Industry News
Bojangles’ announced today that it has been acquired by a Boston-based global private equity firm, but one company executive says things will remain business as usual for the Southeast chicken-and-biscuits brand. Eric Newman, executive vice president and general counsel for Bojangles’, says the...
Moe's is on a mission to change the Mexican quick serve category.
Story
Looking at the expansion, renovation, and innovation at Moe’s Southwest Grill over the past year, it’s safe to say that this burrito-based concept is on a mission—a food mission, that is. “I took the position as a leader of the brand, and I was not going to talk about our steak being grass-fed or...
Industry News
Red Mango Inc., one of the nation's fastest-growing retail franchise concepts, today announced the appointment of Barry M. Barron, Sr. as its chief executive officer. Barron, a Dallas resident, brings extensive restaurant experience to the role, including six years leading Papa John's international...
Gourmet pizzas, such as those baked in a brick oven, are rising in popularity.
Menu Innovations
It seems that everyone has an opinion about what makes a great pizza. Maybe that’s why there are so many pizza parlors across the country. Some counts put the national total at more than 60,000 shops. That’s a lot of choices, and plenty of tough competition. As pizza joints vie for consumers’ dough...
Executive Insights
Food News Media released its second episode of “Big Picture Management,” a podcast series in partnership with the National Restaurant Association, today. The “Big Picture Management” podcast series is a partnership between the National Restaurant Association and Food News Media, publishers of QSR ...
Industry News
A technology start-up hopes its new iPhone and Android app will piggyback on the popularity of restaurant review sites like Yelp, but by focusing not on the restaurant but on the food itself. Nosh, an app released by Firestarter Labs last week, lets users rate and review individual menu items...
El Pollo Loco is part of the NRA Kids LiveWell program.
Web Exclusive
Restaurant brands participating in the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) recently announced “Kids LiveWell” initiative are confident that the health-infused measure will help boost their kids’ offerings, business, and profile. But most quick-service brands remain in wait-and-see mode. In its...
Kevin Newell, left, sits with Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.
Industry News
When it announced its sponsorship today via webcast of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, McDonald’s revealed its plans to center much of its sponsorship on a healthy, active lifestyle for kids through its new Champions of Play for the Olympic Games initiative. The initiative will be multifaceted,...