Doc Popcorn plans 100 locations in Chile, Peru

Doc Popcorn has announced plans to add 100 new units in Chile and Peru throughout the next 15 years following a recently executed master franchise agreement with Alice Keh and her husband, Patricio Haristoy. The first Doc Popcorn location will...

Tim Hortons taps social media celebrities for ugly sweater promotion

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is launching its 2014 holiday packaging and the "Tims Tacky Sweater" social campaign. Fans are encouraged to share their tacky sweater moments on Twitter, Instagram and Vine using #TimsTackySweater. To reward them, the chain...

Domestic tea sales jump 6%

According to new research from the American Botanical Council, sales of loose, bagged, concentrated and herbal tea in the US increased by 5.9 percent in 2013, totally $1.7B. Ready-to-drink tea sales in the US remained relatively flat at $2.3B. According...

Arby's debuts fast casual-inspired design in Tennessee

Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. announced the opening of a new restaurant design and format in White House, Tennessee. According to the company, the new design, called "Inspire," aims to "deliver fast casual aesthetics while employing QSR economics." Arby's began remodeling...

Dunkin' Donuts hosts Twitter sweepstakes for National Espresso Day

To celebrate National Espresso Day, Nov. 23, Dunkin' Donuts is hosting a Latte Love Twitter sweepstakes beginning today and continuing through the weekend.

Sonic gets assist from Kevin Durant for healthier menu item development

Sonic has reached a multiyear endorsement agreement with NBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist Kevin Durant. As part of the agreement, Durant will serve as a national brand ambassador to collaborate on the development of new, healthier menu items. Durant...

Popeyes expands TravelCenters of America footprint

TravelCenters of America LLC has announced the opening of two new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants at TA Jacksonville South, located at I-95, Exit 329, in Jacksonville, Florida, and Petro Dodge City at I-65, Exit 299, in Hanceville, Alabama. Both new...

Carvel makes Andes Mints center of new treat lineup

Carvel has introduced a new line of treats made with Andes Mints for a limited time. The new offerings include: Hand-Scooped Peppermint Ice Cream made with chunks of Andes Mints Andes Mints Sundae Dasher featuring peppermint soft ice cream with...

Yum! Brands' incoming CEO named as director of the board

Yum! Brands has named Greg Creed, 57, as director of the board. Creed will take over the company's helm as CEO on Jan.

Jack in the Box improves operating margin despite California wage pressures

Jack in the Box, parent company of Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant brands, announced its Q4 and FY results this week. Jack in the Box's Q4 same-store sales were up 3.1 percent at both company and franchised locations. This is compared to a decrease of 0.2 percent during the same period last year. For the fiscal year, ended Sept.

Square launches free POS app

The cloud-based point-of-sale solution tracks sales and manages items and inventory.

Intuit, Revel Systems developing QuickBooks POS

The new offering automatically syncs sales, payments, inventory, CRM and payroll data to QuickBooks.

Swipely ramping up in the restaurant space

Business insights provider Swipely is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its cloud-based platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In the last six months, Swipely said it has doubled sales under management and provides insights on more...

NRA, SBA encouraging shoppers to #DineSmall on Nov. 29

The partnership will encourage shoppers to patronize local restaurants while shopping on Small Business Saturday.

ChowNow partners with Yelp for online ordering

Online ordering and marketing platform ChowNow now integrates with the Yelp Transaction Platform to allow restaurants to take orders directly from their Yelp business page.

Dairy Queen brings back Candy Cane Chill Blizzard as featured Blizzard of the Month

The Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat, Candy Cane Chill Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat and the Candy Cane Chill Royal Shake will all be available Nov. 29 through Dec. 31.

Koch Foods disputes 'Mercy for Animals' cruelty claim

Among other claims, Koch foods says it has not provided chicken to Chick-Fil-A since April 2013.

San Francisco restaurant workers get $4M in back pay

Workers at Yank Sing restaurant were granted back pay for minimum wage, meal, rest period and other labor code violations.

30% of holiday shoppers plan to pay with mobile wallet

More than 40 percent of holiday shoppers intend to use mobile payments at coffee shops and fast food restaurants.

Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

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