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...

Groupon launches business ratings platform

Groupon has launched more than 7 million new listings for merchants called Pages, a platform that includes ratings, tips, money-saving opportunities and other information about merchants throughout the US. For the first time, Groupon is using a platform to publish...

Baskin-Robbins partners with Hallmark Channel for Countdown to Christmas flavors

Baskin-Robbins and the Hallmark Channel have formed a strategic partnership to promote the premiere of one of the network's new original Countdown to Christmas movies, NorthPole. Beginning Nov.

Zomato restaurant discovery service launches in Canada

Zomato plans to expand across Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas in the coming months.

Krystal offers signature sandwich combo for 82 cents to mark birthday

All day today, more than 350 Krystal restaurants in the Southeast will offer its signature sandwiches as part of a combo deal for 82 cents, to mark the brand's 82nd birthday. Breakfast visitors can order a Sunriser sandwich with a...

Mahana releases tool for mobile payment benchmarking

Restaurants can benchmark their implementation, use and acceptance of emerging mobile payment technologies against the industry using Mahana's Payment Experience Evaluation Report

The Howard Company adds SpeedThru Drive-Thru Headset Systems to product line

The Howard Company has partnered with Wentworth Technology to provide its SpeedThru headset communication systems as part of Howard's drive-thru product line for the QSR industry. According to a news release, Wentworth spent almost two years of end user research...

Wienerschnitzel’s 'Visionary Department' launches campaigns to woo younger customers

Wienerschnitzel has announced its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing, a North Carolina-based professional supercross and motocross team, as a sponsor and the "official hot dog." According to a news release, the sponsorship agreement was spearheaded by J.R. Galardi, 25, son...

McDonald's transparency campaign grabs millennials' attention

McDonald's experienced brief quality perception and purchase consideration lifts with the millennial demographic following the introduction of its new transparency campaign. However, according to YouGov BrandIndex research, there has not been a similar improvement in quality perception with either mothers...

Cousins adds turkey bacon guacamole LTO

Cousins Subs has introduced two limited-time-only sub sandwiches: the Steak Mushroom Swiss and the Turkey Bacon Guacamole. The Steak Mushroom Swiss returns to the menu and is served on Italian bread with steak, bacon, Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, onions and...

C-stores continue to elevate foodservice offerings in market share fight

The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...

Auntie Anne's Pretzels plants flag in Israel, Aruba

Auntie Anne's Pretzels has announced its entry into two new countries with recently opened locations in Reina Beatrix Airport in Aruba and Gold Mall in Rishon LeZion, Israel. The Israeli franchise owners, Michel Sabag and Itzik Gola, have signed an...

Green Leaf's intros harvest-themed menu offerings

Villa Enterprises Management's Green Leaf's concept has brought back its Harvest Panini sandwich for a limited time. The Panini includes sliced smoked turkey, cranberry sauce, cheddar cheese, sage aioli and savory herb stuffing served warm, according to a news release....

Popeyes targets Boston as 'prime market'

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is currently seeking franchisees to open up to 20 locations in the Boston market within the next five years. According to the Boston Globe, the chain hopes to reach 30 units in the area within the next...

Carl's Jr., Hardee's add two meat-filled omelets to signature biscuits

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced the new Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit, available today at Hardee's and at Carl's Jr.

Cold Stone's Middle East franchisee recognized for branding efforts

Cold Stone Creamery's Master Franchisee for the Middle East region, Apparel FZCO, has been awarded the Superbrands Award for Excellence in Branding for 2014. The award was presented earlier this summer at the annual Tribute Event in Dubai. According to...

DC-area Subway operators raise $350K for Diabetes Association

The McLean, Virginia-based Subway Development Corporation of Washington has donated a check for $350,000 to the American Diabetes Association. The SDC covers restaurants in Virginia, Delaware, most of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The donation marks the fourth year...

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