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Buffalo Wild Wings Gains $2.6 Million in Financing

United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchise finance, announced today that it provided $2.6 million in financing to Buffalo Wild Wings owner, Southseas Wings, LLC.

NCCR Supports Small Business Tax Cut Act

The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green in support of H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, sponsored by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

The $1 Million Renovation

What do you do when the design of your 10,000-square-foot restaurant doesn’t match the character of your food and beverage program?That’s the question E&O Trading Company recently faced.

Global Foodservice Posts Modest Gains in Q4

With no assist from the global economy, except for Germany, there was a glimmer of recovery for the global foodservice markets in the fourth quarter of last year, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company.

Thin and Crispy Community Base

Community is of vital importance to Nick Sarillo, owner of Nick’s Pizza and Pub. He not only needs it because it constitutes his customer base, but he wants to be a part of it, and to give back to it as much as he can.

Everyone Can Squeeze In

With only six weeks left before the April 1, 2011, grand opening of the third location of Squeeze In (South Reno, Nevada) the operators of this nascent restaurant realized they were short of cash.Knowing their other two breakfast and lunch restaurants were successful and expecting the third to be popular, they set out to raise the money they needed.

Tax Tips For Restaurant Operators

Next month doesn’t just bring April showers, but along with them, tax time. And if it seems that doing your annual taxes gets more complicated, the fact is that there are many things to keep on top of, and a number of things that are easy to overlook.

Consumer Spending, Foot Traffic on the Rise

The American restaurant industry is starting to simmer. Consumers are spending more on meals, and foot traffic at establishments is improving, albeit from a diminished base, according to the 22nd edition of the Chain Restaurant Industry Review, released at this week’s Restaurant Leadership Conference by GE Capital, Franchise Finance.

HMSHost and Yowza!! Bring Savings to On-The-Go Travelers

World leader in travel dining and shopping, HMSHost, and breakthrough mobile couponing application, Yowza!!,are collaborating to bring real-time savings directly to travelers via their smartphones.At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Yowza!!'s local mobile coupons provide instant savings at popular HMSHost restaurants and cafes, including Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, and LaBrea Bakery.

Two Bucks To Franchise

Two Bucks, a casual dining pub and eatery, has sold its first franchise.The restaurant, which is expected to open on April 16, in Milwaukee, will be the chain’s third. The first, a corporate restaurant, opened Avon, Ohio, and the chain opened a second corporate operation two months ago in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Rosser Capital Invests in Barcelona Wine Bar & bartaco

Rosser Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on investing in restaurant, consumer, and retail companies, invested in Barteca Holdings LLC to support the growth of its restaurant brands. Barteca is the operator of the restaurant concepts Barcelona Wine Bar and bartaco.

Despite Slight Dip, Industry Outlook Remains Positive

The outlook for the restaurant industry is positive for the coming months, as the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained well above 100 in January. The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.

Pizza Restaurants Keep Prices Flat

Pizza restaurants continue to be the big cheese and are performing well, despite tough economic conditions. A new report from Mintel shows that pizza restaurants are focusing on value in order to draw in patrons and with this strategy they expect to see a modest 2.

Applebee's, IHOP to Release '11 Financial Results

DineEquity, parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, will release fourth quarter 2011 financial results and issue 2012 financial performance guidance on Thursday, March 1, 2012, before the market opens.