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Jamba Juice Company announced today the acquisition of Talbott Teas, a Chicago-based boutique, premium tea company, recently profiled on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank”.  Talbott Teas founder, certified master tea blender Shane Talbott, has a talent for blending specialty ingredients to produce exceptional,...
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CiCi’s Pizza recently unveiled a host of new strategies and tools for 2012 that it hopes will revamp the “Build the Brand” initiative, the 10-year plan CiCi’s implemented that will add 500 new restaurants by 2020. These tools include a new advertising campaign, a redesigned website, new site models...
Asian foods are no longer foreign to American customers.
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There’s not much that Americans find foreign about Asian food these days. Chinese dishes are as popular as any other ethnic food served at U.S. restaurants, while Japanese and Thai menu items have become commonplace across the country. And cuisine from other Asian nations is increasingly finding...
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A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, is the company’s first to receive the U.S Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, having earned LEED Gold this week. Michael Garrison, senior director of environmental stewardship for Chick-fil-A,...
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Frank and Sarah Spanopolous, owners of the Culver’s restaurant at 240 Federal Drive in Corydon, Indiana, are the recipients of the 2012 GM Culver Award. The award, named after Culver’s late co-founder George Culver, is the highest honor in the organization. It recognizes individuals who have...
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California Tortilla announced it is opening a sister concept that it will use primarily for research and development purposes. The new concept, Burrito Elito, will debut in two airport locations, one each in Boston Logan and Philadelphia airports. Franchisees Patricia Reilly and Dan Koch, who own...
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For nearly 20 years, Texans have flocked to Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen for an authentic Italian meal and New York-style pizza. On the heels of the restaurant’s recent addition of gluten-free pizza to the menu, consumers will soon be able to find Chef Anthony...
Arby's offers a fried fish sandwich across the country during the Lent season.
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Lent is a boon for business at seafood restaurants as Catholic customers look for nonmeat options for Friday dining. But for quick-service restaurants with core menu items that are primarily red meats, Lent can be a challenge. Some quick serves, however, are starting to see the season—between...
Top fast casual chains offer lessons to startup premium restaurant brands like Num Pang.
I don’t make it to the movies much anymore.
Chances are that when you hear the term “big data,” you think of Ph.D. candidates slaving over massive banks of computers—not restaurants.
Waffle QSR restaurant chain executive talks new sandwich and breakfast menu ideas.
Say “waffle” in the U.S. and American consumers tend to think of one thing: that doughy, chewy disk that arises from the batter of a hotel iron or pops from the warm embrace of a toaster.
Atlanta fast casual chef talks fresh and local veggie sourcing in restaurants.
Vegetables are no stranger to the limited-service industry, but have long been confined to the salad bowl and sandwich topping station.
Top QSR chains finance global growth through new business funding.
When it launched its first restaurant in Mexico, BurgerFi learned the real-world costs behind international expansion.