Industry News

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, one of the nation's fastest growing, fast-casual Mexican restaurant chains, has opened four new restaurants in 2009, and signed agreements for 28 more locations in the...
Phil’s BBQ of San Diego recently hosted a tailgate party in the tailgate lot at PETCO Park to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Operation Bigs program, which offers support to children of...
Quiznos has chosen Balihoo to deliver a comprehensive Local Marketing Automation solution to its franchise owners nationwide. Balihoo’s solution combines up-to-date technology, local marketing...
Mary’s Pizza Shack, a Sonoma, California-based Italian eatery with 18 franchises across Northern California, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary by opening a new fast-casual restaurant concept...
North Carolina’s first stand-alone LEED-certified restaurant—Subway on Market Street in Chapel Hill—will be officially recognized in a ceremony on Monday, June 29. Opened by...
Wendy’s FourCrown, a Minnesota-based Wendy’s franchisee of 60 stores, has installed a climate controlled WAND 46 Inch Digital Outdoor Presale board in the drive thru of its Chanhassen Wendy’s...
First Data has introduced their new FD-30 PIN pad, providing the ability to accept contactless payments. Supporting cardholder-initiated, contactless, PIN-based debit and traditional magnetic...
Quick-service restaurants are facing a major challenge: achieve PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance to protect credit card transactions or face hefty fines for not meeting the guidelines....
The National Restaurant Association released its employment projections for the summer of 2009. Nationally, eating and drinking places are projected to add 381,800 jobs during the 2009 summer...
Qdoba Mexican Grill has signed a marketing and concessions agreement with the Boston Red Sox, becoming the official Mexican restaurant of the baseball franchise. The sponsorship features three...
Tracking steadily toward its goal of opening a total of 40 new stores in 2009, Marco’s Pizza (Marco’s Franchising, LLC) has reached the halfway point six months into the calendar year. Marco’s...
Dunkin' Donuts has unveiled an innovative interactive web site and iPhone application that will enable customers to solicit and place Dunkin' Donuts group orders in just a few clicks, called "...
Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) has begun a promotion for the upcoming film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which opens in theaters on June 24. The Transform Your Way...
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are partnering with Dr Pepper to give away the 2010 Chevy Camaro. Starting this week, guests who purchase a large beverage or combo meal at both chains will receive a “Dr...
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) has entered into a purchase and sale agreement for 55 of its 61 Quick Stuff c-stores and gas stations. The all-cash transaction is expected to be completed by...
Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) has entered a licensing arrangement with Crunch Pak to bring the popular BK Fresh Apple Fries to approximately 10,000 supermarkets nationwide starting in the fall of...