Industry News

The National Restaurant Association; state restaurant associations; and Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, are forming a strategic partnership that will...
Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp.—which operates 3,500 restaurants in more than 40 states—announced a new animal welfare policy, garnering praise from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS...
Sbarro announced its aggressive expansion into the Japanese market, which will include the opening of 1,250 units. Sbarro partnered with JCI Inc. in a joint venture/franchise agreement that will...
Quail Digital announced the launch of QD Retail, the first headset-only communication system designed for team use in grocery, retail, restaurant, and business environments. Weighing less than 2...
Gold Star Chili commissioned nationally prominent artist-illustrator Chris Fox Payne, most commonly known as C.F. Payne, to create an original illustration depicting the Gold Star and “Cincinnati...
The Bunn-O-Matic Corporation (BUNN), a provider for the beverage equipment industry, announced the release of its Infusion Series Iced Tea Brewers (ITB). Complete control over the brewing process...
Loyalty programs, according to a 2009 report from information commerce provider First Data, are struggling to find a foothold in the quick-serve arena, but zpizza is hoping that the...

On Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine's Day couples can enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner complete with special menus, tableside service, and themed decorations at White Castle restaurants.

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Zingle, an all new text messaging order system for retail establishments, will launch a market-wide test program at more than 30 San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Bakersfield Subway...

North Star Foods Inc. a protein processing company serving the industrial, retail, and foodservice sectors and Quantum Foods, LLC, one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced...

Glen W. Bell, Jr., 86, founder of the Taco Bell restaurant chain, passed away yesterday evening in his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Bell was born September 3, 1923, in Lynwood, California...
In response to the Haitian relief effort, Starbucks committed support and funding to the growing international relief effort. Participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada will enable...
A Minneapolis-based company is attempting to redefine the phrase “paper or plastic” with a new product for big-box and quick-serve merchants.

The Meyers Printing Companies Inc., a...
The Have It Your Way Foundation, the charitable arm of Burger King Corp., donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake...
Sonic Corp. announced that Kathryn L. Taylor was elected to its Board of Directors. Her election was announced at Sonic’s annual stockholders’ meeting.

Taylor serves as the Governor’s...
Arby’s announced that it teamed up with Dr Pepper to offer 10 people the chance to attend the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas...