Industry News

National Franchise Sales (NFS), a franchise business brokerage company based in Southern California with nine offices nationwide, announced the completion of the sale of 27 Hardee’s restaurants...
Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled a harvest of foods and beverages celebrating the flavors of the fall season. Emphasizing the traditional tastes of pumpkin and apple, Dunkin’ Donuts’ fall lineup features...
Paisano’s, a six-unit gourmet pizza delivery chain, announced that it began franchising in Virginia.

“This marks the beginning of huge things for Paisano’s,” says Fouad Qreitem, CEO of...
Dairy Queen opened its 200th location in China and expects to open 500 more in the next five years.

The 200th store is located in Xi’an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province. It is...
Leafy greens, eggs, and tuna are on the top of a list of the 10 riskiest foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Those and seven other foods account for nearly 40 percent of all...
Mountain Mudd Espresso announced that it executed a contract to expand its retail operation into Long Island, New York.

Mountain Mudd Espresso, a drive-thru specialty coffee franchise...
XFormity Technologies Inc., provider of technology services to multi-unit restaurant organizations, reported its financial results for its fiscal year ending June 30. Revenues and profits...
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among U.S. women in 2009. Through October, Hungry Howie’s Pizza...
Stevi B’s Pizza announced that it will celebrate October, National Pizza Month, by giving away one free medium to-go pizza to the first 100 customers at each of its 34 locations on October 7....
Fazoli’s, the chain of more than 250 quick-service Italian restaurants, named BOHAN Advertising/Marketing its 2009 Supplier of the Year for Innovation.

BOHAN’s work includes a Web-...
Marco’s Pizza (Marco’s Franchising LLC), an Italian pizza company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, introduced meatballs to store menus nationwide.

Marco’s now offers meatballs as a pizza...
Anthony M. “Tony” Lavely was named chief marketing officer for Church’s Chicken, effective immediately. Lavely will be responsible for all marketing activities in the U.S. and globally as well as...
El Pollo Loco was named “Best Chicken Dinner” in Orange County, California, for the ninth consecutive year, beating out competitors such as KFC and Boneheads.

“El Pollo Loco has been...
Shane’s Rib Shack and Planet Smoothie announced the launch of a Franchise Referral Cash Reward Program. The program will reward existing franchisees for referring qualified prospects who become...
XPIENT Solutions LLC, a technology solutions provider to the quick-service, fast-casual, and family dining restaurant segments, announced that it has selected RBS WorldPay Inc., the fastest-...
California Tortilla is encouraging their customers to “Get In On It” during the month of October, referring to its social media network. Over 100,000 subscribers to its Taco Talk newsletter along...