Industry News

HMSHost recently expanded its restaurant portfolio with a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT. The new MKT restaurants feature healthy, garden-fresh options, hand-...

Burger 21, an award-winning fast casual, announced today that it has signed franchise agreements to develop an additional restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and its first restaurant in McAllen,...

The winter doldrums may be upon us, but the comfort and warmth of a hot, home style meal (for two) is just around the corner at your nearest Boston Market. The restaurant –known for its fresh, never frozen...

McAlister's Deli announced today that it will open a location in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in April 2015 at 431 North Berkley Boulevard. The new location will be owned and operated by the Charlotte-based...

Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s are warming up mornings with the launch of the new grilled cheese breakfast sandwich, available now at participating Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants.

The grilled cheese...

Hungry Howie's Pizza and Revention have partnered to create a custom, digital online ordering platform.  Using any Internet capable device, customers can access a simple-to-use platform. Whether customers...

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the second installment of its Cultivating Thought author series with 10 new and original essays written by influential writers, authors, and thought leaders to be featured...

Fish Consulting, a national communications firm specializing in franchise public relations and content marketing, has added Lynette McKee, CFO, as a business development consultant. McKee will continue to...

America’s one million restaurants will continue to be a leading job creator in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast released today. While the operating...

Despite tough competition from other sandwiches and flat-to-declining restaurant traffic, burgers ordered at U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets had a banner year in 2014, finds foodservice market...

The Halal Guys, the innovative NYC-based American Halal street food concept, has announced the signing of a new franchise deal for all of Southern California.

The new franchisee has signed at least...

Follett Corporation’s new 15 Series ice and water dispenser, a product line extension to the popular 7 Series ice and water dispensers, was named one of the top ten “Cool New Products” at the recent...

Mercury Payment Systems, a provider of payments technology and services for small- and medium-sized businesses announced today that it has received two prestigious awards for its customer service. The...

Peet’s Coffee & Tea today announced the grand opening of its new flagship store in the iconic Wrigley Building at 400 North Michigan Avenue. This marks Peet’s second Chicago flagship store since the...

The Krystal Company, known for its square hamburgers, announced the appointment of Carl Jakaitis as chief financial officer for the company. Jakaitis, who will oversee accounting, finance, information...

La Madeleine, the country French cafe, announced today a multi-unit agreement that further advances the company’s strategic franchising initiative.

Coming as another indication of la Madeleine’s...