Casio teams up with MicroSale for Android POS app

Casio America Inc. recently announced its partnership with MicroSale to create TabPOS, an app for its Android-based POS systems. acquires OpenRest

OpenRest's integration into the Wix platform will enable restaurant owners to take orders directly from their Wix websites and native mobile apps.

National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances

The National Restaurant Association today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Calore as senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

Restaurant Canada feathers ruffled by government's lack of transparency on chicken pricing

Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.

TouchBistro, Merchant Warehouse team up for mobile payments

TouchBistro will use Merchant Warehouse's Genius Customer Engagement Platform to process payments made via the TouchBistro POS solution.

Franchise Assoc. hosting call on NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

The International Franchise Association will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered "joint employers." IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said...

Wendy's joins campaign to provide winter wear for kids, seniors

Wendy's Restaurants is helping to raise awareness for the Salvation Army and WTAE's Project Bundle-Up program, which ensures that families have appropriate winter outwear for the season. During the month of November, more than 55 Wendy's Restaurants in Western Pennsylvania...

Dunkin' Brands extends NAACP partnership

Dunkin' Brands announced that it will host a new educational webinar as part of its Diversity in Franchising Initiative in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. According to a news release, the goal of the...

Dunkin' Donuts to join the croissant donut craze

Dunkin' Donuts is jumping on the cronut craze with its own take on the crossaint donut, which will be available nationwide beginning Nov. 3. According to a news release, Dunkin' Donuts' Croissant Donut (the company does not call it a “cronut") features a flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut.

Food+Tech Connect, ShopKeep offering support for restaurant growth boot camp

Food+Tech Connect and ShopKeep have teamed up to offer 25 full scholarships to The Power of Brand: Growing Your Restaurant boot camp, taught by former Union Square Hospitality Group CMO Felicia Stingone. "In today's increasingly competitive restaurant industry, I have...

GE Capital extends restaurant financing opportunities

GE Capital, Franchise Finance announced today that it has expanded its team of account executives to focus on the restaurant industry. Leading the initiative is Allen Johnson, who has been promoted to managing director of new relationship development in the...

Auntie Anne's testing cheddar stuffed pretzel snacks

Auntie Anne's is currently testing new cheddar cheese stuffed pretzel nuggets at 18 of its stores in select US markets. The product test, which began on Sept.

Menchie’s partnership unveils first-ever Cinnabon fro-yo flavor

Menchie's has partnered with Cinnabon for its November featured flavor, Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll. The partnership marks the first time that Cinnabon has teamed up with a frozen yogurt brand to create a cinnamon roll flavor. According to a news...

Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.

Vast majority of millennials' restaurant visits are to traditional QSRs

Despite cutbacks in restaurant visits throughout the past several years, millennials, ages 18 to 34, continue to be heavy users of restaurants, according to new research from The NPD Group. Millennials made more than 14 billion visits to foodservice establishments...

McDonald’s adds support for Softcard mobile payment platform

McDonald's today announced it is adding support for Softcard. Customers can use their smartphones to pay and apply offers in both McDonald's restaurants and drive-thru lanes. With 14,000 US locations, McDonald's announcement marks the largest deployment of NFC-based mobile commerce...

Cousins Subs calls Johnsonville brat subs 'huge hit'

Cousins Subs and Johnsonville Sausage came together in the late summer to offer two limited-time-only subs, the Wisconsin Steak & Brat on Italian bread and the Wisconsin Brat & Bacon on pretzel bread. Justin McCoy, VP of Marketing at Cousins...

KFC Costa Rica wins regional operations competition

For the second time in three years, KFC Costa Rica has won Yum! Brands regional team challenge competition. The competition, called the C.H.A.M.P.S.

Baskin-Robbins turns to Twitter for Halloween promo

Baskin-Robbins has partnered with The Hershey Company for its new Spooktacular Twitter sweepstakes. All week, fans will have the chance to win a $50 Baskin-Robbins gift card and free Heath Bars for a year. To win, followers need to tweet...

Tim Hortons' dual-button Visa card receives Innovation Award

The CIBC Tim Hortons Double Double Visa Card was recognized with an IVIE award for payments innovation at the recent ACT Canada Annual Awards gala held in Toronto. According to a news release, the award was for Canadian Payments Benefiting...

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