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Sara Lee Corp. will sell the majority of its North American foodservice coffee and tea operations to The J.M. Smucker Company for $350 million.

The transaction is expected to close near the beginning...

The season to celebrate is upon us and El Pollo Loco is gearing up to do just that. Back by popular demand and available through the New Year are the flame-grilled chicken concept’s Chicken Carnitas and...

The world’s largest hand-rolled, soft pretzel company recently teamed up with the leading North American manufacturer of quality chocolate products to create a product now testing in 31 locations across the...

Restaurateurs who are using Work Opportunity Tax Credits as part of their hiring process are running out of time to claim their potential earnings from hiring as the opportunity deadline looms at the end of...

Atlanta-based fast-casual concept Fresh To Order is aiming to increase loyalty while cutting back on labor and food costs with the launch of its SmartMenu kiosk technology.

The SmartMenu, created by...

Saladworks’ same-store sales rose an average of 15 percent in September and October when compared with the same week in 2010.

The company credits the jump in sales to the addition of its pick-two...

Alice Elliot, CEO of Elliot Associates, a provider in executive search and strategic consulting for the hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing, and retail industries, named Dan Searby senior vice president...

Born and bred on the border of the Carolinas, Bojangles’ knows the perfect tailgate items – chicken, biscuits, and iced tea. To ensure iced tea is convenient at a tailgate, Bojangles’ created the new Big BO...

Mid-Atlantic fast-casual restaurant chain California Tortilla has declared Oct. 26 “Occupy Cal Tort Day.” In reference to the Occupy movement around the globe, California Tortilla will donate 1 percent of...

To further demonstrate its support for fellow Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure, la Madeleine Country French Cafe has recommitted to the fight against breast cancer by extending its “Card for the...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multiconcept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of its new dual Green Leaf’s/Bananas airport...

CUPS Frozen Yogurt, the beach-themed, self-serve fro-yo concept, is opening its second location at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at 364 State Route 10 in East Hanover, New Jersey.

To celebrate the grand...

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit celebrated 70 years of serving the greatest tasting barbecue Tuesday. The restaurant chain, famous for its pit-smoked signature meats and souvenir big yellow cups, offered $1 big...

Roll N Go, a restaurant chain offering hot dogs, $1 pizza, and other fast food items, has leased its third location at 386 Canal St., on the corner of West Broadway in Manhattan. Winick Realty Group LLC’s...

McDonald’s Corporation and vice chairman and CEO Jim Skinner were selected as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s 12th Annual A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award...

In an industry where domestic growth has been elusive, U.S.-based restaurant chains are attempting to evolve into truly global brands, reaching emerging markets where less industry saturation and...

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