Industry News

Chain restaurants posted a 7 percent gain in annual sales according to Technomic’s recently released Annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant report.
Papa John’s is supporting the rollout of its two new Fajita pizzas with a Coca-Cola co-sponsored online sweepstakes. Prizes include cars, airline tickets, and electronics.
Starbucks announced today a five-year, $2.5 million commitment of cash and in-kind donations to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Wendy's U.S same-store sales increased 0.4 percent in April, with company restaurants up 0.2 percent and franchise restaurants up 0.5 percent.
Ben & Jerry's rolls out new Random Acts of Cone-ness contest to support the introduction a new waffle cone treat, The Cone.
The runner-up in tonight's American Idol finale will receive a $10K offer to write and star in a new KFC commercial.
The SOAR award celebrates companies who are the Standard-setters for Opportunity, Advancement and Recognition of women leaders in their organization. PepsiCo is the first company to win the award.
President George W. Bush appeared before an invitation-only crowd to discuss the recent elections in Iraqi and his immigration reform plan.
Principled leadership and quality people are the keys to Chick-fil-A's success.
NRA Show panelists implore restaurant companies to find the right private equity partner.
Attendees at the NRA show never have to go hungry, because there's so much food available at the booths. At times the exhibit hall smells more like a carnival than a trade show.
At 9:00 this morning, the 87th annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show opened its doors to restaurant professionals from around the globe.
After an exhaustive round of sampling the beverages available at NRA, we're ready to share a few that should be of interest to quick-serve operators.
At its booth in McCormick this afternoon, NSF International announced the six winners of the third annual Food Safety Leadership Awards.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is enhancing its dessert menu with the addition of hand-spun Milkshakes. On May 22, the chain will roll out four flavors of Milkshakes: cookies...
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. announced that McDonald's Ventures, LLC and certain of its other stockholders have agreed to sell 4,197,331 shares of its class A common stock, par value $.01 per share, at a price...