Industry News

Due to residents’ favorable response to the shawarma, pita, hummus, and fries, Naf Naf Grill is pleased to announce it is doubling its Minneapolis presence in 2016. With three restaurants slated to open...

Dreamt up at a backyard barbecue and launched on a shoestring budget in an off-the-beaten location in Westchester, Florida, in 2010, Pincho Factory is the homegrown fast-casual success story launched by...

East Coast Wings & Grill, a North Carolina–based casual family dining restaurant with an emphasis on buffalo wings, is closing out a banner year, impressing both consumer and investor palates alike....

Chicken wings have been a centerpiece of playoff game parties for the past 49 years, but this year, Pretzelmaker is urging football fans to “Fling the Wing, and Bring the Bite” by benching the messy old...

El Pollo Loco, the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, announced its new Chile Lime Shrimp offerings, available for a limited time only. The new line includes four different ways to enjoy the...

While Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s continue to push the envelope stateside with new menu items like the Steakhouse Thickburger and newly nabbed celebrity Chef Michael Voltaggio to promote it, their parent...

Revention is pleased to announce the release of Honeycomb, a cloud-based loyalty program. Honeycomb loyalty is integrated with all of Revention’s ordering products which include Revention point of sale,...

DTT announced a partnership agreement with Arizona Pizza Management, a 20-location Hungry Howie’s franchisee based in Phoenix, Arizona. As the leading provider of digital surveillance and loss prevention...

Le Botaniste, a botanical-based, apothecary-inspired restaurant, opens today in New York City. Created by Le Pain Quotidien’s founder and COO Alain Coumont, Le Botaniste is nestled in one of LPQ’s first...

Arby’s achieved industry-leading system U.S. same-store sales (SSS) growth of 8.1 percent in 2015—more than three times the growth rate of a sample of the larger quick-service restaurant chains.

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Rubio's Restaurants, the brand known for its uniquely delicious coastal cuisine and popularizing the fish taco, is adding to its selection of sustainable grilled seafood with the introduction of the Smoky...

Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed-to-order burgers, announced that Michael J. Nolan, who was previously overseeing franchising and development at...

Step aside, couples: Singles are redefining the most romantic day of the year. According to a national survey, 50 percent of singles classify themselves as “Proud Singles” on Valentine’s Day and are ready...

Doc Popcorn, a growing international franchise specializing in fresh-popped, kettle-cooked flavored popcorn, completed 2015 with robust retail and franchise sales and a number of agreements to open new...

BIP Capital, an Atlanta-based venture capital firm, launched a franchise development division, the BIP Franchise Accelerator, to help emerging brands accelerate their growth. Currently, the BIP Franchise...

Chipotle’s recent series of food safety outbreaks rattled its investors and enough of its customers to see visits decline, but the chain’s strong base of teens and young adult customers continued to support...