Industry News

The Halal Guys, the New York City–based American halal street-food concept, announced the signing of a new franchise deal for Washington, D.C.

The new franchisee, who worked with Fransmart East Coast...

Carl’s Jr. announced the All-Natural Burger, featuring an all-natural, grass-fed, free-range beef patty that has no added hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. With the introduction of the All-Natural Burger...

Tim Hortons Inc. announced the company's shareholders have approved the transaction with Burger King Worldwide Inc. that will create a new global quick-service restaurant company. Following approximately 99...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is giving guests a taste of TNT’s “On the Menu” with its new limited-edition menu item, Stampede Stew. The fast-casual restaurant chain known for slow-smoked Texas barbecue is...

Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. announced its continued expansion into the Midwest with a multiunit restaurant agreement that is slated to bring 28 new restaurants to the Oklahoma City metro area. The Athens,...

Cousins Maine Lobster (CML) announced that it has awarded 10 franchises in the past five months. The company, which offers freshly prepared Maine lobster rolls, bisques, chowders, and sides from three...

Twenty-five years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit’s Fox Office Center, Little Caesars is building a brand-new 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center, expanding its world...

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop four new restaurants in Colorado over the next several years.

The two franchise...

Tariq Farid, founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements, announced that he is launching a new technology company, Naranga, offering software solutions designed to help franchise companies and small businesses...

A coalition of 18 food organizations announced the formation of a new Back to Balance Coalition aimed at promoting balanced, practical, and achievable dietary guidance. The Coalition formed in response to...

Romano's Macaroni Grill is making full-service restaurant history by adding a little fast-casual flair with its new lunchtime Kitchen Counter ordering options.

The Italian restaurant chain recently...

Pieology Pizzeria announced the grand opening of its Maple Grove, Minnesota, location. Located near the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, this newest restaurant is the third owned by Minnesota Vikings offensive...

Jeff George, an Indianapolis native and former NFL quarterback, opened the doors to the newest Dairy Queen restaurant. George’s Westfield, Indiana, DQ Grill & Chill restaurant is located at 940...

Papa John’s announced today digital and mobile channels account for more than 50 percent of its total U.S. sales (delivery and carryout), making it the first in the industry to surpass this milestone.

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IFEC announced the election of officers and new members of the board of directors for 2015. Sam Oches, editor of QSR magazine, was re-elected to serve a second term as president. Cathy Holley, who...

Pie Five Pizza Co. announced the expansion of company operations into three major markets: Houston, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

The first Houston-area restaurant, located in Spring, Texas, opens Friday...