Henny Penny named a Brinker International Supplier Partner Of The Year

Brinker International, Inc. awards Henny Penny, Highland Baking Co. and HotSchedules with the annual Supplier Partner of the Year Award.

FEATURES


Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Mission Foods leapfrogs competitors with plastic ship boxes

It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.

How corn affects food prices

Corn prices were up 13 percent in the first six weeks of 2014 which will adversely affect the price of many of the foods you stock in your restaurant.

Good, better, best: Counter tops

For all it endures, a counter has to be tough, but durability often comes at a cost.

If you build it, they will come and you will profit

Many operators also neglect to examine the pricing of kitchen supplies, which is the number one area for savings.

How to maximize your supply chain strategy

In addition to cost, choose a distributor based on their food safety record and customer service metrics, as well as their sanitation practices.

Looking back at some equipment highlights from the NRA Show '14

Henny Penny showcases its chef's touch operating system, which features a barcode scanner that can pull up recipes.

2014 Kitchen Innovation winners

More than 20 winners showcased energy-saving, time-saving equipment to help restaurant operators' bottom lines.

Plenty of new product launches expected at the National Restaurant Association Show

Mobile and digital continue to be top trends, as does integrated technology solutions.

Chick-fil-A's new grilled menu inspired by urban millennials

The chain has invested $50 million to develop the new recipes and proprietary grill technology.

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NEWS


OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Deli meat supplier launches loyalty program

Supplier Norbest Inc. recently announced the launch of a new loyalty program for customers that allows customers to earn points on qualifying products and redeem points for merchandise.

McDonald's US struggles deepen in July

Investors looking for a sales turnaround at McDonald's will have to wait it out another month. The Golden Arches today reported its U.S.

Fiesta Restaurant Group consolidates food distribution to single provider

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company to the Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana and Cabana Grill restaurant brands, will consolidate all of its food distribution with Performance Food Group. The partnership with PFG, which has been serving Pollo Tropical restaurants for...

Latest Chinese supply chain crisis hits Yum! Brands' sales 'significantly'

Yum! Brands said the latest supply chain crisis in China has caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at its KFC and Pizza Hut brands in that market. Reuters reported that if this impact is sustained, it will have a "material"...

McDonald’s sued by Russian regulators

A Russian federal agency has sued McDonald's, claiming its nutritional content is "misrepresented." According to UPI, the agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, has begun an investigation into alleged antibiotics in the brand's cheese. A spokesperson for the agency said the investigation began after...

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.

McDonald’s Japan cuts off China chicken supply

McDonald’s Japan announced that it will stop selling all chicken products from China, and will also stop selling chicken McNuggets in Hong Kong, following the recent scandal alleging that its Chinese supplier, Husi Food Co., was selling expired meat. McDonald’s...

Focus Brands selects purchasing group to manage supply chain

Focus Brands Inc. has selected restaurant supply chain buying group SpenDifference to manage purchasing for its more than 3,000 domestic locations across six concepts.

Yum! drops China meat supplier, McDonald’s maintains relationship

Following the latest supply chain controversy in China, in which OSI Group employees were accused of using meat that fell on the ground and selling meat that had long been expired, Yum! Brands announced it was cutting ties with the...

Cousins Subs now testing the sale of Wrigley gum products

Cousins Subs is launching a 12-month systemwide test of Wrigley chewing gum and mint products, including Orbit Spearmint Sugarfree Gum, Hubba Bubba bubble gum and Altoids Peppermint mints at all locations. According to a news release, the products were originally...

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.

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...

Tyson’s tender offer for Hillshire set at $63 per share

Tyson Foods has commenced a cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of The Hillshire Brands Company at a price of $63.00 per share. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement dated July 1, among the two companies. The tender offer period will expire at midnight Aug.

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