Industry News

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG - News) (NYSE:CMG.B - News) named San Francisco-based Butler, Shine, Stern...
The weak economy hasn’t just reduced restaurant traffic; it has influenced diners’ choices in entrees. Many consumers are bypassing beef for less expensive proteins such as chicken, says Darren...
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMCF - News), which franchises gourmet chocolate and confection stores and manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolates and other...
Recent Labor Department releases show food costs declining, while restaurant prices continue to rise, suggesting restaurant operators should enjoy margin expansion in 2009. The Labor Department's...
The latest review from the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) shows the simplest things in life can have the biggest impact.

In 2008, food and drink claims classified as “natural,”...

China has undergone rapid development in the past few years and has become one of the major plastic producing and consuming countries in the world. In 2007, the total production of plastics and...
The fast-growing, breakfast-lunch chain Rise...
Cub Foods is voluntarily recalling five peanut butter cookie products made in its bakery departments because they may contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with...
The American Peanut Council (APC) continues to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate which products may be affected by a manufacturer's recall. At this time, there...
Tossed Franchise Corporation promoted Eric Clark to COO on January 1.

Clark joined the Tossed team in May of 2008 as the vice president of operations after careers with Stir Crazy, where he...

Quick-serve unit growth dropped by more than 50 percent last year from 2007, according to a new study out today by marketing research company NPD Group.

Based on the company’s ReCount survey,...

Papa John’s is enlisting famous pro football star Desmond Howard during his busiest time of year and thanking customers for their loyalty with an added incentive to tune into the Super Bowl--25-...
Lifeware TEK announced today the introduction of the i-COOK(TM) Subscription Service, an online recipe management system.

Developed in collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America(R),...

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY - News) today issued a statement related to peanuts:

"No products made by The Hershey Company, including items and brands in the iconic Reese's franchise, are...

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill opened its first location in 2009 on January 10, 2009 in downtown San Jose, California.

The new Baja Fresh is located at 150 South 1st Street on a promenade between...

Yesterday parent company Raving Brands unloaded two more of its fast-casual brands, making Shane’s Rib Shack and Planet Smoothie No. 5 and 6 to be cut from the company’s portfolio in the last 21...