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Jersey Mike’s Raises $4 Million for Feeding America

Jersey Mike’s Subs recently raised $4 million for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. With this donation, in the past three years, Jersey Mike’s has donated more than $15 million to Feeding America, helping provide over 150 million meals* through the organization’s nationwide network of 200 local partner food banks. “With the help […]

Focus Brands Builds Nontraditional Footprint

Focus Brands, the parent company of Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky’s, is capitalizing on franchise growth in the nontraditional sector, now boasting more than 2,000 nontraditional units across the country. Building on this momentum are two newly signed agreements in the Las Vegas market. “Focus Brands has always […]

Krak Boba Announces Coffee and Hot Drinks Menu

Krak Boba, the go-to destination for an array of delightful bubble tea beverages, announces the launch of its much-anticipated coffee and hot drinks menu. With creative and unique offerings, Krak Boba’s new menu additions aim to elevate the beverage experience, and further expand the already beloved range of drinks as the perfect complement to their […]

Slim Chickens Announces Holiday Mac & Cheese Bowls

Earlier this year, Slim Chickens gave in to consumer demand, making its cheesy, creamy, 100% all natural chicken-tender-topped Mac Bowls a permanent menu item rather than a limited time offer. Now, the Tender Mac Bowl and Buffalo Tender Mac Bowl are entering the spotlight as the perfect holiday season comfort meals.  “Slim Chickens’ Mac Bowls […]

Teriyaki Madness to Open in Hamden, Connecticut

This December, Teriyaki Madness, the Seattle-style Teriyaki Shop franchise with locations all over the country, is officially bringing its beloved menu to the people of Connecticut. Schanke and Poynton are set to open the newest Teriyaki Madness shop at 2100 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06514 on December 15th.  Schanke and Poynton’s Teriyaki Shop will offer […]

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Leads Hot Food Solutions

Krispy Krunchy Chicken, one of the nation’s fastest-growing foodservice businesses, is soaring ahead of the competition with its “freshly made, perfectly Cajun” offerings that are hot and ready to serve for on-the-go customers. According to the 2023 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle Study, which polled over 1,500 regular c-store shoppers, the primary factors […]

Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery to Open 10 New Co-Branded Units in Texas

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery and 16 other restaurant concepts, announces two new development deals set to open 10 new co-branded Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery locations across Texas. The Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery locations will open their doors over the […]

New Botrista Report Shows Gen Z Values Craft Beverages

In a world riddled with economic uncertainties, the dining industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation, propelled by Gen Z’s insatiable appetite for unique experiences and penchant for affordable, small indulgences.  Gen Z, the largest and most diverse generation with a staggering spending power of $360 billion, craves diversity and personality in their dining experiences. In […]

Givex Survey: Inflation to Impact Gift-Giving Plans for 76 Percent of Guests

Givex, the cloud-based global customer engagement and business insights platform, has released the Givex 2023 Holiday Gift Card Survey and insights into consumer trends for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The data came from a survey commissioned by Givex of over 1,000 Americans, with a focus on American consumer shopping behavior and trends for the […]

Dirty Dough Announces Holiday Cookie Flavors

Dirty Dough has an incredible array of delicious, new, multi-layered stuff holiday cookies rolling out weekly across the nation for the entire month of December. Peppermint Fudge Brownie: Rich fudgy chocolate dough mixed with semi-sweet chocolate chips and stuffed with gooey fudge. Topped with white icing and crushed candy cane. Berry Merry Bliss: A chewy oatmeal cookie […]

Popmenu Survey: One-Third of Guests Plan to Order Out on Thanksgiving

Inspired by convenience and cost savings, one-third of consumers (32%) plan to order takeout/delivery for Thanksgiving dinner this year while 17% plan to dine in person at a restaurant. Consumers under the age of 35 are the most likely to lean on restaurants with 42% planning to order takeout/delivery for Turkey Day and 20% planning […]

gusto! Introduces Seasonal Holiday Menu, with Focus on To-Go

Atlanta-born brand gusto! announced the launch of its seasonal holiday menu with several take-home items including the Pecan Rosemary Chicken Salad, Apple Crisp Caramel Cookie and Spiced Apple Cider. The holiday menu will be available starting Dec. 5 at all 12 gusto! locations across the metro Atlanta area. “We’re taking a different approach this year…we […]

Jollibee to Open First Location in Dallas

Jollibee, the global restaurant brand lauded for its mouth-watering Chickenjoy fried chicken, crispy and juicy chicken sandwiches, and delectable Peach Mango Pie dessert, will open its first location in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Located at 4703 Greenville Avenue, the new Jollibee is situated just northeast of the city’s vibrant Lower Greenville community. Come treat yourself […]

Which Wich Debuts New Menu with 50-Plus Sandwich Options

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches introduced its new menu – dubbed “Bag to the Future” – featuring over 50 sandwich options and an array of 50+ unique toppings, offering customers the ability to create their own one-of-a-kind sandwich creation. The brand is going back to its “custom sandwich shop” roots with sandwiches ranging from top-quality deli […]