Industry News

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation announced today that James M. Parrish, a seasoned restaurant executive who most recently served as COOof Church’s Chicken, has joined the company as executive vice president...

IHOP has announced plans to serve free pancakes as part of the company's philanthropic National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Planned as a celebration of friends, family, and community, IHOP hopes...

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries signed a development deal with new franchisee Koteswara Aluri for Fairfax County, Virginia. Aluri’s first restaurant, slated to open in April, will be located at the West...

Muscle Maker Grill, a chain of casual eateries that serves freshly prepared meals with your health in mind, announces it is expanding its reach to the West by securing a multi-unit franchise deal to develop...

With social media and other online tools becoming increasingly popular among quick-serve customers, and with smartphones continuing to permeate every demographic, one mobile marketing provider is tying...

The Manitowoc Company Inc. announced that it signed a definitive agreement for the divestiture of its Kysor/Warren and Kysor/Warren de Mexico businesses (“Kysor/Warren”) to Lennox International for a value...

Wing popularity is at an all-time high. Operators can capitalize on wing lovers’ cravings for crispy, juicy, freshly sauced wings with new Tyson Signature Ready bone-in chicken wings and Tyson Red Label...

Bojangles’ Famous Chicken and Biscuits announced the addition of Brad Hudson to its team. Hired for the position of Alabama marketing coordinator, Hudson will be responsible for marketing activities in the...

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual restaurant concept featuring an authentic Mediterranean menu, announced its expansion into a third Colorado market: Boulder. The 13th Garbanzo...

The Counter announced the buyback of The Counter Honolulu from co-owner DK Kodama.

DK Kodama, one of the three local owners of The Counter Honolulu, will sell his interest in Counter Kahala LLC,...

Saladworks announced an agreement with a multiunit developer for three locations in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, areas. The franchise concept is at the helm of expansion from its East Coast...

Burger King Corp. (BKC) is offering two Original Chicken Sandwiches for the price of one, giving fans of this long-time favorite sandwich twice as much to enjoy. A menu favorite for more than three decades...

With demand for healthier fast food increasing among consumers nationwide, UFood Restaurant Group Inc. announced that it has retained Jeff Bonasia to assist in developing marketing programs to identify,...

Genghis Grill will open four new locations in Moore, Oklahoma; Sandy Springs, Georgia; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Texarkana, Texas. The new locations will offer residents a chance to "build your own bowl...

Dickey's Barbecue Pit, the largest, fastest-growing barbecue chain in the country, is well-known for its pit-smoked meats, free ice cream, and big yellow cups. With locations already in 32 states coast-to-...

Jamba Juice Company and Drybar announced today that its CEOs will team up on the Dec. 16 episode of Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg The Mentor" to discuss how a small business with overnight success can...

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