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Roy Rogers Restaurants announced the launch of its loyalty app, Roy’s Rewards. The app launches at its 24 corporate-owned locations Friday with an expansion into participating franchise locations by first...

Starbucks Christmas Blend has been a part of holiday celebrations for more than 30 years. The full-bodied spicy and rich cup of coffee is known for its signature blend of bright Latin American and aged...

On December 9, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza celebrates its latest grand opening in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the Shoppes of Northgate near Sprouts grocery store at 125 Wendlewood Drive. This is the first of six...

At negative 1.3 percent, disappointing restaurant sales growth in November was the ninth consecutive month of negative same-store sales; and the worst sales growth since July. Despite the economy growing at...

Panera Bread Company named company veteran Blaine Hurst president effective December 12, following the resignation of Drew Madsen for personal reasons.

Hurst has been with Panera since 2010 and has...

Salata is introducing Ricotta Salata to this month’s menu. Ricotta Salata is an Italian cheese made from the whey part of cow’s milk. Ricotta means re-cooked and Salata means salted. It’s pressed, salted...

President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday his intent to nominate CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as labor secretary.

Puzder, both an adviser and contributor to Trump’s campaign, has been...

Dallas-based Falcon Realty Advisors advised Nashville-based Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on a 2,800-square foot lease for its first Atlanta location in the concept’s expansion. Expected to open late 2017, Hattie...

Farm Burger, a premier fast-casual burger concept, entered into an investment partnership with Georgia Oak Partners, an Atlanta-based investment firm. Founded in Atlanta in 2010, Farm Burger has locations...

Each year, the National Restaurant Association surveys nearly 1,300 professional chefs—members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) —to explore food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming...

Applied Predictive Technologies released its annual State of Business Experimentation report for restaurants. The report outlines what leading restaurants say are the biggest threats to their business and...

Slapfish, a fast casual seafood concept serving up the quality of finer dining at the cost and convenience of “faster” food, announced aggressive expansion plans for South Korea, with the first location...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers takes a bite back in time with the return of its Philly Cheesesteak sandwich on Thursday. A tasty rendition of a classic American favorite, the Philly Cheesesteak...

On Wednesday, Starbucks outlined its five-year plan for strong global growth to an audience of investors at Starbucks Biennial Investor Conference in New York City.

Here are 10 new announcements from...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating the holidays with a Big Yellow Cup social media contest. For the first three weeks of the month of December Dickey’s guests will have the opportunity to win a $25 gift...

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced that its second Knoxville, Tennessee, location is set to open its doors to the public on December 13. The shop is located in downtown Knoxville across from Krutch Park at...

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