PRESS ROOM FOR October, 2015

  • QSR Magazine

    "Can The Drive Thru Be Saved?"

    Speed and convenience are still the name of the game in the QSR industry, but as technology continues to evolve, QSR brands are working to keep pace to continue attracting customers to the drive thru window.

  • The Buffalo News

    "Checkers to open on Elmwood Avenue this month"

    Brother and sister team, Gail Gentry and Bill Nowak will open their second Checkers location at 1969 Elmwood Ave. in the Regal Cinema Plaza on Oct. 20.

  • Crain’s Chicago Business

    "Checkers eventually wants 200 locations in Chicago"

    As Checkers continues its steady flow into the Chicago market, it is concocting big plans for its presence in the city. The Tampa, Fla.-based fast-food chain operates 19 stores in the Chicago market and is on track to open at least four more locations be

  • Nation’s Restaurant News

    "Consumers load up on topped fries"

    Take America’s favorite side dish, put things like bacon, cheese and gravy on top, and you have one of the country’s hottest food trends.

  • Buffalo Rising

    "Checkers is set to Open on Elmwood "

    A retro looking Checkers drive thru restaurant is set to open in the Regal Cinemas Plaza on Elmwood Avenue towards the end of the month. What makes the Checkers franchise so unusual (especially in Buffalo) is that there is no indoor dining area.

  • Grayson Record

    "'New bag' greets Grayson County fast food fans "

    Rally’s stresses its “crazy good” food and over-the-top styling, and its arrival in Leitchfield was no exception. When the restaurant opened its drive-thru window Monday, Oct. 12, the lines soon stretched around the building

  • Buffalo Business First

    "Checkers popularity leads to more stores"

    When siblings Gail Gentry and Bill Nowak moved back to Buffalo to open a series of Checker’s Drive-Ins, they weren’t quite sure what was in store... They say they have been pleasantly surprised at the response.

  • Houston Business Journal

    "Exclusive: National burger chain reveals bold expansion plans for Houston"

    Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., a fast food hamburger chain, just opened its first location in Houston and has plans to open over 100 storefronts in the market in the next decade. Checkers' first Houston storefront at West 18th Street and Mangum Road

  • Inside Business The Hampton Roads Business Journal

    "Really rallying Rally's"

    Two years ago, the Rally's brand of fast food franchises was off track in Hampton Roads. Debbie Leonard decided to take on the challenge of giving the brand a fresh start off the line.