Dunkin' Donuts offering chance to toss first pitch at Mets game

Throughout August, Dunkin' Donuts is hosting the "First Cup, First Pitch" sweepstakes, where every guest who purchases a cup of hot coffee using a DD Perks card will be entered to win the chance to throw out the first pitch...

Wendy's issues 5-cent dividend

The Wendy's Company today announced the declaration of its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share, payable on Sept.16, to shareholders of record as of Sept.

Sloan's Ice Cream plans Lauderdale-By-The-Sea location

Sloan's Ice Cream is planning to open its newest location in November in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla. Owners of the new location are David and Debra Olmo, who also own a Sloan's in Delray Beach, Fla. "My whole family is completely enamored by this incredible concept.

Jersey Mike's opens online merchandise shop

Jersey Mike's fans can now order branded apparel such as t-shirts and coolers online at the company's new Web-based merchandise store: shopjerseymikes.com. Other merchandise includes beach crew sweatshirts, ball caps, travel mugs and Mini Mike's temporary tattoos. CMO Rich Hope...

PeopleMatter teams up with NCR to streamline employee onboarding process

PeopleMatter has announced a new relationship with NCR. As part of the agreement, NCR’s Aloha POS and Back Office technology and the PeopleMatter Platform will be integrated to send employee data, real-time and bi-directionally, between the PeopleMatter Platform and NCR...

Restaurant traffic slips in June, same-store sales continue to rise

The National Restaurant Association’s monthly Restaurant Performance Index reported a moderate decline in June, driven largely by softer traffic. The RPI was 101.3 in June, down from a level of 102.1 in May and the first decline in four months.

ChefTec adds Lot Tracking to ChefTec xt3

Culinary Software Services announced the availability of Lot Tracking as an add-on feature in the recently released ChefTec xt3. "The ChefTec Lot Tracking Module allows the operators to quickly establish the source and movement of the affected food items and...

Latest Chinese supply chain crisis hits Yum! Brands' sales 'significantly'

Yum! Brands said the latest supply chain crisis in China has caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at its KFC and Pizza Hut brands in that market. Reuters reported that if this impact is sustained, it will have a "material"...

McDonald’s sued by Russian regulators

A Russian federal agency has sued McDonald's, claiming its nutritional content is "misrepresented." According to UPI, the agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, has begun an investigation into alleged antibiotics in the brand's cheese. A spokesperson for the agency said the investigation began after...

McDonald’s ordered to pay $27M in teens’ death trial

On Wednesday, a Texas jury awarded a $27 million verdict against McDonald's after finding that lax security at one of the chain's restaurants contributed to the deaths of two Texas teenagers in 2012. According to a news release, Blinn College...

Chase transactions at QSRs up 15 percent in two years

New data from the Chase Freedom Lifestyle Index suggests that consumers welcomed warmer weather by spending more time outdoors in Q2 2014 after a harsh winter: The Index reveals year-over-year spending increases on tolls (+20 percent) and theme parks (+7 percent).   Quick-service spending has also been on a positive trajectory.

Blimpie introduces Hoboken Hero sub to mark milestone anniversary

Blimpie continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the Hoboken Hero, an Italian sub sandwich that includes pepperoni, salami, prosciuttini and provolone. The sub is a limited time offer, available in stores nationwide now until Oct.

Dairy Queen recruits soccer analyst Ray Hudson for Blizzard campaign

Dairy Queen has recruited international soccer analyst and former all-star Ray Hudson to help promote its new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard. Hudson stars in the brand's new national TV commercial promoting the Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat. Check out a video of...

McDonald's under fire from parent group for 'Dating Naked' sponsorship

The Parents Television Council is asking McDonald's to reconsider its sponsorship of VH1's reality TV show, "Dating Naked." The show features contestants who date each other in the nude. The council said in a news release that McDonald's ads have...

MyCheck's full integration with POSitouch aimed at restaurants

MyCheck has announced a complete integration into POSitouch point-of-sale software for quick-service and full-service restaurants. According to a news release, the MyCheck install onto POSitouch systems is done remotely and involves the implementation of a button straight onto the payment...

NoshList adds new reservations feature for restaurants, retailers

NoshList has added reservations and scheduling features to its app, to help businesses further manage their daily wait lists. The Reservations feature has been added to the company's iPad, Android and web platforms. It can be used to make reservations...

Taco John's selects new CMO from ad agency

Taco John's has named Billie Jo Waara as its new chief marketing officer. Waara has more than a decade of marketing experience in the restaurant, tourism, banking, retail and communications industries. According to a news release, Waara's main focus will...

Culver's awards educational scholarships to employees

Culver's Very Important Partners Scholarship Program has awarded $317,000 to 254 team members nationwide in 2014 to help them further their education. Culver’s VIP Foundation is a nonprofit entity that was developed in 2002 to assist team members in achieving...

Cinnabon adds seasonal berries to signature rolls

Cinnabon has introduced a Wild Berry product line featuring raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries atop the brand's signature rolls, MiniBon rolls and Center of the Rolls. "This summer, the Wild Berry product line will offer Cinnabon fans everywhere the chance...

LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

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