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Einstein Noah Restaurant Group celebrated the grand opening of its new Einstein Bros. Bagels location on the corner of Belmont and Sheffield at 962-964 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago with a spectacular food...

Auntie Anne’s Inc. recently announced the addition of Mele Sarmiento to its franchising sales team. Sarmiento, of Chicago, was hired as director of franchise sales and development.

This position is...

Thick, crispy bacon is the latest addition to the menu of world famous Pal’s Sudden Service. The move is the first menu addition since Pal’s launched its Apple Fritter dessert in 2010.

“We are very...

Panera announced an agreement with Covelli Enterprises to co-develop the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario, for Panera Bread. Covelli, through its affiliate Canadall ULC, has aggressive plans for...

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other business financing experts told restaurant operators at the 2011 NRA Show in Chicago that startups and established businesses...

As the four-day National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show comes to a close, organizers have begun to take stock of this year's event.

With exhibiters taking up 7 percent more space this year and...

Schlotzsky's, home of The Original round toasted sandwich and famous fresh-from-scratch buns, will open its newest "Lotz Better" location on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 9624 E. Arapahoe Roadin Greenwood...

Cintas Corporation, the leader in specialized facility services, and Diversey, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation, and hygiene solutions, announced a strategic alliance to...

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop announced that its first location in Tempe, Arizona, will open its doors to sandwich fans. This third Arizona shop, located near the Arizona State University campus, is part of a...

Café Yumm! announced the grand opening of its new restaurant in downtown Portland, Oregon, at 301 SW Morrison St.

Grand opening festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, with a ribbon...

The return to the kitchen that has been seen throughout the U.S. recession has amped up many food and drink segment, and the sauces and marinades market is joining the upward swing. According to latest...

Cintas Corporation, the leader in specialized facility services, and Diversey, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation, and hygiene solutions, announced a strategic alliance to...

Yelp!, the online retail and service review site, is on the floor at the NRA Show in Chicago for the first time to help restaurateurs learn how to deal with negative reviews.

Luther Lowe, business...

As American restaurants increasingly add international flavors, dozens of overseas companies have set up shop at the annual NRA Show in Chicago, hoping their food products, seasonings, and equipment entice...

Smashburger,the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” concept, announced it has added five new franchise partners to its rapidly growing family of franchisees, totaling a combined commitment for 63 new...

UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.announced that the company has contracted with franchisee Manuel Rivera to develop and operate eight UFood Grills in Puerto Rico. The first of the units is projected to open in...

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