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Many quick serves are still trying to figure out the power of a Facebook fan page, but one brand thinks it’s found a way to both grow its fan base and put it to good use: by offering free music...
Black Enterprise magazine named Burger King Corp. one of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity” in the publication’s 6th Annual Diversity Report, which is a comprehensive analysis of the top 1,000...
With the help of guests and employees, the Apple Gold Group, franchisee of Applebee’s restaurants in North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, announced it has helped raise more than $1 million for...
If you don’t want fast food and you don’t want an expensive full service meal, a fast-casual restaurant might be just the ticket. According to a recent Mintel foodservice report, the fast casual...
Krispy Kreme is ushering in fall by debuting an orchard-fresh apple duo and bringing back an undisputed fan-favorite: the football-shaped doughnut.

Through October 3, Krispy Kreme is offering two new...
Following two and a half years of development, Eggfast Holdings LTD has launched the first breakfast-only quick-service restaurant franchise. Adding to the appeal of Eggfast is the 24/7...
Cooked white turkey meat, or deli meat, distribution in the marketplace grew 6 percent in 2009 to more than 467 million pounds, according to National Turkey Federation’s (NTF) 2009 Marketplace...
The recession made a drastic impact on the American workforce; layoffs became the norm, unemployment shot up, and retirement, for many, became nothing more than a dream from the past.

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ParTech Inc. (PAR) announced that its newly developed PAR EverServ QSR point-of-sale (POS) software was successfully implemented at two significantly different quick-service restaurant locations...
Fortune magazine named Panera Bread to its 2010 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, a first for the company. Panera is one of only two restaurant concepts to make the 2010 list.
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Saladworks announced that it signed an agreement with a multiunit developer for three locations in Northern Orange County, California.

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In the Northeastern U.S., where locally owned pizza shops are abundant, Little Caesars Pizza has been growing. Franchisees who own Little Caesars restaurants in the Northeast feel confident that...
Papa Murphy’s International announced that it secured for the second year in a row a spot in Zagat’s Annual Fast Food Survey. America’s largest take ‘n’ bake pizza chain ranks second in the “Top...
Haliburton International Foods Inc., a manufacturer of food products, announced the hiring of Ioannis “Yannis” Oikonomakos, Ph.D., as manager of Food Safety and Quality.

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Burger King Corp. announced the winner of the BK “Next Big Move” five-month, 41-city national tour. Excited fans from all over the country sent in their votes and crowned Shane Wise of...
Robeks Corporation announced that it signed a multi-year master franchise agreement with Tokyo-based Clarence Corporation to open 500 smoothie cafes in Japan and 12 other Asian countries. The...