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Larry King helped open his first Original Brooklyn Water Bagel unit.

Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet for the March 17 grand-opening event of the West Coast’s first Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. store. The Boca Raton, Florida–based quick serve received...

Gas prices are skyrocketing but restaurants have yet to feel the impact.

Despite surging gas prices in the face of global disaster and conflict, restaurant operators across the U.S. are trying to stay focused on other challenges—even though gas prices have a slew of direct...

Gandolfo's plans to take its deli items to the street through franchised trucks.

While established quick-service brands have entered the food truck scene—Qdoba and Dairy Queen, to name just two—Georgia-based Pool’s Restaurant Group, parent company of Gandolfo’s...

Unilever executive chef Gerald Tomlinson speaks at the company's relaunch.

As foodservice operators endure the challenge of staying ahead of guests’ expectations, one reality is becoming increasingly clear in the restaurant game: The status quo will no longer do. Today...

SPIN! Neopolitan Pizza uses coupons to get customers into their stores when wint

Since mid-December, seven major snow storms have hit states all over the U.S., from the Northeast to the West Coast and everywhere in between.

This bleak weather “has literally dimmed the bulb...

&W, Long John Silver's didn't fit with the Yum! Brands plan.

Back in mid-2002, optimism reigned at Tricon Global Restaurants, the predecessor to Yum! Brands.    

The Louisville, Kentucky–based company had just purchased nearly 1,000 A&...

iPic Entertainment offers sliders and other quality menu items at its theaters.

Soda, popcorn, and candy have long been staples of the movie theater industry, but with ticket sales dropping and home-theater equipment improving, some cinema operations are expanding their foodservice...

Pinkberry is offering to hand deliver its frozen yogurt as a Valentines gift.

With Super Bowl XLV in the books and the Packers heading back to Green Bay victorious, marketing directors everywhere are turning their attention to another winter milestone: Valentine’s Day.

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Chicken wing quick serves will especially be popular on Super Bowl Sunday.

With Super Bowl XLV planned for this weekend, restaurants in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex are preparing themselves for an influx of people, money, and energy that should provide a lineman-sized boost to...

Roast beef sandwich chain Arbys is up for sale.

Just two years after getting hitched, Wendy’s and Arby’s may be breaking up. But few analysts are surprised.

Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., the Atlanta-based company that owns the...

Cold Stone is adding frozen yogurt to its offerings in 2011.

Cold Stone Creamery president Dan Beem will tell you that 2010 treated the company pretty well.

“We had our best October in about four years,” he says. “If you look at our year...

The Souplantation Express unit trades buffet style for a prep station.

Known for its buffet offering of salads and soups within large dining rooms, Souplantation is opening an Express prototype of its concept that the company hopes can deliver the brand to new markets and...

The FDA has been given more power by the government to oversee food supply.

After a long and tortuous legislative journey, the FDA Modernization Act, a fundamental recalibration of the nation’s food safety system, has finally passed Congress and was signed by President Obama...

Consumers are buying more restaurant gift cards.

For most retailers, the days after Christmas are awash with returned gifts. But many quick-service operators are seeing a flood of gift cards.

Consumer spending for prepaid cards at limited-service...

Wendy's new Dave's Hot 'n Juicy Cheeseburger is being advertised by Wendy hersel

Two decades ago, as Wendy’s was mired in a sales slump, the burger chain turned to its founder, Dave Thomas, to serve as its advertising voice.

The move proved fortuitous. After a shaky start,...

Pei Wei's menu is inspired by food from five Asian nations.

There’s nothing unusual about a quick-serve concept doing a little bit of R&D homework in the culinary environment that inspired its menu. So when Chef Eric Justice, executive chef of Asian...