Fro-yo, burgers, pizza concepts' growth indicate high demand

According to Inc. Magazine's annual list of privately-held companies, fast casuals are still setting the pace for the restaurant industry.

Nestlé Café marks morsel’s 75th anniversary with charitable campaign

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the chocolate chip morsel, Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is teaming up with the Cookies for Kids' Cancer organization. The partnership will help fund research grants for five pediatric cancer centers around the...

Dunkin' Donuts on track to hit 500 units in India

Dunkin' Donuts has opened a new flagship restaurant in India, in the South Indian City of Bangalore. The company also announced its franchisee in that market, Jubilant FoodWorks, is on track to meet its development target of 500 units over...

Quiznos, CiCi's, Cold Stone cited for having high default rates

The Wall Street Journal this week examined the 10 "worst franchise brands," based on SBA loan defaults. The list included three restaurant brands – Cold Stone Creamery, Quiznos and CiCi's Pizza. Topping the list was Planet Beach, with a 41.1 percent default rate.

Sloan's Ice Cream inks first franchise deal in San Diego

The San Diego location is Sloan's first franchise outside of South Florida.

Restaurants Canada inks employment search deal with Holland College

Graduates will be able to access Restaurant Canada's research, events and job search.

Pollo Tropical will open first San Antonio location next to newest Taco Cabana

Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana will open side-by-side in San Antonio.

Taco John’s promos breakfast with giveaway offer

Taco John's is hoping to attract new guests through a free breakfast burrito giveaway on Sept. 18.

Arby's launches hunger relief program in Canada

Arby's restaurants in Canada are raising funds to fight hunger. The campaign begins today and runs through Oct.

McDonald's may be betting on brunch for turnaround

McDonald's turned in another grim monthly report this week, announcing its US same-store sales in August were down 2.8 percent. This marked the Golden Arches' worst performance in a decade. As part of its turnaround strategy, the company is experimenting...

Yum! Brands increases quarterly dividend by 11%

Yum! Brands Inc.'s board of directors has approved an 11 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.37 to $0.41 per share and will be effective with the dividend payment to be distributed on Nov.

Gallup: Americans love restaurants

The restaurant industry is regarded as the top business sector in America according to results of the annual Gallup Work and Education poll.

Hospitality sector lists 500K-plus job openings for seventh consecutive month

Job openings in the hospitality sector topped 500,000 (583,000 job openings) for the seventh consecutive month in July, the first such occurrence since before the Great Recession. July also marked an increase of more than 100,000 job openings over what...

Dunkin' Donuts plans to extend Texas presence to smaller markets

Dunkin’ Donuts is aiming to grow beyond the Texas markets of San Antonio and Austin and is eyeing franchising development in College Station, Bryan, Killeen, Beaumont, Port Authur, Marble Falls, Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Liberty. The company will host a webinar Sept. 17 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Fast casual restaurants claim greater share among Canadian limited-service chains

Fast casual sales growth outpaced outpaced QSR growth in a recent survey of the top 200 Canadian limited-service restaurants conducted by Technomic.

UK customers prefer quick-service to full-service restaurants

UK customers' satisfaction with restaurants has declined this year according to new research from the National Customer Satisfaction Index. The NCSI-UK shows that nearly every large restaurant chain shows deteriorating customer satisfaction, and for the first time, customers are more...

Restaurant Association's ProStart program expands to 49th state

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today that Kentucky is the 49th state to join its ProStart Program.

Yum! Brands experiments with Vietnamese concept

Yum! Brands continues to experiment with the fast casual segment with its latest concept called Banh Shop, located in Dallas.The restaurant joins the company’s Super Chix concept, also in Dallas,  the U.S. Taco Co.

Baskin-Robbins sets its sights on SoCal, Detroit markets

Baskin-Robbins has announced plans to expand its footprint with both existing and new franchisees from San Diego to Bakersfield, California.  Existing Baskin-Robbins shops also are available throughout Southern California. Baskin-Robbins franchising executives will host a Franchising Opportunities Event Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m.

Krispy Kreme plans 20 new shops in Washington DC area

Krispy Kreme has signed an agreement with Monument Restaurants VII LLC, a Virginia-based limited liability company, for the development of 20 new Krispy Kreme shops in Southern Maryland, Washington DC , Northern Virginia and nearby counties throughout the next several...

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