Dunkin' Brands gets a lift from Baskin-Robbins US sales

Dunkin' Brands reported its Q3 results Thursday, which included 2-percent comp store sales growth at Dunkin' Donuts, and a 5.8-percent jump at Baskin-Robbins US. Revenue was up 3.4 percent. The company added 120 net new Dunkin' Donuts locations domestically. Despite...

HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts

HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...

Restaurant Association’s EVP named a 'Top Lobbyist'

Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...

Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives

Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.

Nestlé Toll House Café jumps on the pumpkin spice bandwagon

Nestle Toll House Café by Chip will introduce two seasonal offerings on Sunday, including the pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice cookies. They will both be available through Nov.

Church’s Chicken debuts its first food truck

Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken will debut its first food truck at a Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta event on Saturday. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 27-foot-long truck, complete with three fryers, will serve lunch to an expected 300...

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Krispy Kreme marks entry in South America with three-story doughnut factory

Krispy Kreme today opened its first store in Bogata, Colombia, in partnership with franchise partner IRCC Ltda., a subsidiary of VA! Group. The shop also marks the brand’s entry into South America. “It feels incredible to be the first Krispy Kreme franchisee in South America.

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees strategize beverage, breakfast position

More than 100 members of the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchisee Owners association met this week in Las Vegas to discuss how changes in the beverage and breakfast marketplace may impact their business. According to a news release, the DDIFO members,...

Arby’s creates chief people officer position

Arby's Restaurant Group has promoted Melissa Strait, SVP, Human Resources and Leadership Development, to chief people officer, a newly created position reporting to CEO Paul Brown. According to a news release, Strait will be responsible for leading the strategy, development...

Paris Burger King is a whopper

Burger King opened its 13,000 square foot flagship Paris restaurant.

GPS Hospitality Partners purchases 39 Cincinnati-area Burger Kings

An Atlanta-based franchise group has purchased 39 Burger King restaurants in the Cincinnati area.

McDonald's Big Lunchbox popping up Down Under

McDonald's is using a pop up restaurant to promote its new rump beef offering in Australia.

Cousins Subs awards $1,000 to Literacy Green Bay

The Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation has awarded Literacy Green Bay a $1,000 grant to support its Read & Lead Tutoring Program.

Captain D's opens company store featuring coastal redesign

Captain D's is stepping up its company-owned store game with the opening of its new restaurant in the Five Points area of Birmingham on Oct. 20.

Carl's Jr./Green Burrito bring back Crisp Burritos

Crisp Burritos are back on the menu at all participating Carl's Jr./Green Burrito co-branded location.

HR director provides tips for discrimination claims

Director of Human Resources David Peasall at FrankCrum, a professional employer organization, spoke out about why companies should prepare for the possibility of discrimination suits

Franchise Rankings names 10 best franchises

Franchiserankings.com announced rankings for Best Overall Franchises and Best Food Franchises for October 2014..

Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite announce SoCal expansion plans

Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite plan to open dozens of locations together in Southern California.

Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4

Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.

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