Data breach extends beyond Jimmy John's to other restaurants

Data breach extended beyond 216 Jimmy John's restaurants to include 108 other restaurants.

Quiznos stepping up drive-thru presence in Central America

Franchisee president says AUVs for Quiznos' locations in Latin America are about double those in the US.

GrubHub data reveals gender differences in takeout ordering patterns

The findings of a recent analysis of a year's worth of GrubHub data reveals differences in what, when and where men and women order takeout.

Restaurant Association, UnitedHealthcare partner up for member discounts

The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...

Hardee's franchisee kicks off Special Olympics fundraiser

On Tuesday, Hardee's restaurants in Virginia operated by franchisee Boddie-Noell Enterprises will begin the sale of $1 and $5 stars to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. The annual fundraiser called, "When You Give, We All Win" features Nick, a...

NY-area McDonald's restaurants celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

McDonald's restaurants in the New York Tri-State Area are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing baseball legend Mariano Rivera as part of the McDonald's "Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas" (Celebrating our Legends) program. According to a news release, the program, now in...

Global foodservice trends driven by QSR segment performance

Higher check averages at restaurants around the world during Q2 helped to increase the overall consumer spending in every country except Spain and Italy, according to new data from The NPD Group. NPD's Crest foodservice market research shows that traffic...

Taco Bell spotlights Big Box for PlayStation promo

Taco Bell today announced a cobranded, six-week promotion with Sony Computer Entertainment America that offers fans a chance to win a limited edition PlayStation4 Destiny Bundle every 15 minutes. Beginning Oct.

Sonic adds Yum! Brands veteran to oversee operations

Sonic has hired Harold Ceron as its senior vice president of Sonic Restaurants Inc., the arm of Sonic Corp. that operates company-owned locations.

Food truck revenue expected to increase by 76% in next five years

The food truck segment began picking up steam around 2008, with many concepts abandoning more expensive brick-and-mortar bills during the Great Recession. According to the National League of Cities, there are no signs of this marketing slowing down – food...

Subway partners up with Taylor Swift for marketing, mobile campaign

Subway and Diet Coke today announced a partnership to launch a promotional campaign featuring Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift. As part of the #MeetTaylor campaign, Subway guests will be given opportunities to meet Swift on her 2015 tour in support of her new album (called 1989), which will be released on Oct.

Cousins' Subs sends loyal fan to NASCAR event

Cousins Subs has announced John Stoll of Franklin, Wisconsin is the grand prize winner of its "Peel & Grab The Wheel" sweepstakes.

UAE Cinnabon franchisee deploys WAND digital menu boards

Focus Brands International franchisee Cravia has deployed digital menu boards in its new Cinnabon location in Dubai. The boards include WAND Digital software to optimize in-store marketing.

Ben & Jerry's opening two-store flagship store in Brazil

On Sept. 28, Ben & Jerry's will open a new flagship store in São Paulo, Brazil.

Survey launched to track restaurant menu prices

Restaurant supply chain co-op SpenDifference has launched the latest survey in its menu price tracking study program. U.S.

McDonald's flagship Monopoly promo adds experiential prizes

Monopoly at McDonald's will return Sept. 30 for its 22nd edition.

Taco John’s pressured to take action for 'gaytard' incident (updated)

The ACLU has started a "Stand with Tyler" campaign aimed at Taco John's for an alleged bullying incident involving one of its franchised restaurants. Tyler Brandt, a 16-year-old employee at the Taco John's restaurant in Yankton, South Dakota, claims his...

Seasonal hiring outlook solid, according to survey

Eighty-nine percent of employers anticipate hiring the same number of seasonal workers as 2013, or perhaps more.

Arby's recognizes top suppliers

Arby's Restaurant Group and ARCOP, the company's supply chain coop, have recognized seven partners with the Red Hat Supplier Awards during its annual franchise convention last weekend in Las Vegas. Awards are given to Arby's suppliers who have "provided superior...

Wendy's adds BBQ pulled pork menu to close out summer

Wendy's has introduced three new BBQ pulled pork offerings: BBQ pulled pork sandwich, BBQ pulled pork cheeseburger and BBQ pulled pork cheese fries. According to a news release, the new offerings feature hickory-smoked pulled pork that's shredded, not chopped. Wendy's...

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