Linda Helman

Linda has worked at Chain Store Guide for fifteen years. Prior to that, Linda worked as a research economist for the federal government, as an analyst for a management consulting firm, and as a freelance writer.

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Oct 16, 2014 So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good-Bye
Restaurant & Foodservice Insight

On Friday, October 31, 2014, I will turn in my security pass, shut down my computer, and walk out of Chain Store Guide’s offices for the final time. I turned 50 here, I turned 60 here, and now at 66, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Sep 17, 2014 Industry Updates: Restaurant & Foodservice – September 2014
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate

Personnel Updates: Affinity Gaming announced that it has hired Michael Silberling as CEO. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar announced the hire of Tim Kast as its new Corporate Executive Chef. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. announced the appointment of Donagh Herlihy as Executive […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Sep 11, 2014 Burger King: Have It Your Way, Eh?
Restaurant & Foodservice Insight

In recent decades, there have been some unusual business bedfellows in the restaurant world. Both Burger King and Dunkin’ Donuts were owned by European-based liquor distributors (Diageo and Allied Domecq respectively). In the early part of the 21st century, burger […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…


Sep 17, 2014 Industry Updates: Restaurant & Foodservice – September 2014
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
Sep 11, 2014 Burger King: Have It Your Way, Eh?
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Aug 20, 2014 Industry Updates: Restaurant & Foodservice – August 2014
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Jul 24, 2014 Industry Updates: Restaurant & Foodservice – July 2014
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Jul 16, 2014 Crumbs … To Be Continued?
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Jun 26, 2014 Company Snapshot: Pinkberry
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Jun 18, 2014 Industry Updates: Restaurant & Foodservice – June 2014
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Jun 11, 2014 The 2014 NRA Show: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Restaurant & Foodservice Insight
May 29, 2014 Company Snapshot: MTY Food Group
Restaurant & Foodservice Company Snapshot
May 21, 2014 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – May 2014
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
May 15, 2014 The Clash (and Mash Up?) of the Titans
Restaurant & Foodservice Insight
May 12, 2014 Punchh-ing Up the Business
Retail & Food Technology Insight
Apr 24, 2014 Company Snapshot: Zoe’s Kitchen Inc.
Restaurant & Foodservice Company Snapshot
Apr 17, 2014 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – April 2014
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Apr 10, 2014 Looking Back and Planning Ahead
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Mar 27, 2014 Company Snapshot: Smashburger Master LLC
Restaurant & Foodservice Company Snapshot
Mar 20, 2014 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – March 2014
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
Mar 13, 2014 Papa Murphy’s: Rising to the Occasion?
Restaurant & Foodservice Insight
Feb 27, 2014 Company Snapshot: Rita’s Franchise Company
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Feb 20, 2014 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – February 2014
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
Feb 13, 2014 Will California Run on Dunkin’?
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Jan 30, 2014 Company Snapshot: International Speedway Corporation
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Jan 22, 2014 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – January 2014
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Jan 15, 2014 Back To The Foodture
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Dec 31, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – December 2013
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Dec 19, 2013 Company Snapshot: Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating LLC
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Dec 12, 2013 The 800-Pound Gorilla Wants to Gain Weight
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Nov 27, 2013 Company Snapshot: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
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Nov 21, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – November 2013
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Nov 14, 2013 The Birth of a Food Truck
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Oct 24, 2013 Company Snapshot: Bruegger’s Enterprises Inc.
Restaurant & Foodservice Company Snapshot
Oct 17, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – October 2013
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
Oct 10, 2013 Convenience Store Battle Brewing, Part 2
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Sep 30, 2013 Company Snapshot: Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs Inc.
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Sep 19, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – September 2013
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Sep 12, 2013 If I Am Supposed To See The Sunrise, It Should Happen Later In The Day
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Aug 30, 2013 Company Snapshot: AMC Entertainment Inc.
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Aug 22, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – August 2013
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Aug 15, 2013 Send in the Clones
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Jul 31, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – July 2013
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Jul 25, 2013 Company Snapshot: Sonic Corp.
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Jul 11, 2013 Good evening, my name is iPad…
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Jun 27, 2013 Company Snapshot: IKEA
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Jun 20, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – June 2013
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Jun 13, 2013 Looking Back at THE Show
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May 30, 2013 Company Snapshot: Pat O’Brien’s Bar Inc.
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May 16, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – May 2013
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
May 8, 2013 Introducing the 2013 Database of Foodservice Distributors
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Apr 25, 2013 Company Snapshot: First Watch Restaurants Inc.
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Apr 18, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – April 2013
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Apr 11, 2013 Eighty Years Later and Still Goin’ Strong…
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Mar 21, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – March 2013
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Mar 14, 2013 Tacos and Tamales and Burritos, Oh My!
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Feb 28, 2013 Company Snapshot: Chuy’s Holdings Inc.
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Feb 21, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – February 2013
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Feb 14, 2013 Happy 20th Birthdays!
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Jan 31, 2013 Company Snapshot: Crumbs Bake Shop Inc.
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Jan 24, 2013 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice – January 2013
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Jan 17, 2013 1953 Anniversaries
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Dec 28, 2012 Company Snapshot: Caribou Coffee Co.
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Dec 20, 2012 Industry News: Restaurant & Foodservice
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Dec 13, 2012 ¡Live Mas!
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Nov 27, 2012 Company Snapshot: SPoT Coffee Canada Ltd.
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Nov 23, 2012 Industry News: Foodservice
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Nov 6, 2012 Subway – 38,000 and Still Growing
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Oct 31, 2012 Company Snapshot: Schlotzsky’s Ltd.
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Oct 16, 2012 Industry News: Foodservice
Restaurant & Foodservice eUpdate
Oct 10, 2012 Trouble Brewing at Cracker Barrel?
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Oct 5, 2012 Company Snapshot: Farmer Bros. Co.
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Sep 14, 2012 Industry News: Foodservice
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Sep 10, 2012 75 Years and Still Hot Now
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Aug 27, 2012 Company Snapshot: American Restaurant Concepts Inc.
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Aug 16, 2012 Industry Updates: Food Service
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Aug 7, 2012 It’s All Greek to Me (and You)
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Jul 27, 2012 Company Snapshot: Ruby Tuesday Inc.
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Jul 16, 2012 Foodservice Industry eUpdates
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Jul 9, 2012 C-Stores Offer More Than Convenience
Grocery & Convenience Insight
Jun 22, 2012 Company Snapshot: Burger King Worldwide Inc.
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Jun 8, 2012 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Jun 4, 2012 Looking for Food in All The Right Places
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May 26, 2012 Company Snapshot: Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc.
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May 16, 2012 Foodservice Industry Updates
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May 7, 2012 Introducing Chain Store Guide’s 2012 Database of Foodservice Distributors
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May 1, 2012 Company Snapshot: Krystal Co.
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Apr 18, 2012 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Apr 11, 2012 Introducing the 2012 Database of Chain Restaurant Operators
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Mar 27, 2012 Company Snapshot: Frisch’s Restaurants Inc.
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Mar 20, 2012 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Mar 6, 2012 What’s on Tap?
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Feb 27, 2012 Company Snapshot: Texas Roadhouse Inc.
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Feb 23, 2012 The U.S. Restaurant Industry: Poised For Growth
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Feb 15, 2012 Foodservice Industry Updates February 2012
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Feb 15, 2012 Company Snapshot: Cash America International Inc.
Commercial Real Estate Company Snapshot
Feb 8, 2012 The Restaurant Industry Looks Ahead
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Jan 30, 2012 Company Snapshot: Jake’s Franchising LLC
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Jan 27, 2012 A Slam Dunk?
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Jan 16, 2012 Company Snapshot: Aaron’s Inc.
Retail & Food Technology Company Snapshot
Jan 13, 2012 Foodservice Industry Updates | January 2012
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Dec 21, 2011 Foodservice eUpdates
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Dec 21, 2011 Company Snapshot: E&I Restaurants Inc.
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Dec 6, 2011 Foodservice Acquisitions and Mergers: The Latest Report from Chain Store Guide
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Nov 22, 2011 Company Snapshot: Yogurtland Franchising Inc.
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Nov 14, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Nov 11, 2011 Red Robin Keeps Bobbin’ Along
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Nov 4, 2011 Company Snapshot – Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
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Oct 28, 2011 Leading Chain Tenants Insight – October 2011
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Oct 17, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Oct 14, 2011 Company Snapshot: Chuy’s Holdings Inc.
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Oct 10, 2011 Darden Does It Right
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Sep 23, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Sep 19, 2011 A Retail Resurgence
Commercial Real Estate Insight
Sep 15, 2011 Is Pie the New Cupcake?
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Sep 15, 2011 Company Snapshot: Edible Arrangements International Inc.
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Aug 17, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Aug 11, 2011 SUBWAY Continues To Innovate and Grow
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Aug 3, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates
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Jul 28, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates | July 2011
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Jul 18, 2011 Three Deals Spark Major Changes in the Restaurant Industry
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Jul 11, 2011 FoodService Insight: Let’s Make A Deal
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Jun 20, 2011 Foodservice Industry Updates | June 2011
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Jun 16, 2011 Foodservice Insight | May 2011
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Jun 14, 2011 Food on the Run
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Dec 15, 2010 A “Smashing” Success
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