Industry News

Coming off its first month of increased guest counts in almost three years—and a year that included an overhaul of its menu options—Fazoli’s announced that it is opening two new...
Bakery cafes have emerged as high-fliers in the restaurant industry, and are well-positioned to leverage new growth opportunities as the economy continues its slow recovery, according to...
Hardee’s announced its newest limited time offering: Blueberry Biscuits. Blueberry Biscuits are made by taking a baked Made from Scratch buttermilk Biscuit, covering it in a warm blueberry...
The National Restaurant Association issued a statement regarding the healthcare reform package proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

“The Senate has made key...
Restaurants seeking wall-mounted digital display solutions for menuboards and other in-store messaging have two new wall mounting options from Ergotron: the MX Wall Mount LCD Arm and the SIM90...
Coleman Natural Foods, processor of prepared, natural, organic, and free-range poultry, beef, and pork products, entered into an exclusive National Brand program agreement with foodservice...
Phillips Foods Inc. announced that crab cakes are holding steady on menus, even during these challenging economic times.

According to Datassentials (November 2009), crab cake menu...
Indian Harvest Inc., a supplier of heirloom and exotic grains, beans, legumes, and blends to foodservice, introduced its 2010 wall calendar, available free upon request while supplies last.
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Grilledandlonely.com received the “Best Digital Direct” award at the 2009 DPAC Awards in New York City. The DPAC Awards honor overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in Digital Publishing...
CashStar, the interactive gift card and incentives company, announced that MarketPlace Grill is the latest merchant to offer CashStar-powered online gift cards. The new gift cards provide...
Epic Burger is set to open its second location in Spring 2010 at 1000 West North Avenue in the former Transitions Bookplace in Lincoln Park. The first location launched in Chicago's South Loop...
Healthy Fast Food Inc., parent to U-SWIRL International Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt stores, announced that it was honored with the 2009 Best of Business Award in the "...
Since launching its first Canadian franchise in 2005, Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.'s Fatburger has opened 11 locations in Western Canada, and will open a new restaurant early next year in...
Hardee’s announced that its Biscuit Holes ad, titled “A vs. B,” garnered the top spot on the TBS special “Funniest Commercials of the Year.”

The “A vs. B” spot was created by Los...
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is continuing its expansion in 2010 with the opening of four locations throughout the Midtown area of Manhattan. The new restaurants will be outfitted in a contemporary,...
Sub shop Blimpie announced plans for its first location in Kuwait. In partnership with International Famous Franchises Co. (IFF), Blimpie’s parent company Kahala announced it entered into a...