Industry News

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...
Caribou Coffee reformulated all of its mochas and chocolate beverages using real, all-natural chocolate now available in white, milk, and dark chocolate.

Beginning November 12, guests...
Local entrepreneur Eddie Frazier is bringing Bojangles’ to Lugoff, South Carolina, with this week’s grand opening of the chain’s newest location at 497 Highway 601 South. Situated just a half mile off of...
Caffè Classico Foods LLC announced Andrew Branagh as CEO. His appointment is the cornerstone of the company’s efforts to restructure operations; refocus on customer care; increase awareness of...
AMETEK Inc., a global manufacturer of electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than $2.5 billion, announced its new PetroOXY Oxidation Stability Tester, available through AMETEK...
Global technology and payments processing company First Data today announced that Chip Swearngan has joined the company as senior vice president of communications. He will be responsible for...
NSF International announced the first call for nominations for the 2010 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Celebrating its seventh year, the FSLA program recognizes individuals and...
NexCen Brands Inc. announced the promotion of Jerry Slover to vice president of development for NexCen Franchise Management Inc. Under Slover's direction, the company’s franchise sales and...
Donatos Pizza announced the promotion of Tom Krouse to the newly created position of president of expansion brands, and Todd Young to the position of vice president of operations. These...
Panchero’s Mexican Grill, a Coralville, Iowa–based Mexican quick serve, was recently honored with two awards—including first place in the new Social Media category—and was...
A study released today from AlixPartners, a global business advisory firm, suggests restaurant customers might not be so optimistic for 2010, despite signs of a recovering economy.

The...