Dunkin' Donuts plans Austrian debut

Dunkin' Donuts has signed a master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH to begin developing restaurants across Austria. According to a news release, the master franchise agreement calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Austria throughout...

Taco Cabana launches annual fundraiser for military veterans

Taco Cabana today launched its annual fundraiser, Taco Treat, which raises money for the Warrior and Family Support Center of San Antonio. Throughout October, the brand is selling $1 Taco Treat coupon books to guests that include five free bean and cheese taco coupons. All proceeds will benefit the organization.

Dunkin' Donuts launches biggest LTO of the year

Pumpkin flavors are back at Dunkin' Donuts from now through October. New to the lineup this year is the Halloween Pumpkin Donut, shaped to resemble a jack-o-lantern and featuring vanilla-flavored buttercreme and orange icing. During a recent interview with Bloomberg...

Subway Canada rolls out prime rib

Subway restaurants in Canada today began offering a new Prime Rib Melt, made with 100-percent Canadian beef tossed in au jus glaze and topped with cheddar cheese on Italian bread. The new sandwich is available for a limited time. "The...

Tim Hortons adds best-selling steak Panini to permanent menu

Tim Hortons is permanently bringing back its best-selling Steak & Cheese Panini, and offering a new Chipotle-flavored option as well. Additionally, the brand has introduced a new Grilled Steak & Egg Breakfast Sandwich for a limited time. The Panini additions are part of Tim Hortons' strategy to gain more lunch market share.

Restaurant traffic, sales post solid gains in August

Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

Sonic adds boneless chicken wings to menu

Sonic Drive-In kicks off fall with all-new boneless chicken wings, available tossed in three flavors – Asian sweet chili, barbeque or Buffalo. "With our new Boneless Chicken Wings, the uniqueness of the sauces really steals the show, improving on popular...

Jersey Mike's CEO signs pledge to encourage a healthy workplace

Jersey Mike's Subs's CEO/Founder Peter Cancro has signed the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity CEO Pledge as part of its commitment to promoting healthful living in the workplace. According to a news release, Jersey Mike's is the first company...

Subway recognizes top development agents

Subway recently recognized four development agents as its Development Agents of the Year for 2014, including one who is receiving the award for a fourth time. According to a news release, the Subway restaurant chain has more than 300 DAs...

Starbucks, Dunkin' rank high for digital gifting experience

RSR Research today released results of its fourth benchmarking study on the digital gifting industry, "Digital Gift Cards: Rewriting the Gifting Rules in the Omni-Channel Age." According to a news release, the study evaluates the gifting experiences of the nation's...

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 Wi-Fi 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...

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