Industry News

Burger King Corp. today announced the opening of the Whopper Bar in the heart of Miami’s South Beach, marking the next stage of the Whopper Bar’s premium, customizable restaurant experience....

Taco Del Mar Franchising Corp. today announced that it is voluntarily restructuring its business under the protection of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy...

Joshua Miller, owner of Local 121 restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, was awarded the first annual 2010 Mayors’ Culinary Cup Award, the National Restaurant Association recently announced....

Tropical Smoothie Café, a tropical-themed smoothie and sandwich chain with more than 285 locations, announced today that Charles Watson has joined the company as Vice President of Franchise...

Great American Cookies announced that it is offering customers a number of new gift options this Valentine’s Day. During the 2010 “Express Yourself!” promotion, the company will add several new...
Burger King Corp. announced a new market entry with the opening of the first Burger King restaurant in Moscow, Russia. This restaurant opening is part of the company’s expansion strategy in the...
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill announced the grand opening of its first international location at the entrance of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The new, 900-square-foot...
Starbucks Corporation announced that it will enter the ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee category in Europe, an approximately $550 million US market. Starbucks also announced that it signed an...
Fouad Qreitem, CEO of Northern Virginia–based pizza delivery chain Paisano’s, announced that the Herndon, Virginia, location is now a franchised operation.

The new Paisano’s owner is the...
Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza announced that it will be dishing out details online about its time as an official provider of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The 10-day social media...
Smashburger announced expansion into the greater Kansas City area in 2010. The burger chain will offer diners special menu items that highlight Kansas City’s regional flavor.

Areios LLC...
From now until April 20, Moe’s Southwest Grill is asking anyone who is a “dead ringer for a dead rocker” to enter the Dead Ringer Contest for a chance to be one of the winners whose portrait will...
With the economic downturn easing, the restaurant industry is expected to show gradual improvement in 2010, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast....
Panera Bread Company reported that in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, company-owned comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 7.4 percent on a calendar basis. Company-owned comparable bakery-cafe...
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Travel Mart Inc. for eight new restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. The first two...
Jamba Juice Company and the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) announced it will host a CAHPERD "Give Back Day" on January 22 at select...