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Baskin-Robbins is rapidly expanding its Texas footprint with today’s announcement that Houston is now open for franchise sales. More than 100 new stores are projected over the next several years...
As the demand grows for healthier frozen desserts, it should come as no surprise that Cold Stone Creamery is now offering an expanded better-for-you line of smoothies. The concept for these...
Restaurants have always struggled to keep drains, pipes, traps and sewage disposal systems open and clear of obstructions. Backups, overflow and other costly problems can now be prevented without...
With its pledge of $1 million to The Culinary Institute of America announced today, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. becomes a founding donor of the college's "El Sueño" initiative. The Dunkin' Brands gift,...
Flying in the face of conventional thinking yet again, Hardee's announced today that it is thumbing its nose at the current value menu movement by rolling out a Prime Rib Thickburger. This is the...
If consumers respond to the tax rebates as they did in 2001, the last time tax rebates were issued, restaurants will benefit, according to a report from The NPD Group, a leading market research...
BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB) announced that it has granted its first agreement within the company’s new development agent program which was launched to facilitate growth of BAB’s franchise concepts,...
The heady aroma and rich flavor of the only organic broths endorsed by the largest organization of professional chefs in the Western Hemisphere will fill the air at this weekend's NRA Show in...
Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX - News) today reaffirmed its commitment to supporting coffee farmers, communities and the environment with the launch of its Fiscal 2007 Corporate Social...
GE Capital Solutions, Franchise Finance, and Louisiana-based Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers completed a $29.5 million financing deal including a $26 million term loan and a $3.5 million revolving...
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America has chosen Dan Beem, president of Cold Stone Creamery, to its board of directors. Cold Stone has been a sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2001 and...
Pizza Inn has signed a multi-unit development agreement to open six new operations in the Houston, Texas, market beginning late summer 2008. The franchise agreement was signed with Four Star...
Pollo Campero has opened a restaurant in the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rowlett, Texas, its first ever in a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

"Pollo Campero's unique offering of grilled and famous fried...

Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) has recognized El Pollo Loco for energy-efficient equipment upgrades that will reduce the quick-service restaurant chain’s annual natural gas...
SCA Tissue has added five SKUs to its list of EcoLogo certified towels, facial tissues, bath tissues and napkins, bringing the total number to 75.

Receiving EcoLogo certification were SKUs of...

The Dunkin’ Brands Community Foundation will host its first annual charity golf tournament at the Firestone Country Club South Course in Akron, Ohio, on June 30.

The cost is $500 per golfer...