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Sandella’s Development Agent Marc Hughston and franchisee Sudhir Kumar have each signed leases in Orange County, California, that will bring two new stores to the West Coast. Sandella’s Flatbread...
Vapiano area developer and franchisee Tim McCallum, of McCallum holdings, will open the first of 10 restaurants at Mockingbird Station in Dallas. The innovative fresh casual restaurant and...
zpizza has finalized a contract with franchisee Ritu Shah-Burnham to open three new restaurants in Seattle. The Southern California-based gourmet pizza chain has built a powerful presence across...
Movaya today announced its Hooters Calendar Slider puzzle game for iPhone and iPod Touch is available on the Apple App Store. Hooters Calendar is a puzzle game, developed by the Movaya Games...
In a move foreshadowed by quick-service honcho Howard Schultz last week, Seattle’s Best Coffee announced today it is shifting its focus from licensed units to franchised locations.

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The restaurant industry remained stable for most of 2008 with visits and dollars up over the previous year, but traffic dipped in the fourth quarter, yielding the industry’s slowest traffic and...
In an effort to maximize its investments in technology and ultimately improve customer service, Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ - News) has teamed with Microsoft Corp. to roll out a new store-systems...
The end of football season leaves a big hole for all fans, but no one hurts more than fans in Phoenix. Dunkin' Donuts wants to help Arizona get past the bitterness of Sunday's loss by enjoying a...
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is strongly supporting President Obama’s call for a “complete review” of the nation’s food safety system. According to the group, the latest outbreak of...
Baskin-Robbins announced that Houston will be one of its key markets in its 2009 expansion plans. Baskin-Robbins has plans for more than 100 new stores in the Greater Houston area over the next...
Independent restaurant operators are leading an emerging “kid-adult” fusion trend by promoting adult-style offerings to kids in greater numbers. Their menus target kids with smaller portions of...
January 2009 net sales for Mama Mimi’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza grew 6.4 percent over same-store net sales from January of last year, despite troubling economic news assaulting consumers all month long...
At the end of its Super Bowl ad, Denny’s (NASDAQ: DENN - News) surprised millions of Americans by offering a free Grand Slam breakfast to anyone who visits its restaurants across America between...
Jack in the Box, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, kicked off a multi-week marketing campaign during the Super Bowl with a cliffhanger ad that left the fate of famed Jack in the Box...
Marble Slab Creamery is offering customers a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. The brand will celebrate the holiday with its signature Valentine's Heart ice cream cake. Marble Slab...