Industry News

Beautiful Brands International, the parent company to Camille’s Sidewalk Café, announced today the immediate roll out at all Camille’s Sidewalk Café locations its new sandwich line, Café Sliders.

“We knew...

Quiznos today announced a microloan initiative established to provide funding for current franchise owners seeking to expand their involvement with the brand. The initiative is designed to help...
Red Mango was certified as gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) today.

Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer in the U.S. approved by the GFCO to use the GF...

The 90th assembly of National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show seemed to be an industry litmus test this year, with one ad exec describing it as a gathering of the fittest—as...
Blimpie America’s Sub Shop is introducing new grilled subs and adding a twist to its selection of 12 freshly baked breads.

Starting May 18, 2009, Blimpie locations nationwide will feature...

With the recession dominating headlines for the last six months, the question on everyone’s mind at the biggest hospitality gathering in the world, the National Restaurant Association Restaurant...
The Enodis global ice machine business was officially acquired by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, today.

With more than 50 years of history in the commercial ice machine...

Smoothie King Franchises Inc. signed an agreement with the Amer Group to open at least 20 Smoothie King locations in Egypt and Turkey in the next few years.

Smoothie King serves smoothies in...

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG - News) (NYSE:CMG.B - News), will expand its local produce program this summer, purchasing at least 35 percent of at least one bulk produce item in all of its...
MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of Web-based operations solutions for the foodservice industry, today announced that San Francisco Soup Company has selected and implemented MonkeyCatering for...
With the 90th annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago heading in to its third day, many attendees are disappointed with low turnout compared with past years.

The four-day...

Though much of the hysteria surrounding Swine Flu, or H1N1 Virus, has died down, it is still a pressing concern at the 90th annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show that kicked off...

With the rise of popular food shows like “Top Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” the food industry is becoming the career destination of choice for many American youth.

“We have 78,000 students...

As a result of tough economic times, childhood hunger is on the rise. White Castle is making a $25,000 contribution to Share Our Strength, the leading national organization dedicated to ending...
Practically anything anybody wants to know about franchising a 7-Eleven store can be found on a comprehensive, new Web site – www.franchise.7-Eleven.com, which officially launched earlier this...
A group of public health advocates issued the following letter to congressional leaders, advocating a stronger, more proactive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This letter to the leaders...