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Yelp!, the online retail and service review site, is on the floor at the NRA Show in Chicago for the first time to help restaurateurs learn how to deal with negative reviews.

Luther Lowe, business...

As American restaurants increasingly add international flavors, dozens of overseas companies have set up shop at the annual NRA Show in Chicago, hoping their food products, seasonings, and equipment entice...

Smashburger,the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” concept, announced it has added five new franchise partners to its rapidly growing family of franchisees, totaling a combined commitment for 63 new...

UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.announced that the company has contracted with franchisee Manuel Rivera to develop and operate eight UFood Grills in Puerto Rico. The first of the units is projected to open in...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, ended May 1, 2011.  

The company ended the first quarter with a total of...

Jamba Inc., a widely recognized healthy, active lifestyle brand, announced that it has signed a master development agreement with Canada Juice Corp. to develop 80 stores across Canada over the next 10 years...

Walls + Forms Inc. was recently awarded a grand prize in the store fixture category by the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.). The award was for the Walls + Forms store fixtures installed at The...

Three prominent dieticians told a crowd at the 2011 NRA Show in Chicago that foodservice operators have many opportunities to help combat the growing childhood obesity epidemic.

Joy Dubost, director...

Coke Freestyle

Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with a technology company to allow the new Coca Cola Freestyle fountain dispensers to work hand-in-hand with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips imbedded in beverage cups...

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC)—a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS)...

As social media continues to explode as a marketing tool, limited-service restaurants will likely face even more decisions about how to spend their time and dollars in an effort to use special online deals...

Nick Sarillo, owner of Crystal Lake, Illinois–based Nick’s Pizza & Pub, told QSR at the 2011 NRA Show in Chicago that an intense commitment to brand culture and values among his workers has...

John Mulcahy, Georgia-Pacific Professional’s vice president of strategy & catego

Leaders from the National Restaurant Association, Georgia-Pacific Professional, and the coffee Goliath Starbucks announced today efforts to improve recycling among restaurant consumers.

The...

Americans nationwide are busy baking and selling cupcakes for the Duncan Hines 1 Million Cupcake Challenge to raise funds for Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale to help end childhood hunger....

Jamba, Inc. announced the election of Fritzi Woods to its board of directors. Woods was also appointed as an independent member of the board's audit committee, effective May 19, 2011. 

“We are...

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