Industry News

Tropical Smoothie Café was named to the AllBusiness “AllStar Franchise” list, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s top 300 franchise companies.

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CashStar, the interactive gift card and incentives company, announced that Papa John’s International Inc. implemented the company’s online gift card service. Papa John’s customers can now send...
Hospitality Services Inc. (HSI), a Baltimore-based foodservice planning and design company, was hired by HMS Host to design foodservice areas and convenience stores for several Canadian travel...
Whataburger announced that through its company-wide Christmas toy drive, employees of the burger chain donated more than 3,000 toys to fire-rescue departments in seven cities.

The toy...
Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.'s Fatburger franchise announced the opening of its newest location in Florida, located at 232 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.

The store is a franchised...
Coming off its first month of increased guest counts in almost three years—and a year that included an overhaul of its menu options—Fazoli’s announced that it is opening two new...
Bakery cafes have emerged as high-fliers in the restaurant industry, and are well-positioned to leverage new growth opportunities as the economy continues its slow recovery, according to...
Hardee’s announced its newest limited time offering: Blueberry Biscuits. Blueberry Biscuits are made by taking a baked Made from Scratch buttermilk Biscuit, covering it in a warm blueberry...
The National Restaurant Association issued a statement regarding the healthcare reform package proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

“The Senate has made key...
Restaurants seeking wall-mounted digital display solutions for menuboards and other in-store messaging have two new wall mounting options from Ergotron: the MX Wall Mount LCD Arm and the SIM90...
Coleman Natural Foods, processor of prepared, natural, organic, and free-range poultry, beef, and pork products, entered into an exclusive National Brand program agreement with foodservice...
Phillips Foods Inc. announced that crab cakes are holding steady on menus, even during these challenging economic times.

According to Datassentials (November 2009), crab cake menu...
Indian Harvest Inc., a supplier of heirloom and exotic grains, beans, legumes, and blends to foodservice, introduced its 2010 wall calendar, available free upon request while supplies last.
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Grilledandlonely.com received the “Best Digital Direct” award at the 2009 DPAC Awards in New York City. The DPAC Awards honor overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in Digital Publishing...
CashStar, the interactive gift card and incentives company, announced that MarketPlace Grill is the latest merchant to offer CashStar-powered online gift cards. The new gift cards provide...
Epic Burger is set to open its second location in Spring 2010 at 1000 West North Avenue in the former Transitions Bookplace in Lincoln Park. The first location launched in Chicago's South Loop...