Industry News

Eat’n Park is breaking ground on what will be the first LEED restaurant in the city of Pittsburgh. The new location, in the Waterworks shopping plaza in Fox Chapel, will be the first LEED (...
A deal was struck November 2 between Raving Brands (former parent company of Moe’s Southwest Grill and Shane’s Rib Shack) and BH Acquisition LLC for the purchase of Boneheads Seafood restaurant’s...
Starbucks Coffee Company announced two important milestones as part of its long-term commitment to environmental stewardship. The company has entered into the construction phase of the U.S. Green...
InnoWare Plastic Inc. announced the launch of its microwavable Expressions two-piece line of foodservice containers. The bases are made from Advanta, a proprietary polypropylene blend that uses...
Freshëns, an Atlanta-based frozen yogurt and smoothie concept, embarked this year on the most ambitious strategic initiative in its 25 year history. Working closely with Culinary Edge, a culinary...
Snappy Salads was recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area at the Dallas 100 Awards, held November 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. In its 19th year...
During the company's investor meeting today, McDonald's Corporation CEO Jim Skinner and members of senior management outlined the company's priorities to continue to drive growth in sales, market...
Burger King Corp. announced that Russ Klein, the company’s president of global marketing strategy and innovation, will resign effective December 15 due to personal reasons. Peter Robinson, Burger...
Taco Bell announced that this year’s winner of its Glen Bell Award is RLC Enterprises Inc., headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and owned by franchisees Iris Cohn and Terry Haseman. The Glen...
Javier and Teresa Bueno signed a Master Franchise agreement to open 20-plus Freshii stores in the Greater Houston market. The Buenos are owners of Third Coast Produce, a produce distribution...
Coca-Cola North America recognized White Castle for the quick-service chain’s support of veterans of the U.S. military in 2008-2009.

Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) president Sandy...
El Pollo Loco announced that it is bringing back its Chicken Tamales, to be available through New Years.

El Pollo Loco’s Chicken Tamales are filled with spiced chicken simmered in a...
Tetherball, an industry provider in mobile loyalty and rewards solutions, is reporting program growth for clients like Qdoba Mexican Grill and others. The Mexican fast-casual franchise is using...
The Food and Drug Administration announced the publication of the new FDA Food Code, a model code and reference document that provides a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for...
Jamba Inc. announced the promotion of veteran marketer Susan Shields to senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Jamba Juice Company. She will join the Jamba Juice executive...