Industry News

On the heels of a remarkably successful 2015, Project Juice, a certified organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed juice and clean food company, welcomed 2016 with the appointment of its first-ever chief executive...

Pancheros Mexican Grill, a fast-casual franchise known for its Mexican-inspired cuisine, announced it will open its doors to the Columbia, Missouri, community on January 19. In celebration of the city’s...

Americans are expected to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings during the 2016 Super Bowl, according to the National Chicken Council, and this season, guests can look to Church’s Chicken to feed the need. The...

A Los Angeles–based concept is hoping to spin its innovative take on a regional seafood dish into national fast-casual success.

Sweetfin Poké, which dishes customizable seafood bowls in the manner of...

The restaurant operations field tends to be a boys’ club often times, but Dickey’s Barbecue Pit owner-operator Gina Young defies gender stereotypes as the only female in an elected position. NFAAC, or...

Gloria Jean’s Coffees announced this week the launch of its “Free Coffee for a Year” sweepstakes. The promotion began Monday, January 4 and will run through Sunday, January 31. To enter, guests must submit...

Pizza Patrón is kicking off 2016 with a promotion that rolls back prices to 1986, the year the company was founded. The deal gives customers two large pizzas (cheese or pepperoni) for only $9.99.

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In an effort to bounce back from the food-safety crises that have recently plagued the brand, Chipotle announced it would close down all of its restaurants for a few hours on February 8 to hold a company-...

Bird’s the word. The Chick’n Shack ($6.29), Shake Shack’s debut chicken sandwich, landed on all U.S. Shake Shack menus on January 14...

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants across the nation are joining St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their battle to help kids beat cancer and other serious diseases with a new campaign that...

Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch buns, is opening their newest location on Thursday, January 21 at 1664 South Jackson Street, Jacksonville, Texas. This...

The good news is 2015 was a much better year than 2014 for the restaurant industry; the bad news is same-store sales growth continued to decelerate during Q4. Same-store sales growth for all of 2015 was 1.6...

Cincinnati-based restaurant Tom+Chee announced that BFB Restaurant Group, area franchisee for Tom & Chee, signed a lease in Strongsville, Ohio, for the opening of its first Greater Cleveland location...

Panasonic, an industry leader in foodservice technology, announced that Pita Pit USA has selected Panasonic’s Stingray III, the company’s enterprise-grade POS terminal, for its 250-plus restaurants...

Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. announced its designation as a World-Class Franchise from the Franchise Research Institute.

The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey in...

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, an award-winning fast-casual restaurant chain based in Utah, has partnered with industry analytics leader Buxton to support its growth initiatives as it expands into new markets...