Industry News

Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that it has made a significant non-controlling investment in Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza. Blaze Pizza is the nation’s...

While restaurant industry performance has been dismal for the past six quarters, June’s results provided a bit of good news.

The month’s sales and traffic growth were the best monthly performance...

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to add five more shops to the Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia, areas. The widely acclaimed neighborhood hangout features...

The Krystal Company is keeping the Southeast cool in the heat of the summer by teaming up with Oreo in celebration of the restaurant brand’s new Sweet & Cold treats. Famous for its iconic square...

A little more than a year after its debut in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle, Starbucks customers can now find Starbucks Draft Nitro Cold Brew in nearly 1,000 company-operated stores across the...

The flavors of summer are on the menu at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill with the debut of two fresh and satisfying seasonal salads. Available from July 18 through September 24 at each of Sharky’s 28...

Behind the mission of “Smoothies With A Purpose,” Smoothie King has emerged as the leader in a category for the health-conscious consumer who appreciates flavor and convenience. As the company prepares to...

Brooklyn Water Bagel invites everyone to Meet Reuben and Caesar—a New York-style Reuben Sandwich and a Brooklyn Caesar Salad—two new featured items on its signature lunch menu. These lunch classics (...

Starting Wednesday, people with a love for better pizza won’t have to pause between liking their friends’ vacation photos on social media and ordering a Papa John’s pizza.

Papa John’s national...

The owner of Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar is taking another bite of the Dallas burger landscape.

Mike Karns, CEO of Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC, announced that the company has acquired Village...

Arizona-based Fired Pie is offering two new pizzas now through the end of the September.

The Mediterranean Pie includes garlic oil, feta cheese, spinach, sundried tomato, Kalamata olives, red onions...

Starbucks president and chief executive officer Kevin Johnson sent the following message to all partners (employees) on July 12.

Partners,

My Starbucks journey began more than eight years ago...

Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced that system-wide second quarter sales increased 6 percent over Q2 the previous year. This marks Juice...

Mamoun’s Falafel announced a six-unit franchise deal for the Atlanta and Athens, Georgia markets. This is Mamoun’s first location in Georgia and real estate options are currently being explored in both...

SusieCakes, an all-American, home-style bakery, will open its third Texas location this fall at Fort Worth’s trendy Westbend Shopping Center in the University District.

The company specializes in an...

Salata is celebrating the grand opening of its first Kingwood restaurant on July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Located at 4523 Kingwood Drive, Ste. 150, in the Main Street Kingwood shopping center, the new...

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