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The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation—a private foundation created by Subway's president and co-founder, Fred DeLuca—awarded grants and scholarships to nearly 180 Connecticut organizations.

“I’m very...

Ten Houston area high school teams came together at the Houston Regional Texas ProStart Invitational  to demonstrate...

A franchise tool launching next week hopes to connect prospective franchisees with franchisors via an online hub that leads hopeful entrepreneurs to the business purchase process—with a little help from...

The iFranchise Group, the nation's leading franchise consulting firm, announced today that the former president & CEO of Denny's, Nelson J. Marchioli, has joined the firm...

Dunkin’ Donuts, which has more than 9,700 locations worldwide, reported strong expansion results for 2010. The chain opened 574 new locations throughout the world, with 206 of those restaurants opening in...

Barberitos, an all-natural and fresh Tex-Mex restaurant chain, is celebrating its 11th anniversary in February. To celebrate, the Athens area restaurants will run...

Buffalo Wild Wings, which has more than 730 locations in 44 states, announced that James M. Schmidt has been appointed to the newly-created position of COO, effective immediately.

In this role,...

Quiznos, pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced that a master franchise agreement has been signed to open the first Quiznos location in India as part of the company’s international development...

Caribou Coffee is unveiling coffee cups featuring the winning phrases of a consumer-generated contest to find out what its customers “stay awake for.”

The company’s “Make the Cup” contest, which...

While some companies will be shelling out as much as $3 million for a 30-second TV spot during Sunday’s Super Bowl, some quick-serve chains plan to ramp up their marketing efforts without even hardly...

Just as it is Academy Award season for the entertainment industry, the restaurant industry is also staging its top awards, and Cafe Rio Mexican Grill just took home an Oscar.

Announced this week,...

Panda Express kicked off the 2011 Chinese New Year holiday by opening up its test kitchen for the first time ever to media, looking for the biggest “Wok Star” among Southern California bloggers. Catherine...

New Orleans-based Naked Pizza, one of the world's fastest growing franchises, celebrated the opening of its first international location in Dubai Marina.  

Naked Pizza -- whose recipe is based on the...

Togo’s Sandwiches, a West Coast chain with more than 240 locations, named Susan Koch vice president of finance.

Koch, who has been with Togo’s since August 1997, was previously director of finance....

Cold Stone Creamery, known for premium customizable ice cream Creations, is adding a new line of treats in locations nationwide—the Plated Desserts line. Debuting at an introductory price of $4.99, the...

A study conducted by Y-Pulse, a foodservice research and consulting firm, reported that 95 percent of college and university campus foodservice operators surveyed say they use social media to connect with...

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