Industry News

The Krystal Company announced the appointment of Omar Janjua as the company’s president and CEO, effective January 21.  

As CEO, Janjua will oversee the executive team and more than 350 restaurants...

Starbucks Coffee Company chief operating officer Troy Alstead, a 23-year veteran of the company who also served for many years as the company’s chief financial officer, as well as leading the operations and...

On January 7, Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. changed its name to become RAVE Restaurant Group Inc. The new name and a new “RAVE” trading symbol will be reflected on NASDAQ on January 9. The renamed company...

Veggie Grill announced the launch of the new mindful living menu. Each of the nine dishes is high in protein, nutrient dense, energy packed, flavor-full and is under 600 calories.

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KFC launched a new Hispanic broadcast initiative geared toward bringing the slow and savory back into lunch with KFC’s $5 Fill Ups. Airing nationally through January 18, KFC is helping adults, including “...

Erbert and Gerbert’s welcomed 2015 coming off a year that saw both impressive franchisee growth along with a host of new menu choices and business programs to benefit customers and franchisees alike. With...

This week’s introduction of new Grilled Chicken Strips—premium cut, all white meat chicken expertly prepared, lightly seasoned, and grilled with no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors—is the latest...

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., which operates the fast-casual dining chains Taco Cabana, Pollo Tropical, and Cabana Grill, announced the promotions of several of its top executives.

Chief financial...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, the 30-unit fast-casual chain with a presence in 13 states, is starting 2015 off with a bang with the opening of four new restaurants in January. The first opens January 8 in The...

Fast-casual restaurant franchise Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced its newest limited-time dessert option, the Salted Caramel Apple Pie Concrete. The concrete is available for purchase...

Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it signed the largest development agreement in the company’s history with the goal of expanding Dunkin’ Donuts in China. The company entered into a long-term master franchise...

Chipotle Mexican Grill is giving its customers a special opportunity to try its new vegan menu item, Sofritas, this month. On January 26, customers who purchase a Sofritas entrée item at any Chipotle...

Wendy’s announced the launch of its second annual National Frosty Key Tag Program. For $1, Wendy’s customers can buy a Frosty Key Tag that gets them a free Jr. Frosty with every purchase during 2015, while...

Bruegger’s Bagels announced the promotion of Paul Carolan to president. A distinguished industry executive who has successfully guided operations and growth for a high-profile collection of restaurant...

Asian Box Holdings Inc. announced that it secured an investment from the Horowitz Group, a leading single family office based in Southern California. The funding will accelerate Asian Box’s growth plans....

Carvel is expanding its presence in Florida. During 2014, Carvel opened four new ice cream shoppes in southern Florida and plans on adding locations in the Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, and Miami markets....