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...

Farmer Boys opens restaurants in California, Las Vegas

Farmer Boys announced the opening of two new restaurants recently, in Beaumont, Calif., and Las Vegas. The Beaumont, Calif., store is located at 1538 Second Street and is the second Farmer Boys restaurant opened in Riverside County in 2014. It offers dine-in and drive-thru service.

Del Taco installing benefits software to manage Obamacare requirements

Del Taco has selected BenefitFocus' HR InTouch Marketplace cloud-based benefits software solution to support benefits administration and relative requirements from the Affordable Care Act. According to a news release, HR InTouch Marketplace will provide Del Taco with a single online...

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s facilitate a Paris Hilton comeback

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's TV spot for the new Texas BBQ Thickburger pays homage to Paris Hilton's 2005 commercial for the brands, titled "I love Paris." The newest installment features a Texas twist on the original, which featured Hilton in...

TCBY and Mrs. Fields will debut dual-brand locations in LA

Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, plans to expand to debut its dual-brand layout in Los Angeles. The dual-branded locations will mark TCBY’s return to the LA market after not having been there since 2010, according to a news release.

Webinar will introduce beacon, geo-fencing basics for restaurants

Beacons can be powerful tools for reaching customers right outside a restaurant's front door, and getting them through the front door. A free live webinar sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com will help restaurants understand beacons and geo-fencing and...

Tyson Foods sells poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil.

Dunkin' Donuts continues Minnesota expansion

Dunkin' Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees, Brian and Sharon Weidendorf, to develop seven restaurants in Duluth, Minn., and the surrounding areas. The first restaurant is planned to open in spring 2015. According to a...

Popeyes comes up with another tear-apart LTO

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has introduced a new LTO that guests can tear apart – the Tear'n Tenderloin Chicken is available now through Aug. 25.

Del Taco launches new franchise development incentive program

Del Taco has added a new franchise development incentive programs for 2014, its 50th anniversary year. The company's objective, according to a news release, is to build on record sales at its more than 550 restaurants nationwide. "This past year...

FreshBerry opens 20th location in Saudi Arabia

Tulsa, Okla.-based FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt has opened its 20th store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with franchise partner United Food Company. The newest location is in Jizan, in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia. It is a co-branded store with Dallas-based Pizza Inn.

Rita's raises $300K in fight against childhood cancer

Rita's Italian Ice announced today it raised $300,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. A check presentation will take place July 30 at Rita's Cool Support Center, in Trevose, Pa., with Liz &...

Dairy Queen, Chips Ahoy debut Blizzard partnership

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Chips Ahoy! cookie, Dairy Queen has launched the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat. The new offering has been named the August Blizzard of the Month. According to a news release, this marks the first time Chips Ahoy! has partnered with a QSR brand.

San Diego City Council passes minimum wage hike

On Monday, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, according to a report from Reuters. It's not a done deal. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has threatened to veto the bill, has 10 business days to act.

California franchisee acquires 39 Wendy’s restaurants

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Cotti Foods has received a $39.4 million business loan from GE Capital’s Franchise Finance for the acquisition of 30 Wendy’s restaurants, the remodeling of existing units and the development of new units. According to a news...

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