Burger King intros Four Cheese Whopper

Burger King has added four kinds of cheese to its signature Whopper for the release of its latest LTO, appropriately named the Four Cheese Whopper. According to the company, the new offering includes 1/4 lb.

Sloan's Ice Cream steps outside of South Florida

Sloan's Ice Cream will open the doors to its first Southern California franchise location in the San Diego's Westfield UTC Shopping Centre on Black Friday, Nov. 28.

Tim Hortons kicks off holidays with new, personalized e-gifting option

Tim Hortons has launched a new e-gifting option to kick off the holiday season. Customers can now create a personalized virtual or plastic photo Tim Card from their computer or mobile device to text, email or ship anywhere in Canada or the US. The new e-gifting option is available at TimHortons.com or the TimmyMe mobile app.

Wienerschnitzel revamps website as part of push toward younger consumer base

Wienerschnitzel's revamped website went live this week, featuring design elements aimed at attracting a younger consumer base. According to a news release, the website has an emphasis on food and community, as well as social platforms and activities. A hashtag-powered...

Burger 21, zpizza rank high on franchising list

Franchiserankings.com, a provider of reviews and ratings on franchises, has released its top 10 best food franchises for the month of November. According to a news release, each month thousands of franchisees around the world are asked to provide feedback...

Restaurants' commitment to sustainability influencing younger customers

New research from Packaged Facts finds that sustainability initiatives are increasingly important to restaurant consumers. According to the Future of Foodservice: Food and Beverage Menu Trends & Opportunities report, women and higher-income consumers are especially receptive to menu claims that promote sustainability.

FAQ's about the FDA's final menu regulations

The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.

Webinar will tackle 'Hot or Not' trends for employers

How much will big data cost in 2015? How can restaurants mitigate rising costs and increasingly competitive labor markets?

Canadian 'Express Entry' program will remove caps on cooks, managers

Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.

Vitamix CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi L. Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner. According to a news release, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who "demonstrate...

Green Leaf's and Bananas hosting holiday Facebook giveaway

Villa Enterprises Management's Green Leaf’s and Bananas restaurants are hosting a Holiday Facebook Give-Away from now through Jan.

Dunkin' Donuts plans 2016 entry into San Francisco

Dunkin' Donuts has signed multistore development agreements with five franchise groups for a total commitment of 63 new restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Palm Springs and Bakersfield, California, throughout the next several years. The...

Int'l Franchise Association adds two executives

The International Franchise Association has added two government relations and public policy professionals to its team. They include: Elizabeth Hays Taylor, most recently chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, will join IFA Dec.

White Castle promo card program returns for holiday season

White Castle's promo card program has returned in time for the holiday shopping season. For every $25 spent on White Castle gift cards; the purchaser receives a $5 promo card. The promo card is valid from Jan.

Cinnabon debuts Bon Bake shop concept

The Bon Bake Shop by Cinnabon made its debut this week in Houston's Willowbrook Mall. The mall is serving as a test location for the new concept, which features bite-sized treats and a variety of unique toppings. According to a...

Consumer confidence grows, but costs pressure profits

Despite increased consumer confidence, increased costs -- beef is up 39 percent -- are making it tough for restaurants to earn a profit.

Business diners spend 6% more than leisure diners

Concur, a provider of spend management solutions, has released an analysis showing the habits of business diners and their benefits to restaurant revenue. Supported by insights from Table8, the analysis also sheds light on business dining trends in the US...

Dunkin' Donuts' mobile payment and gifting app surpasses 10 million downloads

Dunkin' Donuts today announced that it has achieved two digital milestones: 2 million DD Perks Rewards loyalty members. Surpassing more than 10 million downloads of the Dunkin' Mobile App for mobile payment and gifting. To celebrate, the brand will recognize...

Syrus Restaurant Information Services adds Android app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...

Restaurant groups deride lack of Renewable Fuel Standard decision

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay the 2014 ethanol volume mandate, a move that will continue to affect commodities costs. The announcement was greeted with strong opposition from restaurant industry organizations. "We are disappointed that the...

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