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The average Chinese household eats out 160 times a year, and along with this increased spending has come greater demand for more choices in food.
Consumers can text “FUDGIE” to 78247 to receive a coupon for one of the new blended coffees or Arctic Blenders and a chance to win one of five 42-inch televisions.
Customers can walk into any participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurant throughout the country and receive a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin' Donuts' premium regular, Berry Berry Iced Coffee.
In what appears to be another sign that consumers are trimming restaurant spending, Technomic found that consumers are cutting back on weekday pizza but ordering more often on weekends.
The new service provides customers with the ability to place their order over the Internet or through cell phone text-messaging, pre-pay, and have their payment processed automatically.
The fast-casual brand will host events at both the National Zoo and Merriweather Post Pavilion during the summer.
Papa Gino’s, a venerable New England pizza chain, has signed an agreement with the brand's first-ever franchisee.
John P. Gainor will replace former president and CEO Charles W. Mooty July 1, 2008.
The companies have launched, an online portal where consumers come to together to “blend,” submit, and share smoothie recipes.
Adam Gold created the disposable prop to support the sometimes-messy burrito and keep the ingredients in the burrito and not on tables or desks.
Irvine (Irv) Robbins passed away late Monday in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 90 years old.
McDonald's will offer customers the opportunity to try the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit and Sandwich during a nationwide sampling event on May 15.
DMX will provide foreground music in the bakery and dining areas at the French cafe's 60-plus North American locations.
The Southwestern Cobb Salad features chopped romaine lettuce topped with the customer's choice of protein, bacon, fresh mango, cucumber, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, olives, and cilantro.
Gladys DeClouet succeeds Dave Gagnon, who announced his intention to leave the company at the end of the fiscal year.
The NRA encourages the nation's 945,000 restaurants to apply for the award and gain national recognition for innovative community programs and commitment to charitable efforts.