Industry News

Domino's Pizza opened its first store in Bulgaria, with the promise of hot pizza for the residents of Sofia.

The master franchisee for Bulgaria is Anatron Food Services, who also serves as the master...

A 30-year-old chicken brand that once boasted more than 100 stores but now only has seven open is getting a chance at new life.

Pudgie’s Famous Chicken, a New York–based concept now owned by TRUFOODS...

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...

With the release of his newest novel, Inner Circle, on January 11, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer again spotlights California Tortilla in the pages of his works. As...

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...

Soup’s on at Pollo Tropical, as the restaurant chain declares January 26 to be Pollo Tropical National Soup Day at all company-owned locations. In honor of National Soup Month, Pollo Tropical is hosting its...

With Decision Logic’s new version 3.8 software release, users will gain a powerful new cost-cutting tool—a new document imaging functionality feature. The capability allows restaurant operations to store...

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...