Industry News

Papa John’s announced that the three finalists in its Papa John’s Specialty Pizza Challenge will have their pizza recipes on the chain’s menu from August 2 through August 29.

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Jack in the Box restaurants debuted a filling and protein-packed alternative to the more common fast-food fodder, a Breakfast Pita Pocket. Featuring scrambled eggs, strips of bacon and ham, and...
A new line of Mexican-restaurant style tacos and all-new Carnitas Shredded Pork await at Taco Bell with the introduction of its all-new Cantina Tacos. Cantina Tacos include grilled, warm corn...
Stevi B’s Pizza announced that Allyson K. Smith was named chief marketing officer for the brand. In this position, Smith will lead all strategic brand efforts, including brand management,...
Eat’n Park is opening Pittsburgh’s first LEED-built restaurant in the Waterworks shopping plaza in Fox Chapel. The location is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold–...
16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt operation based in New York City, is now offering franchises to qualified individuals in the Northeast. A limited number of franchises are available for New...
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of store development agreement with Kenny Koza for one new restaurant in Detroit, which will open in 2011. Koza will be developing and managing the restaurant...
According to statistics released by First Data, an information commerce provider, the number of gift cards sold at quick-service restaurants between January and June of this year jumped 12.4...
As a result of a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined for the third consecutive month in June. The RPI—a...
On the heels of Pollo Tropical’s new grilled Chicken Quesadilla Wrap comes the chain’s new Chicken Quesadilla Salad, now available in all company-owned restaurants for a limited time.

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Duke Manufacturing Co. announced that its commercial convection oven series was awarded the U.S. Government’s Energy Star. As a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U...
The architect of Obama Administration’s “buy local” movement, one of the most important “deal makers” in the United States Senate, and one of the most recognizable faces in the House of...
Manitowoc Foodservice Walk-in and Refrigeration Division expanded its Kolpak manufacturing capabilities westward with an additional manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. This new facility...
Rock On Foods LLC is now selling all three of its barbecue sauces at several major grocery stores in the Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, markets, including several Sendik's Markets, Metcalfe's...
The Kendall College School of Education announced the addition of a childhood-nutrition concentration for early-childhood educators. Available fall 2010, this new concentration furthers Kendall’s...
Jim Clough will join The Schwan Food Company on August 9 as president of Schwan’s Food Service Inc. Clough brings with him more than 25 years of sales, marketing, strategic planning, and...

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