Industry News

Coleman Natural Foods, processor of prepared, natural, organic, and free-range poultry, beef, and pork products, entered into an exclusive National Brand program agreement with foodservice...
Phillips Foods Inc. announced that crab cakes are holding steady on menus, even during these challenging economic times.

According to Datassentials (November 2009), crab cake menu...
Indian Harvest Inc., a supplier of heirloom and exotic grains, beans, legumes, and blends to foodservice, introduced its 2010 wall calendar, available free upon request while supplies last.
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Grilledandlonely.com received the “Best Digital Direct” award at the 2009 DPAC Awards in New York City. The DPAC Awards honor overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in Digital Publishing...
CashStar, the interactive gift card and incentives company, announced that MarketPlace Grill is the latest merchant to offer CashStar-powered online gift cards. The new gift cards provide...
Epic Burger is set to open its second location in Spring 2010 at 1000 West North Avenue in the former Transitions Bookplace in Lincoln Park. The first location launched in Chicago's South Loop...
Healthy Fast Food Inc., parent to U-SWIRL International Inc., the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt stores, announced that it was honored with the 2009 Best of Business Award in the "...
Since launching its first Canadian franchise in 2005, Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc.'s Fatburger has opened 11 locations in Western Canada, and will open a new restaurant early next year in...
Hardee’s announced that its Biscuit Holes ad, titled “A vs. B,” garnered the top spot on the TBS special “Funniest Commercials of the Year.”

The “A vs. B” spot was created by Los...
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is continuing its expansion in 2010 with the opening of four locations throughout the Midtown area of Manhattan. The new restaurants will be outfitted in a contemporary,...
Sub shop Blimpie announced plans for its first location in Kuwait. In partnership with International Famous Franchises Co. (IFF), Blimpie’s parent company Kahala announced it entered into a...
bd's Mongolian Grill is opening its newest restaurant on December 17 in Hampton, Virginia, coupled with a $1,000 donation to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. The interactive, create-your-...
Mixt Greens, an eco-gourmet restaurant concept founded in San Francisco in 2005, announced four new Washington, D.C., locations. The first will open on January 26 at 1200 19th Street, NW.
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Goel Management, franchisee of 12 Baja Fresh restaurants, Verizon Wireless retail stores, and various real estate holdings, purchased the master franchise rights for Freshii for the entire...
A new book called The Good Egg by David Peterson and Ann Marsh chronicles the life and legacy of Peterson’s father Herb, including his invention of the Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich,...
With the schedule finalized for college football’s upcoming bowl season, two restaurant chains are preparing to take advantage of the marketing share a bowl sponsorship offers for the first time...

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