Industry News

Dairy Queen locations across the U.S. and Canada came together to support the 4th Annual Miracle Treat Day which raised $4.6 million for Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization...

The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Yuba City Inc., a Pepsi-Cola franchised bottler based in northern...

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that Craig Miller has joined the company as chief information officer.

Miller comes to Sonic from his...

The American workforce is more optimistic about the job market in 2010, giving quick-service operators reason to be hopeful for their own staffs—at least in the short term.

According to...
Papa John’s, a first-time NFL sponsor, announced that it will culminate the football season by being at the Super Bowl, with some special deliveries featured in an integration with the Super Bowl...
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q (SCNB) announced that thanks to the partnership between the North Carolina–based restaurant brand and North Carolina State University’s College of Management MIE...
Cold Stone Creamery announced successful results for 2009 due to key strategic partnerships and new product launches. In anticipation of a difficult economic climate, Cold Stone Creamery...
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip, a premiere dessert café, announced the opening of its newest franchised café in ABC Dbayeh located in Beirut, Lebanon. This opening marks the first international...
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. announced that Tom Garrett, president and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. (“Arby’s”), is leaving the company.

Roland Smith, president and CEO of Wendy’s/...
CSP Information Group announced that FohBoh Inc. will be the exclusive B2B social-business media partner for its 2010 Restaurant Leadership conference being held April 19–21 at the Westin...
McDonald's confirmed that LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has agreed to a multi-year deal with the company. The relationship will kick off with James' appearance in a remake of the iconic...
Dawn Sweeney, the president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address:

“The National...
St. Louis–area diners became the first in the nation to experience Fazoli’s all new design—its first in more than 15 years—when a brand new restaurant started serving the brand’s Italian dishes...
Building on the restaurant industry’s continuing efforts to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation...
Global Green USA, Mountaire Farms, and Interstate Container announced completion of the conversion of the largest poultry plant in the U.S. to recyclable, wax-alternative boxes, thereby reducing...
Pizza Inn Inc. announced the opening of its newest buffet-style restaurant at 1249 Sunset Boulevard in Jesup, Georgia.

“We’re proud to build the first free-standing location of Pizza Inn...