Krystal adds once-secret Thanksgiving stuffing recipe to packaging

For the first time, The Krystal Company is revealing its Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. The once-secret recipe has been printed on limited-edition steamer pack boxes. In conjunction with the rollout of the recipe, the brand is partnering with Big Easy Foods,...

FEATURES


The latest green trend: Compostable containers

With the growing popularity of compostable products, they now come in all shapes and sizes to match the diversity of restaurant cuisine, including bowls, plates, hinged containers and more.

Heated debate ignites over Burger King’s gay pride Whopper

A San Francisco restaurant released rainbow packaging for the Whopper, including the wording, "We are all the same inside."

McDonald's adding calorie information, testing fruit and veggie options

The company also plans to test additional produce side options and grilled chicken choices for Happy Meals. 

Will leading QSRs start selling organic baby food?

Keys to success include a focus on organic ingredients and innovative packaging.

Restaurant chains get into the Olympic spirit

Brands using Facebook to offer promotions, engage fans.

Burger King launches biggest marketing, menu initiatives ever

New website, menu boards, uniforms and packaging have also been introduced.

Burger King's new Crown Program enhances family mealtime

BKC establishes fund to support various charities.

Cause marketing is good for business

Does your fundraising campaign resonate with your guests?

It is easy, being green: Tips to make a restaurant eco-friendlier

Customers not only prefer restaurants that embrace eco-friendly elements, they're also starting to expect such efforts.

Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes -- old technology in new packaging

What makes Duncan Hines' new Amazing Glazes so "amazing?" Does it represent new technology? Or do the glazes represent a new application of an old technology? First of all, the new vanilla and chocolate glaze products are amazingly simple to...

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Tim Hortons taps social media celebrities for ugly sweater promotion

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is launching its 2014 holiday packaging and the "Tims Tacky Sweater" social campaign. Fans are encouraged to share their tacky sweater moments on Twitter, Instagram and Vine using #TimsTackySweater. To reward them, the chain...

Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

Hardee's promo offers chance to win boat and trailer

Hardee's has kicked off its Outdoor Adventure Instant Win Game, offering customers who purchase a combo meal with a large drink or coffee with the chance to win prizes, including Bass Pro Shops outdoor gear. One grand prize winner will...

Popeyes Coca-Cola holiday collector cups return

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced today the release of four new Coca-Cola limited edition holiday collector cups. The cups are free with any 32 oz.

Dunkin’ Donuts teams up with Fanatics.com for holiday promo

Dunkin’ Donuts in Greater Philadelphia is teaming up with sports merchandize retailer Fanatics.com for the new Go Hot. Game On! program. Starting today, Dunkin’ Donuts guests will receive a Go Hot.

Taco Bell spotlights Big Box for PlayStation promo

Taco Bell today announced a cobranded, six-week promotion with Sony Computer Entertainment America that offers fans a chance to win a limited edition PlayStation4 Destiny Bundle every 15 minutes. Beginning Oct.

Subway partners up with Taylor Swift for marketing, mobile campaign

Subway and Diet Coke today announced a partnership to launch a promotional campaign featuring Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift. As part of the #MeetTaylor campaign, Subway guests will be given opportunities to meet Swift on her 2015 tour in support of her new album (called 1989), which will be released on Oct.

Taco Bell’s new sauce packets get sassy

Taco Bell has introduced new sauce packets for all four of the brand’s sauces. The packets feature 12 personal wisdoms (48 total) aimed at providing a surprise-and-delight twist and some conversational food humor, according to a news release.

Captain D's signs kids' meal deal with The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Captain D's has signed an exclusive, in-store promotion featuring The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will coincide with the movie's video release. From Aug. 18 through Nov.

Foodservice packaging providers expect volume growth for limited-service concepts

According to an annual survey conducted by the Foodservice Packaging Institute, foodservice packaging converters, raw material and machinery suppliers, foodservice distributors and operators expect sales growth this year. As part of the survey, more than 80 FPI members, including members...

District of Columbia bans polystyrene food, beverage containers

The Washington Post reports that Washington, D.C. lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban the use of plastic-foam food and drink containers by 2016.

Del Taco brings back classic menu items to mark 50th anniversary

Del Taco turns 50 this year and to celebrate, it is offering a variety of classic “throwback” menu items beginning June 19. The "Throwback Classics Menu" includes: Bun Taco featuring seasoned beef, grated cheddar cheese, lettuce and a tomato slice...

McDonald’s introduces augmented reality app for World Cup

Starting May 26, McDonald's will feature new French fry packaging globally, the first diversion from its signature red packaging. The change is happening to complement the brand's sponsorship with the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The new fry boxes...

KFC leverages portability trend with new packaging

Portability has been a QSR trend for the past couple of years, as consumers find themselves increasingly on the go. KFC is leveraging that trend with its new packaging. The patented KFC Go Cup container was designed specifically to fit in a vehicle cup holder.

McDonald's transitioning away from polystyrene cups

McDonald's plans to fully transition to paper cups at its 14,000-plus U.S. restaurants, after a successful test of the more sustainable product.

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