Industry News

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...
Tim Hortons Inc. announced it opened a restaurant at Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval base, located in Norfolk, Virginia. The opening broadens Tim Hortons' long-established...
Under the new restructuring plan recently announced by CiCi's Pizza, CEO Michael R. Shumsky promoted Forbes Anderson to chief strategic officer, Tim Alba to chief financial officer, and Chris...
7-Eleven selected FM Facility Maintenance to handle all store maintenance for its 6,200-plus corporate- and franchise-owned locations in both the U.S. and Canada. The agreement allows 7-Eleven to...

The popularity of social media is undeniable, and restaurant chains are taking advantage of what sites like Facebook and Twitter have to offer.

One chain in particular, Souplantation...