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Pinkberry will roll out its pink carpet tomorrow evening for an exclusive VIP event to celebrate the opening of its first Northern California store at Santana Row in San Jose, California. The...
Bruegger’s Bakery-Café has instituted a new policy for its Washington-area bakeries, a move that’s drawing praise from The Humane Society of the United States as a good step in improving animal...
Kaupind Shah, Sheilesh Gandhi, and Satyan Jadia signed a contract with Sandella’s Flatbread Café to bring two units to Cary and Durham, North Carolina.

Sandella’s Flatbread Café is the...

Chicago native and restaurant industry guru David Grossman signed a master franchise deal to open 80 Freshii locations throughout Chicago.

After working with Subway for seven years, opening...

The following statement was issued by Kraft in response to the recent salmonella outbreak:

"Kraft is not recalling any products in connection with the recent salmonella outbreak involving...

CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:CKR - News) is improving its management training by instituting Star Academy training centers for its Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s chains. In addition, the company is also...
NPC International Inc. announced today that it has closed the transactions contemplated by the previously announced Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with Pizza Hut Inc. and Pizza Hut of...
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the U.S., has named Lee Evans to the position of vice president/controller.

Evans, a certified public...

CiCi’s Pizza continues to join forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters to promote January as National Mentoring Month. CiCi’s will provide BBBS chapters in the Houston and San Antonio areas with an...
Quick Chek, known for its famed 20-Minute Freshness Guarantee, announced today first quarter same store sales (Nov. 1 – Jan. 19) in the coffee and hot breakfast categories are up and gaining a...
National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ - News) filled the vacant membership on its audit committee with Cecil D. Conlee. Conlee is replacing Lee Kling who served as an independent director and...
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,”...