Industry News

Denver-based Qdoba Mexican Grill announced that it promoted five executives to build upon the company’s positive sales and new unit growth through innovative marketing, franchise development, and menu...

The fast-casual segment has been one of the brightest spots for the restaurant industry the last few years, with majors players like Chipotle drawing cash-strapped customers away from casual and fine dining...

Manhattan Bagel announced it’s popping off the New Year with new pretzel bagel poppers and a new line of breakfast bagel thin sandwiches.

"We are constantly developing new, innovative menu items for...

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, and Shakes had a big year in 2010, with 17 open locations and six signed multiunit development agreements. There are plans to open up to 20 new locations in 2011.

Despite the...

McDonald's Corporation announced that it saw positive results for the fourth quarter, including a global comparable sales increase of 5 percent.

"During 2010, we continued our efforts toward becoming...

The number of U.S. restaurants declined by -1 percent, or a loss of 5,551 restaurants, from a year ago, according to a fall 2010 restaurant census conducted by the NPD Group.

NPD's Fall 2010 ReCount...

National Cottonseed Products Association (NCPA) launched its first-ever video contest, challenging chefs to create their "Best Beignet" using cottonseed oil.

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Papa John's, the official pizza of Super Bowl XLV, announced that it will offer a free large pizza to members of its online customer-loyalty program if Super Bowl XLV, to be played on Feb. 6, goes into...

The New Miami Subs Grill, a Ft. Lauderdale-based fast-casual restaurant chain, was selected as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Veterans by World Franchising Network. ...

S&D Coffee, a coffee roaster and tea manufacturer to the foodservice industry, is enhancing its direct store delivery business with several important organizational and personnel changes. 

The...

Smashburger appointed four new members to its executive leadership team. The fast-growing chain's new leaders bring experience from some of the world's most successful companies and brands, including...

Several product recalls rocked the foodservice industry last year, throwing food safety to the top of both consumers’ and operators’ minds. The recent passage of the FDA Modernization Act, which gives more...

Olga’s Kitchen, a Troy, Michigan–based concept, is setting up the groundwork to expand into new markets. This approach is centered on updated menus, modern stores away from big malls, and offering WiFi as a...

Fresh off the introduction of a new self-serve prototype and store design, TCBY announced a deal to open 200 stores over the next 10 years with Texas developer Lone Star Yogurt.

While the agreement...

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...

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