Industry News

Expanding a limited-service Mexican concept beyond its established home market might seem like a risky move—especially in Southern California. Chipotle and its competitors like Qdoba and Moe’s have become...

Fatburger, famous for its juicy, made-to-order burgers, has added two new items to shake up the menu just in time for summer. Beginning on June 1 and continuing through August 31, guests can order the...

Bowl of Heaven—the innovative concept which serves up delicious açaí bowls, smoothies, and cold-pressed juices that feature plant protein and super food ingredients— has announced the signing of a three-...

Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has officially opened its second Fresno restaurant. Located at 6709 North Riverside Drive, in the Marketplace...

Slapfish, a Huntington Beach–based, chef-driven, fast-casual seafood restaurant with an emphasis on serving fresh, sustainable dishes, has announced the signing of a multiunit franchise deal to focus on...

McCloud Services, a leading pest management company servicing Illinois as well as Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, is bringing awareness to the importance of proper...

Eat’n Park Restaurants is kicking off a month-long Smiley’s Birthday Party celebration in June featuring 99-cent kids’ meals and a number of appearances by Smiley at Eat’n Park restaurants. Smiley’s...

Paying homage to one of the world’s most traded spices, Jack in the Box is highlighting a flavorful ingredient on its newest burger: peppercorns. The new Black Pepper Cheeseburger from Jack in the Box...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a Southern California favorite for more than 50 years, enters its 25th international market when it opens in Japan this May 2015. Founded in Los Angeles in 1963,...

Friday, June 5 is National Donut Day and Dunkin’ Donuts will commemorate the holiday by offering guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is...

WestRock Company was announced today by MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) and Rock-Tenn Company as the name for the new company when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination....

Smashburger today announced it has added three new partners to its growing family of better-burger franchisees. The combined commitment for 61 new restaurants brings Smashburger’s total active franchise...

Beginning May 31, operators, chefs, and consumers are invited to eat and drink red as Eat (RED) Drink (RED) Save Lives returns to raise awareness and funds in the fight against AIDS.

After a...

Moe’s Southwest Grill has introduced a new Sriracha Nacho Stack. The new menu item is served with your choice of protein (grass-fed steak, all-natural chicken, grain-fed, hormone-free pulled pork, 100...

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill announced that Steve Vaughan has joined the company as president and CFO. After 23 years at Sonic, Vaughan will join Cafe Rio July 1 to work shoulder to shoulder with the executive...

Mama Fu’s Asian House, the Austin-based restaurant concept specializing in fresh and innovative Asian cuisine, announces the addition of marketing executive Matt Hood to its Board of Directors.

Hood...