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Taco Bell Kicks Kids’ Meals, Toys To The Curb

2013-07-25 Taco Bell made news early this week with CEO Greg Creed’s announcement that the brand would scrap kids’ meals and toys by January 2014—all in the name...

iTi Tropicals Hits YouTube With Tropical Fruit Videos

2013-07-20 iTi Tropicals has launched a YouTube channel for food product developers that contains lively and informative videos, providing an in-depth look at so...

Bojangles’ Secures Spot As Fastest-Growing Chicken Chain

2013-07-19 Bojangles’, a rapidly growingquick-service restaurant franchise known for its seasoned and marinated chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, D...

Restaurants Made Up 75% of Franchise Job Growth in June

2013-07-18 U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 27,910 during the month of June 2013, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.

Delivery Could Boost Sales, Especially With Hispanics

2013-07-18 According to Restaurant DemandTracker, a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States shows that some customers are looking for quick-se...

Restaurants To Face Competition From Retailers

2013-07-17 Home meal replacements or prepared foods from supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail outlets will continue to capture share of the meal/snacks ma...

Fish and Seafood Sales Hit $14.7B in 2012

2013-07-15 Total retail sales of fish and seafood products exceeded $14.7 billion in 2012, up from $13.3 billion in 2008, according to “Fish and Seafood Trends i...

Restaurant Industry Sales Fell Flat in June

2013-07-15 Black Box Intelligence and People Report released the Restaurant Industry Snapshot for June, reporting flat sales during the month—a disappointment af...

Foodservice Dollar Volume Growth Slipped in June

2013-07-11 First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for June 1 to 28, 2...

Industry Salaries and Bonuses On the Rise

2013-07-09 Last week, People Report released results from the compensation portion of the 2013 Corporate Compensation and Benefits survey.