Industry News

The National Restaurant Association announced that the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has become the first commodity board sponsor of the Association’s award-winning Kids LiveWell program, a...

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a fast-casual Mexican franchise, introduced the smoky, southwest-inspired Desburrito BBQ Sauce for all those “desperado” for a new tasty burrito this summer. The special LTO sauce...

McAlister’s Deli announced its first location in Pooler, Georgia, will open on Monday, July 14 at 405 Pooler Parkway, Suite 300. The new restaurant is owned by DMAC 81 LLC, which operates four McAlister’s...

Pizza Hut and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join forces on a summer-long promotion celebrating the return of an all-time favorite Pizza Hut pizza, Cheesy Bites, and the arrival of the new movie...

Mandy Calara is a realist when it comes to the state of the frozen yogurt business: As some markets reach a saturation point, more operators are struggling to maintain a workable stream of sales in their...

Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos (DLT) will debut in Canada on July 7. The new Doritos Locos Taco is made with seasoned beef, lettuce, and Cheddar cheese in a shell made from Cool Ranch Doritos...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is opening its second Charlotte-area location in Huntersville, North Carolina, July 7 at 10009 NorthCross Center Court in the NorthCross Shopping Center. To celebrate the fast-...

Rita’s Italian Ice, the Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, announced the debut of its newest summer flavor, Mango-Strawberry Italian Ice, available through July 27. Guests can try the new Mango-...

Menchie’s announced the newest addition to its Upstate New York operations: a mobile self-serve fro-yo food truck. The truck launched on July 4 and will be used for a variety of events including sporting...

In an effort to help with local flood relief, all Dickey’s Barbecue Pit locations in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, area will be donating 5 percent of sales from Friday to Sunday to area flood...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the coffee and fresh fruit smoothie concept, has been listed as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Veterans for the second year in a row by The World Franchising Network.

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The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) chief economist Bruce Grindy broke down the latest employment trends in a statement:

“The national labor market continued to heat up in June, with...

Fazoli's, the premium Italian quick-service restaurant, expanded its menu this summer with Stuffed Pasta Selects, a collection of dishes incorporating sacchetti pasta packed with Ricotta, Mozzarella,...

The culinary team behind Tropical Smoothie Café’s food and beverage innovation released their newest menu items showcasing flavor fusions. Available now for a limited time, Tropical Smoothie Café will offer...

The 95th annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant (NRA), Hotel-Motel Show and the co-located 7th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at NRA Show (IWSB), held at Chicago’s McCormick...

Manhattan Bagel welcomed summer by featuring two grilled lunch sandwiches and new Manhattan Chillerz flavors.

Manhattan Bagel’s featured sandwiches are the Manhattan Cheesesteak and Chelsea Grilled...