Extreme Pita launches two new beverages

Extreme Pita announced the launch of two new beverages in restaurants at participating locations in Canada and the U.S. The beverages will be offered in one 12-ounce size and in two varieties for $2.49 or $1.99 when purchased with an entrée.

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s spotlight healthier menus via new websites

Sister chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are known for products such as the Western X-Tra Bacon Cheeseburger, the Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich and Philly Cheesesteak Thickburgers.   But the brands have shifted the spotlight to focus on its lighter options through its “Other Side” menus.

Arby’s initiatives lead to 7.6% reduction in energy use

Arby's Restaurant Group announced it has achieved energy reduction savings as part of a company-wide initiative, as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy. With its efforts, Arby’s achieved a 7.6-percent reduction in Energy Use Intensity in 2013. According to...

Wendy’s goes after Millennials with ‘90s nostalgia, Spotify partnership

Wendy’s #PretzelLoveSongs campaign officially released a new video from R&B group Boyz II Men this week, promoting the return of the brand’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger and pretzel pub chicken sandwich. Boyz II Men’s “Yes, Yes, Yes!” video and song interpret...

Manny’s Mediterranean Café launches text ordering option

Manny's Mediterranean Cafe in North Charleston, S.C. has  launched a text ordering option.

SK Planet Slydes into the US with new mobile shopping app

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile-commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, this week announced its beta launch of its touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app, according to a press release. Slyde, which consumers can download...

Taco John's reports 12% sales increase after digital menu board test

Taco John's is in the process of updating all of its restaurants with new digital menu boards, both in-store and at the drive-thru. According to a company news release, the test markets recorded a 12-percent increase in EZ Combo Meals...

McDonald’s largest franchisee named a ‘best place to work’

Arcos Dorados, McDonald’s largest franchisee with more than 2,000 restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, has been ranked No. 4 on the “best places to work in Latin America” list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Chicago Mayor pushes for $13 minimum wage

Earlier this week, a task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a recommendation that the city’s minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour by the year 2018. According to the Chicago Tribune, state lawmakers are expected to...

Vitamix CEO named regional Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Family Business Category in the Northeast Ohio region. Vitamix was founded by Berg’s great grandfather in 1921. According to a news...

JetBlue veteran named as Popeyes new VP of corporate communications

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has named Todd Burke as vice president of Corporate Communications. Burke will lead internal and external strategic communications, and the public and government affairs functions for the Popeyes brand. According to a news release, Burke’s experience includes...

Wienerschnitzel marks anniversary with 61-cent dogs

In honor of National Hot Dog Month and Wienerschnitzel’s 53rd anniversary, the company will offer 61-cent chili, mustard and Kraut dogs on July 20. The promotion is a nod to 1961, when Wienerschnitzel was founded in Wilmington, Calif. “National Hot...

Cups Frozen Yogurt debuts first California franchise location

Cups Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot will celebrate the grand opening of it first California franchise location in Torrance by offering free frozen yogurt from 4-7 pm on July 11. Cups is located at the Rolling Hills Plaza, 2533 Pacific...

Wendy’s pretzel bun offerings boomerang back to Canada

Wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger and pretzel pub chicken sandwiches have returned to its Canadian restaurants. The news comes a couple of weeks after Wendy’s announced the pretzel bun’s return to its U.S.

Flies twice as filthy as cockroaches, yet customers don't perceive threat

Restaurant patrons underestimate the health threats flies present, according to a new survey released by Orkin. Of the survey respondents, 61 percent would continue eating their meal after a fly touched and contaminated it, while just 3 percent of survey...

Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform

TouchTunes subsidiary Tanjarine announced today the launch of its integrated tabletop ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table solution. "Restaurants are seeing significant benefits from tablet solutions, and large chains have begun deploying them across the country. Until now, there hasn't been a...

Bojangles’ expects to hit $1B sales mark this year

Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc. has opened its 600th location and is opening one restaurant every six days.

School’s Out for Sliders? Alice Cooper now a White Castle hall of famer

White Castle has inducted “shock rocker” Alice Cooper into its Cravers Hall of Fame. Cooper’s 2014 All Bad Things tour recently stopped in White Castle’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where his induction took place. "When we heard about Cooper's life-long...

Marble Slab hosts BOGO happy hour for Ice Cream Day

Marble Slab Creamery locations in Canada will host a buy-one-get-one-free happy hour promotion to celebrate that country’s National Ice Cream Day July 20 from 11 a.m.

In-N-Out Burger scores high for guests’ ‘intent to return’

Market Research firm Technomic has released new data examining restaurant guests’ intent to return and their reasons for doing so, which vary by generation, according to the research. The research reveals that more consumers report they will return in the...

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