Industry News

by Fred Minnick

Raving Brands has sold Moe's Southwest Grill to Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands, according to Raving Brands officials.

In a conference call with Moe's franchisees, Raving...

Ultimate Franchise Systems Inc., announced today that its fast-casual food brand Jreck Subs, a sub sandwich restaurant chain based in Watertown, New York, has recently opened two new locations. A...
MicrosPOS4Less, a provider of equipment, software, training and support for businesses using MICROS POS devices, has announced that it is making the Shift4 Secure Driver available at no cost. The...
A color changing disposable coffee lid from Smart Lid Systems has been awarded a prestigious Dupont® Packaging Award. Changing from dark brown to bright red when placed on a hot beverage.

The...

In 2006, 59 percent of fast-food users in Greenville, N.C., patronized a quick-service restaurant 12 or more times a month (nearly three times a week), making it the No. 1 market for frequent...
Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) announced that St. Matthews in Calhoun County, S.C., is the intended site of the Company’s newest United States roasting facility. Construction on the...
McDonald's China released the following statement:

"McDonald's China notes with satisfaction the official declaration by the Guangdong Labor Authority that our company has been found in...

The Coffee Beanery has introduced new, environmentally friendly cold cups in all of their U.S. stores. These new cold cups are made from corn and are fully compostable. The "greenware" cups open...
Pizza Inn Inc., (NASDAQ:PZZI) announced the appointment of Bo Czyz as its new Director of Operations.

Previously with Pizza Hut(R) and Applebees(R) International, Czyz brings more than two...

New World Restaurant Group, Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed public offering of up to...
Burger King Holdings Inc. will hold its third-quarter earnings call for fiscal year 2007 on Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. EST following the release of its third-quarter results before the stock...
CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced today the launch of a refranchising program that is expected to involve more than 200 Hardee's restaurant locations in a number of markets across the Midwest and...
Pizza Hut, today announced the three finalists in the America's Favorite Pizza Fan contest. The winner of the contest will be chosen based on the most votes received online through April 22 at...
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), and McDonald's USA (NYSE:MCD) , working with McDonald's produce suppliers, today announced plans to work together to address wages and working conditions...
Papa John's is back to rescue all the "pro-crust-inators"--pizza lovers who have waited until the last minute to file their taxes--from a week full of number-crunching and hair-pulling with its...
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. announced today that revenues increased 15.2 percent to $149.4 million for the first quarter ended April 1, 2007 versus $129.7 million in the first quarter of 2006...