Industry News

ParTech Inc. (PAR) announced that its newly developed PAR EverServ QSR point-of-sale (POS) software was successfully implemented at two significantly different quick-service restaurant locations...
Fortune magazine named Panera Bread to its 2010 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, a first for the company. Panera is one of only two restaurant concepts to make the 2010 list.
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Saladworks announced that it signed an agreement with a multiunit developer for three locations in Northern Orange County, California.

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In the Northeastern U.S., where locally owned pizza shops are abundant, Little Caesars Pizza has been growing. Franchisees who own Little Caesars restaurants in the Northeast feel confident that...
Papa Murphy’s International announced that it secured for the second year in a row a spot in Zagat’s Annual Fast Food Survey. America’s largest take ‘n’ bake pizza chain ranks second in the “Top...
Haliburton International Foods Inc., a manufacturer of food products, announced the hiring of Ioannis “Yannis” Oikonomakos, Ph.D., as manager of Food Safety and Quality.

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Burger King Corp. announced the winner of the BK “Next Big Move” five-month, 41-city national tour. Excited fans from all over the country sent in their votes and crowned Shane Wise of...
Robeks Corporation announced that it signed a multi-year master franchise agreement with Tokyo-based Clarence Corporation to open 500 smoothie cafes in Japan and 12 other Asian countries. The...
Healthy Fast Food Inc., parent to U-SWIRL International Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt cafes, announced that Regents Management LLC will immediately commence construction...
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation announced that its franchisee, Dominspec S.A. has opened the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in the Dominican Republic.

The new shop is located in the center of...
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises Inc., announced that its Spicy and Mild Bonafide bone-in fried chicken was the favorite in a national taste test against KFC Original Recipe fried...
Dunkin’ Donuts announced strong expansion results for the first half of 2010. From January through June 2010, Dunkin’ Donuts opened 338 net new locations worldwide, with 75 of those new...
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual restaurant concept featuring Mediterranean cuisine, announced the grand opening of its newest location in Denver’s University Hills area....
Executives from Susan G. Komen for the Cure visited KFC World Headquarters on August 23 to accept a check from KFC for more than $4.2 million. The money was raised by KFC franchisees and...
McDonald's Corporation announced that Steve Easterbrook, president and CEO of McDonald's United Kingdom and president of Europe's Northern Division, was named McDonald's executive vice president...
Qdoba Mexican Grill announced that it created the advocacy group Food Lovers Fighting Burrito Boredom (FLFBB) to help educate diners about the warning signs and harmful effects of “Burrito...

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