Industry News

Romano's Macaroni Grill is making full-service restaurant history by adding a little fast-casual flair with its new lunchtime Kitchen Counter ordering options.

The Italian restaurant chain recently...

Pieology Pizzeria announced the grand opening of its Maple Grove, Minnesota, location. Located near the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, this newest restaurant is the third owned by Minnesota Vikings offensive...

Jeff George, an Indianapolis native and former NFL quarterback, opened the doors to the newest Dairy Queen restaurant. George’s Westfield, Indiana, DQ Grill & Chill restaurant is located at 940...

Papa John’s announced today digital and mobile channels account for more than 50 percent of its total U.S. sales (delivery and carryout), making it the first in the industry to surpass this milestone.

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IFEC announced the election of officers and new members of the board of directors for 2015. Sam Oches, editor of QSR magazine, was re-elected to serve a second term as president. Cathy Holley, who...

Pie Five Pizza Co. announced the expansion of company operations into three major markets: Houston, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

The first Houston-area restaurant, located in Spring, Texas, opens Friday...

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the launch of DD Green, a green building certification program designed to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants. In conjunction with the announcement,...

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced that the Beef Checkoff Program has become a sponsor of the Association’s award-winning Kids LiveWell program, a voluntary industry-wide initiative...

The age-old parental advice to “eat your fruits and vegetables” has taken hold. From 2003 to 2013, consumption of fresh foods— fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, and eggs—grew by 20 percent to more...

Qdoba introduced its newest permanent addition to the menu: Smothered Burritos, which feature three new smothered sauces that go inside and over the top with flavor to give guests a new way to experience...

Bruegger’s Bagels and the Florida Department of Citrus are partnering for a special pre-holiday giveaway to award cash, bagels, and 100 percent Florida Orange Juice.

The #BagelsandOJ giveaway starts...

McDonald's Corporation announced that global comparable sales decreased 2.2 percent in November. Performance by segment was as follows:

·      U.S. down 4.6 percent;

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced that the Central Michigan Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference and the WKU Hilltoppers of Conference USA will compete in the inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl to be...

Three University of Texas alums—one a former aerospace engineer and two graduates of the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris—open their first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint franchise in Austin, Texas, on December 13. The...

Project Pie named former McAlister’s Deli executive Peter Wright as its vice president of franchise development. Wright joins the leadership team tasked with driving continued franchise growth and sales for...

Atlanta-based Fresh To Order opens for the first time in Knoxville, Tennessee, this week. The fast-casual restaurant serves up entrees, Panini sandwiches, soups, and salads made to order in less than 10...