Industry News

Rita’s Italian Ice awarded franchise and area development agreements for New Mexico and three cities in southern Colorado (Durango, Pagosa Springs, and Trinidad) to RNM Management Inc., owned by Dave and...

Made to Order LLC signed a deal to open three Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations in North Carolina. The restaurants will be operated by industry veteran and Made to Order part-owner Bronce McClain. The...

Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, signed a new master franchise deal with Dubai-based The Luxury Gourmet Sweets and Candies.

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Tava Indian Kitchen, the Bay Area's rapidly expanding fast-casual Indian restaurant concept, announced that Jeremy Morgan, formerly senior vice president of marketing and consumer insights for Smashburger,...

The facts are startling. One in every 330 children develops cancer before the age of 20. Auntie Anne’s is continuing the fight against childhood cancer by teaming up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation...

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are saluting the state of Texas’s barbecue tradition with their newest meat-on-meat burger creation: the Texas BBQ Thickburger, now available at participating Hardee’s restaurants...

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...