Industry News

Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort with the “Pass The Red Cup” challenge featuring Grammy Award winner Christina...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, announced that Ralph Bower, the company’s U.S. president, has resigned effective August 8 to accept a new position. The...

Queso Diablo is back at Qdoba Mexican Grill, and this time it’s here to stay. First introduced in February as a limited-time offer, Queso Diablo is making a permanent comeback and is available at Qdoba...

Paying homage toKFC’s humble beginnings in Corbin, Kentucky—where fried chicken pioneer Colonel Sanders first cooked for hungry travelers at his service station—KFC and the Colonel went back to their roots...

The franchise business model could be in for a shake up if last week's joint-labor ruling regarding McDonald's holds up through the appeal process. Last Tuesday, the general counsel of the National Labor...

Juice It Up!, the raw juice bar and smoothie franchise, announced second quarter sales had increased by 13 percent and average unit volume sales had increased by 16 percent compared to the same period in...

Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, announced its entry into Brooklyn, New York, with the development deal from...

Due in large part to softer customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a moderate decline in June. The RPI, a monthly composite index that...

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurant Inc. named Andy Abbajay its new chief operations officer. Employing multiple touch points, additional support layers, and a collaborative leadership style, Abbajay will lead the...

Finding healthy, fresh, and delicious menu options in Louisiana, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, and Virginia is now easier than ever at Healthy Dining’s newest restaurant partner, Naked Pizza.

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Pearland, Texas, and its nearby residents and businesses welcome the arrival of la Madeleine Country French Café. The fast-casual experience offers signature French-inspired recipes that are made to order...

The sweet tastes of cool culinary treats and zany toys are on their way to one of South Florida’s premier shopping, entertainment, and tourism destinations. Sloan’s Ice Cream, the sweets shop known for its...

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) issued a statement of support for bipartisan legislation introduced by House Ways & Means Committee Members Aaron Schock and  Charles Rangel,  that would...

Fatburger, the Hollywood burger brand, opened its first location in Doha, Qatar, in The Pearl, a tourist and recreational destination. Franchisee Khalifa Al Sowaidi, and Al Sowaidi Investment, will provide...

As the population continues to become more mindful of the ingredients they consume, Tropical Smoothie Café is releasing the newest addition to its Superfood Smoothie menu, the Totally Green Smoothie. Packed...

WFF, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization focused on advancing women leaders and gender parity on executive teams , launched the WFF 100K Strong Commitment Campaign, an industry-wide call to action...