Independent restaurants experience slowed traffic

The strength and marketing clout of major and small restaurant chains kept total restaurant industry traffic flat instead of declining in the April/May/June quarter, while visits to independent restaurants declined by 2 percent, according to new research from The NPD Group.

QSR employees plan 150-city strike this week

Quick-service employees in more than 150 cities are planning on walking off their jobs this Thursday as part of their ongoing protest for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union. The strikes originally began in late...

Arby’s recruits meat supplier for childhood hunger fight

The John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, and Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. have teamed up to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

Handel’s ice cream franchise generated $1M in sales in 2013

The Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt franchise in Redondo Beach, Calif., generated $1 million in sales last year and owner Paul Danylik said it is on track to surpass that this year.

Dunkin’ Donuts marks full-service debut in California

Dunkin' Donuts announced the opening of its first full expression locations on the West Coast, which are now open in Modesto and Santa Monica, Calif.

McDonald’s China adding more supplier audits

McDonald’s plans to add more supplier audits in China following the July investigation that uncovered egregious food safety violations, including the sale of expired meat.

Golden Chick experiences drive-thru boost with NCR Timer installation

Golden Chick has added the NCR Drive-Thru Timer to its system after a successful pilot.

Sonic Drive-In adds to premium chicken, dessert lines

Sonic Drive-In has introduced a new Cheesy Pub Chicken Sandwich, which includes a grilled or crispy chicken breast with a pub-style cheddar cheese sauce, white cheddar cheese, caramelized onion sauce, lettuce and tomato on a whole grain ciabatta bun.

Pumpkin flavors return to Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme has brought back its Pumpkin Spice Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnuts, available now through Nov. 27 at participating U.S. and Canadian locations.

KFC UK overhauls its menu

The KFC brand has introduced a new menu in the UK and Ireland markets that includes pulled barbecued chicken. According to Marketing Magazine, the new menu is the "biggest overhaul" in the past 20 years. Also included is the Ultimate Burger, Chicken Twister Wrap and Lil' Wrap.

Verne Troyer named celebrity judge for Krispy Kreme's film contest

Actor Verne Troyer, known for his work in the Austin Powers movie franchise, has been named as a judge for the second annual Krispy Kreme Film Festival in Canada. Troyer will announce the winning film Sept. 10 at a red carpet event in Toronto.

Baskin-Robbins intros pumpkin cheesecake ice cream

To celebrate the fall season, Baskin-Robbins has introduced a new flavor – pumpkin cheesecake – that will also be the brand’s September Flavor of the Month.

Farmer Boys launches Children's Hospital fundraising campaign

Farmer Boys will raise money for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital-LLUCH throughout the month of September.

Restaurant Performance Index declines in July

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline in July.

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens promotes high school graduation pledges

The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens partnered with GetSchooled and Viacom to encourage teens to finish high school.

Dunkin' Donuts partners with Penn State

Dunkin' Donuts of Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania is partnering with Penn State Athletics for promotions.

DQ may be latest victim of data breach

Dairy Queen may have been hit with a data breach that could put customers at risk of credit card fraud.

Russian courts uphold closing of three McDonalds

Russian courts have upheld the temporary closure of McDonalds' three units in Moscow.

Meritage Hospitality Group acquires 20 Atlanta Wendy's units

Meritage Hospitality Group has acquired 20 Wendy's units in Atlanta.

Arby's adds gyros to menu

Arby's will add beef and turkey gyros to their menu on Sept. 1.

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