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Jersey Mike's Subs

Technology

Jersey Mike's boosts the bottom line with tech

Here's how and why Jersey Mike's subs offers a turnkey technology package for its franchisees.

The big business of franchising

Top franchise companies are driving growth, finds researcher Technomic's Top 400 Franchise Report. The 200 largest franchisees grew sales 8.2 percent in 2014, 2.5 times the rate of the Top 500 chains. Unit growth among these companies, too, was three times higher than their franchisors.

A restaurant chain's sales don't always reflect customer satisfaction, and vice versa. Here, we rank the leading limited-service chains using a formula that includes financials, consumer satisfaction and value.

The expanding hot and cold sub shop serves sandwiches made with fresh-sliced meats and cheeses

Operators share the new or enhanced restaurant roles that are on their wish lists.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

The chain announced plans to expand onto college campuses

Brian O’Hagan first joined the chain as an area director in 2013.

Consumers expect food from the drive-thru to be just as tasty and fresh as food eaten in the restaurant. Packaging is key to delivering on that expectation.

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