Industry News

A popular beverage offering is back for the second summer.
Salad chain's new site offers "design your own salad" feature, as well as a simpler method for prospective franchisees to request information.
Indian concept launches franchise program, with options for 1,500–2,000-square-feet in-line stores or food-court stores that are less than 700 square feet.
Sandwich shop opens in the Park Towne Village shopping center; owner hopes to open five to 10 total in Charlotte area.
Dunkin' Donuts signs multiunit store development agreement with Sack of Donuts LLC for eight new restaurants.
Trefethen Advisors LLC will form a holding company to acquire Daphne's assets and assume certain liabilities.
New app lets fans morph themselves or friends into their own version of Arby’s Junior, a company icon.
Chain invites customers to forward on junk e-mails, committing $100,000 to school lunch program if it receives 1 million e-mails.
Mediterranean concept enlists Envysion Inc. to provide managed video solution to all existing and planned expansion locations.
Jaws Jumbo Burgers is turning into an employee-owned-and-operated concept, an idea its owner hopes to take to other industries.
MARS Foodservices acknowledges Food Sales West as its 2009 National Broker of the Year.
SeattleNY LLC, a franchisee of Seattle’s Best Coffee, opens new kiosk at Manhattan Mall.
Four-week fundraising program sold paper lemons for $1 each; total haul is most the chain has done in five years of participation.
Promotional spot for chain's $5, $4, $3 menu offerings includes three musical cats, nicknamed the "Singimals."
Company rolls out new prototype and opens up the Southern, Midwest, and Central Southwest regions of the U.S. to select franchise partners.
The Lighter Stuff menu at sandwich chain contains six new sandwiches under 400 calories.