Industry News

With Americans vacationing less this summer, according to a recent Associated Press poll, Corner Bakery Cafe today introduced its “Stay Local” program, encouraging guests to explore and...
Naked Juice became the first nationally-distributed brand to transition to a 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic or PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle. The Naked reNEWabottle embodies...
McDonald's is launching Mocha Mondays, where consumers can cool off with a complimentary 7 oz. Iced Mocha or indulge in a 8 oz. Hot Mocha each Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating...
In a landslide that would make any politician envious, America voted recently to keep Colonel Harland Sanders as the advertising face for KFC's popular new Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC). Of the...
The Cereal Bowl announced an agreement to expand its brand internationally into Qatar and other regions of the Middle East.

The agreement is between Cereal Bowl International LLC, a...
Annica Kreider, director of marketing for McAlister’s Deli, will lead a panel of industry experts in the second summer webinar from Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out, the annual...
Extreme Pizza continued its expansion into northern California after opening the doors of its ninth location, in San Ramon, California.

“We are very excited to be opening a location in...
The Obama Administration’s food safety recommendations included several produce industry objectives that were pushed by the United Fresh Produce Association. The White House action was based on...
Steak Escape opened its second Middle East location in May, in the island country of Bahrain. The new restaurant opened in the Juffair Centre, an in-line center within walking distance of a U.S....
Sonic Drive-In has introduced a line of summer dessert drinks: Sonic Chillers. The Chillers come in Cherry Limeade, Strawberry Limeade, and Limeade.

The Sonic Chillers are a blend of the...
Vapiano, the European fast-casual restaurant and lounge chain, announced that a franchisee has purchased rights to open new locations in New York City. The chain, with over 55 locations in 16...
An Auntie Anne’s franchisee in San Marcos, Texas, recently invested in an electric car as a promotional tool around the outlet center in which her franchise is located. Franchisee Lisa Fullerton...
National Geographic Kids magazine announced a collaboration with Subway restaurants that creates the Subway Kids Taste for Adventure campaign, which includes an international kids’ meal...
CashStar, the interactive gift card and incentives company, today announced that it has been selected by Dippin’ Dots, Inc., which is known best for its famous beaded ice cream. With CashStar’s...
In its new report, A Look into The Future of Eating, The NPD Group, a market research company, forecasts that “better for you” foods, such as organic and light or low-calorie foods and beverages...
UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. announced today that its Texas franchisee, Puente-Brancato Enterprises, Inc., has signed a lease agreement for a UFood Grill Restaurant in Parkland Memorial Hospital...