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After more than 12 months of headlines featuring food safety issues and efforts to win back its customers, Chipotle’s Recovery Efforts ranks as 2016’s No. 1 food news story in the Hunter Public Relations...

Native Foods Cafe revamps brand and menu at Chicago location.

Native Foods Café shares its re-grown space, located in the artistic community of Wicker Park at 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave. The concept has evolved into a marketplace with touchpad ordering and bakery with an...

A&W Restaurants, Inc. will soon celebrate its five-year anniversary under franchisee ownership. Since being acquired from YUM! Brands, A&W has experienced non-stop, year-over-year same-store sales...

The Kati Roll Company, is expanded to the heart of New York City’s East Village (28 E 2nd Ave., 7th and St Marks) on November 16. The fast-casual restaurant will continue to serve their signature, Kolkata-...

Last year, when Keith Cox visited the World Wrapps location, it had been 15 years since the founder and former CEO was involved with the brand. The time away let Cox see his former restaurant through “...

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...

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