Industry News

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit has laid out initial plans to bring the family-owned and operated business to airport terminals across the country.

    LYFE Kitchen, a transformational, socially-responsible ‘LYFE-style’ brand, hosted the first-ever “Fork Lifting” event to break ground on LYFE’s first restaurant.

    Beautiful Brands International announced an agreement with multi-unit developers, Brad and Francy Bauer, to open 25 new Smallcakes A Cupcakery stores in North Carolina and South Carolina.

    A video camera and a few minutes of creativity was all it took for six Dairy Queen fans to be selected as winners of a Mini Cooper Countryman car in the DQsystem’s Mini Blizzard TREATment onl

    The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced that Lynette McKee has been selected as executive director, effective July 5, 2011.

    Quiznos, one of the nation’s premier quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced a master franchise agreement has been signed to open the first Quizno

    Red Mango, the fastest growing retailer of yogurt and smoothies, announced the expansion of its menu with the introduction of its new Spoonable Smoothies, wholesome anytime meals you can eat with a

    Domino's Pizza announced that its Domino's App for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store.

    Freebirds World Burrito, known for offering "way more choices" to custom-build rockin' burritos, salads, nachos, tacos, and more, announced that it will offer a

    Tossed, home of garden fresh salads, crepe wraps, and sandwiches, announced the signing of a franchise agreement with a Chicago ownership team, bringing the chain

    United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced that it is providing $600,000 in financing to Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches owner, Quain Enterprises, LLC.

    Fans of Del Taco’s fresh-cooked, grilled marinated chicken will find a special treat—times eight—in the new Ultimate Grilled Chicken Burrito, which is making its debut.

    Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced that its affiliates have acquired Il Fornaio (America) Corporation, owner of Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio Restaurants and B

    Manitowoc Foodservice announced that Robert M. Wonder has joined the company as senior vice president of global accounts.

    The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has added three restaurant industry professionals to its board of directors.