Industry News

Technomic released a report in July in conjunction with Restaurant Finance Monitor that suggests, among other things, that some restaurant franchisors shifted franchising strategies in 2008 to...
Cold Stone Creamery, a subsidiary of Kahala, opened the first two of 13 international co-brand locations in Copenhagen, Denmark. The worldwide ice cream concept partnered with Sv. Michelsen...
U-SWIRL International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthy Fast Food Inc., announced that it has finalized plans to open a company-owned U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt store in the Green Valley...
Wendy’s International Inc., part of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., named the Kaplan Thaler Group as its lead creative agency with responsibilities encompassing advertising, media planning, digital...
Costa Vida announced its summer Longboards Ice Cream Bar promotion. From now until September 30, Costa Vida customers will receive one free Longboards Ice Cream Bar ($1.79) with the purchase of...
The 2009 Florida Restaurant...
Starbucks announced to its U.S. employees that it will make the company discretionary match to the Future Roast 401(k) Savings Plan for the 2009 plan year. In December 2008, Starbucks made its...
Syrus Restaurant Information Services launched the next-generation version of its back-office and above-store reporting solution geared specifically for the restaurant industry. Syrus Next...
Bearclaw Coffee Company formed a co-branding partnership with Askar Brands, the parent company of Papa Romano’s Pizza, Mr. Pita Sandwiches, Stucchi’s Ice Cream, and CJ’s Brewing Company. Under...
Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced that Elyxir Distributing will be carrying Sweet Leaf Tea into more than 1,200 retail stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and bars throughout the Monterey Bay...
U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation that would increase the federal tax deduction for business meals from 50 percent to 80 percent. The measure would make...
Hot Stuff Foods has rolled out Hot Stuffed Sandwiches. According to John Barber, chief customer officer, Hot Stuff Foods has launched a new line of portable hand held sandwiches for on-the-go...
Chick-N-Grill, a four-unit fast casual chain in southern Florida, became the first Hispanic-owned chain in the U.S. to be dubbed a Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association (...
Produce and foodservice industry leaders have set an ambitious goal to double use of fresh produce in the foodservice sector over the next 10 years, and have identified five strategies for doing...
Following the initial rollout of Jamba Juice’s new food items in California last month, the company announced today the debut of its California Flatbreads in 18 New York City locations. Jamba...