Dunkin' Brands gets a lift from Baskin-Robbins US sales

Dunkin' Brands reported its Q3 results Thursday, which included 2-percent comp store sales growth at Dunkin' Donuts, and a 5.8-percent jump at Baskin-Robbins US. Revenue was up 3.4 percent. The company added 120 net new Dunkin' Donuts locations domestically. Despite...

HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts

HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...

Restaurant Association’s EVP named a 'Top Lobbyist'

Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...

Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives

Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Paris Burger King is a whopper

Burger King opened its 13,000 square foot flagship Paris restaurant.

GPS Hospitality Partners purchases 39 Cincinnati-area Burger Kings

An Atlanta-based franchise group has purchased 39 Burger King restaurants in the Cincinnati area.

McDonald's Big Lunchbox popping up Down Under

McDonald's is using a pop up restaurant to promote its new rump beef offering in Australia.

Cousins Subs awards $1,000 to Literacy Green Bay

The Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation has awarded Literacy Green Bay a $1,000 grant to support its Read & Lead Tutoring Program.

Captain D's opens company store featuring coastal redesign

Captain D's is stepping up its company-owned store game with the opening of its new restaurant in the Five Points area of Birmingham on Oct. 20.

Carl's Jr./Green Burrito bring back Crisp Burritos

Crisp Burritos are back on the menu at all participating Carl's Jr./Green Burrito co-branded location.

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...

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