Industry News

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Chips Ahoy! cookie and satisfy the most discriminate chocolate cravings, the Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway company, debuts the new Chips...

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, and through August 15, the chain will offer new, limited-time tumblers at all participating locations across the country. In...

Fatburger and Buffalo’s Café opened their first cobranded location in Islamabad, Pakistan. BIL Foods brought the two restaurants to Pakistan’s capital. This will be the second location to be opened by BIL...

FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of Carvel, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, and McAlister’s Deli, tapped rapidly growing restaurant supply chain buying...

KFC Canada is keeping things Fresh with the announcement that its new urban fast-casual concept, first piloted in December 2013 as KFC Select, is expanding. 

“KFC Fresh began as Canada’s incubator...

Steak ’n Shake, known for its Original Steakburger and hand-dipped milk shakes, will celebrate the grand opening of its first California restaurant in the city of Victorville at 12160 Mariposa Road on July...

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced an agreement that will soon bring Nebraska its first shop. Currently slated to open in Omaha in early November, the shop will be located at 2056 N. 117th Avenue,...

New research from Mintel suggests that while craft beer drinkers may indeed love the big, bold flavors of their favorite artisanal brew, they also place a premium on what the beer says about them. Among the...

Wahoo’s Fish Taco announced that chef Raymond Martin joined as new head chef for the company’s more than 60 restaurants. Martin will work in partnership with Wahoo’s cofounder, Wing Lam, to explore food...

Fresh To Order now offers a new mobile app through which guests can pay for their meals and earn rewards on their cell phones. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google...

Joyal Capital Management LLC (JCM), a Boston-based financial advisory firm specializing in estate and business planning and investment management, announced that its client, Cafua Management, is purchasing...

Sandwich brand Quiznos took to the blank canvas for its latest lifestyle marketing move, dubbed Qanvas by Quiznos. In conjunction with San Diego’s Comic-Con, the chain reached out to 50 of the city’s local...

As part of its sponsorship of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt announced it will have a Promotional Day at Yankee Stadium when the Yankees face the Toronto Blue...

Wendy’s is testing a build-your-own sandwich program, a move that could nudge the company even closer to its goal of competing more with the fast-casual segment.

The trial launched at two restaurants...

Giraffas, the Brazilian quick-service chain that recently expanded to Florida, is launching the Giraffas Community Capoeira Class in Aventura, Florida, to introduce community members to the Brazilian...

Buffalo Wings & Rings is continuing its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its 9th location in Jordan. The family-friendly, sports-dining restaurant also opened the first of 12 planned...