Industry News

Chris Prasifka has been named Kahala Franchise Corp.'s president and been charged with leading the company to 10,000 units by the end of 2010.
Figaro's Italian Pizza has purchased competitor Pizza Schmizza.
President of People Report, Teresa Siriani, challenged Dine America attendees to hire from the entire labor pool, customize employee rewards, and create an employee brand.
The two-day executive idea exchange is set to be the biggest in the event's five-year history.
Steve Farrar will be responsible for improving restaurant operations at company and franchise restaurants beginning April 14.
Gabriel Tsampalieros, owner and CEO, of The Second Cup Coffee Company has been named to Sonic's board of directors.
Eighty-six percent of consumers are more likely to do business with a company that offers self-service, according to the third annual NCR Self-Service Consumer survey
The Steakhouse and the Loaded Steakhouse Burger feature 100 percent Angus beef and 'premium' toppings.
The Zensation Zalad will be available through June 30.
Three new chicken wraps debut on the Wendy's menu this week. Each will sell for $1.49.
The company's same unit corporate café sales increased 4.5 percent for March 2008 over the same period in 2007.
Culver's was recognized with the Circle of Humanitarian Award from the Red Cross for the substantial support the company and its franchise partners provided in 2007.
The Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad will be brought back as a limited-time offering during April and May.
The awards program honor exemplary recruitment, retention, and recognition programs in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
On April 8, Jamba Juice will blend more than 650,000 free breakfast products for customers.
The company released the next version of the acclaimed BroadSign Suite, designed to further facilitate buying screen time on digital signage networks.