FlashNews: Restaurant Performance Index hits 101.9 in August, Einstein Noah gets Acquired and More

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October 1, 2014


Restaurant Performance Index Climbs to 101.9 in August FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index stood at 101.9 in August, up 1.0 percent from July.


JAB Holding to Acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group FE&S FlashNews

In a deal worth approximately $374 million, JAB Holding Company will acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., a multi-concept operator with a portfolio that includes such chains as Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagel. The deal is subject to customary closing considerations.


TGI Fridays to Shift to Mostly Franchised Model FE&S FlashNews

TGI Fridays has launched a refranchising initiative designed to accelerate the growth and re-imaging of the casual dining chain’s restaurant portfolio. Over the next 18 months, TGI Fridays expects to franchise most of its 247 company-owned and operated locations in the U.S. to experienced franchise operators, allowing the casual dining concept to focus its efforts on brand innovation, marketing and supporting brand execution, according to a company release.

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Beverage-Air Promotes Motes FE&S FlashNews

Beverage-Air has promoted Erica Motes to director of sales from western region sales manager.


Chain Operating Report for Sept. 30 FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant chains making headlines this week include Bennigan’s, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Dog Haus, Dunkin’ Donuts and Fazoli’s.


This Week in Foodservice: Are Consumers Spending More at Restaurants? FE&S FlashNews

American Express reports an increase in consumer spending at restaurants, The NPD Group says high-check-average operators are doing well, a San Francisco restaurant owner takes on Yelp!, Jimmy John’s gets hacked and much more.


Case Study: Papa Razzi Boston FE&S FlashNews

Twenty-five years ago on Dartmouth Street in downtown Boston, Papa Razzi first opened its doors, positioned as a true Italian scratch kitchen.

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