Industry News

This January, Teavana is celebrating National Hot Tea Month by encouraging people to start a healthy new tea ritual with the launch of the new Winterberry green tea blend. On Saturday, January 17, ...

Bruegger's Bagels encourages guests to take refuge from the cold winter weather with comfort foods and warm beverages that can only be found at its bakeries, starting today.

Known for its authentic...

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the closing in December 2014 of Roark Capital Partners IV LP with total investor limited partner commitments of $2.5 billion. Fund IV...

After a banner year of introducing the first store redesign in company history, expanding into two new countries, and the successful launch of its popular mobile app “Pretzel Perks,” Auntie Anne's Pretzels...

Panasonic announced a number of new technologies at the 104th annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show. These retail solutions, including mobile and fixed point of sales devices and smart shelving...

Pollo Tropical, Florida's fast-casual concept known for its citrus-marinated, flame-grilled chicken and array of authentic sauces and sides, brings its Tropical Lite menu to all locations this month,...

Billy Sims BBQ, a fast-casual restaurant concept founded by the former Detroit Lions running back and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims, along with cofounder Jeff Jackson, announced an NFL-sized promotion...

Last year ended on a very high note for the chain restaurant industry as December recorded the best same-store sales in three years. The fourth quarter registered the best same-store sales results reported...

Amsterdam Falafelshop announced an aggressive franchise growth plan for 2015 that will continue to fuel the brand’s growth across the U.S.

With six shops currently in operation, Amsterdam Falafelshop...

The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the fifth annual Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards. Whether it be versatile new ingredients, exciting finished products, progressive...

Fast-casual pizza franchise PizzaRev kicked off 2015 with the opening of the chain’s 20th location in just over two years. The new restaurant will open in La Habra, California, next week, one of...

Papa Murphy's announced that the company has been named a Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award winner for 2015 and was awarded the quick-serve concept most likely to be recommended by consumers. This...

The Krystal Company announced the appointment of Omar Janjua as the company’s president and CEO, effective January 21.  

As CEO, Janjua will oversee the executive team and more than 350 restaurants...

Starbucks Coffee Company chief operating officer Troy Alstead, a 23-year veteran of the company who also served for many years as the company’s chief financial officer, as well as leading the operations and...

On January 7, Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. changed its name to become RAVE Restaurant Group Inc. The new name and a new “RAVE” trading symbol will be reflected on NASDAQ on January 9. The renamed company...

Veggie Grill announced the launch of the new mindful living menu. Each of the nine dishes is high in protein, nutrient dense, energy packed, flavor-full and is under 600 calories.

“Americans...