Industry News

Like a toddler balancing on newly discovered, yet slightly rubbery legs, consumer spending tottered a bit in June, but remained on its feet, poised to tackle its next steps forward, according to First Data...

Carvel is celebrating National Ice Cream Day this year with a promotion that pays homage to the brand’s 80th anniversary. On Sunday, July 20, guests can visit their neighborhood Carvel shoppe to enjoy a...

Maui Wowi franchisees are teaming up to bring their popular products to fans attending events for the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game, being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 15, 2014 at Target...

Project Pie named two experienced restaurant executives to its leadership team, bolstering the brand’s stature among fast-casual pizza franchises.

Brian Watkins now serves as Project Pie’s director...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open its 23rd unit in the state in Daphne, Alabama. The new Daphne restaurant is the fourth of 24 units Uncle Maddio’s will open this year, a 214 percent increase. To...

Worldpay’s U.S. payment processing division introduced direct settlement for American Express Card transactions to eligible new U.S. customers. Simplifying card acceptance for customers, Worldpay will now...

Red Mango launched its new Iced Coffee Collection, featuring artisanal cold-brewed coffee, as well as iced and frozen lattes. With the introduction of these products, Red Mango is indulging its existing...

Penn Station East Coast Subs has been strategically signing development deals throughout the country with plans to grow out the business for the first time in major markets such as Chicago, Atlanta, and...

Pizza Hut and The Hershey Company announced plans to team up and bring a portfolio of desserts to Pizza Hut. First up: The Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie.

The cookie, cut into 8 slices and...

 

Crumbs Bake Shop Inc., the New York–based cupcake specialty chain, announced that it has reached an agreement with Lemonis Fischer Acquisition Company LLC, a joint venture created by Marcus Lemonis...

Mama Fu’s Asian House—an Austin-based restaurant concept offering a menu inspired by the cuisines of Vietnam, Korea, China, Japan, and Thailand—is looking to introduce the concept to the United Arab...

Atlanta Hall Management (AHM) announced the new College Football Hall of Fame will open its doors on Saturday, August 23, in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s sports and entertainment district. The Hall also...

AWNEX Inc., developer of exclusive Bolt-On Architectural Enhancements for quick-service restaurants and other retail industries, earned a score of 99 out of a maximum 100 points and an A grade in a May 2014...

A new look and layout for Taco Jorn’s menuboards could translate into stronger sales for the chain. In test markets, the Mexican fast-casual concept recorded a 12 percent increase in the sale of EZ Combo...

Your Pie is hosting a grand opening at its Buckhead pizzeria, and as this is the company’s first Atlanta location, Your Pie will provide one free pizza for the first 50 customers. During the remainder of...

Totally Nuts, the snack-based quick-serve concept founded in 1992, plans to add 10–20 franchise units in the next 12 months. The chain has seven locations open, including two permanent locations in Rio...