Sonic Candy Slush line to appeal to millennials

After a year of success from mixing bits of candy into its Slushes, Sonic will expand it Candy Slush line to include drinks with popping candy and crushed Jolly Ranchers.

Checkers & Ralley's to develop up to 50 units

Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. is set to develop ten new franchisee partnerships and plans to add 40-50 new locations throughout the country.

Colonel Sanders brought back to life for KFC's 75th anniversity

For its 75th anniversary KFC is bringing back the Colonel. Former SNL start Darrel Hammond will play Colonel Harland Sanders reincarnated 35 years after his death at age 90.

Crowdfunding a potential source of financing for restaurants

Restaurants in Arkansas are utilizing a new source for alternative funding: crowdfunding.

KFC first QSR to enter Myanmar

KFC is the first major US fast food chain to enter Myanmar.

Former Arby's VP joins CiCi's

CiCi's Pizza, a pizza buffet concept, announced the promotion of Steven Jones to chief operating officer.

L.A. raises minimum wage to $15

The city of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the U.S., voted Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from the current $9.

Tim Hortons intros Nutella baked goods

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop announced that for a limited time, the company will offer baked goods featuring the hazelnut spread Nutella.

Wienerschnitzel partners with Hildebrand for Indy 500

Wienerschnitzel announced its sponsorship of American race car driver J.R. Hildebrand for the 2015 Indianapolis 500.

Concern over GMOs increasing, NPD study says

Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms, according to a report from The NPD Group.

Carl's Jr. opens first unit in Colombia

Burger chain Carl's Jr. opened its first restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.

Texas Chicken to open 7 units in Bulgaria

Texas Chicken, sister brand to Church's Chicken, struck a deal to expand to Bulgaria.

Mediterranean cuisine growing in popularity, study says

Food Genius, a foodservice data provider, published a new monthly industry analytics presentation focused on Mediterranean cuisine.

Checkers & Rally's, Toppers Pizza crack Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises report

Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. announced it was ranked as the No. 1 restaurant franchise by Franchise Business Review in its Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015 special report.

Little Caesars ranked No. 1 in value, affordable QSRs

Sandelman & Associates ranked Little Caesars No. 1 for value and affordability of 148 fast food and pizza restaurant chains in its Quick-Track 2014 Study Annual Awards of Excellence.

Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut partner with Visa Checkout

Visa Checkout, the online check out service that Visa launched less than a year ago, announced new partnerships with brands such as Dunkin' Donuts and Pizza Hut.

NRF: Obama’s overtime rules will 'hollow out' management jobs

The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and trigger a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, according to the National Retail Federation.

Global foodservice sales increasing

New data from Market Research Company Euromonitor’s has found that global consumer foodservice value increased over 5.4 percent in 2014, with over USD $2.7 trillion dollars in sales

NPD: Bird flu outbreaks concerning consumers

More than half of U.S. consumers are concerned about bird flu outbreaks and the dangers they pose to their food safety.

IFA warns Cuomo NYC wage increase is discriminatory

The International Franchise Association President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the below statement as part of an effort to warn New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that any increase in a city's minimum wage should be applied uniformly to all types of businesses.

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