Harsha Agadi Named Executive Chairman of Quiznos' Board

Quiznos, one of the nation’s premier quick-service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced it has named Harsha V. Agadi as executive chairman of its Board of Managers.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Agadi brings more than 25 years’ experience with foodservice companies to the position, having worked with Domino’s Pizza, Pepsi, Kraft, General Foods, Little Caesars Enterprises, Church’s Chicken, and most recently, Friendly’s Ice Cream Company.

Domino's Pizza Debuts Parmesan Bread Bites

Domino's Pizza announces the launch of their new Parmesan Bread Bites, debuting at $1 for a limited time.

When ordering the popular, already-valuable two medium, two-topping pizzas deal for $5.99 each, consumers will be able to add 16 Parmesan Bread Bites for only $1 more. The bite (or two) size, brand new, permanent menu item is there for the sharing – which, based on the goodness of freshly baked bread topped with garlic and parmesan, may not be easy.

Wendy’s Enters Japan With Grand Opening in Tokyo

The Wendy’s Company today announced the grand opening of the first joint venture Wendy’s restaurant in Japan, located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area.

Starting with Tokyo, Wendy’s Japan LLC plans a national rollout of restaurants in the coming years. Wendy’s Japan plans to open approximately 100 Wendy’s restaurants within the next five years and estimates the long-term market potential to be about 700 restaurants.

Wendy’s Japan LLC was established earlier this year as a joint venture between Wendy’s and Higa Industries Co., Ltd.

Domino's Puts the Cheese Back in Cheesy Bread

Domino's Pizza vows to stop the trend and put an end to the days of skimpy cheesing, today launching a new line of Stuffed Cheesy Bread that stands boldly above the rest of the cheesy bread world.

America deserves more cheese, and with the help of a newly innovated product line, Domino's is delivering.

Each of the three Stuffed Cheesy Bread varieties debuting today is stuffed inside and out with the same amount of cheese as a Domino's medium cheese pizza.

’Tis the Season to Hire

Despite the high national unemployment rate, quick serves prepare to hire new staff for the holidays.

While national unemployment remains at a steady 9 percent, many companies are planning to repeat their annual hiring surge to support this year’s holiday season.

Quick-service restaurants will play a visible role in the effort.

According to Chicago-based staffing consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas, about 625,000 seasonal workers are expected to be hired in 2011. Though seasonal hiring levels remain short of prerecession highs, the holiday hiring outlooks are more cheerful for 2011 than it has been since 2007.

Domino's Raises Dough for St. Jude

Domino's Pizza, is gearing up to raise "dough" for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its 8th annual Thanks and Giving campaign.

Starting Nov. 14, Domino's customers will have the opportunity to make a donation to benefit the children of St. Jude. Donations can be made when ordering over the phone, in stores or online at Customers also have the option to text "PIZZA" to 50333 to donate $5 to St. Jude.