Industry News

The American workforce is more optimistic about the job market in 2010, giving quick-service operators reason to be hopeful for their own staffs—at least in the short term.

According to...
Papa John’s, a first-time NFL sponsor, announced that it will culminate the football season by being at the Super Bowl, with some special deliveries featured in an integration with the Super Bowl...
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q (SCNB) announced that thanks to the partnership between the North Carolina–based restaurant brand and North Carolina State University’s College of Management MIE...
Cold Stone Creamery announced successful results for 2009 due to key strategic partnerships and new product launches. In anticipation of a difficult economic climate, Cold Stone Creamery...
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip, a premiere dessert café, announced the opening of its newest franchised café in ABC Dbayeh located in Beirut, Lebanon. This opening marks the first international...
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc. announced that Tom Garrett, president and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. (“Arby’s”), is leaving the company.

Roland Smith, president and CEO of Wendy’s/...
CSP Information Group announced that FohBoh Inc. will be the exclusive B2B social-business media partner for its 2010 Restaurant Leadership conference being held April 19–21 at the Westin...
McDonald's confirmed that LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has agreed to a multi-year deal with the company. The relationship will kick off with James' appearance in a remake of the iconic...
Dawn Sweeney, the president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address:

“The National...
St. Louis–area diners became the first in the nation to experience Fazoli’s all new design—its first in more than 15 years—when a brand new restaurant started serving the brand’s Italian dishes...
Building on the restaurant industry’s continuing efforts to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation...
Global Green USA, Mountaire Farms, and Interstate Container announced completion of the conversion of the largest poultry plant in the U.S. to recyclable, wax-alternative boxes, thereby reducing...
Pizza Inn Inc. announced the opening of its newest buffet-style restaurant at 1249 Sunset Boulevard in Jesup, Georgia.

“We’re proud to build the first free-standing location of Pizza Inn...
When Papa John’s upped its staffing for a busy Halloween this past October, it deployed about 20,000 pizza delivery drivers across the country. But what was good for trick-or-treaters was bad for...
Amidst one of the toughest years the restaurant industry has ever endured, Papa Murphy's International announced that its total U.S. systemwide sales grew to $630 million in 2009, up over 7...
U.S. Foodservice launched two new Web sites to help restaurant operators improve sales and efficiency by leveraging industry best practices. “Foodsight” and “Beyond the Plate” offer articles,...

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