Industry News

Check-in technology like Foursquare and Facebook Places is booming in popularity, as more people chart their destinations through the power of smartphones and social media. One company is taking advantage...

FOCUS BrandsInc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes, announced that Kat Cole was named president of Cinnabon Inc., the 25-year-old market...

East Coast fast-casual Cal-Mex chain California Tortilla is introducing the latest in its limited-time offers with its newest creation, the “Korean BBQ” Taco Special.  This highly anticipated menu choice is...

Millions of Americans are looking for ways to help them maintain their New Year's resolutions, and this year, just like any other, concerns about waistlines are at the top of many of those lists. Beyond...

While most industries are stagnant or growing at a slow pace, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill has taken the opposite route by continually expanding, adding jobs and soaring in an otherwise tepid marketplace. Cafe...

AFC Enterprises Inc., the franchisor and operator of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, reported operating results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter and full year, which ended December 26, and...

To kick off the new year, Pinkberry introduced a limited-time-only flavor that will ignite taste buds with a citrusy and sweet explosion—Blood Orange Pinkberry. This new flavor can also be enhanced with...

Gold Star Chili announced the addition of two new items to its menu: Cincinnati-style burritos and burrito bowls. Both items have been tested in select stores over the past several months and based on their...

In an effort to draw more traffic from the 50-and-older demographic, Denny’s launched a promotional campaign last year that gives a 20 percent discount to anybody who shows his or her AARP card between 4...

Donald John Tyson, known to everyone as “Don,” son of Tyson Foods, Inc. founder John W. Tyson, and father of current company chairman John H. Tyson, passed away today, January 6, 2011, at the age of 80,...

Red Mango announced a record year of franchise expansion in 2010. The company awarded agreements for 147 new locations, opened 62 new stores, and grew the network to 102 total open stores across 25 states...

Tyson Food Service released the newest edition of Tyson’s Insights and Discovery newsletter containing “Understanding Today’s Foodservice Consumer,” which helps to unlock the latest consumer-...

Although health insurance is a commonly offered benefit, there is a notable lack of research on whether providing insurance affects workers' job behavior or performance. A new study from the Cornell Center...

Quaker Steak & Lube, the motorsports-themed casual-dining family restaurant best known for its chicken wings and 22 specialty sauces, announced that it will roll out a new 7,700-square-foot prototype...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc., the global multiconcept restaurant franchisor, and AMC announced James Whitbord of Scottsdale, Arizona, as grand prize winner of the Feed The Fear Facebook...

Jamba Juice Company announced the launch of Jamba Probiotic Fruit and Yogurt Blends—healthy, refreshing yogurt drinks made with Jamba's specially formulated Probiotic Boost. Containing more than 500 million...