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.


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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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. 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...

Tim Hortons fans can now earn loyalty points from any Visa purchase

CIBC and Tim Hortons today announced the launch of their CIBC Tim Hortons Double Double Visa Card, leveraging a two-button technology that combines a CIBC Visa credit card with a Tim Card. According to a news release, cardholders who press...

KFC marks its entry in Bolivia

KFC has opened its first unit in Bolivia through franchise partner Delosur. According to a news release from parent company Yum! Brands, the opening is part of KFC’s expansion in emerging markets. "KFC is an iconic global brand, and is instantly loved by consumers in every country where we introduce it," KFC CEO Micky Pant said in the release.

Kazakhstan Hardee’s marks international milestone for CKE

CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands, has announced its 600th international restaurant location. The location, a Hardee’s restaurant in Astana, Kazakhstan, opened June 23 via franchisee The Caspian International Restaurants Company, a division of Kuwait Food...

Wetzel’s Pretzels plans Brazil entry

Wetzel’s Pretzels announced it will open its first location in Brazil by the end of this month. The new location will be at the Shopping Vila Velha Mall, a new shopping center in Vitória, one of Brazil’s most populated cities,...

Tim Hortons expands dark roast pilot in Quebec

Beginning today, Tim Hortons will sell a dark roast coffee in Quebec. The first province-wide pilot is taking place in Quebec’s La belle province.

Panera leads staggering fast casual growth in Canadian market

The Top 200 Canadian restaurant chains achieved $29.2 billion in sales last year, accounting for approximately 60 percent of the country’s total restaurant sales. Technomic's Top 200 Canadian Chain Restaurant Report, developed in partnership with Kostuch Media, also shows that...

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