Industry News

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has begun a “Freedom Week” program that allows customers to donate items to U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. Customers who donate one or more items will...
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that, as part of its new “My Chipotle” advertising campaign, it will pay one winner $10,000 for their ad submission and may put the winner’s favorite food...
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Taco Bell Corp. announced that Taco Bell has become the “Official Quick Service Restaurant” of the NBA.

As part of the multiyear marketing...
Mexican fast-casual franchise Qdoba announced that they will use Tetherball, an industry provider of mobile loyalty and rewards solutions, to expand on their existing loyalty program. The program...
Arby’s is introducing an addition to its Roastburger family of sandwiches: the BBQ Bacon Cheddar Roastburger. The sandwich features oven-roasted, thinly sliced roast beef, and is topped with...
The Superior Court of New Jersey granted partial summary judgment in favor of franchisees of Taco Bell Restaurants against Underwriters of Lloyds, which sold Trade Name Restoration, Loss of...
As promotional support for winning “Best Burrito” in a Washingtonian Magazine readers poll, East Coast quick-serve California Tortilla will host a “Secret Password Day” on Wednesday,...
The expected Angus burgers from McDonald’s now have a roll out date. McDonald's Corp. will begin selling the new line of burgers, priced at about $4 each, today.

The new Angus burgers...
Latin pizza brand Pizza Patrón recently opened its second quick-serve pizza outlet in San Antonio. The restaurant is located on Zarzamora Street just west of downtown.

The new location...
A recently released study suggests cottonseed oil consumption significantly increases vitamin E intake without affecting fat intake, according to nutrition researchers at Texas Woman’s University...
The development of Vegawatt from Owl Power Company allows restaurants to now run their operations on waste vegetable oil. The new product enables restaurants to reduce their need for electricity...
The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) comprehensive index of restaurant activity registered its first decline in five months in May. The Association’s Restaurant Performance Index...
Taco Del Mar is running a promotion of their fish tacos from July 13 to September 13, in which they will use Alaska Pollock in the dish. The promotion will highlight the “wild” and “sustainable”...
To kick off the launch of its new $5 Fill-Up Boxes, KFC has opened their own “filling” station along I-80 for the Fourth of July weekend, where KFC will fill-up patrons’ gas tank for only $5...
Villa Enterprises Management, a multi-concept quick-serve franchisor, recently opened three new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen franchises on the Florida Turnpike with its newest multi-unit operator...
Red Mango, a nonfat frozen yogurt quick-serve founded in South Korea, will soon open its first three stores in the Washington, D.C., area as franchise agreements have been established with two...