Industry News

North Carolina–based Hwy 55, a full-serve concept known for its family-friendly ‘50s-style dining, is revving its engine to launch a new quick-serve model dubbed Hwy 55 Express. The first unit opened this...

Wendy’s confirmed its relationship status with the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger through its final #PretzelLoveSongs music video, and the good news is that the pretzel bun is here to stay.  Released this week...

With little growth in consumer visits to U.S. restaurants, restaurant units grew less than one percent (.8 percent) in spring 2014 compared to spring 2013, reports The NPD Group, a leading global...

Togo’s Eateries Inc. will celebrate the opening of its newest restaurant in Irvine, California, on August 18 by giving away regular #9 Hot Pastrami sandwiches to the first 1,000 guests who redeem the...

Atlanta Foodservice Expo announced a keynote panel of industry leaders to take place on October 14 at 1–2 p.m. as a highlight to the second and final day of the 2014 Atlanta Foodservice Expo. The panel will...

Roland Dickey Sr., barbecue expert and chairman of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, is stopping by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Overland Park, Kansas, on Friday, August 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a customer...

Adam Fleischman’s AdVantage Restaurant Partners announced its partnership with fast-casual barbecue concept Chop Daddy’s. Chop Daddy’s, which opened its first store in the Venice area of Los Angeles, has...

Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, a create-your-own pizzeria concept out of Santa Barbara, California, signed a franchise development agreement to open as many as 20 restaurants in South Florida over the next...

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over for Midwestern pizza lovers, as Pie Five Pizza Co. is preparing to open the first of seven planned locations.

Wichita, Kansas, residents will...

Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to “Feed the Day” in South Plainfield, New Jersey, with the opening of the area’s first cafe on Monday, August 18. Whether it’s to discover the made-from-scratch Buttermilk...

To jumpstart company plans to expand throughout Oklahoma, Schlotzsky’s signed a development agreement with local Oklahoma City business owner Shawn Islam. This new deal with Islam signals the beginning of...

Back by popular demand, Burger King’s Chicken Fries, which originally launched in 2005, will return nationwide for a limited time at participating restaurants. Sparked by an overwhelming number of...

Otis Spunkmeyer introduced its newest cookie in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry national campaign.

The color orange is a symbol to end childhood hunger, and as a sponsor of No Kid...

McAlister's Deli is offering customers a new way to enjoy some of its most popular menu items with the introduction of its Pecanberry Wrap and McAlister’s Club Salad. Available through September 30, guests...

Charleys Philly Steaks is bringing back a customer favorite—the Spicy Hawaiian Chicken— for a limited time. The sweet and spicy sandwich starts at $5.49 and is available through October.

The customer...

Smashburger will kick off a nationwide fundraiser benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation in support of the organization’s mission to help people living with Parkinson’s disease. Starting on Monday, August...