Industry News

Pei Wei Asian Diner, the fast-casual restaurant concept by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, announced the winner of its international blogger competition. After a 10-week national search and more than 500...

FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes, announced that Gary Bales has been named chief concept officer. In addition to his role...

Cinnabon is offering new fruit flavors to two of its menu items. The Raspberry Mochalatta Chill and Fruit Topped Center of the Roll are now available for a limited time.

"Since introducing the Center...

The Dairy Queen Operators’ Association and Cooperative announced the appointment of Josh Schmieg as its executive director effective January 1. Schmieg succeeds Harris Cooper, who after 20 years of service...

Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc., the third-largest quick-service restaurant company in the U.S., announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., including a sale of the brand....

Panda Express kicks off the 2011 Chinese New Year holiday by bringing back a special menu item for a limited time only: spicy Firecracker Chicken Breast. The Chinese New Year entrée features strips of...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multiconcept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of its Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen concept’s new...

Entrepreneurs Michael and Melissa Newton will celebrate the grand opening of South Bend, Indiana’s new Einstein Bros. Bagels location at 2019 South Bend Ave., north of Campus Shoppes, with a food giveaway...

Beautiful Brands International announced it has signed an agreement with Larry Koehler and Casie Caldwell of Greenz Salads for the first Greenz Salads franchise. The new restaurant will be converted from...

Yum! Brands Inc. announced its plans to place its Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants for sale, and has begun a process to identify a buyer. The company is sharpening its long-term...

Smashburger took its Sin City Smashburger nationwide on January 17. Before, this burger was found only on Las Vegas Smashburger menus. The Sin City Smashburger was crafted with the Vegas “city that never...

EPL Intermediate Inc., parent company of El Pollo Loco Inc., announced the promotion of Steve Sather to president and CEO and the appointment of Samuel N. Borgese to executive chairman of the board of El...

The National Restaurant Association announced the launch of a campaign called "America Works Here" that will help educate opinion leaders, policymakers, and their staff members about the breadth, depth,...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the U.S., announced the launch of its new digital campaign, which includes new websites for both its Checkers and Rally’...

Top That! Pizza announced the signing of its first development agreement, paving the way for the expansion of the Tulsa, Oklahoma–based concept throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and North Texas....

Domino’s Pizza is striving to be a part of the solution when it comes to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for young people—highlighted by the launch of its Domino’s Smart Slice school lunch...

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