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An Auntie Anne’s franchisee in San Marcos, Texas, recently invested in an electric car as a promotional tool around the outlet center in which her franchise is located. Franchisee Lisa Fullerton...
National Geographic Kids magazine announced a collaboration with Subway restaurants that creates the Subway Kids Taste for Adventure campaign, which includes an international kids’ meal...
CashStar, the interactive gift card and incentives company, today announced that it has been selected by Dippin’ Dots, Inc., which is known best for its famous beaded ice cream. With CashStar’s...
In its new report, A Look into The Future of Eating, The NPD Group, a market research company, forecasts that “better for you” foods, such as organic and light or low-calorie foods and beverages...
UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. announced today that its Texas franchisee, Puente-Brancato Enterprises, Inc., has signed a lease agreement for a UFood Grill Restaurant in Parkland Memorial Hospital...
Darden Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest full-service restaurant operating company, recently announced that Bakers Pride Oven Company (part of the Standex Cooking Solutions Group, Standex...
When the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) lace up their skates and take to the ice for the fast-paced season opener in Fall 2009, they will count Panasonic as their new “...
“Five Big Choices, Five Little Bucks,” is the theme on the menu this summer at Pat...
Planet Smoothie announces today its partnership with Sambazon, the Acai global leader, to launch three new smoothie flavors in a limited-time offer: Amazon Energy, Amazon Cherry, and Jungle Fruit...
The Subway restaurant chain brings FUZE iced tea to its nearly 22,500 restaurants throughout the United States.

FUZE is compatible with the SUBWAY brand’s fresh platform, which provides...

Starbucks is giving customers the chance to earn one of 280,000 free pints of its ice cream through a special Facebook promotion, as a celebration of National Ice Cream Month.

Over a two...
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has begun a “Freedom Week” program that allows customers to donate items to U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. Customers who donate one or more items will...
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that, as part of its new “My Chipotle” advertising campaign, it will pay one winner $10,000 for their ad submission and may put the winner’s favorite food...
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Taco Bell Corp. announced that Taco Bell has become the “Official Quick Service Restaurant” of the NBA.

As part of the multiyear marketing...
Mexican fast-casual franchise Qdoba announced that they will use Tetherball, an industry provider of mobile loyalty and rewards solutions, to expand on their existing loyalty program. The program...