Industry News

Philadelphia Retail Marketing Alliance launches restaurant and retail attraction program and Web site.
Showcasing local culinary talent, event will be held from June 4 through June 13.
Opening will include fundraisers for two local high schools.
Mexican chain's 13 Denver area units collecting food for Food Bank of the Rockies.
Customers on November 19 will receive free chili with purchase, as well as coupon for free chili on next visit.
As part of Fall "Feel Good Campaign," company is treating skaters at Skatelab indoor skate park in Simi Valley, California.
Beverage chain launches new and old holiday-inspired menu items, donates to charity.
First LEED restaurant in Pittsburgh will open in May of 2010.
BH Acquisition LLC buys Boneheads Seafood from Raving Brands, plans to open 150 units in 10 years.
Coffee company entering LEED Volume Certification pilot program, partnering with GE for LED lights.
InnoWare Plastic's new line of Expressions containers use up to 30 percent less plastic than standard polypropylene.
Frozen yogurt and smoothie concept gets help from culinary development, retail design firms for new look.
Quick-serve salad concept recognized as one of Dallas' fastest-growing privately held companies.
Plan includes opening about 1,000 new restaurants and reimaging 2,300 existing locations worldwide in 2010.
Russ Klein, the company’s president of global marketing strategy and innovation, resigns due to personal reasons.
Winning flavor, "Dulce Almond," includes a caramel ice cream with praline almonds and a caramel swirl.