Arby’s recruits meat supplier for childhood hunger fight

The John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, and Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. have teamed up to support Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.

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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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Farmer Boys launches Children's Hospital fundraising campaign

Farmer Boys will raise money for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital-LLUCH throughout the month of September.

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens promotes high school graduation pledges

The Taco Bell Foundation for Teens partnered with GetSchooled and Viacom to encourage teens to finish high school.

NY councilman proposes ban on toys in kids' meals that don't meet nutritional standards

New York Councilman Ben Kallos has introduced a bill that would set stricter nutrition standards for kids’ meals that come with toys.

Bojangles awards nine scholarships worth $1,000 each

Bojangles' has named the recipients of its 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship Award. The $1,000 scholarships will support six Bojangles' team members and three immediate family members of team members.

Hardee's, Viamedia announce $10,000 college fund contest

Hardee's Restaurants LLC has partnered with Viamedia to award a qualifying Kentucky student a $10,000 college tuition fund. The 2014 Hardee's $10,000 College Fund Contest is open to Central Kentucky students enrolled in a Kentucky college or university by December 31, 2014, who have a 2.5 GPA or higher and are at least 17 years old.

Cousins Subs awards $3,000 grant to Hope House

The Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation has awarded Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc. a $3,000 grant to support the Shining Stars Youth Education Program in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood.

Arby's aims to raise more than $3.2 million to fight childhood hunger

From August 18 until Sept. 28, Arby's restaurants will collect donations for the Arby's Foundation in support of its mission to end childhood hunger in partnership with the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign. Now in its fourth year,...

Chick-fil-A partnering with THRIVE to offer specialty-grade coffee

Chick-fil-A announced today that it is partnering with THRIVE Farmers Coffee to offer specialty-grade coffee at its restaurants nationwide.

Cops will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out 33 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin, on Aug. 15, beginning at 6 a.m. through 11 a.m.

Carl's Jr. hosts Texas military foundation fundraiser

Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurant chains, has announced Carl's Jr.'s commitment to the Lone Survivor Foundation. Funds raised through Carl's Jr.'s annual Stars for Heroes campaign and a Texas-only sweepstakes will be donated to the Lone Survivor Foundation to benefit U.S.

Bojangles' raising funds to send kids to MDA camp

For the 16th consecutive year, Bojangles' is raising funds to send children to the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Camp Bethelwoods. This year, the company is also providing lunch for campers and volunteers. Camp Bethelwoods is located in York, S.C., and provides...

Yum! Brands adds new interactive component to hunger fundraiser

Yum! Brands has announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort with the new "Pass The Red Cup" challenge featuring multi-Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera. Aguilera has been the spokesperson for Yum! Brands' hunger initiative since 2009. The...

Culver's awards educational scholarships to employees

Culver's Very Important Partners Scholarship Program has awarded $317,000 to 254 team members nationwide in 2014 to help them further their education. Culver’s VIP Foundation is a nonprofit entity that was developed in 2002 to assist team members in achieving...

Rita's raises $300K in fight against childhood cancer

Rita's Italian Ice announced today it raised $300,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. A check presentation will take place July 30 at Rita's Cool Support Center, in Trevose, Pa., with Liz &...

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.

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