Industry News

CKE Restaurants Inc. has selected BoardVantage to manage its board communications. CKE Restaurants will be using BoardVantage to prepare and distribute its board materials as well as to...
Yum! Brands Inc. announced the appointment of Roger Eaton, 47, as president of KFC USA. He replaces Gregg Dedrick, 49, who has made a personal decision to leave by year’s end after 20 years with...
Dunkin' Donuts is in the midst of a national expansion to increase its franchise locations in the U.S. Chattanooga, Tennessee, is now open for franchise sales with plans to open more than 30 new...
Toppers Pizza Inc. announced its support of the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, also known as “VetFran.” VetFran is a voluntary effort of the International Franchise Association (IFA)...
Papa Murphy’s International, America’s largest take ‘n’ bake pizza chain, has been named the 2008 Chain of the Year by Pizza Today magazine. The announcement is in the magazine’s June...
NEXTEP SYSTEMS, a leading provider of Automated Ordering solutions, announced record sales growth for its self-order kiosk and online ordering solutions. First quarter 2008 results were up 300...
The Canadian aspect of PETA's international campaign against KFC—which was launched in January 2003—ended this week when Vaughan, Ontario-based Priszm Income Fund, acting on behalf of the...
The Have It Your Way Foundation, the charitable arm of the Burger King brand, donated $300,000 to Give Kids The World (GKTW), a non-profit organization in Central Florida that creates magical...
From June 2 through August 17, Schlotzsky’s is serving two new products with ranch dressing at participating locations.

First, there’s the Ranch Club Sandwich, featuring shaved ham, smoked...

Pizza Inn Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of an additional 1,000,000 shares of company stock pursuant to the 2007 Stock Repurchase Plan authorized by the...
The new Chik-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich is proving to be a successful menu item. On May 19, Chick-fil-A introduced the most aggressive menu enhancement campaign in its history as a way to stay...
Intera Group Inc. announced its partnership with Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco to deliver special offers and promotions to visitors at PIER 39 directly to their mobile phones and devices. Offers...
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. is targeting the growth of its after-dinner day-part with the launch of its Night Hunger menu, a new menu of shareable items specifically for the after-dinner crowd....
IHOP has created nine new pancake flavors that celebrate the U.S. as part of its 50th birthday festivities this July.

From June 2 through September 7, IHOP restaurants will offer nine new...

Organic To Go, the nation’s first fast casual café chain to be certified as an organic retailer, announced it has expanded its west coast chain with the acquisition of four cafés and a catering...
On May 31, 1958, the doors of a little pizzeria in Wichita, Kansas, opened to serve a thin-crust pizza to a small community. Fifty years later, that pizzeria has grown into a chain of more than...