Industry News

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...

Hispanic population growth is expected in the 2010 census results. For Pizza Patrón, the leading Latin pizza brand, this is no surprise. The company, which studies the U.S. Hispanic demographic meticulously...

The history of hot wings is saucy, stain-filled, and sticky, but KFC is rewriting history by showing you can have the taste without the mess. To showcase its sauceless, no-mess Hot Wings, the brand is...

Carrying on its commitment to advanced education, Carl’s Jr. announced the commencement of its 12th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program. The scholarship application...

A recent survey of the top emerging restaurant markets in the U.S. conducted by QSR magazine and Pitney Bowes Business Insight ranked the top 40 cities for expansion. The Growth 40 listed the top...

Coming off a year in which it reinvented its brand image, launched a self-serve model, and found itself positioned against several new competitors, TCBY announced that it is celebrating its 30th...

In an effort to increase awareness of its already established healthful menu options, Culver’s is launching a community-based Mindful Choices program aimed at promoting choice and dispelling the...

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries signed a master franchise agreement with seasoned multiunit restaurant developer Manu Patel. Patel will be developing 40-plus Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries...

Dunkin' Donuts launched a new multimillion-dollar integrated advertising and marketing campaign that celebrates its guests’ dedication and passion for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. The campaign features “everyday...

Beautiful Brands International (BBI) announced the addition of Kansas City–based cupcakery Smallcakes to its portfolio of restaurants to market and franchise worldwide.  The agreement also calls for the...