Del Taco installing benefits software to manage Obamacare requirements

Del Taco has selected BenefitFocus' HR InTouch Marketplace cloud-based benefits software solution to support benefits administration and relative requirements from the Affordable Care Act. According to a news release, HR InTouch Marketplace will provide Del Taco with a single online...

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s facilitate a Paris Hilton comeback

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's TV spot for the new Texas BBQ Thickburger pays homage to Paris Hilton's 2005 commercial for the brands, titled "I love Paris." The newest installment features a Texas twist on the original, which featured Hilton in...

TCBY and Mrs. Fields will debut dual-brand locations in LA

Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, plans to expand to debut its dual-brand layout in Los Angeles. The dual-branded locations will mark TCBY’s return to the LA market after not having been there since 2010, according to a news release.

Tyson Foods sells poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil.

Dunkin' Donuts continues Minnesota expansion

Dunkin' Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minn., and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015. According to a...

Popeyes comes up with another tear-apart LTO

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has introduced a new LTO that guests can tear apart – the Tear'n Tenderloin Chicken is available now through Aug. 25.

San Diego City Council passes minimum wage hike

On Monday, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, according to a report from Reuters. It's not a done deal. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has threatened to veto the bill, has 10 business days to act.

California franchisee acquires 39 Wendy’s restaurants

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Cotti Foods has received a $39.4 million business loan from GE Capital’s Franchise Finance for the acquisition of 30 Wendy’s restaurants, the remodeling of existing units and the development of new units. According to a news...

Wendy’s testing build-your-own sandwich model

The build-your-own model is quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception in the restaurant industry, thanks to fast casual players such as Chipotle. It has made its way into the pizza space and even McDonald's has tried out the model. Now, Wendy's is testing a build-your-own sandwich program.

Arby’s shifts focus to proteins with new marketing campaign

Arby's execs believe high quality meats are the brand's unique differentiator in the QSR segment.

KFC Canada’s fast casual concept plans expansion, beer menu

KFC Canada announced the expansion of its KFC Fresh fast casual concept, which first made its debut in December 2013. "KFC Fresh began as Canada's incubator for signature innovation, so we're delighted to announce that we're expanding and evolving the...

QSR workers hold first convention to support minimum wage fight

More than 1,000 quick-service employees from around the country participated in the first-ever National Fast-Food Worker Convention last weekend. The convention was held in Chicago and included speakers such as Rep.

McDonald’s Japan cuts off China chicken supply

McDonald’s Japan announced that it will stop selling all chicken products from China, and will also stop selling chicken McNuggets in Hong Kong, following the recent scandal alleging that its Chinese supplier, Husi Food Co., was selling expired meat. McDonald’s...

El Pollo Loco begins public trading at $15 per share

On Thursday, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,142,857 shares of common stock at $15 per share. According to a news release, in addition, El Pollo Loco has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,071,429 shares.

Younger consumers prioritize speed of service and technology

Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74 percent of the U.S. population, and make up a majority of foodservice consumers.

Bloomberg puts Burger King CEO’s age, experience under microscope

Bloomberg Businessweek’s cover today shows a booster seat on top of a throne with the accompanying headline, "Burger King is run by children." The story’s spotlight centers on CEO Daniel Schwartz, who is 33 years old and one of the...

Whole Grains Council sets topics for November conference

Oldways and its Whole Grains Council have announced its conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston.

Nestlé Toll House Café marks two openings in a week

A new Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip opens today at the Sikes Senter Mall in Wichita Falls, Texas, marking the state’s 25th location. The location is one of 18 cafés set to open this year under a master lease...

Roy Rogers continues East Coast expansion

Roy Rogers Restaurants has signed a franchise agreement with Ed Abramson for a new location in Brick, N.J. The Brick Roy Rogers is projected to open in early 2015, marking the franchisee’s second restaurant opening in the Ocean County market....

Focus Brands selects purchasing group to manage supply chain

Focus Brands Inc. has selected restaurant supply chain buying group SpenDifference to manage purchasing for its more than 3,000 domestic locations across six concepts.

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