Industry News

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced that it awarded development rights to Hot Glazed Enchantment Inc. for the development of five Krispy Kreme retail locations over the next three years...
Starbucks Coffee Company announced that on World AIDS Day (December 1), Starbucks will make a five-cent U.S. contribution to the Global Fund for every hand-crafted beverage sold at participating...
As part of the Whataburger's “Whataburger Serves” initiative, the month-long Internet coupon campaign offers customers the opportunity to receive up to 12 free food items throughout December....
Pizza Fusion announced the opening of its first international franchise in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, through a master franchise development agreement with Samir Food Co. Ltd., a Samir Group company....
Qdoba Mexican Grill was recently honored as Corporate Partner of the Year by the American Red Cross for its commitment to supporting the organization’s effort to provide lifesaving blood to...
Carvel introduced its Carvel Ice Cream’s $9.99 holiday cakes. Like all Carvel Ice Cream cakes the holiday cakes are handmade daily using premium Carvel ice cream, signature crunchies, and...
CKE Restaurants Inc. announced the opening of its first Hardee’s restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan. This marks the first of at least 25 Hardee’s restaurants to be opened in Pakistan within the next...
Dunkin' Donuts is delivering a gift to the men and women who deliver holiday cards, catalogs, and gifts across America. On November 25, Dunkin' Donuts will serve free coffee to any United States...
Caribou Coffee is now being served at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in Ohio. MSE Branded Foods, the airport's primary food and gift concessionaire, is now serving Caribou Coffee throughout the...
CKE Restaurants Inc. announced it is offering vitaminwater at all of its 1,212 Carl’s Jr. locations. Carl’s Jr. will feature three flavors of the nutrient-enhanced water: vitaminwater xxx,...
Five brands financed under the Sun Capital Partners portfolio announced a partnership that will see them collectively pursue nontraditional locations around the U.S.

Bruegger’s Bagels,...
For a limited time only, Domino's Pizza is bringing back the Noid, its 1980's advertising character, to help raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its sixth annual “Thanks...
To celebrate the arrival of its new $5.01 Combo Meals, Arby’s is hosting a giveaway to let customers know they are “Worth Every Penny.”

From November 23 to December 27, Arby’s fans can...
Tasti D-Lite signed a master franchise agreement for the United Arab Emirates. The country’s first Tasti D-Lite Center will open in Dubai in the first quarter of 2010, soon to be followed by an...
Franchisor Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza was recently rewarded with high satisfaction ratings in a survey conducted by Franchise Business Review. The national franchise market research firm...