Inspire Brands to Acquire Dunkin’ Brands in $11.3 Billion Transaction

Transaction furthers Inspire’s goal of bringing together a family of complementary, highly differentiated brands Adds iconic Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins brands to Inspire’s portfolio, which includes Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, and Jimmy John’s Combined portfolio will represent: $26 billion…
Inspire Brands Foundation Launches $1 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Inspire Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of Inspire Brands, is proud to announce the launch of a $1 million COVID-19 relief fund dedicated to supporting childhood hunger and restaurant industry relief efforts. The initial disbursement from the fund is…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/08/16

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Gaitherburg, MD-based GLORY DAYS GRILL (founded 1996) has increased by 4 units, from…
Fish Consulting Adds New Employees and Promotes Several Team Members

Ashley Reynolds, Sloane Fistel, Tiffany Trilli and Alexya Williams Join the Fish Team Hollywood, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Fish Consulting, LLC, a full-service national communications firm specializing in franchise public relations and marketing, announced today that it has added four new employees…
Fish Consulting Adds Massage Heights And SONIC Drive-In To Client Roster

Franchise Specialty PR Firm Expands Restaurant and Service Divisions to Kick off 2016 Hollywood, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Fish Consulting, LLC, a national communications firm specializing in franchise public relations, announced today it has added Massage Heights and SONIC® to its client…
SONIC Drive-In Promotes Two Key Executives to Senior Vice President Positions

Advancements highlight continued focus on developing robust leadership team Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  SONIC Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced the promotions of Paige Bass and Anita Vanderveer. Previously serving as vice president and…
Restaurant Chains Emerge As Front In Gun Control Debate

Even before the latest outbreak of gun violence on American streets — the mass shooting over the weekend in Southern California — major consumer brands were already facing pressure to stake out positions on gun control as part of a…

Based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sonic Drive-In, and Little Caesar’s earned the top spots in the fast food sector of the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings. At the other end of the spectrum, KFC and…

In 1973, he was a high school junior who would cruise the Lexington Sonic parking lot with his buddies, eating burgers and waving to friends. Nearly four decades later, Jerry Stanfill, 56, cruises the same Lexington Sonic, checking food quality,…

The Wendy’s/Arby’s Group has successfully sold the Arby’s chain to Roark Capital. The original company will be renamed The Wendy’s Company immediately. Roark Capital now owns over 20 franchise brands including Arby’s. The Wendy’s Company will retain a 18.5 common…

A new opening of a Five Guys Burgers and Fries causes visitors to line up for hours just for a taste. Other “better fast food” chains like Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill are stealing more traffic from casual restaurants…

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that certain of its subsidiaries have issued $500 million of Series 2011-1 Fixed Rate Senior Secured Notes, Class A-2 (the “Fixed Rate Notes”) in a private securitization transaction. The…

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that its system-wide same-store sales have increased by an estimated 4% to 6% for the first two months of the company’s third fiscal quarter ending May 31, 2011. This…

The ice cream sundae celebrates its 119th birthday Sunday, April 3rd. Since that time, ice cream sundaes have become a mainstay in the restaurant industry.  The traditional ice cream sundae is made up of vanilla ice cream with a flavored…