Industry News

The Research Chefs Association (RCA) announced its newest certified Culinology undergraduate degree program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The bachelor of science in culinary science program combines...

Noodles & Company, serving classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world, announced the appointment of Chef Nick Graff as director of culinary research and development. Graff will be responsible...

Marty Ballard and Jason Ellis have similar stories. They were both born in Mississippi and got their start at Pepsi in Tupelo. Following their time at Pepsi, they both went to work with the Little Caesars...

Hot on the heels of a new store in Highland, California, and one opening later this month in Oceanside, California, Maui Wowi Hawaiian will add one more store to the growing list in the state. Dennis Lundy...

Native Foods Cafe—the fast-casual, plant-based restaurant group that for 20 years has been heavily involved with numerous nonprofit groups and local communities—announced its newest giveback program, Native...

Pizza Patrón announced its first and second quarter total sales in 2014 blew past expectations and are up 5.6 percent versus the same six-month period in the prior year. This historic mark was achieved with...

Globe Food Equipment Company introduced its Patty Press burger mold. Designed to quickly and easily shape uniform burgers with a single press of the handle, Globe’s Patty Press is available in two sizes to...

Franchiser SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza plans to open three company-owned locations in the Dallas area, its first company-owned restaurants outside its home market, between November 2014 and May 2015. Honored...

In just over three months, Taco Bell’s breakfast has become the most talked about launch in the company’s 52 year history and is the second most successful product launch, right behind the Doritos Locos...

Pie Five Pizza awarded 18 franchise units to retired Cleveland Indian and University of Florida baseball star Matt LaPorta and his team of business partners. The men will introduce the Pie Five name...

First Watch, the breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept, continues its expansion in Maryland with the grand opening of its newest restaurant in Gaithersburg. Located at 802 Muddy Branch Road, the new...

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise, debuted a completely revitalized website. This marks the first time Pancheros has overhauled its website since rebranding two years ago...

It’s no secret that a premium brand perception pays off in the limited-service industry. Newly released mid-year BrandIndex rankings from YouGov, a consumer perception research service, show sandwich chains...

Krispy Kreme’s new Southern Summer Classics doughnuts feature the authentic flavors of two quintessential Southern favorites. New Carrot Cake and Banana Pudding doughnuts are available through August 31 at...

RapiDOUGH Pizza Pies, the newest addition to Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, serves hand-crafted pizzas, calzones, and salads with locally sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses....

Smashburger added organic arugula and organic mushrooms on its menus nationwide, introducing its new Organic Arugula, Truffle Mushroom & Swiss Burger. Last year, Smashburger introduced additional...