Industry News

Despite a year where the recession choked many businesses, Straw Hat Restaurants' 50 percent sales growth, along with its jump to 64 units from 38, earned the chain two industry awards.
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Burger King Corp. reached a significant milestone with the grand opening of the brand’s 12,000th restaurant, located in Beijing, China’s Joy City.

“We are committed to profitably...
Logic Controls Inc. and Aldelo Systems Inc. collaborated to create a complete POS preloaded software-hardware bundle called “Simple Choice Solution.” The packaged solution is available to any...
Panasonic and WAND were officially designated by Wendy’s as an approved Point Of Sale (POS) solution for franchisee stores nationwide. The notification was made by Wendy's corporate officials...
Nine of the 10 fastest growing Mexican limited-service restaurants last year were fast-casual chains, says foodservice industry consultant Technomic.

Within the Top 50 limited-service...
Order Mapper Inc. announced the launch of Order Pizza, a free iPhone app that lets users order from several nearby pizzerias—even a favorite neighborhood joint—in seconds without...
The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC), a trade association for loss prevention and risk management professionals in the casual-dining and quick-service restaurant chain industry,...
Papa John’s has made it easier for both new and existing franchisees to expand the brand throughout the U.S. with the announcement of its U.S. Development Incentive Program. For qualifying...
White Castle announced the launch of its newly redesigned Web site. As one of the first fast-food brands to introduce a Web site populated heavily by user generated content (UGC), White Castle's...
Hardee's restaurants operated by Boddie-Noell Enterprises across Virginia raised more than $55,000 for Special Olympics Virginia. The annual fundraiser, called "Buy a Star, Be a Fan," in which...
A National Restaurant Association survey of more than 1,800 professional chefs—members of the American Culinary Federation—reveals that alcohol has gained a firm foothold among top...
Raising Cane’s Ohio Limited recently received the honorable 2009 Community Partner Award from the American Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region for the company’s commitment to helping...
McDonald's announced its most comprehensive FIFA World Cup global sponsorship, featuring an array of consumer-focused programs that will engage football fans around the globe. World Cup 2010...
Red Mango awarded its first franchise agreement in Denver as part of an expansion plan to add more than 20 locations across several franchisees in the region over the next three to five years....
Panda Express announced that is offering its Chinese New Year Learn with Me Program free of charge to all elementary schools across the nation. The child-friendly, interactive curriculum is...
Taco Del Mar Franchising Corp. announced the appointment of Elizabeth Andreini as the company's new chief marketing officer. Taco Del Mar, a quick-service Mexican restaurant chain featuring big...