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In what appears to be another sign that consumers are trimming restaurant spending, foodservice consultants Technomic found that consumers have shifted their pizza-ordering habits, cutting back...
Food-centric convenience store Wawa is expanding its pilot for a new service that allows customers to pre-order food through text messages or online. In partnership with GoMobo, a supplier of...
East Coast-based fast-casual concept California Tortilla has announced that its Summer 2008 marketing initiatives will "take the brand out of the restaurants."

On Friday, May 9, California...

Papa Gino’s, a venerable New England pizza chain, has signed an agreement with the brand's first-ever franchisee. "We have been serving New England for over 40 years, but this agreement creates...
Charles W. Mooty, president and CEO, announced today the beginning of his leadership transition and implementation of his succession planning for International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) by naming...
Jamba Juice has partnered with the Dole Food Company to launch Jambafruit.com, an online portal where consumers come to together to “blend,” submit, and share smoothie recipes. Coinciding with...
The Burrito Buddy, a new product aimed to keep tables clean when customers enjoy a stuffed burrito, will roll out nation wide next month.

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Irvine (Irv) Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins passed away late Monday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 90 years old. Robbins, and his brother-in-law Burton (Burt) Baskin, founded the Baskin-...
McDonald's will offer customers the opportunity to try its Southern Style Chicken Biscuit and Sandwich during a nationwide sampling event at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants on May 15.

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La Madeleine Country French Cafe has chosen DMX, Inc. as its exclusive music supplier. DMX, a provider of sensory branding for commercial environments, will provide foreground music in the bakery...
Joining Moe's Southwest Grill standards like the Homewrecker burrito and the John Coctostan quesadilla on the menu this summer is the Southwestern Cobb Salad -- just the fourth limited-time offer...
Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) yesterday announced the appointment of Gladys DeClouet as senior vice president, North America company operations. DeClouet succeeds Dave Gagnon, who announced his...
The National Restaurant Association's prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, highlighting the widespread philanthropy of the restaurant industry. The NRA...
Planet Smoothie announces 99 Cents Smoothie Days at locations nationwide this summer as part of a campaign highlighting the benefits of incorporating smoothies into one’s diet. The promotion...
Cellfire Inc. today announced the expansion of its mobile discount offers with Taco Bueno. Following a successful mobile coupon test with 80 stores in Dallas, Cellfire mobile coupons will now be...
Ritter’s Frozen Custard, the Indianapolis-based ice cream chain, was acquired by Trufoods, LLC. on April 29. As the first acquisition under Andy Unanue, Trufoods’ new chairman and CEO, Ritter’s...