Industry News

McLane will purchase inventory, provide employment opportunities, and help transition operations over next two months.
Convenience store company offers first proprietary line of energy drinks.
Company franchisee Lewis BB Restaurants expands its initial hold of four units in western Texas to nine as its Amarillo location sets a company sales record.
The Foodservice Packaging Institute, a trade association for foodservice packaging in North America, has published its "Market Research Study on Foodservice Packaging Products."
The company examines flavor preferences among consumers based on age, gender, ethnicity, and region and tells how sauces, dips, and condiments can spice up restaurant sales.
Foodservice marketing veteran, Mimi Somerman, fills Del Taco's newly created chief marketing officer post.
Hardee's continues its strategy of bringing full-service restaurant quality products to its fast-food customers.
International frozen yogurt company enters into an agreement with Titan Group Inc. to open in Orlando market.
Restaurant veteran Randy Kibler has been named CEO of Bojangles' Restaurants, Inc.
Kahala Corp. founder and chairman Kevin Blackwell to replace longtime Cold Stone Creamery executive Doug Ducey
Corner Bakery Cafe brings neighbors together and performs “Random Acts of Coffee” in its communities.
Dan Beem was recently named president of Cold Stone Creamery. Beem previously served as the vice president of profitability and is known for his results-orientated track record and passion for the brand.
A master developer deal with a Subway operator means the northwestern-based Fresh-Mex chain will soon seed New England.
Hugh L. McColl Jr., former CEO of Bank of America, and Jerry Richardson, founder and president of the NFL Carolina Panthers answer QSR's questions about their acquisition of Bojangles'.
Former Bank of America CEO Hugh L. McColl Jr. and Jerry Richardson, founder and president of the NFL Carolina Panthers and former chairman and chief executive of Flagstar Cos. Inc lead the investment group...
Franchising veteran James A. DeBolt will act as Good Times's new vice president of franchise sales and development effective October 1, 2007.