Popeyes offering new (beer-less) beer can chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced today its new menu offering, beer can chicken. According to Hector Munoz, CMO, the new LTO was inspired from backyard grills and Southern barbecues. "The legendary beer can seasonings and Popeyes' dedication to true southern-cooked food...

Growing income gap affecting restaurant industry traffic

The income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans is the widest its been in 100 years, according to the Pew Research Center. Those who identify as "middle class" has also never been lower. This macroeconomic trend is having a...

Restaurant chains falling short on healthy option promises

A new white paper from Technomic, titled "Better-for-You Chains: Consumer Ratings of Restaurants' Health Offerings," shows that a majority of consumers are unsatisfied with restaurant chain's availability of healthy options. A majority of consumers said it's important for brands, including...

NRA to participate in US Food Waste Challenge webinar

The webinar, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, will offer information on reducing food waste through food donation.

Dunkin' launches children's hunger fundraiser with dark roast rollout

Dunkin' Donuts' new Rainforest Alliance Certified Dark Roast Coffee is now available at restaurants nationwide. The blend was first introduced in California last month and is available hot, iced and in K-Cup packs. The brand has tapped E! host Maria Menounos to help promote the nationwide launch.

Doc Popcorn adds pink popcorn for breast cancer fundraising campaign

Doc Popcorn has developed a new limited-edition flavor for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Sweet Pink will be topped with a cherry-flavored pink glaze and will be released during the chain’s annual Popping for Pink fundraising campaign for...

Taco John's adds guest feedback platform

Taco John's has added InMoment's cloud-based customer experience optimization platform. The platform will be used for Tell TJ, Taco John's guest satisfaction survey program. "The customer experience has always been at the heart of Taco's John's culture," said Shawn Eby, VP of operations, in a news release.

Tim Hortons focuses on new dark roast for coffee promo

Tim Hortons is inviting Canadians to celebrate National Coffee Day with a $1 small dark roast offer from now through Sept. 29.

New Carl's Jr., Hardee’s burger piles on the bacon

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced the new Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger, featuring thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon piled on top of a Black Angus beef Thickburger patty, along with American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise. Actress and model...

Krispy Kreme joins Coffee Day celebrations

Krispy Kreme has joined in on the National Coffee Day plans, offering a free 12-oz. cup of house, decaf or dark roast coffee for free on Sept.

Krystal replacing CEO

Doug Pendergast, who was named CEO of Krystal in April 2012, has been abruptly replaced by interim CEO Harsha Agadi, reports the Times Free Press. Agadi is the chairman of Krystal’s board and former Church’s Chicken CEO. Pendergast was the...

Lavu iPad POS advances localized solutions for European restaurants

Lavu is aiming to strengthen its European reach by adding hardware integrations, support and partnerships.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

Remodeled Colorado McDonald's includes solar-friendly windows

A remodeled McDonald's restaurant has re-opened in Boulder, Colo., with new features such as wooden tables, partition walls, digital menu boards with video and flatscreen TVs. The restaurant is also designed with red, grey and black colors, rather than the brand's signature gold.

Tim Hortons US launches weeklong coffee promotion

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is celebrating National Coffee Week with the launch of any size coffee in regular or dark roast for $1. The offer is good from today through Sept.

White Castle intros Italian-inspired Sliders

White Castle today sent out a promotional email announcing its new Slider Italiano Fest. The Italiano Fest includes new menu items such as mozzarella cheese sticks, a crispy chicken Italiano Slider, a grilled chicken Italiano Slider; and a pizza Slider....

McDonald’s commits to further health and wellness strategies

In a letter to World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, CEOs of food and non-alcoholic beverage companies and members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, which includes McDonald's, announced a set of enhanced global commitments that will guide...

PAR launches PAR Tablet 10, PAR Tablet 8 accessories

New tablet features larger, 10-inch screen format.

Dunkin' Donuts extends coffee day promo overseas

Dunkin' Donuts’ has announced its first Global Coffee Day celebration, which will be held Sept. 29. For three years, Dunkin' Donuts has celebrated National Coffee Day in the US with special offers.

New England Food Show's partnership with the NRA to begin in 2016

Beginning in 2016, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's newly announced partnership with the National Restaurant Association for the New England Food Show will begin. The NEFS is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Northeast, according to a news release.

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