Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

I suspect that all of our readers are aware that next Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day across the country – but, at this address, we believe it too important to leave your participation to chance.  There is no other way, nor better time, to influence public policy than by exercising your constitutional right to…

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Competitor News

Starbucks reported their year-end results yesterday. The Americas Starbucks same store sales was plus 6%, with a plus 5% ticket and a plus 1% on traffic. The ticket/traffic measure was a bit distorted due to changes in Loyalty program POS procedures. The US AUV was approximately $1.6M and a store EBITDA margin of 27%. They…

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Congratulations!

We took note of two individuals in the listing of the top 100 lobbyists in Washington DC and we want to congratulate them both on being named – Robert Cresanti, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association and Cicerly Simpson, Vice President of the National Restaurant Association.  Bob joined the IFA in 2014 to…

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