Industry News

When comparing fast casual from traditional fast food, the food is often the distinguishing factor. Nevertheless, the restaurant’s atmosphere still plays a major part in separating a quick bite from a meal...

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its first-ever National Career Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 9, with the goal of hiring 4,000 new employees. Management teams at each U.S. restaurant location...

Good Times Restaurants Inc., operator of Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick-service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high-quality, all-natural products, announced that it is...

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. has hired Greg Vojnovic as chief development officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO Paul Brown.

The appointment comes on the heels of Arby’s continued...

“Fast-fine” dining pioneer, Fresh To Order is partnering with the veteran restaurateurs at Progressive Dining Group (PDG) to bring Fresh To Order’s chef-driven menu of freshly prepared, healthy dishes to...

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage of all time, marks the return of autumn for many customers.

"When you taste PSL, it tastes just like fall,” says Peter Dukes, director of...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Southern California’s oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the U.S., announces the signing of an exclusive area development agreement with...

Manitowoc Foodservice was named Vendor of the Year by the Subway restaurant chain during the brand’s 50th Anniversary Convention recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. This award was given in recognition for the...

Newk’s Eatery— a fast-casual brand known for its distinctive fresh, flavorful menu— is setting down deeper roots in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the opening of a fourth restaurant in the area this summer at...

Marco’s Pizza may have christened its new test kitchen this summer with the conception and market introduction of two well-received brownie flavors, but executives of the 640-unit franchise are also using...

A longtime favorite at college campuses around the U.S., Red Mango has announced it is officially expanding into K-12 Food Service Programs in partnership with global food service leader Aramark, beginning...

Fazoli’s franchisees continued to report record sales growth for July, with average unit volumes exceeding $1 million. Franchise operators’ sales have been up consistently for more than five years, with...

Wetzel’s Pretzels announced the introduction of Pizza Bitz. Available September 8 through November 8, Pizza Bitz begin with dough made from scratch throughout the day in each Wetzel’s location. After the...

Fatburger announced the opening of its second Iraq restaurant in Erbil, Kurdistan. Set in the middle of the city’s brand new amusement park, Majidi Park, the fast-casual chain is excited to bring its all-...

Atlanta-based fast-casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is expanding its Charleston, South Carolina–area footprint this week as it opens its second restaurant on August 22 at 11 a.m. The restaurant...

The Valley is in for a major cool-down when Sloan’s Ice Cream opens this fall in Topanga. Residents and visitors can take in the irresistible sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of Sloan’s Ice Cream, a Willy...