ward_Named_Vice_President_of_Supply_Chain_for_Church_s_Chicken.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93185Chris_Ward_Named_Vice_President_of_Supply_Chain_for_Church_s_Chicken.html Previously, Ward served as the brand's Senior Director of Purchasing, in which he played an instrumental role in shaping and executing supply chain strategy. In his new role, Ward will be overseeing Purchasing, Distribution and Logistics as part of a reliable, seamless supply chain system. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:26:06 EST Restaurant Trends - Growing And Emerging Concepts - Change and Activity February 15, 2017 http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93178Restaurant_Trends___Growing_And_Emerging_Concepts___Change_and_Activity_February_________.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93178Restaurant_Trends___Growing_And_Emerging_Concepts___Change_and_Activity_February_________.html Update from Restaurantchains.net on growing and emerging restaurant concepts Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:36:44 EST Boom or Bust? Over 500 Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2017 http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93176Boom_or_Bust__Over_____Independent_Restaurant_Owners_Voice_Their_Thoughts_on_____.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93176Boom_or_Bust__Over_____Independent_Restaurant_Owners_Voice_Their_Thoughts_on_____.html RestaurantOwner.com's 2017 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey Results Detail the Thoughts, Goals, and Plans of Independent Restaurants Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:29:48 EST Booster Shot: IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93174Booster_Shot__IRS_Extends_ACA_Reporting_Deadline.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93174Booster_Shot__IRS_Extends_ACA_Reporting_Deadline.html The IRS has extended the deadline for some information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, but it's still right around the corner! Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:49:09 EST Demographic Trends Illustrate Importance of Foreign-born Workers http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93173Demographic_Trends_Illustrate_Importance_of_Foreign_born_Workers.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93173Demographic_Trends_Illustrate_Importance_of_Foreign_born_Workers.html As the number of 16-to-24-year-olds in the labor force continues to decline, foreign-born employees will become increasingly important to the restaurant industry’s ability to expand, according to the NRA’s chief economist. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:46:56 EST Restaurant Brands International Inc. Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Results http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93129Restaurant_Brands_International_Inc__Reports_Full_Year_and_Fourth_Quarter______Results.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93129Restaurant_Brands_International_Inc__Reports_Full_Year_and_Fourth_Quarter______Results.html Tim Hortons comparable sales increased 2.5% and Burger King comparable sales increased 2.3% in constant currency Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:39:35 EST National Restaurant Association and Massachusetts Restaurant Association Bring Geoffrey Zakarian And The Biggest Names in Food to The 2017 New England Food Show http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93128National_Restaurant_Association_and_Massachusetts_Restaurant_Association_Bring_Geoffrey_Zakarian_And_The_Biggest_Names_in_Food_to_The______New_England_Food_Show.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93128National_Restaurant_Association_and_Massachusetts_Restaurant_Association_Bring_Geoffrey_Zakarian_And_The_Biggest_Names_in_Food_to_The______New_England_Food_Show.html Listen to Keynotes from Geoffrey Zakarian and Tom Werner with Food Director of Bon Appétit, Watch Chef Josh Lewin and Carl Dooley in the Eater Boston Battle and Learn From the Hottest Culinary Talent in Boston with Chef Demos from Jody Adams, Tiffani Faison, Kyle McClelland and More Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:35:25 EST The Los Angeles Times Launches Citywide Food Festival http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93127The_Los_Angeles_Times_Launches_Citywide_Food_Festival.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93127The_Los_Angeles_Times_Launches_Citywide_Food_Festival.html Food Bowl will celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles through 31 days of food this May Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:21:00 EST Johnny Rockets Reopens Outlets At Orange, CA With A New Design And Guest Experience http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93110Johnny_Rockets_Reopens_Outlets_At_Orange__CA_With_A_New_Design_And_Guest_Experience.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93110Johnny_Rockets_Reopens_Outlets_At_Orange__CA_With_A_New_Design_And_Guest_Experience.html Restaurant Will Serve as an Incubator for Menu Enhancements, New Technology, Design and Training Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:40:54 EST Dunkin' Brands Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93109Dunkin__Brands_Reports_Fourth_Quarter_and_Fiscal_Year______Results.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93109Dunkin__Brands_Reports_Fourth_Quarter_and_Fiscal_Year______Results.html Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales growth of 1.6% - Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales growth of 0.7% Thu, 9 Feb 2017 10:34:45 EST Restaurants Rally to Help Tornado Victims http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93102Restaurants_Rally_to_Help_Tornado_Victims.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93102Restaurants_Rally_to_Help_Tornado_Victims.html New Orleans operators are out in force, helping to feed victims of the tornado that hit the eastern part of the city. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:51:50 EST Local Entrepreneur Opens Third Dickey's Barbecue Pit Location in Southern California http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93091Local_Entrepreneur_Opens_Third_Dickey_s_Barbecue_Pit_Location_in_Southern_California.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93091Local_Entrepreneur_Opens_Third_Dickey_s_Barbecue_Pit_Location_in_Southern_California.html The new location opens in Rancho Santa Margarita this Thursday Wed, 8 Feb 2017 19:38:54 EST RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Second Fiscal Quarter Revenues Down 3.4 Percent http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93090RAVE_Restaurant_Group__Inc__Second_Fiscal_Quarter_Revenues_Down_____Percent.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93090RAVE_Restaurant_Group__Inc__Second_Fiscal_Quarter_Revenues_Down_____Percent.html Total consolidated revenue decreased 3.4% to $14.8 million compared to $15.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 - Pie Five comparable store retail sales decreased 17.4% from the same period of the prior year Wed, 8 Feb 2017 19:33:09 EST Captain D's Promotes Janet Duckham to Chief Supply Chain Officer and Nancy Ward to Vice President of Training http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93088Captain_D_s_Promotes_Janet_Duckham_to_Chief_Supply_Chain_Officer_and_Nancy_Ward_to_Vice_President_of_Training.html http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article93088Captain_D_s_Promotes_Janet_Duckham_to_Chief_Supply_Chain_Officer_and_Nancy_Ward_to_Vice_President_of_Training.html In her role as chief supply chain officer, Duckham will lead the worldwide purchasing functions, oversee all functions of quality assurance, as well as manage all aspects of distribution and logistics. As vice president of training, Ward's responsibilities include implementing Captain D's systematic training programs, creating innovative internal development programs for the brand's operators at every level. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 19:27:28 EST