Cousins Subs hires handful of corporate team members

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs has filled a handful of new corporate roles, including director of operations, real estate manager, training coordinator and public relations and communications specialist. Jason Valentine was recently promoted to director of operations, where he is...

Dairy Queen adds chicken wrap to value lunch menu

Dairy Queen has introduced a new chicken wrap $5 Buck Lunch, available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The chicken wrap $5 Buck Lunch includes two crispy or grilled chicken wraps topped with melted cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and...

Dunkin' CEO: Franchisees excited about Tim Hortons' merger 'distraction'

Dunkin' Brands' CEO Nigel Travis appeared on Bloomberg TV this week, offering his take on a number of industry trends. Highlights from the interview include: Competition.

Healthy beverage category on pace for 8.6% growth in Middle East

Euromonitor International, a market research company, has published new research in an e-book identifying the top beverage trends throughout the Middle East and North Africa. According to the data, the MENA region is on pace for an 8.6-percent increase in...

Wendy’s recruits Karate Kid to promote pulled pork menu

Wendy's today announced it has partnered with actor/filmmaker Ralph Macchio, actor/dancer Alfonso Ribeiro, and pro wrestling Hall of Famer Steve Austin to promote its new BBQ pulled pork menu. Wendy's launched the first in a series of #BBQ4Merica online videos,...

Dunkin’ customers consume the most WiFi data in coffee category

New research from network analytics and mobile intelligence company, wefi, explored WiFi connectivity trends at national coffee chains. The company considered WiFi speed and application usage patterns of customers at these restaurants, and found that Starbucks, Tully's Coffee and Dunkin'...

Data breach extends beyond Jimmy John's to other restaurants

Data breach extended beyond 216 Jimmy John's restaurants to include 108 other restaurants.

Quiznos stepping up drive-thru presence in Central America

Franchisee president says AUVs for Quiznos' locations in Latin America are about double those in the US.

GrubHub data reveals gender differences in takeout ordering patterns

The findings of a recent analysis of a year's worth of GrubHub data reveals differences in what, when and where men and women order takeout.

Restaurant Association, UnitedHealthcare partner up for member discounts

The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...

Hardee's franchisee kicks off Special Olympics fundraiser

On Tuesday, Hardee's restaurants in Virginia operated by franchisee Boddie-Noell Enterprises will begin the sale of $1 and $5 stars to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. The annual fundraiser called, "When You Give, We All Win" features Nick, a...

NY-area McDonald's restaurants celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

McDonald's restaurants in the New York Tri-State Area are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing baseball legend Mariano Rivera as part of the McDonald's "Celebrando Nuestras Leyendas" (Celebrating our Legends) program. According to a news release, the program, now in...

Global foodservice trends driven by QSR segment performance

Higher check averages at restaurants around the world during Q2 helped to increase the overall consumer spending in every country except Spain and Italy, according to new data from The NPD Group. NPD's Crest foodservice market research shows that traffic...

Taco Bell spotlights Big Box for PlayStation promo

Taco Bell today announced a cobranded, six-week promotion with Sony Computer Entertainment America that offers fans a chance to win a limited edition PlayStation4 Destiny Bundle every 15 minutes. Beginning Oct.

Sonic adds Yum! Brands veteran to oversee operations

Sonic has hired Harold Ceron as its senior vice president of Sonic Restaurants Inc., the arm of Sonic Corp. that operates company-owned locations.

Food truck revenue expected to increase by 76% in next five years

The food truck segment began picking up steam around 2008, with many concepts abandoning more expensive brick-and-mortar bills during the Great Recession. According to the National League of Cities, there are no signs of this marketing slowing down – food...

Subway partners up with Taylor Swift for marketing, mobile campaign

Subway and Diet Coke today announced a partnership to launch a promotional campaign featuring Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift. As part of the #MeetTaylor campaign, Subway guests will be given opportunities to meet Swift on her 2015 tour in support of her new album (called 1989), which will be released on Oct.

Cousins' Subs sends loyal fan to NASCAR event

Cousins Subs has announced John Stoll of Franklin, Wisconsin is the grand prize winner of its "Peel & Grab The Wheel" sweepstakes.

UAE Cinnabon franchisee deploys WAND digital menu boards

Focus Brands International franchisee Cravia has deployed digital menu boards in its new Cinnabon location in Dubai. The boards include WAND Digital software to optimize in-store marketing.

Ben & Jerry's opening two-store flagship store in Brazil

On Sept. 28, Ben & Jerry's will open a new flagship store in São Paulo, Brazil.

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