Industry News

Mercury StoreCard now enables local merchants to offer their customers a gift, reward, mobile payments, and promotions card all in one product.

Mercury Payment Systems, an award-winning provider of...

The Hummus & Pita Co. owners Steve Pesso, David Pesso and Janice Axelrod announced their newest acquisition and expansion plans for their fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant brand. They have signed a...

College students need their food quick and on the go. Campus dining halls are geared toward the fast-paced academic lifestyle, and universities are consistently looking for tasty and nutritious options to...

Houston’s Sawyer Heights Village and its nearby residents and businesses welcomed the arrival of la Madeleine Country French Café. The refined fast-casual experience offers signature French-inspired recipes...

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...