Lion's Choice opens in O'Fallon, Missouri

Lion's Choice, a St. Louis-based quick-service family of restaurants, opened its 26th location this week in O'Fallon, Missouri. "This is an exciting and dynamic community in St.

Airports increasing mobile-ordering capabilities

Airport restaurants across the U.S. are increasing their mobile order-ahead capabilities thanks to a partnership between LevelUp and Grab, an airport e-commerce platform. The combined platform enables travelers to use their mobile devices to place orders ahead of arrival, according...

Workpop teams with ParTech to help restaurants manage employee data

ParTech Inc., a provider of POS and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, has partnered with Workpop, a hiring and onboarding solution, to enable PAR's cloud-based Brink POS software to seamlessly connect with Workpop's Applicant Hiring System,...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip expands again in Canada

Ziad S. Dalal, president of Crest Foods, Inc., the franchisor of Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip franchisor Crest Foods said he's signed a three-unit deal for Quebec with Franchisee Carole Carrier.

Report: Limited service, fine dining win '17 sales growth race

In its latest report research company Technomic said the 500 chains it recognizes as industry leaders have, for the second straight year, experienced slow sales and unit growth. The company found that last year cumulative sales grew 3.2 percent, down...

Taco Bell CEO to run Chipotle

Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol is trading in tacos for burritos. Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced that Niccol will be the chain's chief executive officer effective March 5, according to a company press release. Niccol most recently served as CEO...

GrubHub partners with Foursquare, picks top dishes in 5 major metros

Just a week after announcing a partnership with Yum Brands to deliver Taco Bell and KFC nationally, GrubHub is expanding its partnership with Foursquare, according to a press release. Foursquare City Guide users in the U.S. can now order from...

Happy Valentine's Day QSRs: PayByCar launches in pilot test

Verdeva Inc. has launched an in-vehicle payment solution, PayByCar, that uses toll transponders to simplify and speed up nontoll transactions such as QSR payments.

Arby's puts some spice in seasonal fish offering

With Christians' observance of Lent starting Feb. 14, Arby's is adding Nashville Hot fish as a twist on the Nashville hot chicken craze of late, a news release said. The offering includes fried wild-caught Alaskan pollock fillet coated with cayenne...

A&W signs largest multilocation pact since acquisition from Yum

A&W Restaurants Inc. has signed its largest multi-unit deal since a group of franchisees bought the brand from Yum nearly seven years ago.

Bruster's racks up 4 years of sales growth, expands westward

Bruster's Real Ice Cream, a chain found mostly in the eastern U.S., is expanding into the southern and western U.S. as part of its national expansion strategy. A news release said the brand has signed a franchise agreement for its...

Church's EVP to chair National Council of Chain Restaurants

Church's Chicken Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Craig Prusher has been named chair of the National Retail Federation National Council of Chain Restaurants, a news release said. Prusher served previously as vice chair for the invitation-only governing body...

Church's franchisee names operations VP

Church's Chicken franchisee, Goalz Restaurant Group, has named Jeron Boemer as operations vice president in Arizona, a news release said. Goalz, which also is a franchisee of fast casual brands Captain D's and Dog Haus, is also partnering with Boemer...

Yum taps GrubHub to provide delivery for Taco Bell, KFC

Yum taps GrubHub to provide delivery for Taco Bell, KFC

Taco Bell and KFC's parent, Yum Brands, is partnering with Grubhub to drive what the two organizations qualified as "incremental sales to KFC and Taco Bell restaurants in the U.S. through online ordering for pickup and delivery," a news release...

Dunkin' Donuts move means 1 billion fewer foam cups in U.S. annual waste

Dunkin' Donuts move means 1 billion fewer foam cups in U.S. annual waste

The ubiquitous Dunkin' Donuts chain has pledged to go completely polystyrene foam cup-free by 2020, which could make a real dent in the continued prevalence of the troublesome environmental product. The chain announced in a news release it will replace...

White Castle's 27-year-old Valentine's Day dinner gets techy boost

Even true love can get a boost from technology as White Castle is discovering this Valentine's Day, the first year that the slider brand has employed online reservations through the online channel, OpenTable. The "castle" has become the "it" place...

Menufy partners with LevelUp to build restaurants' mobile reach

Online ordering provider, Menufy, has partnered with LevelUp to extend its restaurant clients' distribution channels and hopefully orders, without added cost. The partnership is also intended to help customers have a larger pool of restaurants from which to mobile order,...

Long John Silvers reborn this year for Feb. 14 Lent start

In last year's pre-Easter period, known to most Christians as Lent, seafood QSR Long John Silver's reported that it sold more than 2 million pounds of fish and related seafood items, so it's approaching this Lenten season with great hopes....

Dunkin' Brands declares increased dividend

Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins parent company, Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. released both its Q4 and 2017 yearly financials and announced that it was declaring an increased dividend of $0.3475 per share of common stock.

Arby's, BWW sale complete, Inspire Brands launches as major industry player

The $2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. by Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.

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