Industry News

Sandella’s Flatbread Café has finalized a deal with franchisee, Ronald Roan, to bring two units of the hit fast-casual concept to Birmingham, Alabama. With more than 130 locations operating,...
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not...
Every year after the winter holidays, many resolve to make major changes in their lives. Diet, exercise and better general health are usually high on New Year’s resolution lists. However, one...
Ever since Mark Cuban quipped that “Ed Rush might have been a great ref, but I wouldn’t hire him to run a Dairy Queen,” managing a Dairy Queen store has become a gauge of business acumen.

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The distribution company for CiCi’s Pizza has hired 25-year retail purchasing veteran Bob Fulks as its new director of purchasing. In his career, Fulks has led purchasing teams at Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and...
The worst corporate Scrooges of 2008--“the CEOs who exhibited the worst kinds of unbridled greed and lack of compassion or concern for others over the last year”--were named yesterday by the...
QSR International, the master franchisee of Quiznos branded restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced that as part of Quiznos’ rapid expansion in Latin America, it recently opened...
A recent survey conducted through the National Restaurant Association's Smartbrief online newsletter reported that a majority of restaurateurs think the economy had the greatest effect on their...
Despite CEOs' fondness of John McCain, many are hopeful that President-elect Barack Obama can rescue the country from its financial crisis.

In a Grant Thornton national survey of more than 450...

Much of the media speculation on who the next Secretary of Agriculture will be focuses on candidates lacking experience with food safety, nutrition, or environmental issues—issues which are at...
Tom Garrett, president and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. named Stephen H. Davis CMO for the Arby’s brand effective January 5, 2009. Davis assumes this position from Cheryl Barre who...
The Coca-Cola Company received a letter from its Chairman of the Board, Neville Isdell, confirming that, consistent with the succession plan announced in December 2007, he will not stand for re-...
McDonald's today announced the opening of Viva McDonald's, the company's new technology-inspired restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.

At 8,600 square feet, Viva McDonald's is the largest...

Ocean Spray announced the 2008 winners of the second-annual Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest who will each receive a $25,000 grand prize. Foodservice professionals nationwide were challenged...
DineEquity Inc. (NYSE:DIN - News), franchisor and operator of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD - News; the "company") today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2009, ended November 2, 2008.

The company incurred a net loss...