Dunkin' Donuts running photo, video contest

Dunkin' Donuts has launched its #DDCoffeeJoy photo and video contest for the chance to win special holiday presents, including one dozen JetBlue travel certificates.


Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

FCES15: Top 10 PR do's (and a few don'ts)

"Whatever I present to you is my PR moment," Nick Powills, CEO of No Limit Agency, said in opening his session at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Miami.

Restaurants scaring up Halloween promotions

Several chains are celebrating Halloween with various promotions.

Black-bun Whopper, green poop, big mess

Many restaurants have been ditching artificial colors, including Panera, Noodles & Company and Starbucks, so it’s surprising that Burger King would actually be adding them.

Franchise focus: Can Captain D's hook fast casual market share?

While many may still consider the seafood restaurant a quick service restaurant, CEO Phil Greifeld said that in 2011 the chain began transitioning from a QSR to a “fresh, contemporary, affordable seafood restaurant.”

Beverages help boost the post-lunch crowd

The post-lunch crowd can be slow. Teas can have an appeal and bring people in.

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Dunkin' Donuts launching P.M. Latte and Macchiato Break

Dunkin' Donuts announced that beginning Nov. 30 and continuing through December guests may enjoy a discount on espresso beverages with the brand's first National P.M. Latte and Macchiato Break.

Villa Italian Kitchen launches 'Peace, Joy & Pizza' sweepstakes

Villa Restaurant Group's Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants are kicking off the first-ever "Pizza with Purpose" campaign with a "Peace, Joy & Pizza" Sweepstakes.

Bruster’s adds LTO ice cream for holidays; record sales growth continues

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is adding limited-time seasonal treats to its menu in December. Its franchisees have reported 11 straight quarters of same-store sales growth.

Wienerschnitzel announces 'Wiener Wednesday'

Wienerschnitzel has introduced the first ever Wiener Wednesday, when guests can enjoy 99-cent Chili Cheese Fries on Nov. 25.

Krystal offering Sprite Cranberry, collectible Coca-Cola bear donation to Toys for Tots

Krystal is offering Sprite Cranberry for the holidays, and a collectible plush Coca-Cola bear donation will be made to Toys for Tots for each special drink sold.

LivingSocial expands restaurant program to DC

LivingSocial has expanded its Restaurants Plus program to Washington D.C. The program, according to a company press release, introduces consumers to a variety of dining destinations and allows them to earn up to 25 percent cashback off their meals when they swipe with their registered cards.

Tim Hortons celebrates good deeds with #WarmWishes campaign

Tim Hortons announced it is recognizing Americans' good deeds with its #WarmWishes holiday campaign.

Krystal introduces new stuffing recipe for holidays

Krystal is releasing its new Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for the holidays.

White Castle asks: Can Turkey Sliders fly?

White Castle announced it will host a Turkey Slider Drop on Friday at a White Castle in Cincinnati. The promotion is to celebrate the launch of its new turkey menu lineup with a tie-in to the iconic "WKRO in Cincinnati" television show's famous Thanksgiving episode.

Arby's, A.1. team up on new steak offering

Arby's announced it has teamed with A.1. sauce for the new A.1. special reserve steak sandwich.

Church's Chicken, Atlanta Hawks sign multi-year deal

Church's Chicken and the Atlanta Hawks professional basketball team have signed a multi-year deal relating to Atlanta’s Philips Arena as well as surrounding Church's locations.

Green Leaf's harvest panini, salad, soup join fall menu

Villa Enterprises announced the return of the the harvest panini sandwich and harvest salad at all Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads restaurant locations for a limited time.

Wienerschnitzel brings back mini corn dogs

Wienerschnitzel announced mini corn dogs have returned to the menu for 25 cents each.

Subway celebrates ‘National Sandwich Day’ with 'Buy One, Give One' offer

Subwaywill celebrate National Sandwich Day with a national offer featuring a "BOGO" twist.

Taco Bell brings back 'Steal a Base, Steal a Breakfast' World Series promo

Taco Bell is teaming up with Major League Baseball during the World Series for the "Steal a Base, Steal a Breakfast" promotion.

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