Industry News

Papa Murphy's International today announced that it closed 2008 with $585 million in total U.S. systemwide sales, a nearly 17 percent increase from 2007. Now the fifth largest pizza company in...
In celebration of the fact that Pizza Hut will now deliver restaurant-quality pasta across Canada, the famed franchise is officially changing its name to Pasta Hut (on a temporary basis), as of...
Naked Juice announced today new products that pack a powerful antioxidant punch. Joining the Naked Juice line-up are Acai Machine juice smoothie and Pomegranate juice, both antioxidant-rich and...
Today Del Taco announced that Paul J.B. Murphy III has been named the new chairman and CEO of the Mexican quick-serve chain. Murphy will take over this new role in mid-February and will report...
Chick-fil-A will open the first stand-alone Chic-fil-A restaurant in Audubon, New Jersey, on Jan. 29, giving away more than $26,000 in free food and creating more than 65 new jobs in the market....
Popeyes, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NasdaqGM:AFCE - News), will embark on a brand transformation that emphasizes its almost four decades of Louisiana-inspired home cooking. The...
Mimi's Cafe will celebrate the grand reopening of its Costa Mesa restaurant on Thursday, January 29 with a “Meet Me at Mimi's” event that will be kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony and...
Fast-casual UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTC BB:UFFC.OB - News) today announced the opening of the third UFood Grill location in the Chicago metropolitan area in less than a year. This franchise...
Sports drink giants Gatorade and Powerade are in for the type of competition sports lovers live for. Underdog company PureSport says it’s anticipating a David and Goliath-style fight to become...
Keith E. Sirois, a food service industry leader with 35 years of experience, was selected as CEO of Big Boy Restaurants International. Sirois, 57, begins his new role today, at company...
Starbucks Doubleshot Energy+Coffee beverages have become top performers in the ready-to-drink (RTD) energy coffee subcategory since launching in June 2008. The line represents three of the...
Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC - News) is teaming up with Nickelodeon to give 25 families exclusive access to the most coveted kids’ experience – Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Until...
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD - News) today announced strong operating results for the fourth quarter and the year, driven by global comparable sales growth.

"2008 was a strong year for...

Domino's Pizza is launching Domino's American Legends, a line of six flag-waving specialty pizzas featuring 40 percent more cheese than a regular pizza, cheesy crust,s and delicious combinations...
Church’s Chicken begins a new year with interactive promotional initiatives that target mature, multicultural, urban young-adults with food, video games, and mobile technology.

Church’s...