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Smoothie King opened a new location on March 4 at 2321 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Dayton, Ohio. The new Smoothie King, owned by franchisee Lynne and Eric Pierce-French, will feature a 1400-square-foot...

Though convenience stores have presented a rising threat of competition to quick serves over the last couple of years, new data on customer perceptions shows that the threat might not be so serious after...

Gold Star Chili has established a new division focusing on food manufacturing for private labels, co-pack, and institutional sales. Gold Star Chili Manufacturing Group has specific expertise from within its...

On April 7, Sarku Japan, the largest Japanese quick-service restaurant chain in the U.S., will take its Teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of Schaumburg, Illinois, with...

Jake’s Wayback Burgers, with 27 locations throughout the mid-Atlantic and 13 under construction, announced its new Icelandic cod fish filet, the W.B. Cod Sandwich. This marks the first seafood product for...

As the credit crisis continues to hound franchisors looking to expand their brand in a sea of potential franchisees, one burger chain is using a no-money-down alternative to expansion.

“We don’t sell...

Mintel’s January 2011 study, "Dining Out: A 2011 Look Ahead," reports that restaurant breakfast sales in the upcoming year are expected to outpace overall growth in the industry.

According to a...

Noodles & Company—the Colorado-based restaurant concept that serves made-to-order noodles, salads, and sandwiches inspired from around the world—announced a new...

MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), a packaging company, announced that John K. Sanfacon joined the company as president of the foodservice packaging business.

In this role, Sanfacon will drive strategic...

Planet Smoothie, a Petrus Brands company, announced the launch of Planet Light, which includes more than 20 smoothies under 300 calories. Planet Light smoothies are sweetened with LeanLeaf, Planet Smoothie’...

MICROS Systems Inc., a provider of information technology solutionsfor the hospitality and retail industries, announced that the Washington Nationals Baseball Club LLC selected the MICROS 9700 Hospitality...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc. (and its affiliates, Villa Enterprises), the global multiconcept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of its new Villa Fresh Italian Kitchens in Milpitas...

This month, frozen treat chain Tasti D-Lite launched the Tasti Healthy Habit Search, a nationwide, year-long contest to find people whose healthy habits, including eating Tasti D-Lite, have improved their...

MAD Greens will not technically be affected by the upcoming national mandate requiring restaurant chains with 20 or more units to post calorie counts on their menuboards; the Denver-based salad-and-panini...

PeopleMatter, the talent management solution provider for the service industry, and Papa Gino’s, the parent company of Papa Gino’s Pizzeria and D’...

La Madeleine Country French Café  is launching  is launching a new spring menu featuring French Mediterranean cuisine and mini-sandwiches. The menu will...

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