Industry News

David Raymond, aka Sweet Baby Ray, and his entire staff, announce a Grand Opening Party to introduce the public to their first restaurant in Wood Dale, Illinios scheduled for Saturday, October 8.
Two new store openings that will push Culver’s over the 300-unit mark are planned for October 3.
Popeyes® Chicken & Biscuits, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCE - News), today announced the Oct. 1 nationwide launch of its new Big Flava Chicken Deluxe Sandwich.
Participating Panda Express restaurants will offer cards in $10 to $100 denominations.
American Securities Capital Partners, L.P. sale of El Pollo Loco to Trimaran Capital Partners is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2005.
Church's Chicken has development agreements with four new franchisees to open more than 30 new restaurants.
The new coffee drink, called Starbucks Discoveries, is the company’s first foray into ready-to-drink coffee outside North America and will be sold in Japanese and Taiwanese c-stores.
Technology featured at the 2005 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Show shows how the lines between quick-service, fast-casual, and full-service restaurants are beginning to blur.
The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers announced recipients of this year's Doctorate of Foodservice Medallions at the industry show this weekend.
As the 2005 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) show comes to a close, Deirdre Flynn, executive vice president of NAFEM, says she believes this year’s show was a success.
It's appropriate that Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) was developed by NASA to keep astronauts from coming down with foodborne illness in outer space because sometimes it really does seem...
According to a FDA report, 21.9 percent of quick-service restaurants were cited for contaminated equipment and 31.2 percent for poor personal hygiene in 2004, and the Centers For Disease Control estimates an...
RFID is rapidly gaining ground in the manufacturing and distributing world, where the technology is being used to track inventory through the placement of RFID tags on boxes and pallets. The tags can be...
There's no doubt that consumers today are looking for healthier menu options, but on the other hand, fried items, like chicken nuggets and French fries, remain strong-selling staples at quick-service...
Visitors at the 2005 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers trade show are treated to so many innovative products that it's difficult to focus on any specific one, but exhibitors of digital...
The concept of an "integrated kitchen" has long been talked about in the quick-service restaurant industry, but according to exhibitors at the 2005 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers...