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Donatos Pizza, America’s original Edge to Edge pizza restaurant, is continuing its franchise expansion with the opening of its first store in Virginia.  The newest Donatos store, located in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Vienna, Virginia, will be the first of several Donatos scheduled to open in...
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While Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and other ethnic dining spots dot the U.S. map, restaurants serving the nation’s oldest cuisine, American Indian, remain hard to find. Ben Jacobs and Matthew Chandra want to change that. In December 2008, the college pals opened Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery to...
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At 8 a.m. on Feb. 23, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will launch its 75th birthday celebrations with the revealing of a Sweet Surprise for its fans, and the unveiling of the newly branded No. 2 Krispy Kreme Race Car at Krispy Kreme, 980 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114. On Feb. 8...
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Checkers/Rally’s, the nation’s largest double drive-thru chain, unveiled a new store prototype that updates the look of the building and loses the iconic second drive-thru window in favor of a covered seating area. "Like" QSR on Facebook to see more of the new prototype! The new store design, which...
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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,...
As with Chipotle, fresh does not always equate with safe in restaurants.
It’s been a busy few months for Sloan’s Ice Cream.
My annual tradition of regaling you with the biggest brand stories of the year in fast food continues.
Chicago fast casual chain offers healthy versions of fast food classics.
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San Diego chef driven fast casual operates from touch screen tablet system.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see restaurant staff take orders on an iPad or guests swiping their credit cards on a tablet reader. Mobile technology can integrate various facets of an operation.
Restaurant breakfast is growing trend
You have nearly everything you need to be successful at breakfast: Beautiful facilities, a trained staff, and loyal customers.So why do so many operations struggle with this daypart? Keeping up is often hard to do.