Industry News

For one week in September, nearly 4,000 restaurants across the nation and hundreds of thousands of consumers helped fight childhood hunger in America. The first annual Share Our Strength’s Great...
In hopes of setting the record straight about organic products, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) is launching an aggressive marketing campaign to educate consumers and correct industry...
During a recent two-week campaign, Utah Del Taco restaurants raised $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, $1 at a time, by selling paper shoes. Customers put their names on paper...
To help consumers revel in the holiday spirit, Berry Chill the all-natural chilled-yogurt shop has created the Berry Gobbler: five ounces of Pumpkin Spice yogurt topped with pie crust crumbles,...
Kentucky Fried Chicken announced the first-ever sponsorship agreement between the chicken chain and the National Football League to make KFC's chicken wings the "Official Wing Sponsor" of this...
Papa John’s continues to explore the digital frontier for ways to make ordering a pizza more convenient and enticing. This time around, Papa John’s is looking to Facebook and giving free pizzas...
AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCE - News), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, reported results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 5, 2008.

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The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October were $363.7 billion, a decrease of 2.8 percent (±0.5%) from the previous month and...
Manitowoc Foodservice is developing a new carbon dioxide (CO2) based beverage system with the Multiplex brand.

CO2-based Multiplex beverage systems will offer beverage dispensing and energy...

HMSHost Corporation has bee awarded contracts for food and beverage concessions with McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the next five years and with Albany International Airport (...
“Four Star Restaurant Marketing Cookbook—Recipes for Restaurateurs,” written by Linda Duke will be offered on the California Restaurant Association's (CRA) online bookstore. The group will donate...
Technomic entered into a formal strategic alliance with The Association of Foodservice Distributor Representatives (AFDR). This alliance will provide the company with exclusive access to AFDR 3,...
Lenny’s Sub Shop is launching a 10th Anniversary nationwide Scratch-and-Win Sweepstakes at all 180 of its locations on Nov. 15.

“It’s an economic stimulus package for our loyal guests,” says...

Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands made the recession real for the quick-serve industry when it announced plans to cut several hundred jobs as it restructures its business by selling off...
Evoco Inc., a provider of Web-based program management software for retail construction and development, today announced the expansion of its product suite to include the Evoco Workspace Pro...
CiCi’s Pizza in Aurora is partnering with Aurora Public Schools and Community College of Aurora to promote a program that offers a way for cash-strapped families to give their kids a head start...