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A&W All-American Food

Financing

How the Restaurant Revitalization Fund let restaurants down

Operators say the potential lifeline was jerked away in an information vacuum that left them angry and frustrated.

Financing

A&W Restaurants hopes its sales translate into more locations

The chain saw its sales take off last year. It now hopes to get franchisees to buy units again after taking a break during the pandemic.

Sweetened unemployment benefits are seen as the main reason by far for the industry’s recruitment challenges.

Nathan's Famous partnered with a plant-based food company to recreate the flavor profile of its iconic frankfurter.

A seven-day pilot program is set to begin within the next two weeks. But the agency has yet to set date to start fielding actual applications.

The lodging giant’s Fairfield Inns brand is providing hot breakfast sandwiches and an array of cold a.m. standards via kiosks, with snacks and beverages offered throughout the day.

Having locations in the areas where city dwellers have hunkered down because of the COVID-19 crisis proved a boon for the venerable brand. The key was having drive-thrus.

The grants would be part of the National Restaurant Association’s Blueprint for Recovery, a direct-payment program that would be in addition to restarting the Paycheck Protection Program.

Stewarding a 100-year-old brand carries some unique challenges, as he's learned in leading the resurgent quick-service operation for nearly a decade.

One of the industry’s oldest chains and franchisors sees new opportunities in its veneration of the past.

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