Industry News

UDS Group Inc. announced that their pilot agreement with Subway has been extended into 2010, and that Washington, D.C. has been selected to be the first major market to introduce Subway Catering...
The Taco Maker (TTM) announced the opening of its newest location in Panama City, Panama. The latest member of the TTM family opened at the Albrook Mall Food Court on Marginal Avenue in the Ancon...
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urged produce and foodservice leaders to focus on improving Americans’ nutrition and enhancing the safety of the country’s food supply today during his...
Meyda Custom Lighting, designer and manufacturer of custom and decorative lighting, received the HFN 2009 Lighting Award of Excellence for its new line of Chandel-Airs, according to HFN...
The National Restaurant Association hailed the passage of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate, “The Travel Promotion Act,” S. 1023, which would aggressively promote international travel to...
WOW Café and Wingery announced that for the fourth straight year it has received recognition from the National Buffalo Wing Festival. The National Buffalo Wing Festival took place during Labor...
A recent report from market-research company NPD Group concluded that foodservice traffic around the globe dropped in the first quarter of 2009, showing signs of weakened international economies...
Sonic Corp. announced that Omar Janjua joined the company as president of its restaurant-operating subsidiary, Sonic Restaurants Inc. (SRI). Janjua was previously executive vice president and COO...
Panda Express announced the launch of its SweetFire Chicken Breast, which will debut at all Panda Express restaurants on September 23.

SweetFire Chicken Breast includes all white meat...
McDonald’s announced that beginning September 13 and running throughout the month of September, it will offer commuters in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Washington, D.C. a free...
CiCi's Pizza introduced the Rustic Pizza, a thin, rectangular, flat-bread crust topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Syracuse-style sausage. The new pie is cut into squares for serving and topped...
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced a new Doughnut Factory and Kremery in Lexington, South Carolina. The factory and 1,940 square-foot store will employ approximately 26 people. Krispy...
Seattle’s Best Coffee introduced Just Pure Flavor, which offers customizable flavor by the cup and is available in Vanilla Creme, Cinnamon Swirl, and Hazelnut flavored syrups. The new flavors use...
Eat’n Park announced the release of its Pittsburgh Steelers–themed Steelers Gift Packs, available exclusively at the company’s website. The company is also offering free shipping of the...
Smashburger signed a deal with Cow Town Sizzle Inc. to operate 12 restaurants in the greater Fort Worth metro area. The Cow Town Sizzle Inc. venture is a branch of SB Sizzle Inc., the franchisee...