Petition nets 250K signatures asking Dunkin' Donuts to dump polystyrene cups

About 250,000 signatures made their way onto a Change.org petition asking Dunkin’ Donuts to end its use of polystyrene cups by April 2015.

New KFC, McDonald's chicken supply chain scandal surfaces in China

Yum! Brands and McDonald’s have halted orders from a meat supplier in Shanghai, China, after a TV station investigated sales of expired products. The Xinhua News Agency’s report showed workers at the Husi Food Co.

AllergyEats conference planned for October in NYC

The 2014 AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference is set for Oct. 21 beginning at 8 a.m.

Restaurant recruiting firm launches regional development franchising program

Patrice & Associates, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, has introduced a regional development franchising program. According to a news release, as part of the new program, regional developers will acquire the rights to develop 25 Patrice & Associates franchises within a specified territory.

Erbert & Gerbert's plants flag on Indiana U. campus

Erbert & Gerbert’s Bistro is opening three new locations on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, including at the Gresham Dining Hall in Foster Residence Center, which is located at 1000 N. Fee Lane, The Wright Food Court at 501 N.

Pollo Tropical offers Parent's Day deal

To celebrate National Parent’s Day, Pollo Tropical is offering $2 off any Create Your Family Meal on July 27.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s add Texas BBQ Thickburger to menu

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have introduced the Texas BBQ Thickburger, featuring smoked beef brisket piled on top of a Black Angus beef Thickburger patty. The burger also includes mesquite BBQ sauce, crispy jalapeno and onion strips and American cheese and...

Mrs. Fields, TCBY expanding throughout UAE

Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, signed a new master franchise deal with Dubai-based company, The Luxury Gourmet Sweets and Candies.

Menchie's opens stores in Canada, Connecticut

Menchie's marked the opening of two stores recently, one in Canada and one in Connecticut. The Canadian store opened in Georgetown, Ontario, and marked the brand's 100th location in that market. “Canada has proven to be a strong and successful market for us and we see this growth continuing.

600th Bojangles' cooking with digital menu boards

Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits recently opened its 600th location, and the milestone restaurant is the first in the chain to deploy digital menu boards from technology provider WAND Corp., according to an announcement from WAND.

Long John Silver's touts new menu items in latest ad campaign

Long John Silver’s new "America’s Fish Fry" advertising campaign will continue through the summer, inviting consumers to try seafood more through a series of special offers and new menu items. "The fish fry is a custom that nearly everyone has...

Taco Bell extends breakfast menu with grilled burritos

Taco Bell has expanded its breakfast menu – originally launched in March – with the introduction of new grilled breakfast burritos. The burrito varieties include sausage, bacon and Fiesta potato. They include scrambled eggs and the choice of sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and are all topped with nacho cheese sauce and wrapped in a tortilla.

DaVinci Gourmet intros new smoothie mixes for foodservice operators

DaVinci Gourmet has introduced new smoothies made without artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. According to a news release, the smoothies include two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink and are geared toward the foodservice industry. "With healthy eating on...

Villa Enterprises opens Food Hall by Villa at shopping outlet

Six of Villa Enterprises’ brands are now open at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Virginia, as part of the Food Hall by Villa. The concepts include Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries, Far East...

McDonald's issues 81-cent quarterly dividend

McDonald's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 81 cents per share of common stock payable on Sept. 16 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept.

Jack in the Box Franchise Association honors multiunit owners

The National Jack in the Box Franchise Association held its 2014 Conference and Tradeshow recently in Whistler, British Columbia, with the theme: "Partnering for Success." The event included an awards ceremony which recognized longtime Jack in the Box entrepreneurs, Michael...

HipLogiq announces integration partnership with MailChimp

HipLogiq announced today a new partnership that will allow customers to integrate customer contact data gathered using its SocialCentiv tool directly into MailChimp. SocialCentiv users can listen on social media for customers seeking their product or service, reply and extend...

Coffee-flavored beer on tap at Tim Hortons’ new concept store

Tim Hortons has unveiled a new concept store, located in the Metro Toronto Convention Center. CP24.com got a peek at some of the store’s tests this week, alongside the company’s store owners and suppliers. According to the story, coffee-flavored beer,...

Burger King’s largest franchisee adds to portfolio

Carrols Restaurant Group today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase 21 Burger King restaurants from Kessler Group Inc. The restaurants are located in or around Rochester, N.Y.

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s brands name new international boss

CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has announced the promotion of Ned Lyerly to president of its international division. "Demonstrating equal parts diplomacy, business savvy and sheer determination, Ned personifies our company’s commitment to our franchise partners and the growth of our system," CEO Andrew F.

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