Industry News

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant concept, has appointed Brand Iron as its branding and marketing agency.

“It is great to see the excitement and energy...

Fast-casual goers who have a gluten intolerance or wish to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, have a new reason to celebrate. Culver's will be able to ensure that all guests can enjoy the full...

The Pie Hole, the Los Angeles–based pie and coffee concept, announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Pies in America list, the Pie Hole...
On Tuesday, March 17, Starbucks will expand Mobile Order & Pay to Seattle and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. The mobile ordering feature allows customers to place an order in advance and pick it...

Newk’s Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, announced its newest franchise partner, Stephen Kuehler, who will lead the chain’s expansion into the San...

The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the industry’s premier leadership development organization, announced that Kraft Foods Group Inc., is the recipient of the SOAR Award. The prestigious SOAR Award...

On the heels of the opening of its third location in California and following its international franchise debut in Dubai, UAE, Slapfish unveils its early expansion plan for 2015 with four new stores set to...

Playful butterflies, swirling coffee beans, delicate flowers, colorful continents, an iconic Starbucks apron, and a detailed night scene all adorn cups that were selected as finalists in the Starbucks...

Pairing Colombia-sourced espresso with a cold-pressed carrot-pineapple juice may sound counterintuitive, but for Verve Coffee Roasters, the combination was a no-brainer. The Los Angeles–based operator...

Church’s Chicken has entered into a 10-unit franchise development agreement with Road Ranger, the leading truck stop, gas station, convenience store, and travel center chain in the Midwest spanning Indiana...

Opening its first Arizona restaurant at Tempe Marketplace in May 2015, Mad Greens will also open a second restaurant in June at the corner of Scottsdale and Acoma in Scottsdale (inside the East Thunderbird...

This Friday, denizens of the nation’s capital will get their first taste of fast-casual pizza chain, Pie Five Pizza. The concept will unveil its newest restaurant in L’Enfant Plaza Center, one block south...

Houston-based Salata, the fast-growing custom salad and salad wrap restaurant company, announced its 26,000-square-foot corporate complex in west Houston. Located on nearly two acres at 16720 Park Row,...

McDonald's Corporation announced that global comparable sales decreased 1.7 percent in February. Performance by segment was as follows: U.S. down 4.0 percent; Europe up 0.7 percent; and Asia/Pacific, Middle...

Ice cream is largely a seasonal business, popular in the warmer months. But for Carvel, an ice cream chain that has weathered 80 winters, the offseason is a perfect time to revamp operations and market...

The National Restaurant Association's chief economist Bruce Grindy breaks down the latest employment trends:

“Despite the challenging winter weather conditions in parts of the country, restaurants...