Quaker Steak & Lube is winning with small-footprint units

Three years after filing for bankruptcy protection, the casual-dining chain is finding smaller units can work wonders.


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CEO Steve Easterbrook is not concerned that operator unrest will derail what he calls an ambitious plan in the U.S.

The company has fewer than 25,000 locations in the U.S., the lowest level since 2011.

The 10-unit chain just signed its first operator, with plans to accelerate its expansion.

The big Burger King franchisee said a second brand is “going to be on our radar.”

As brands face franchisee unrest, Domino’s provides a reminder of why it’s been successful, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

"Strategic" refranchising to reduce company portfolio to 45% by 2020.

The chain’s franchise association is telling operators to hold off on projects not "in the works," pending negotiations.

“Cash-strapped” franchisees say a lot is happening at once, without much return.