Industry News

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Restaurant Associates (RA) have unveiled their Green Dining Best Practices, a comprehensive set of science-based recommendations for environmentally friendly...
Carl’s Jr. has signed an agreement with Indoor Direct Inc. that will deliver the indoorDIRECT digital television network to 133 of the burger chain’s locations. IndoorDIRECT produces and...
Three quick-serve burrito chains were recently voted the top three favorite burritos in the greater Washington, D.C. area by a regional magazine’s readers poll. California Tortilla, Chipotle, and...
"Mamas Eat Free," a recent seven-day Mother’s Day promotional campaign by Mama Fu’s Asian House, helped the chain set net sales records for nine individual store days. The chain, which...
Sweet Leaf Tea Company, the Austin, Texas-based maker of organic, all-natural, home-style iced teas, lemonades, and other beverages, announced that Silver Eagle Distributors L.P. will be...
Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out, a week-long, nationwide dine-out in which thousands of participating restaurants donate a portion of proceeds to help end childhood hunger, is...
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, one of the nation's fastest growing, fast-casual Mexican restaurant chains, has opened four new restaurants in 2009, and signed agreements for 28 more locations in the...
Phil’s BBQ of San Diego recently hosted a tailgate party in the tailgate lot at PETCO Park to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Operation Bigs program, which offers support to children of...
Quiznos has chosen Balihoo to deliver a comprehensive Local Marketing Automation solution to its franchise owners nationwide. Balihoo’s solution combines up-to-date technology, local marketing...
Mary’s Pizza Shack, a Sonoma, California-based Italian eatery with 18 franchises across Northern California, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary by opening a new fast-casual restaurant concept...
North Carolina’s first stand-alone LEED-certified restaurant—Subway on Market Street in Chapel Hill—will be officially recognized in a ceremony on Monday, June 29. Opened by...
Wendy’s FourCrown, a Minnesota-based Wendy’s franchisee of 60 stores, has installed a climate controlled WAND 46 Inch Digital Outdoor Presale board in the drive thru of its Chanhassen Wendy’s...
First Data has introduced their new FD-30 PIN pad, providing the ability to accept contactless payments. Supporting cardholder-initiated, contactless, PIN-based debit and traditional magnetic...
Quick-service restaurants are facing a major challenge: achieve PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance to protect credit card transactions or face hefty fines for not meeting the guidelines....
The National Restaurant Association released its employment projections for the summer of 2009. Nationally, eating and drinking places are projected to add 381,800 jobs during the 2009 summer...