Industry News

Saladworks continues to leave its mark on the industry with major growth accomplishments in 2014 in markets such as Greensboro, North Carolina and Seattle, Washington. Three new locations also opened...

Burger King Worldwide Inc. is broadcasting a widespread message in support of self-expression with a digital film launched on the brand’s YouTube page. The film was created at a Burger King restaurant along...

Tampa, Florida-based Burger 21 announced today it has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement to develop three additional restaurants in the Atlanta area. As part of this deal, the three restaurants are...

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., is introducing a new line of proprietary potato chips with the motto “Eat chips. Help veterans.”  A portion of the proceeds from the chips will go to Hope for the Brave...

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has reached a significant milestone with the opening of its 600th international restaurant location on June 23 in...

Wetzel’s Pretzels announced the upcoming opening of its first location in Brazil. This Wetzel’s is scheduled to open toward the end of July at the Shopping Vila Velha Mall, a new shopping center in Vitória...

The National Restaurant Association has named Brendan Flanagan Vice President of State Restaurant Association Relations. In his new role, Flanagan will lead and manage enterprise-wide relations with the...

Lollicup will debut its newly revamped coffee and tea concept, Lollicup Fresh, with a grand opening celebration at 1380 S. Fullerton Road Suite #101, Rowland Heights, California on June 21 at 12:30 p.m....

Punchh, a brand-centric mobile guest relationship management platform for restaurants, has helped Schlotzsky’s create and launch Lotz4Me, a branded smartphone app for the 350-unit sandwich chain. The ...

Noodles & Company has introduced a new catering program across Colorado, serving groups anywhere from 20 to 200. The program includes the Company's NoodlesBar offering, serving buffet style meals ...

McAlister'sDeli will celebrate its 6th annual Free Tea Day on Thursday, July 24. Guests who visit any of the participating McAlister’s locations will receive a free 32-ounce glass of McAlister’s...

Giardino Gourmet Salads has opened its newest restaurant in Miami Lakes, Florida, in Park Centre located at 8008 NW 154 Street. To celebrate with the local community, the restaurant will hold a ribbon...

Measuring the success of social media engagement for a quick-service brand often depends on an operator’s goals. For California-based Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company to Souplantation and Sweet...

CiCi's Pizza has hired two new vice presidents to improve operational systems and help grow the chain.

Steven Jones has been named vice president of operation services and training. A 25-year...

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and PuckerButt Pepper Company have teamed up to create the “World’s Hottest Burrito.” The new limited time only menu item, featuring Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper, t...

16 Handles has announced a development deal with Abu Issa Marketing and Distribution that calls for 150 stores to open in the Middle East over the next 10 years.

Solomon Choi, CEO of 16 Handles says...