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...

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Taco Bell breakfast generating up to $120K in incremental sales

In less than six months, the brand's breakfast business is above breakeven and is about 7 percent of the menu mix.

Why is the speakeasy bar concept growing internationally but not in the US?

Colombian-based Wingz's customers require an electronic key to gain access to its restaurants.

Auntie Anne’s SVP: Brands have to adapt to compete in marketplace

The pretzel brand is set to significantly expand internationally, as well as in non-mall locations domestically, with its new store prototype.

Yum Brands CFO: When consumers control ordering process, they spend more

As 70-80 percent of sales in China come from digital channels, the company has ramped up resources for digital globally.

KFC China takes page from Chick-fil-A, steps up 'customer proposition'

KFC U.S. is taking some learnings from successful global businesses and applying them to the domestic system.

The race for QSR market share expected to intensify

To embrace changing trends, restaurants have expanded menus to include healthier items, value offerings and more LTOs.

Amidst sales slump, McDonald's shifts focus to breakfast

The QSR segment experienced a 4-percent increase in breakfast traffic within the past year.

As part of ongoing China rebound, KFC plans revamp in Q2

Yum! Brands CEO David Novak says 2014 is a 'show me, don't tell me' year.

McDonald's UK's digital signage pilot yields higher traffic, tickets

One customer said the digital signage made it seem like the chain was putting more effort into the food.

10 QSR stories in 2013 that had nothing to do with food

Value menus and mobile platforms dominated QSR initiatives in 2013.

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NEWS


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.

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.

KFC Canada’s fast casual concept plans expansion, beer menu

KFC Canada announced the expansion of its KFC Fresh fast casual concept, which first made its debut in December 2013. "KFC Fresh began as Canada's incubator for signature innovation, so we're delighted to announce that we're expanding and evolving the...

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...

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...

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.

Mrs. Fields, TCBY expanding throughout UAE

Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, signed a new master franchise deal with Dubai-based company, The Luxury Gourmet Sweets and Candies.

Menchie's opens stores in Canada, Connecticut

Menchie's marked the opening of two stores recently, one in Canada and one in Connecticut. The Canadian store opened in Georgetown, Ontario, and marked the brand's 100th location in that market. “Canada has proven to be a strong and successful market for us and we see this growth continuing.

Coffee-flavored beer on tap at Tim Hortons’ new concept store

Tim Hortons has unveiled a new concept store, located in the Metro Toronto Convention Center. CP24.com got a peek at some of the store’s tests this week, alongside the company’s store owners and suppliers. According to the story, coffee-flavored beer,...

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s brands name new international boss

CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has announced the promotion of Ned Lyerly to president of its international division. "Demonstrating equal parts diplomacy, business savvy and sheer determination, Ned personifies our company’s commitment to our franchise partners and the growth of our system," CEO Andrew F.

Tim Hortons rolls out Greek Yogurt parfaits, smoothies

Tim Hortons locations in Canada are now selling Greek Yogurt Parfaits, including mixed berries and almond granola, as well as fruit smoothies made with Greek Yogurt. The new parfait can be made with vanilla or strawberry Greek yogurt, and includes...

McDonald’s largest franchisee named a ‘best place to work’

Arcos Dorados, McDonald’s largest franchisee with more than 2,000 restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, has been ranked No. 4 on the “best places to work in Latin America” list, compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Wendy’s pretzel bun offerings boomerang back to Canada

Wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger and pretzel pub chicken sandwiches have returned to its Canadian restaurants. The news comes a couple of weeks after Wendy’s announced the pretzel bun’s return to its U.S.

Marble Slab hosts BOGO happy hour for Ice Cream Day

Marble Slab Creamery locations in Canada will host a buy-one-get-one-free happy hour promotion to celebrate that country’s National Ice Cream Day July 20 from 11 a.m.

Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch DLT debuts in Canada

Taco Bell has brought its Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco to Canada, available today across the country. "Ever since Taco Bell Canada introduced the Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos flavor to Canada last summer, Taco Bell fans have been waiting...

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