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The National Restaurant Association has expressed support for newly introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate designed to clarify the requirements of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act...
Lifestyle changes within China are having a big impact--both psychological and practical--on the way small and mid-size food manufacturers in the U.S. do business. Small businesses are actively...
You’ve read his blog on MySpace, you’ve asked to be his friend on Facebook, he sends you emails from his own personal email address, and now all you have to do is text his name to 78247 and...
Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating Free Iced Coffee Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. next Thursday, May 15. Customers can walk into any participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurant throughout the country and...
In what appears to be another sign that consumers are trimming restaurant spending, foodservice consultants Technomic found that consumers have shifted their pizza-ordering habits, cutting back...
Food-centric convenience store Wawa is expanding its pilot for a new service that allows customers to pre-order food through text messages or online. In partnership with GoMobo, a supplier of...
East Coast-based fast-casual concept California Tortilla has announced that its Summer 2008 marketing initiatives will "take the brand out of the restaurants."

On Friday, May 9, California...

Papa Gino’s, a venerable New England pizza chain, has signed an agreement with the brand's first-ever franchisee. "We have been serving New England for over 40 years, but this agreement creates...
Charles W. Mooty, president and CEO, announced today the beginning of his leadership transition and implementation of his succession planning for International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) by naming...
Jamba Juice has partnered with the Dole Food Company to launch Jambafruit.com, an online portal where consumers come to together to “blend,” submit, and share smoothie recipes. Coinciding with...
The Burrito Buddy, a new product aimed to keep tables clean when customers enjoy a stuffed burrito, will roll out nation wide next month.

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Irvine (Irv) Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins passed away late Monday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 90 years old. Robbins, and his brother-in-law Burton (Burt) Baskin, founded the Baskin-...
McDonald's will offer customers the opportunity to try its Southern Style Chicken Biscuit and Sandwich during a nationwide sampling event at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants on May 15.

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La Madeleine Country French Cafe has chosen DMX, Inc. as its exclusive music supplier. DMX, a provider of sensory branding for commercial environments, will provide foreground music in the bakery...
Joining Moe's Southwest Grill standards like the Homewrecker burrito and the John Coctostan quesadilla on the menu this summer is the Southwestern Cobb Salad -- just the fourth limited-time offer...
Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) yesterday announced the appointment of Gladys DeClouet as senior vice president, North America company operations. DeClouet succeeds Dave Gagnon, who announced his...