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Flhip.com has released a new report giving restaurant vendors marketing leads and new sales. Their website proves a map where you can click on certain points in the U.S. and it will tell you about that restaurant. One example would be Longway Tavern in New Orleans, Louisiana which is described as a “casual” pub which sells items such as steak sandwiches or fried calamari. Another location is Poison’s Rainbow found in Portland, Oregon. Opened by a Rock musician, Poison’s Rainbow offers beer and pizza.

Read more: Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

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Bar Mercado has been unveiled by the Castellucci Hospitality Group. Based in Georgia, the company’s latest offering serves Italian, Spanish, and Mediterranean dishes to casual and family diners. Out of Chicago, the Big Onion Tavern Group is introducing Loft 644. A bar and grill themed concept, it looks to capture customers looking to spend thirty dollars or less. And in Florida’s West Palm Beach, the Big Time Restaurant Group Louie Bossi will focus on Americana, Mexican, and Italian dishes with seafood twists.

Read more: Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/29/17

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In 2016, The Restaurant Law Center was officially founded. It represents the restaurant industry’s take in legal issues. The first official meeting took place in Chicago in October and covered several topics including overtime, joint-employer status and technology security among others. The chair, Phil Miscimarra gave a keynote speech and the event held several sessions meant for education of the legal teams present. The event will be held annually and is currently an invitation-only meeting.

Read more: Restaurant Law Center Holds First Legal Summit

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Have you ever thought “going in the Wendy’s drive thru is just too much work?” If so then you’re their target market. Wendy’s recently paired up with DoorDash to bring this food to you nationwide. The market will include all 48 continental stars. The dashers, or those that delivery, will be bringing you your food in insulated bags to make everything is fresh as when you ordered it. This joins other services like UberEats or Caviar, but instead of being regional anyone can get this 24/7.

Read more: Wendy’s Delivery to Go National

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Carl’s Jr. is going to discount their burgers 50 percent for competitors. Their mission is to show that their burgers are so good that their competition is eating them. That was the main inspiration behind the latest deal that Carl’s Jr. made. The promotion was brought forward by the social media channel of the business. They have seen a high number of employees that work at rival businesses eating at Carl’s Jr. The goal is to get people talking about their food.

Read more: Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. Discounting Burgers 50 Percent for Competitors

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Waitbusters is now being used in a restaurant that is located in the state of Virginia. The All American Steakhouse has been using the amazing software for a month now and they are very happy with the results it has given them so far. Digital Diner offers many different things for restaurants. They offer table management along with many other perks. They help handle reservations as well. Restaurants no longer have to use multiple outlets with this service.

Read more: Waitbusters’ Digital Diner Arrives in a Family Friendly Sports-Themed Bar and Restaurant Outside of D.C.

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One of the nation’s premier raw juice bars has been listed on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 assembly of Top Franchise for Veterans. Juice It Up!, who specializes in serving not only raw juice, but also smoothies, placed twenty-fourth out of data collected and evaluated by Entrepreneur. Juice It Up! has a generous incentive program available to US Military Veterans interested in becoming franchisees; participants can save sixty percent off the franchise fee. The company says they’re proud to offer this accommodation to veterans looking to join the business world as owners.

Read more: Juice It Up! Ranked a Top Franchise for Veterans

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Restaurant chain Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced record sales have led to an equally groundbreaking level of charitable donations by the company. The chain prefers to focus not necessarily on revenue, but on number of customers alongside how well Freddy’s serves them and the communities they’re a part of. The restaurant operator has been singled out by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as an Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation for 2017. This comes as they continue to expand, with many locations being launched.

Read more: Freddy’s Enjoys Record Year of Growth

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Ctuit integration has added new restaurant management options. This new integration allows SpeedLine clients to access Ctuit’s broad range of intelligence tools to take control of costs and increase sales. It will also help to better manage their businesses. There is a lot of good that can come from this. This all in one restaurant management software gives people that are in the restaurant industry business intelligence as well as meaningful data to allow success.

Read more: Ctuit Integration Adds New Restaurant Management Options

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The innovative, U.K. based sushi brand, Yo! Sushi, has announced plans to acquire North American quick-service sushi chain Bento Sushi, the 2nd largest restaurant brand of its kind on the continent. Yo! has been looking for ways to expand its brand further into the North American market, and the impending acquisition of Bento Sushi, which boasts roughly 600 different locations in Canada and the U.S.A., might offer the perfect way to accomplish this goal. The Yo! brand turned thirty this year, while Bento Sushi lags just one year behind.

Read more: North America’s 2nd-Largest Sushi Brand Sold for $78M

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