Industry News

Panera Bread Company named Drew Madsen president effective May 11. He will report to Ron Shaich, chairman and CEO. Madsen will oversee the core café business, while Shaich focuses on strategy, growth...

Steak ‘n Shake, famous for the Original Steakburger and hand-dipped Milkshakes, celebrates the grand opening of its Colonial Heights, Virginia location at 425 Charles H. Dimmock Drive this Monday, May 11 at...

Born on the banks of the Jersey Shore in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Bubbakoo’s Burritos announced its strategic franchising plan. The initiative stands to satisfy widespread clamoring from crazed Bubbakoo’...

PizzaRev CEO and cofounder, Rodney Eckerman, has joined the board of directors of the California Restaurant Association (CRA), the definitive voice of the state’s restaurant and hospitality industry and the...

Buttery with the right amount of sweetness and served piping hot from the oven, Church’s Chicken will offer guests free scratch-made honey-butter biscuits Thursday, May 14, 2015. In honor of National...

Escape Enterprises of Columbus, OH introduces the Steak Escape Sandwich Grill in Hilliard, Ohio as the company's latest evolution of the fast-casual dining business. The new prototype is located at 2540...

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, published Broadening Our Horizons, the company’s third Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The report outlines...

Barbecue brisket and pulled pork may be unlikely candidates for healthy, on-the-go fare, but Southern Concepts Restaurant Group plans to change that with its upcoming fast-casual concept, Southern...

A new initiative from potato provider Lamb Weston is taking the farm-to-table trend to the frozen food world.

The Trace My Fries program, which launched April 6, aims to connect customers to the...

Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that U.S. consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving. The growing influence of Hispanics, Millennials...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, today announced that it is inviting guests to create original, unconventional, and authentic...

Fast casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open in New Jersey later this year. Franchisees Ben Perez-Ringus and Dipen Desai, partners, have signed a deal to build five...

Dog Haus, the Pasadena-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, will be opening a franchise location in Centennial, Colorado, on May 9, 2015. Located at...

Carl’s Jr. continues to expand in Latin America with the opening of its first restaurant in Colombia today. Located at Parque de La 93 in the heart of Bogota, the restaurant marks the first of a multi-unit...

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop guests will be saying, “You had me at Nutella.” For a limited time, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is offering new baked goods featuring Nutella, the Original Hazelnut...