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Pacific Natural Foods, known for its natural and organic food and beverages, chose San Francisco–based MOD/Michael Osborne Design to redesign the brand’s broth, soup, and nondairy beverage packaging in 2011...

HM Electronics Inc. (HME), a technology provider for the restaurant industry, recently earned a “Gold Level Award” from the American Heart Association saluting the importance the company places on providing...

MIAMI -- Business in the quick-serve industry is finally trending up, and with lending becoming increasingly available to operators, franchisors may soon find themselves with more...

Sam Naficy, president and CEO of DTT, announced all-time best earnings in 2010. DTT experienced significant year-over-year growth, culminating in its best quarter ever, Q4 2010. Attributed directly to its...

Winston Industries partnered with SMART Temps LLC to announce the release of the first integrated temperature management solution, Kitchen Data Systems, for the foodservice industry.

Winston...

Spicy Pickle Franchising Inc. announced the appointment of Peter Wright as its new chief development officer.

Wright is now responsible for franchise sales, real estate, architecture, construction,...

The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) issued its 2010 Annual Report, which chronicles the CHR’s multifaceted efforts to promote and share top-level research-based knowledge with the hospitality...

Harold O. Rosser, a 20-plus-year veteran of the private equity industry and a leading investor in the restaurant sector, announced the formation of Rosser Capital Partners (RCP). Utilizing its in-depth...

On Deck, a technology platform that connects Main Street businesses directly to capital, announced that the On Deck system has delivered more than $100 million in loans to thousands of Main Street small...

Continuing the strengthening of Captain D's management team, Phil Greifeld, CEO and president of the company, announced the hiring of Janet Duckham as its vice president of purchasing. Duckham most recently...

Twenty-five years after its foundation, 25 new restaurants are planned for 2011; that's how it's shaping up for Milford, Ohio–based Penn Station East Coast Subs. Focusing on strong ROI and customer...

First Data Corporation, a global provider in electronic commerce and payment processing, released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for the full month of December 2010 compared to December 2009. SpendTrend...

Due to overwhelming operator response to the program in 2010, Nestlé Coffee-Mate is kicking off 2011 with the “28 Days of Coffee-Mate Sweepstakes” promotion this February. The promotion, which runs February...

Kettle Cuisine, maker of refrigerated and frozen premium soups, chilis, chowders, and stews in both bulk and single-serving formats, received Level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification from the SQF...

A new report from global business-advisory firm AlixPartners shows that 2011 may see a mixed bag of results for restaurant operators.

According to the AlixPartners study, consumers expect to pay an...

Togo’s Sandwiches named Rand Ferris vice president of operations. In his new position, Ferris will assume all responsibilities for operations including franchised and company-owned restaurant operations,...

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