Industry News

AMETEK Inc., a global manufacturer of electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $2.5 billion, announced its new PetroOXY Oxidation Stability Tester, available through AMETEK...
Global technology and payments processing company First Data today announced that Chip Swearngan has joined the company as senior vice president of communications. He will be responsible for...
NSF International announced the first call for nominations for the 2010 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Celebrating its seventh year, the FSLA program recognizes individuals and...
NexCen Brands Inc. announced the promotion of Jerry Slover to vice president of development for NexCen Franchise Management Inc. Under Slover's direction, the company’s franchise sales and...
Donatos Pizza announced the promotion of Tom Krouse to the newly created position of president of expansion brands, and Todd Young to the position of vice president of operations. These...
Panchero’s Mexican Grill, a Coralville, Iowa–based Mexican quick serve, was recently honored with two awards—including first place in the new Social Media category—and was...
A study released today from AlixPartners, a global business advisory firm, suggests restaurant customers might not be so optimistic for 2010, despite signs of a recovering economy.

The...
Jack in the Box unveiled its newest antenna ball—a product made to top a car antenna—which will raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor-supported network...
Taco Del Mar introduced its new Mondo Bonfire BBQ Burrito. For one day only, customers can try the new Bonfire BBQ Burrito for free with the purchase of any Mondo Burrito, on November 13 at...
Healthy Fast Food Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt stores, announced that it awarded franchise area development rights to a multi-concept franchise system operator based in...
Seattle’s Best Coffee introduced three new menu items inspired by favorite flavors of the holiday season.

The new products include: Sugar...
Jack in the Box announced its new Southwest Chicken Bowl, which is available in select markets beginning November 9 for a limited time. The Southwest Chicken Bowl is made with fajita-seasoned...
Pinkberry announced expansion into seven additional U.S. markets as well as Mexico with carefully selected area developer franchise partners. These markets support Pinkberry's national and global...
Starting November 16, Burger King Corp. will help bring the themes of adventure and exploration to kids through a series of “Planet 51” premiums available with BK Positive Steps Kids Meal options...
International Paper announced that after three decades in the industry, Austin Lance, vice president of IP Foodservice, is retiring from the company. Greg Wanta, who most recently served as the...
The wild Alaska king and snow crab season kicked off on October 15. The Alaska Bristol Bay red king crab harvest is set at 16 million pounds, a drop from last year’s harvest but above the 10-year...