Industry News

On the heels of its fifth signed agreement to bring Russo’s New York Pizzeria to the United Arab Emirates, the well-known, Houston-based Italian restaurant and brand is now announcing its sixth signed...

Steak 'n Shake­, the pioneer of the premium burger segment in the restaurant industry, announced today that Steak 'n Shake will open 15 new locations in Pakistan.
 
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There’s something new under the sun in the better-burger category, and it’s as simple as digging out the bun.

The first Dugg Burger opened last month in Dallas under the ownership of industry...

Sysco Corporation today launched its second “Share My Plate” Instagram promotion and photo contest, which runs through April 30 and benefits Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit organization dedicated...

Expecting to “turn social media advertising on its head,” the new social advertising tool for restaurants ChatterHawk launches today, putting coupons and promotions in front of potential customers in real...

Krispy Kreme is introducing a refreshingly cool new way to enjoy its great-tasting coffee. Featuring a smooth blend of premium espresso and real cream, Krispy Kreme Frozen Lattes are available in three...

New advertising from Donatos features the experiences around sharing pizza in an integrated campaign created by Fechtor Advertising. “Every piece is important” is the new tagline for the advertising being...

Tropical Smoothie Café announced today it is aggressively targeting North Carolina, and specifically the Charlotte market, for franchise growth. Over the next five years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise...

Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, is now open near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. This new location...

To ease the pain of tax filing, Kona Ice is serving up a delicious cup of tax day relief for tense taxpayers in all corners of the country.

Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation...

Fast-casual pizza pioneer Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced the signing of its largest franchise deal to date. JUMP Restaurant Management, a subsidiary of Jubilee Restaurant Group, will develop 13 Uncle...

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain known for its authentically inspired menu choices made to order with fresh ingredients, is looking to outpace results from its successful...

Creamistry, a popular liquid nitrogen ice cream concept, announced its further expansion in the Southern California area with plans to open five new locations. Located in Beverly Hills, Mission Viejo,...

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today it has signed an agreement to bring a new shop to Nashville, Tennessee. Slated to open in late summer, the 2,000 square foot shop will be located in the MarketStreet...

Independent food-and-drink industry website platform Happytables introduced its all-new version on Tuesday. Happytables 3 brings a higher level of simplicity and speed to the process of creating and...

Three fans score big in Cousins Subs Three Point Shootout social media contest— the second promotion run with University of Wisconsin Athletics as part of a one-year partnership.

The contest, which...