Del Taco introduces low-calorie salads

Del Taco has created three new salads, each under 600 calories.

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McDonald's beats the heat with heat-sensitive McFlurry vending kiosk

When temperatures soared to record highs in Amsterdam, residents were rewarded with free McFlurries from a vending kiosk.

How one restaurant creates zero environmental waste

Pizza Marketplace.com spoke with founder Chris LaRocca about Crushed Red's eco-friendly culture and how the company achieved its zero waste goal.

Craft brews go wild: Mint, melon, Asian flavors now trending

Move over wine lovers, craft beers are now in vogue in fast casual and QSR restaurants.

10 reasons brands fail at delivery

It may surprise you that the top 10 reasons why many restaurant concepts are stumbling or failing to deliver represent very simple business principles.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

Cali toasts new beverage concepts

DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar are Hollywood-born concepts that have opened in 11 locations.

Should you lease or purchase commercial space for your restaurant business?

The decision to lease or to purchase commercial property is not always clear cut. When making the decision to purchase or lease, don’t buy simply for the sake of owning real estate.

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

Science of bread innovation: enzymes driving quality

Current enzymes are replacing older pre-existing chemical compounds to create “clean” labels, while developing softer breads with a longer shelf life.

Picture perfect GMO fruit can reduce food waste

Applying this new genetic engineering will allow farmers to use more of what they harvest – which should reduce overhead food costs to the average consumer and provide more affordable apples to people around the world that are poor.

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NEWS


McDonald's to offer all-day breakfast

Fulfilling the wish of millions of McDonald's breakfast item fans, the chain will begin offering all-day breakfast.

White Castle to serve breakfast all day, every day

White Castle's "Anything, Anytime" concept gives "Cravers" (the chain's fan base) the option to order breakfast anytime White Castle is open, starting Sept. 10.

Dairy Queen celebrates 'Fandom' in 'DQ Bakes!' campaign

Dairy Queen has launched a three-month national television ad campaign to introduce its latest product line and to celebrate the chain's fans.

Former Jared Foundation director to plead guilty in child porn case

The former director of the Jared Foundation will plead guilty in the child pornography case against him.

Is McDonald's rebranding as fast casual in UK?

McDonald's will offer a fast casual service style in UK stores by the end of October. A small trial has also begun in the U.S.

eatsa opens in San Francisco

eatsa in San Francisco offers quinoa bowls and zero wait time for customers.

McDonald's ends relationship with chicken supplier

A gruesome video appears to show operators of a Tennessee poultry farm abusing chickens.

Villa Enterprises opening 2 new restaurant concepts in NY

Tony + Benny’s Brooklyn Style Pizza and a new South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries prototype will open Aug. 27 in New York.

Hardee's intros Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's latest breakfast sandwich is being supported by an ad campaign featuring UFC champion and Judo Olympian Ronda Rousey.

Egg-white replacer hits market to 'combat increasing egg prices'

Function Plus 150W replaces 50 to 100 percent of egg whites in sweet baked goods.

Taco John's planning 15 Indianapolis locations

Taco John's is set to build the first of 15 Indianapolis-area stores.

Krystal to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day

Social media users can win a free Krystal Lemon Cream Pie Milkshake.

Arby’s hires former Popeyes CDO

The new role highlights growth and brand opportunities.

McDonald's to open 20 locations in western Siberia

McDonald's is reaching out into the remote area of western Siberia.

Jared Fogle's conversations secretly recorded

Jared Fogle talked about sex with minors in secretly recorded phone conversations.

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