Industry News

John Ulrich joined the Rational USA team as of October 1, 2014 as the vice president, business unit key accounts North America. Ulrich brings with him 18 years of experience within the foodservice industry...

Newk’s Eatery, a fast-casual restaurant brand, is expanding its Louisiana presence by four restaurants in the first quarter of 2015. Newk’s has three Louisiana restaurants, including locations in Monroe,...

Betco Corporation announced an improved vented insert for OxyFECT G and OxyFECT H in FASTDRAW. The new insert has 350 percent more vent area than previous vented inserts. Now there are four vented slots on...

On October 6, 2014, Mississippi Franchise Development (MFD) opened the first of 10 planned Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina restaurants in Mississippi. Headed by Salsarita’s CEO and the company’s franchisor Phil...

With more than 60 open and operating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Michigan, and more than 40 additional restaurants planned to open in the state over the next several years, Dunkin’ Donuts...

Before the Mendelsohn family opened their first Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., they made sure they were absolutely prepared. Instead of hastily opening multiple units, the family...

Electro Freeze, a division of H.C. Duke and Son LLC, announced the promotion of Penny Klingler to senior vice president, international sales. “It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of...

The Original Kono Pizza, the fast-casual concept behind the creation of the pizza cone, announced today the signing of a multi-unit franchise development deal that will bring five Kono Pizza locations to...

Tropical Smoothie Café is wrapping up the year with new menu items for the holiday season. Starting on October 27, 2014, consumers can experience a new take on the turkey club with the introduction of the ...

Chipotle Mexican Grill will again host its popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito. On Friday, October 31, Chipotle will offer $3 burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, or kids meals to customers dressed in costume...

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. announced today that it was promoting Melissa Strait, senior vice president, human resources and leadership development, to chief people officer, a newly created position...

Starting this Sunday, October 26, Nestlé Toll House Cafés across the country will begin serving up their popular pumpkin spice lattes and freshly baked pumpkin spice cookies. But don’t get lost in the...

As the U.S. restaurant industry gradually rolls out guest-operated payment technology, a Cornell study finds that restaurant guests are enthusiastically ready to use smartphones and table-top tablets to pay...

The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) announced that the first eight restaurants in San Diego have completed REAL Certification. The announcement was made at the American College of Lifestyle...

As Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill continues to gain popularity across regions of the U.S., the fresh Mexican grill is responding to increased demand in Washington with plans to expand their footprint in the...

Already no stranger to pleasing palates with its extensive line of gourmet sandwiches and soups, the successful introduction of Erbert and Gerbert’s Bistro at multiple major universities across the country...