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.

Taco John’s marking coffee day early

While a variety of QSR chains celebrate International Coffee Day by offering free java Sept. 29, Taco John's is getting an early start.

Sonic's top franchisee recognized for embracing technology

Sonic has presented its Troy Smith Hall of Fame award to franchisee Buddy McClain. The award is the highest offered by the Sonic system and is named after the brand’s founder. McClain is the CEO of MVP Sonics.

Heartland adds mobile and online ordering solution

Heartland Payment has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants. The solution, called Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, was released in partnership with ToGoTechnologies. "Restaurants are looking for a competitive mobile ordering solution that will match the functionality...

PAR Technology acquires restaurant POS software provider

PAR Technology Corporation has announced its acquisition of Brink Software Inc., a provider of cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants. The acquisition will give PAR Technology the ability to develop, deploy and service cloud technology solutions for quick-serve, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, according to a news release.

McDonald's offering giveaways for Apple's iPhone 6 customers

McDonald's is leveraging its partnership with Apple to offer surprise activations for people waiting in line today for the iPhone 6 launch. McDonald's brand ambassadors are on site today at the Apple flagship store in New York City, as well...

McDonald’s increases quarterly dividend by 5%

McDonald's board of directors this week declared a quarterly cash dividend of 85 cents per share, payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record on Dec.

Burger King's largest franchisee adds 30 more restaurants

Carrols Restaurant Group announced Thursday that it is expanding its Burger King portfolio with the acquisition of 30 restaurants in North Carolina. Burger King's largest franchisee exercised its right of first refusal to purchase the 30 units in eastern North...

Restaurant organizations urging return to 40-hour full-time definition

Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.

Chick-fil-A adds mobile payment app in Ohio markets

Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, area can now pay for their meals through their smartphone. The chain has rolled out a new mobile payment system in this market, according to Fox 19 News. The free app is available on Android and iOS platforms.

Krispy Kreme joins sustainable palm oil bandwagon

Following Dunkin Donuts announcement Wednesday that is has committed to sourcing only 100-percent sustainable palm oil by 2016, Krispy Kreme made a similar pledge. On its website, Krispy Kreme said its efforts to source "responsible" palm oil began in January...

Auntie Anne's testing Meijer superstore locations

Auntie Anne's has opened a test unit in a Meijer superstore location in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Kitchen Innovation nominations now being accepted

The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards – the program's 11th year. According to a news release, the KI Awards recognize foodservice equipment and technology advancements. Winners are demonstrated at the annual NRA Show in May in Chicago in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion.

Krispy Kreme expands share repurchase program

Krispy Kreme's board of directors has increased the company's current share repurchase program from $80 million to $105 million. The current authorization was originally approved by the board in July 2013, and was increased from $50 million to $80 million...

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