Industry News

Bearclaw Coffee Company formed a co-branding partnership with Askar Brands, the parent company of Papa Romano’s Pizza, Mr. Pita Sandwiches, Stucchi’s Ice Cream, and CJ’s Brewing Company. Under...
Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced that Elyxir Distributing will be carrying Sweet Leaf Tea into more than 1,200 retail stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and bars throughout the Monterey Bay...
U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation that would increase the federal tax deduction for business meals from 50 percent to 80 percent. The measure would make...
Hot Stuff Foods has rolled out Hot Stuffed Sandwiches. According to John Barber, chief customer officer, Hot Stuff Foods has launched a new line of portable hand held sandwiches for on-the-go...
Chick-N-Grill, a four-unit fast casual chain in southern Florida, became the first Hispanic-owned chain in the U.S. to be dubbed a Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association (...
Produce and foodservice industry leaders have set an ambitious goal to double use of fresh produce in the foodservice sector over the next 10 years, and have identified five strategies for doing...
Following the initial rollout of Jamba Juice’s new food items in California last month, the company announced today the debut of its California Flatbreads in 18 New York City locations. Jamba...
The latest applications in culinary-arts instruction and theory, as well as cooking alongside master chefs, a master baker and a master cheesemaker, marked the fifth-annual Leadership Conference...
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has partnered with the Boys...
Richard Coad was the inspiration behind the “Jared” Campaign for Subway. He developed the strategy that led to the idea of a “fast food diet,” discovered Jared Fogle, and created the television...
XFormity Technologies announced the release of a new solution that helps restaurant operators identify and manage issues surrounding cash management. The company developed a means for analyzing...
According to new research presented at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2009 Foodservice Conference...
U-SWIRL International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthy Fast Food Inc., announced that it has entered into a franchise agreement with Galena Frozen Yogurt Company, which over the next 12...
There are 4,000 fewer restaurants in the U.S. this spring than there were last spring, according to the NPD Group, a market research company. NPD’s Spring 2009 ReCount, a census of commercial...
Shane’s Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands concept, is extending its ownership opportunities. With the launch of a new social community, Own-A-ShanesRibShack.com, Shane’s Rib Shack is moving outside its...
QSR magazine, a business-to-business publication for foodservice executives and operators, today named Blair Chancey editor of the monthly publication and its accompanying Web site,...