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In one major city, there are now more than just pedestrians and pets waiting for the light to change at a busy crosswalk. Throughout San Francisco’s Mission and Potrero Districts, robots are sharing the...

Two fast casual pizza brands are joining forces.

Firenza Pizza and Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria announced they are combining under the Firenza Pizza name this spring.

Firenza CEO Dave Wood, who...

Firehouse Subs launched its latest menu nationwide on Monday—Small Subs.

As the name suggests, the lineup will include signature subs in a smaller size. Each sub clocks in at less than 500 calories,...

As investor optimism buoys Chipotle ahead of its upcoming financial review, the fast casual chain did something it hasn’t done since a food-safety crisis sent sales and sentiment plummeting in 2015.

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KFC announced Monday it is spicing up the chicken sandwich category by bringing its popular Zinger spicy chicken sandwich to the U.S. Created by the chicken experts with more than 70 years of experience...

Tacodeli, Austin-born taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson, will open a second Dallas location this coming fall at The Hill Shopping Center—a new mixed-use development...

CAVA, a rapidly expanding fast casual Mediterranean restaurant brand, announced that it will open six new locations in the greater New York City area before the end of 2017. The new restaurant openings will...

Slapfish, home of the Instagram-worthy Clobster Grilled Cheese, Lobster Rolls, and Chowder fries, has finalized a two-unit franchise deal for the Albuquerque, New Mexico region. The nation’s fastest growing...

Starbucks Coffee Company announced that it will make sure 100 million healthy coffee trees get into the hands of coffee farmers that need them by, 2025. This effort is part of the company’s ongoing...

Doc Popcorn, the world’s largest popcorn franchise retailer, is opening its first location in a Major League Baseball stadium, the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park. The kiosk will make its debut to fans on...

The arrival of spring brought a bit of good news for the restaurant industry: From a sales and traffic perspective, March wasn’t quite as bad as February.

However, sagging results means the industry...

Word of mouth is the most powerful form of marketing. This is especially true during the midst of the information age, where customers can connect with one another online and spread their thoughts farther...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced that during the first quarter of 2017, it signed franchise...

After welcoming back fictional founder “Carl Hardee Sr.,” and purging their past live on the internet last weekend, sister quick-service restaurant chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s announced their next and...

Juice It Up! announced same-store first quarter sales increased 5 percent over Q1 the previous year. The chain also maintained average unit volume (AUV) across the board....

Church's Chicken, the global brand that began serving hot fried chicken in 1952, is celebrating 65 years of service with events taking place throughout 2017. The brand will celebrate this milestone in...

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