Industry News

Panda Express announced the launch of its SweetFire Chicken Breast, which will debut at all Panda Express restaurants on September 23.

SweetFire Chicken Breast includes all white meat...
McDonald’s announced that beginning September 13 and running throughout the month of September, it will offer commuters in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Washington, D.C. a free...
CiCi's Pizza introduced the Rustic Pizza, a thin, rectangular, flat-bread crust topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Syracuse-style sausage. The new pie is cut into squares for serving and topped...
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced a new Doughnut Factory and Kremery in Lexington, South Carolina. The factory and 1,940 square-foot store will employ approximately 26 people. Krispy...
Seattle’s Best Coffee introduced Just Pure Flavor, which offers customizable flavor by the cup and is available in Vanilla Creme, Cinnamon Swirl, and Hazelnut flavored syrups. The new flavors use...
Eat’n Park announced the release of its Pittsburgh Steelers–themed Steelers Gift Packs, available exclusively at the company’s website. The company is also offering free shipping of the...
Smashburger signed a deal with Cow Town Sizzle Inc. to operate 12 restaurants in the greater Fort Worth metro area. The Cow Town Sizzle Inc. venture is a branch of SB Sizzle Inc., the franchisee...
Carvel Ice Cream is inviting guests to enjoy a free Oreo Lil’ Rounder on September 24 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. for Customer Appreciation Day at participating locations.

Carvel’s new Oreo Lil...

The Subway restaurant chain named six outstanding franchisees as recipients of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year awards and three highly respected members of its development community as recipients...
Results issued recently from Zagat's Fast Food Survey ranked Pinkberry third in the Smoothie/Frozen Yogurt category, but was the only frozen yogurt brand recognized on the list.

Additionally,...

Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) today announced its September national racing promotion with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart, who is leading the championship point standings as a driver...
Pizza Inn Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZI - News) opened its newest carryout/delivery restaurant at 21502 Aldine Westfield in Humble, Texas.

The new restaurant provides customers convenient delivery and...

Famous Dave’s of America Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE - News) opened its two newest barbecue restaurants in August in Thousand Oaks, California (3980 Thousand Oaks Boulevard), and Amarillo, Texas (8518...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD - News; the "Company") last week reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2010, ended August 2, 2009.

Second Quarter Highlights...

Sandella's Flatbread Cafe announces that franchise opportunities for its fast-casual cafe outlets are now available in locations throughout Orange County.

Sandella's Flatbread Cafes serve...