HR director provides tips for discrimination claims

Director of Human Resources David Peasall at FrankCrum, a professional employer organization, spoke out about why companies should prepare for the possibility of discrimination suits

Franchise Rankings names 10 best franchises

Franchiserankings.com announced rankings for Best Overall Franchises and Best Food Franchises for October 2014..

Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite announce SoCal expansion plans

Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite plan to open dozens of locations together in Southern California.

Culinary Software Services releases Cheftec Xt4

Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.

Venuelabs launches free social listening tool for small businesses

AboutLocal lets small retailers listen to and engage with their customers in real time across hundreds of disparate online channels.

Dunkin' Donuts gets into the Halloween spirit

Dunkin' Donuts has announced the return of its seasonal Boston Scream Donut in time for Halloween. A variation of the brand’s Boston Kreme Donut, the Boston Scream Donut includes a special orange icing drizzle design. Dunkin' Donuts is also serving a Halloween Pumpkin Donut, shaped to resemble a jack-o-lantern.

Tim Hortons raises record amount for annual charity fundraiser

Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners raised a record $5.3-plus million in support of local charities during the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign. For one week, Tim Hortons guests could purchase a chocolate chunk Smile Cookies for $1, with...

Mister Donut plans mobile loyalty program rollout after successful pilot

El Salvador franchise Mister Donut is testing a mobile loyalty pilot program with Mozido. Mister Donut initially rolled out the mobile loyalty initiative, Orange World, with Mozido to seven of its restaurants in order to gain better insight into their...

Lightspeed adds restaurants to POS portfolio

Commerce platform provider Lightspeed has announced its entry into the hospitality industry with the launch of Lightspeed Restaurant. According to a news release, Lightspeed now serves 21,000 businesses processing over $8.2B in sales annually. The company also announced that it...

Groupon launches business ratings platform

Groupon has launched more than 7 million new listings for merchants called Pages, a platform that includes ratings, tips, money-saving opportunities and other information about merchants throughout the US. For the first time, Groupon is using a platform to publish...

Baskin-Robbins partners with Hallmark Channel for Countdown to Christmas flavors

Baskin-Robbins and the Hallmark Channel have formed a strategic partnership to promote the premiere of one of the network's new original Countdown to Christmas movies, NorthPole. Beginning Nov.

Zomato restaurant discovery service launches in Canada

Zomato plans to expand across Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas in the coming months.

Krystal offers signature sandwich combo for 82 cents to mark birthday

All day today, more than 350 Krystal restaurants in the Southeast will offer its signature sandwiches as part of a combo deal for 82 cents, to mark the brand's 82nd birthday. Breakfast visitors can order a Sunriser sandwich with a...

Mahana releases tool for mobile payment benchmarking

Restaurants can benchmark their implementation, use and acceptance of emerging mobile payment technologies against the industry using Mahana's Payment Experience Evaluation Report

The Howard Company adds SpeedThru Drive-Thru Headset Systems to product line

The Howard Company has partnered with Wentworth Technology to provide its SpeedThru headset communication systems as part of Howard's drive-thru product line for the QSR industry. According to a news release, Wentworth spent almost two years of end user research...

Wienerschnitzel’s 'Visionary Department' launches campaigns to woo younger customers

Wienerschnitzel has announced its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing, a North Carolina-based professional supercross and motocross team, as a sponsor and the "official hot dog." According to a news release, the sponsorship agreement was spearheaded by J.R. Galardi, 25, son...

McDonald's transparency campaign grabs millennials' attention

McDonald's experienced brief quality perception and purchase consideration lifts with the millennial demographic following the introduction of its new transparency campaign. However, according to YouGov BrandIndex research, there has not been a similar improvement in quality perception with either mothers...

Cousins adds turkey bacon guacamole LTO

Cousins Subs has introduced two limited-time-only sub sandwiches: the Steak Mushroom Swiss and the Turkey Bacon Guacamole. The Steak Mushroom Swiss returns to the menu and is served on Italian bread with steak, bacon, Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, onions and...

C-stores continue to elevate foodservice offerings in market share fight

The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...

Auntie Anne's Pretzels plants flag in Israel, Aruba

Auntie Anne's Pretzels has announced its entry into two new countries with recently opened locations in Reina Beatrix Airport in Aruba and Gold Mall in Rishon LeZion, Israel. The Israeli franchise owners, Michel Sabag and Itzik Gola, have signed an...

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