Industry News

A recently released study suggests cottonseed oil consumption significantly increases vitamin E intake without affecting fat intake, according to nutrition researchers at Texas Woman’s University...
The development of Vegawatt from Owl Power Company allows restaurants to now run their operations on waste vegetable oil. The new product enables restaurants to reduce their need for electricity...
The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) comprehensive index of restaurant activity registered its first decline in five months in May. The Association’s Restaurant Performance Index...
Taco Del Mar is running a promotion of their fish tacos from July 13 to September 13, in which they will use Alaska Pollock in the dish. The promotion will highlight the “wild” and “sustainable”...
To kick off the launch of its new $5 Fill-Up Boxes, KFC has opened their own “filling” station along I-80 for the Fourth of July weekend, where KFC will fill-up patrons’ gas tank for only $5...
Villa Enterprises Management, a multi-concept quick-serve franchisor, recently opened three new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen franchises on the Florida Turnpike with its newest multi-unit operator...
Red Mango, a nonfat frozen yogurt quick-serve founded in South Korea, will soon open its first three stores in the Washington, D.C., area as franchise agreements have been established with two...
Zola Açaí has announced a partnership with Robeks, a premium smoothie franchisor, to provide consumers with açaí juice products, including the Awesome Açaí Smoothie, Açaí Energizer Smoothie, and...
Charley's Grilled Subs has introduced a new element to their Kid’s Meals. In addition to three hand-battered chicken fingers, gourmet fries, and a drink, kids will now also get an Oreo with their...
At the recent YUM! Star Supplier Awards ceremony, held in Louisville, Kentucky, the Delfield Company took home the 2008 U.S. Equipment Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes Delfield’s...
California Tortilla will launch a radio campaign this summer to celebrate the fact that Washingtonian Magazine readers voted them Washington, D.C.’s “Best Burrito.” The East Coast Cal-...
Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) has announced a commitment to using more wholesome, authentic ingredients in their baked goods, such as whole grains, Oregon blueberries, and Michigan...
Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI, TSX: THI) announced that its coffee drinks, baked goods, and variety of soups and sandwiches will soon be available to New Yorkers as part of its ongoing co-branding...
North American consumers continue to embrace self-service technology, as transactions at self-service kiosks will surpass $775 billion in 2009. This will grow to over $1.6 trillion by 2013,...
IHOP has introduced three new Hawaiian-themed pancake flavors as part of a summer promotion. The island-inspired Hawaiian Pancake flavors include: Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, with pineapple...
Taco Bell has launched a new advertising campaign in cinemas nationwide through National CineMedia’s FirstLook pre-feature program, which is seen on more than 16,800 screens in over 1,325 AMC...