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Kat Cole named president of North America at FOCUS Brands.

FOCUS Brands, the franchisor of iconic brands Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky’s, announced that Kat Cole has been named chief operating officer and...

Full-service creative agency Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P) announced its new status as agency of record for fast-casual Mexican chain restaurant Chronic Tacos. This win comes on the heels of...

Wahlburgers, the better-burger restaurant founded by executive chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark and Donnie, will open this fall at 349 Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, on a prime corner just steps...

Cousins Subs celebrates 45-year legacy of serving quality sub sandwiches with ingredients sliced deli-fresh and grilled subs made to order on its signature Better Bread.

Cousins’ legacy began in 1972...

Albuquerque, New Mexico, veteran Richard Baca Jr. is back from Camp K9 in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and is bonding with his new service dog, Jersey.

Baca, a 26-year military veteran who struggles with...

Irish Beef Inc., a restaurant management and investment company based in Dallas, has acquired eight Arby’s restaurants in the Tucson area from Cardinal RB Arizona LLC and has signed a development agreement...

Amazon and Whole Foods Market Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued...

McDonald’s and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they had mutually agreed to end their partnership.

The decision comes nearly a year after McDonald’s...

Chick-fil-A announced the addition of a new Gluten-Free Bun. The addition comes in response to customers’ requests for more gluten-free/sensitive options on the menu. The new bun, which is now available in...

Pie Five Pizza Co. is making its Estero, Florida, debut on Monday, June 19 at 22905 Lyden Dr., across from Coconut Point Mall. It is the second Pie Five in the Sunshine State.

Open every day from 11...

Midwestern diners seeking the authentic flavor of wood-fired rotisserie chicken and homemade sides, look no further. Cowboy Chicken and Franchise Restaurant Concepts Group (FRC Group) signed three new lease...

Guidepost 13—a brand-new “quick craft casual” restaurant concept featuring customized oven-grilled wings, tenders, and flatbreads, along with self-serve beer and cider taps—is set to officially launch with...

Pain d’Avignon was founded in 1992 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, by a group of childhood friends. In the following years, Pain d’Avignon became one of the leaders of artisan bread making on the East Coast....

Taco John’s is known for south-of-the-border spices, but its digital strategy is about to heat up. The brand that coined the term Taco Tuesday just added Jimmy Orr as its director of digital strategy.

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A new executive order from the Trump administration—issued Thursday and intended to scale back regulations and increase grant amounts for apprenticeship programs—could lead to an expanded restaurant...

Einstein Bros. Bagels announced the launch of Dogs Eat Free in celebration of Take Your Pet to Work Week. Beginning Monday, June 19 and extending through Friday, June 23, pet parents can bring their dogs to...

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