Auntie Anne’s launches third annual childhood cancer fundraiser

Auntie Anne’s has launched its third annual fundraiser to fight childhood cancer, and has again teamed up with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The brand’s goal is to fund 10,000 hours of research, according to a news release. From now through Sept.


A look at McDonald's healthier menu, marketing plan

In addition to eliminating soda from Happy Meals, McDonald's will also offer vegetable, fruit and salads as a fry substitute.

MasterCard drives dining with a purpose

Restaurants provided opportunity to join MasterCard and Stand Up to Cancer

Restaurant brands pitch in for Oklahoma tornado relief

Chains have been handing out food to victims and first responders, as well as directing their social fan base to relief organizations.

Yum! Brands social responsibility report focuses on nutrition, sustainability

The company is currently working to synchronize its animal welfare program and policies throughout all of its global markets.

How a cause marketing program benefits one restaurant brand

Studies show that many consumers seek out dining choices based on an establishment's philanthropic efforts.

Restaurant industry steps up franchising incentives for military veterans

Chains are actively recruiting veterans with startup discounts to reintegrate them into the workforce.

Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

A new report shows that one in five Americans don't know how they'll afford their next meal.

Recipe development efforts increase in childhood obesity fight

The foodservice industry is making healthy strides when it comes to serving nutritional meals to children.

Colorado restaurant chains pitch in for wildfire relief

Operators donating food and linking social media sites to American Red Cross page.

Cousins Subs undergoes a makeover for 40th anniversary

New products, branding and menu boards are among recent initiatives.

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Washington Subway restaurants raising funds for mudslide victims

Subway restaurants in the Seattle/Tacoma areas of Washington state are partnering with the Oso Chapel Mudslide Disaster Relief Fund to provide support to Snohomish County communities in the wake of the March 22 mudslide. Throughout July, restaurant patrons can donate...

Wienerschnitzel CEO named to literacy board

Cindy Galardi Culpepper, CEO of Wienerschnitzel’s parent company, Galardi Group Inc., has been inducted as a board member of The Literacy Project, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based organization dedicated to enabling at-risk and disadvantaged youth to increase their reading skill levels....

A&W promos signature floats for Wounded Warriors fundraiser

A&W Restaurants will celebrate National Root Beer Float Day, Aug. 6, by giving away root beer floats in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Burger King scholars program fundraiser sets record

The Burger King McLamore Foundation’s 12th annual Jim McLamore Golf Invitational raised more than $275,000, a record-breaking amount. Funds raised from this year’s event will go toward the Burger King Scholars Program. Steve Lewis, president of U.S.

La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively

La Prep announced recently that all of its coffee is now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The change took effect June 9. Rainforest Alliance certification helps support the rights and well-being of farm workers, the conservation of natural resources,...

White Castle’s autism awareness campaign sets fundraising record

White Castle raised more than $650,000 for Autism Speaks this spring by selling puzzle pieces in 400 restaurants in 12 states. According to a news release, this amount set a fundraising campaign record for the fifth straight year. During the campaign, customers could purchase an Autism Speaks puzzle piece for $1, $3 or $5.

Subway pitches in for state park campaign

Subway has launched its "Walk in the Park" campaign, in partnership with Washington State Parks. From now through Sept.

Krispy Kreme lends its support to Special Olympics

For the 14th consecutive year, Krispy Kreme, in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, will host the Cops on Doughnut Shops fundraising event. The event raises funds for Special Olympics Georgia. According to a news release,...

Ben & Jerry’s creates new flavor to fight GMOs

In response to a lawsuit filed against Vermont’s GMO labeling law, Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled Food Fight Fudge Brownie, a new name for one of its signature flavors – Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

HMSHost recognized for best airport QSR

HMSHost has been honored by the 2014 Moodie Food & Beverage Awards for Best Airport Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurant for 8 oz Burger Bar at Los Angeles International Airport and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative for its company-wide food donation...

Tim Hortons Camp Day nets $11.8M

Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners from across North America helped raise $11.8 million during this year's Camp Day on June 4. All funds raised will go toward sending more than 17,000 economically disadvantaged kids to summer camp, according to a news release. On Camp Day, Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada and the U.S.

Rita's Italian Ice kicks off annual fundraiser to fight childhood cancer

Rita's Italian Ice has kicked off its 9th annual Paper Lemon Fundraising Campaign with longtime nonprofit partner, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancer. From now through June 30, all Rita’s locations will...

Jack in the Box franchisees donate $25K to Big Brothers Big Sisters

National Jack in the Box Franchise Association will join the Jack in the Box Foundation as co-title sponsor for the 24th Annual Jack in the Box Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Additionally, the franchisee...

Popeyes’ franchisee turns in record $703K for MDA fundraiser

Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that their 2014 “Appetite for a Cure” program and the annual Sailormen Inc., Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Golf Classic have raised a record-breaking $703,034 to help those affected by muscle...

Arby’s recognized for childhood hunger relief efforts

Arby’s charitable arm, the Arby's Foundation, has been awarded the Phoenix Award by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for its efforts to help end childhood hunger. According to a news release, the organization was recognized specifically for its "School's Out, Food's...

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