Industry News

On April 12, KFC is introducing its first-ever bunless chicken sandwich: the KFC Double Down. The sandwich features two thick boneless white meat chicken filets (Original Recipe or Grilled), two...
Grecian Delight Foods added a nationally recognized culinary talent to its staff with the appointment of Michael Zeller as corporate chef. With 30 years experience, Zeller is known for his work...
To celebrate Tax Day and the 25th birthday of Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Treat, the first custom-designed Blizzardmobile will visit Washington, D.C, symbolically parking outside the IRS building and...
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies announced its first-ever Barista Jam, which is part educational coffee series, part all-out coffee party. The first stop for the Jam is set to take place...
Dunkin' Donuts introduced new Bagel Twists, a new "twist" on the beloved bakery item that makes it easier than ever to enjoy a bagel, any time of the day.

The new Bagel Twists feature...
The National Restaurant Association announced Joan Rector McGlockton joined the Association as vice president of Industry Affairs and Food Policy. In this position, she will lead the Association'...
Celebrating its 47th year in business, Columbus, Ohio–based Donatos Pizza is asserting its “The Difference is Delicious” message within the marketplace. Through this new positioning, the regional...
The National Restaurant Association launched the pilot of Greener Restaurants—a new, national program to recognize restaurants’ environmental sustainability efforts. A limited number of...
By employing a new software system that allows companies to gain access to Customer Experience Management (CEM) data, Panda Express is aiming to get more out of customer feedback to improve its...
Manhattan Bagel’s growth phase is hitting a new stride in 2010 as the East Coast fast-casual restaurant concept pushes ahead with its aggressive franchise development plans.

In recent...
On Tax Day, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at participating U.S. mall-based bakeries, Cinnabon is giving away free bite-sized portions of its new cupcakes.

“At Cinnabon, we believe...
Starmount Systems announced that it will unveil its digital software suite at KioskCom 2010 in a proof-of-concept demonstration for restaurant chains that are facing new requirements to disclose...
Schlotzsky’s announced that early registration was extended from April 1 to April 8 for the longest-running 5K in the Austin area.

Scheduled for May 2 at 7:30 a.m. at South First Street...
Marco’s Pizza opened its second store in the Austin, Texas, area on March 29. Marco’s area representative Paul Hollabaugh, an Austin resident with an extensive franchising background, plans to...
Responding to an escalating campaign waged by students on campuses across the country, Aramark agreed to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to directly improve farmworker wages...
FRANdata, an independent research company whose professional team has more than 30 years of collective experience in the banking industry, announced that a new survey found franchisees have a...