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Peanuts are one of the Big 8 major food allergens.

With Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8–14, upon the foodservice world, quick-serve operators and others are continuing to ramp up their efforts in helping customers with allergy afflictions know exactly...

Former NFL linebacker Angelo Crowell and his wife own three Jersey Mike's units.

Angelo Crowell is a big man. At 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 250 pounds, you might take the broad-shouldered 29-year-old for a football player.

You probably wouldn’t pin him as the perfect restaurant...

The government is arresting illegal immigrants found working in fast food.

Recent government crackdowns on Chipotle and Pei Wei that forced both concepts to at least temporarily close locations have reminded restaurant operators that the government is taking illegal immigration...

Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is a spokesman for Wingstop.

Billionaire owners, millionaire players, an increasingly disenchanted fan base, mounds of legal speak, and segments of the quick-service industry wondering what it all might mean to their bottom line—it’s a...

BannaStrow's, a Miami crepe concept, is getting international expansion help.

On April 10, Mauricio Acevedo, the CEO of Miami-based crepe concept BannaStrow’s, will head to India to visit Mumbai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. While there, Acevedo will meet with entrepreneurs who are...

Rendering of LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto, California.

Chef Art Smith will let you in on a little secret: Even chefs eat a lot of fast food.

“They might tell you that they don’t, but they do,” says the two-time James Beard Award winner who owns two fine...

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 a celebrity...

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 and...

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 New York Delicatessen, is...

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’s consumers...

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 on the...

&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&W restaurants and 1,...

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.

From...

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 two quick-service...