Industry News

Stevi B’s Pizza announced that Allyson K. Smith was named chief marketing officer for the brand. In this position, Smith will lead all strategic brand efforts, including brand management,...
Eat’n Park is opening Pittsburgh’s first LEED-built restaurant in the Waterworks shopping plaza in Fox Chapel. The location is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold–...
16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt operation based in New York City, is now offering franchises to qualified individuals in the Northeast. A limited number of franchises are available for New...
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of store development agreement with Kenny Koza for one new restaurant in Detroit, which will open in 2011. Koza will be developing and managing the restaurant...
According to statistics released by First Data, an information commerce provider, the number of gift cards sold at quick-service restaurants between January and June of this year jumped 12.4...
As a result of a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined for the third consecutive month in June. The RPI—a...
On the heels of Pollo Tropical’s new grilled Chicken Quesadilla Wrap comes the chain’s new Chicken Quesadilla Salad, now available in all company-owned restaurants for a limited time.

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Duke Manufacturing Co. announced that its commercial convection oven series was awarded the U.S. Government’s Energy Star. As a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U...
The architect of Obama Administration’s “buy local” movement, one of the most important “deal makers” in the United States Senate, and one of the most recognizable faces in the House of...
Manitowoc Foodservice Walk-in and Refrigeration Division expanded its Kolpak manufacturing capabilities westward with an additional manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. This new facility...
Rock On Foods LLC is now selling all three of its barbecue sauces at several major grocery stores in the Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, markets, including several Sendik's Markets, Metcalfe's...
The Kendall College School of Education announced the addition of a childhood-nutrition concentration for early-childhood educators. Available fall 2010, this new concentration furthers Kendall’s...
Jim Clough will join The Schwan Food Company on August 9 as president of Schwan’s Food Service Inc. Clough brings with him more than 25 years of sales, marketing, strategic planning, and...
Pretzel franchisor Auntie Anne’s Inc. recently honored its leading national suppliers, supplier representatives, and strategic partners for their quality service and dedication to the growth and...
Groupon unveiled Personalized Deals, a new service that tailors each Groupon subscriber’s stream of daily deals to their personal preferences and buying history. Personalized Deals are live in...
Pizza Hut announced a sweeping national menu pricing reduction. The new lower, simplified pricing is available now in nearly two-thirds of America's Pizza Hut restaurants and will be effective...