Industry News

While the fried-food specialty of the Southeast has long conquered quick-serve menus, Hardee’s is banking on another fried Southeast favorite to draw in customers during the breakfast daypart:...
Rainey Road LLC, which owns and operates CrownTonka Walk-Ins and ThermalRite, announced the acquisition of International Cold Storage (ICS), manufacturer of one-piece walk-in coolers, from...
CiCi Enterprises LP, parent company of CiCi’s Pizza, announced that president Craig Moore will retire from his position after 17 years with the company. Moore will remain a significant owner in...
U-SWIRL International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Healthy Fast Food Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL frozen yogurt stores, announced the grand opening of the fifth self-serve U-...
Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced two additions to the company's leadership team: Christine Deputy, now senior vice president of human resources,...
KFC Hawaii added a local spin on one of the restaurant’s signature menu items, KFC Famous Bowls, by introducing May’s Teriyaki Chicken.

The May’s Teriyaki Chicken Famous Bowl comes with...
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc. announced the signing of a multi-unit development agreement with American Equity International LLC to franchise Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurants and continue...
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced that franchisee Almana Yiyecek Ve Icecek San. Ve. Tic Ltd, STI (part of the Almana Group) opened the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in Turkey.
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Coca-Cola North America announced that Fanta Apple is available for the first time in the U.S. as a fountain beverage option. Previously the apple-flavored beverage was available only in cans and...
Mintel Menu Insights, which tracks restaurant menu trends, announced that the average kids' menu doesn't offer enough variety or healthy food.

Analyzing kids' menus from 2005 to the...
Eagle Foodservice Equipment announced a full line of Panco transport holding cabinets for heating, proofing, and heating/proofing processes. The NSF-, UL-, and CUL- approved cabinets feature...
Jamba Juice is celebrating the Chicago debut of its new menu of wraps, salads, flatbreads, and fruit tea infusions with a lunchtime giveaway at three area stores. Beginning midday today to meet...
Rita’s Italian Ice announced the winners of its system-wide 25th Anniversary “Scratch and Win” game promotion. Launched in May to celebrate Rita’s silver anniversary, the promotion offered guests...
Olson Communications, a marketing communication strategy agency, announced the winning recipient of its second-annual 20th Anniversary Chefs of Tomorrow grant program for culinary educators....
Dunkin' Donuts introduced two new fruit flavors to its line of Coolatta frozen slush drinks. Grape and Watermelon Coolatta drinks are now available at participating Dunkin' Donuts shops...