Industry News

A 3 percent drop in independent restaurant unit counts compared to year ago brought the total U.S. restaurant count down by one percent to 630,511 units, according to a census of U.S. commercial restaurant...

GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided a $30.7 million loan to Serazen LLC to refinance debt and to acquire and reimage 50 Hardee’s units in Greensboro and Wilmington, North...

‘Fast-fine’ dining originator, Fresh To Order, is elevating the fast-casual category with the introduction of USDA-Certified Prime beef to its menu. Grilled prime steak now features prominently in several...

PAR Technology Corporation announced today that Pita Pit USA has selected PAR’s Brink POS software and service solutions for its 250 restaurants throughout the country. First opening stores in the states in...

Many franchisors are “obese” with the franchise fees they charge. That’s the thinking behind UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” which today rolled out...

Johnny Rockets restaurant chain announced today a new limited-time menu. In the last six months, the brand has interacted with consumers asking them to help build its limited-time offerings. Johnny Rockets...

Napa, California, might be best known for its varietals, but an ambitious new “fast fine” concept has planted roots firmly in wine country.

Since April, Heritage Eats has been serving up hyper-local...

In 1995, a new restaurant concept debuted in Bethesda, Maryland, offering a new take on your typical Mexican fare. Taking a cue (and name) from the West Coast, California Tortilla offered burritos,...

Whether you're embarking on an apple-picking outing or spending the day raking leaves, Caribou Coffee is helping families fuel their adventures this fall with two new offerings. Beginning today, Caribou...

PizzaRev, a fast-casual pizza concept backed by Buffalo Wild Wings, announced today the addition of a new franchise group to develop the brand in greater Reno, Nevada. Franchise owner Jill Lillaney signed a...

Domino’s Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is celebrating the grand opening of its 12,000th store in the world today, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“I am beyond excited...

Anchor Packaging Inc. announces the latest addition to their line of Culinary Squares bases and lids, offering increased value to the operator looking for ways to improve their image while controlling costs...

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is keeping guests cool this summer with its August Flavor of the Month, Oreo Malt Madness. This new flavor is a delicious combination...

Piada Italian Street Food, a casual, authentic Italian eatery serving fine-fast Italian cuisine, will open its first Minnesota location inside Mall of America. The restaurant is projected to open before the...

Newk’s Eatery is bringing its signature brand of dining to West Monroe, Louisiana, with the grand opening of a new location today. This is the third Newk’s restaurant to open in Louisiana this year. Newk’s...

With American families on the run like never before, Fazoli’s is shifting drive-thru operations into overdrive. After improving its menu offerings and in-restaurant hospitality, the premium Italian quick-...