Industry News

Privately held fast-casual concept Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers increased its total unit count by 30 percent (ending 2014 with 135 restaurants), made its debut in six new states, welcomed...

Buoyed by positive sales and traffic and an optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained in positive territory in November...

It’s NFL playoff time, and fans will be glued to their screens as the drama unfolds in the weeks ahead. Papa John’s knows that fans are looking to make game time even more special and therefore is providing...

The success of Kona Ice continues to snowball. In the past 12 months, the brand added 142 trucks to its growing fleet of mobile gourmet shaved ice vehicles, raising the overall unit count to 600-plus trucks...

To kick off the year-long “Fanniversary” celebration of the Dairy Queen system’s 75th anniversary, the DQ culinary treat team, along with partner OREO, created a party in a cup with the debut of the...

Maui Wowi Hawaiian climbed 19 spots on the Annual Franchise 500 listing, a highly esteemed compilation of top companies published by Entrepreneur Magazine.

“This great honor and valued...

Del Taco announced it has teamed up with the JENNIE-O brand to develop a lean, seasoned ground turkey recipe using a proprietary blend of spices. Available at participating restaurants beginning December 30...

PHresh KITCHEN announced that the company is set to open its first restaurant location in Orlando in February 2015, next to the University of Central Florida. PHresh KITCHEN is a fast-casual franchise...

Krispy Kreme combined the smooth taste of three decadent chocolate flavors into one new chocolate treat. The Krispy Kreme Triple Chocolate doughnut is available December 29 through January 25 at...

The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway, announced plans to expand the brand’s presence in the Middle East with a multiunit development deal for DQ Grill & Chill restaurants and DQ Treat...

Bowl of Heaven, the fast-casual concept that serves açaí bowls, smoothies, and cold pressed juices featuring plant protein and superfood ingredients, announced the signing of a four-unit franchise deal for...

Earlier this year, CaliBurger signed a deal to launch in Vancouver, British Columbia, and now CaliBurger has announced that its affiliate, CaliBurger Franchisor USA, entered an agreement to develop the rest...

Biscuitville Fresh Southern, a family-owned restaurant chain known for its Southern-style breakfasts, recently started renovating the exterior of several of its restaurants as part of the company’s...

New Year’s resolution makers will now find dozens of healthful, culinary-inspired meals on Newk’s Eatery’s menu to help jumpstart this year’s healthy choices. Newk’s 600 Calorie Menu, which will be...

El Pollo Loco celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Edinburg, Texas, on December 18. The new restaurant, located at 2808 W University Drive., is owned and operated by local franchisees Mark...

With more than 17,000 Warm Wishes shared on social media so far, nearly 10,000 hats to be donated to children in need, and more than 2,000 blankets donated to a Toronto shelter, Tim Hortons spread #...