ChefTec adds Lot Tracking to ChefTec xt3

Culinary Software Services announced the availability of Lot Tracking as an add-on feature in the recently released ChefTec xt3. "The ChefTec Lot Tracking Module allows the operators to quickly establish the source and movement of the affected food items and...

Latest Chinese supply chain crisis hits Yum! Brands' sales 'significantly'

Yum! Brands said the latest supply chain crisis in China has caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at its KFC and Pizza Hut brands in that market. Reuters reported that if this impact is sustained, it will have a "material"...

McDonald’s sued by Russian regulators

A Russian federal agency has sued McDonald's, claiming its nutritional content is "misrepresented." According to UPI, the agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, has begun an investigation into alleged antibiotics in the brand's cheese. A spokesperson for the agency said the investigation began after...

McDonald’s ordered to pay $27M in teens’ death trial

On Wednesday, a Texas jury awarded a $27 million verdict against McDonald's after finding that lax security at one of the chain's restaurants contributed to the deaths of two Texas teenagers in 2012. According to a news release, Blinn College...

Chase transactions at QSRs up 15 percent in two years

New data from the Chase Freedom Lifestyle Index suggests that consumers welcomed warmer weather by spending more time outdoors in Q2 2014 after a harsh winter: The Index reveals year-over-year spending increases on tolls (+20 percent) and theme parks (+7 percent).   Quick-service spending has also been on a positive trajectory.

Blimpie introduces Hoboken Hero sub to mark milestone anniversary

Blimpie continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the Hoboken Hero, an Italian sub sandwich that includes pepperoni, salami, prosciuttini and provolone. The sub is a limited time offer, available in stores nationwide now until Oct.

Dairy Queen recruits soccer analyst Ray Hudson for Blizzard campaign

Dairy Queen has recruited international soccer analyst and former all-star Ray Hudson to help promote its new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard. Hudson stars in the brand's new national TV commercial promoting the Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat. Check out a video of...

McDonald's under fire from parent group for 'Dating Naked' sponsorship

The Parents Television Council is asking McDonald's to reconsider its sponsorship of VH1's reality TV show, "Dating Naked." The show features contestants who date each other in the nude. The council said in a news release that McDonald's ads have...

MyCheck's full integration with POSitouch aimed at restaurants

MyCheck has announced a complete integration into POSitouch point-of-sale software for quick-service and full-service restaurants. According to a news release, the MyCheck install onto POSitouch systems is done remotely and involves the implementation of a button straight onto the payment...

NoshList adds new reservations feature for restaurants, retailers

NoshList has added reservations and scheduling features to its app, to help businesses further manage their daily wait lists. The Reservations feature has been added to the company's iPad, Android and web platforms. It can be used to make reservations...

Taco John's selects new CMO from ad agency

Taco John's has named Billie Jo Waara as its new chief marketing officer. Waara has more than a decade of marketing experience in the restaurant, tourism, banking, retail and communications industries. According to a news release, Waara's main focus will...

Culver's awards educational scholarships to employees

Culver's Very Important Partners Scholarship Program has awarded $317,000 to 254 team members nationwide in 2014 to help them further their education. Culver’s VIP Foundation is a nonprofit entity that was developed in 2002 to assist team members in achieving...

Cinnabon adds seasonal berries to signature rolls

Cinnabon has introduced a Wild Berry product line featuring raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries atop the brand's signature rolls, MiniBon rolls and Center of the Rolls. "This summer, the Wild Berry product line will offer Cinnabon fans everywhere the chance...

LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

WFF launches campaign to advance women leaders

The Women's Foodservice Forum has launched the WFF 100K Strong Commitment Campaign, an industry-wide "call to action” to support the advancement of women leaders. "Women are significantly under-represented in C-suite and executive teams and we are asking the foodservice industry...

Cold Stone Creamery enters Kenyan market

Cold Stone Creamery plans to make its debut in Kenya through a 10-year master franchise agreement with Om Nom Nom Mauritius Ltd. There are seven stores scheduled to open throughout the next five years, with the first planned for Nairobi...

Dunkin' Donuts bites into Shark Week promotions

Discovery Channel's Shark Week will return Aug. 10 and will feature a promotional presence from Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts partnered with the network to create social and interactive programming, as well as a special new donut for Shark Week fans.

McDonald's, Starbucks cited as Millennials' 'guilty pleasures'

A new report from mobile financial services company Level Money examines how Millennial consumers spend their money on "guilty pleasures." According to a news release, the report analyzed spending activity of Americans aged 18 to 35 during the first half...

Long John Silver's plans another free nationwide fish fry

Long John Silver's is hosting another free fish fry to celebrate its 45th anniversary. On Aug.

Cousins Subs photo contest brings in 100-plus entries

Cousins Subs has named Gabrielle Lulloff of Oshkosh, Wis., as the grand prize winner of its #GOHOGWILD contest. Lulloff will receive free Cousins Subs for one year for her photo submission, which showed her eating a sub while skydiving. Throughout...

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