Catherine Curan

Dictate better terms for real estate sites 
After years of contending with a landlord’s market, restaurant chains large and small with the...
Do your homework before you convert 
A few years ago, Buffalo Wild Wings executives would scout a new market, only to...
Smaller, upstart chains aim to take a bigger bite out of the Big Apple 
Even in the epicenter of the financial melt-down, smaller operators in New York are stepping...
Franchisors dig deep to fund own growth 
Amid the deepening economic crisis, a growing number of franchisors are putting their money where...
Operators look to haggle harder, cut costs and take tax breaks to stay afloat in tough economy 
For as long as Jack Polsenberg, chief financial officer of China Grill Management Inc., can...
‘Say on pay’ gains steam amid exec-reward debate 
The debate over bailing out Wall Street and voters’ rancor over the finance world’s famously...
Microcap brands remain big fans of OTC trading even as share prices fall 
Danny York doesn’t let stock market declines scare him....
Veteran franchisees well-positioned to add formerly corporate units 
It’s a buyers’ market out there for well-capitalized and experienced franchisees looking to increase the...
Still-growing chains bullish about prospects to gain market share 
With consumer confidence at a 16-year low, fewer families dining out and oil prices spiking...
Deal makers give way to ops experts in industry’s corner office shakeups 
When Wendy’s International Inc. appointed its chief financial officer Kerrii Anderson to the chief executive...
Weathering the storm: New lease on life 
When chief financial officer Steve Tanner looked at the numbers, he knew that Real Mex...
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Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 2

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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