Industry News

Dallas-based, Latin-focused pizza chain now has 100 stores open in seven states.
G.S. Gelato and Desserts Inc., recently nominated for an award, will be distributed to Winn-Dixie Supermarkets.
Maggie Martensen named chief financial officer of Chicago-based Freshii.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced that Wahoo’s Fish Taco is the title sponsor for its 3rd Annual “Pipeline to a Cure” gala in July.
NexCen Brands announced that Great American Cookies has expanded in the Middle East, where the first franchised store opened in Dubai.
Stevi B’s developed the new Lemon Drop dessert pizza, and those who donate to Alex's Lemonade Stands to fight cancer can sample the new creation.
The company plans to expand its grilled cheese fast-casual concept during the next two years, and it also plans to add breakfast options to its menu.
The first 100 customers in line on June 22 at the new Texas location will receive free breakfast sandwiches for a year.
Einstein Bros. Bagels' new San Antonio location celebrates its grand opening with a big food giveaway for the first 100 customers.
The first 50 guests at the May 24 grand opening of the Rosenberg, Texas, location received free bullritos for one year.
The Menchie's self-serve frozen yogurt franchise is launching its own private label, a collection of specialty flavors of frozen yogurt that will only be available at Menchie's locations.
Beard Papa's Sweets Café will open at least 10 more locations throughout Italy.
Tetherball developed and released a mobile rewards program, which offers savings and discount options for customers, for Carl's Jr. Oklahoma locations.
Coca-Cola displays newest solutions at the 2010 National Restaurant Show, including new lines of coffee offerings.
Thousands of Papa John's fans are entering “Papa’s Specialty Pizza Challenge,” a design-your-own-pizza contest with big-time prizes.
Restaurants looking to go green can look to Green Seal's certification in order to learn about and conduct environmentally sustainable processes.