Indiana Taco Bell worker's hepatitis A diagnosis among outbreak in 3 states

A southern Indiana Taco Bell location employee, diagnosed with hepatitis A, is the latest case affecting restaurant brands in Indiana, and reports of hundreds of cases in Kentucky and Michigan have also surfaced. In fact, Indiana health officials now warn...

Dunkin' Brands CEO blames weather, competition for disappointing Q1 results

Dunkin' Brands eexecs blamed bad weather and tough competition for the disappointing Q1 financials reported by Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. In the U.S., comparable stores sales fell 0.5 percent for Dunkin' Donuts U.S., while Baskin Robbins' sales fell 1 percent,...

Report: Brick-and-mortar locations still very important, desktop sites too

New research from mobile marketing and customer engagement company, Tune, shows that at least in the U.K., brick-and-mortar restaurants and other retail establishments are still important to consumers. The company's most recent "Taps, Clicks and Bricks" report investigates omnichannel engagement...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip opens 35th Texas store in San Antonio

Nestlé Toll House Cafe by Chip has opened a new location in San Antonio in Culebra Commons on West Loop. Franchisee Sherry Ramirez said her daughter, a veteran of the restaurant industry, will manage the store, which includes indoor and...

QSR pizza brand opens in Philly airport with breakfast

QSR pizza brand, Piattino Oven Fired Pizza, has opened at the Philadelphia International Airport. The brand offers build-your-own and composed pizza options cooked in its Morello Forni oven in under 2 minutes, along with hot breakfast pizzas and sandwiches made...

Burger King, Popeyes report Q1 growth, Tim Hortons lags behind

The parent company for Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International, said its results for the first quarter of 2018 showed a mixed bag of results, nearly indicative of the state of the QSR sector itself. RBI CEO...

Taco Bell: The new vegetarian brain food?

Proof that you never know when a potential million dollar media moment is going to happen in the restaurant business came last week on the long-running, brain-testing show, "Jeopardy." It held its special college edition that pits the top thinkers...

CDC expands warnings on e. coli, Yuma-sourced romaine lettuce

After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded warnings around the use of Yuma, Arizona-originated romaine lettuce due to e.

Study: Why hourly workers forced to work multiple jobs

Study: Why hourly workers forced to work multiple jobs

About 38 percent of American workers earn $20 or less an hour through hourly jobs or gig work and need more hours to make ends meet, according to Snag's State of the Hourly Worker Report. Additionally, nearly half of restaurant...

KFC brings Extra Crispy Colonel back to debut sandwich

Eternally sun-soaked actor George Hamilton is back for a command performance as Extra Crispy Colonel, this time to introduce a namesake sandwich from the brand, the Crispy Colonel. The new offering is a breaded-chicken filet with mayo and pickles on...

El Pollo Loco opens 2nd Kingwood, Texas store

El Pollo Loco has opened its newest location in Kingwood, Texas, on West Lake Houston Parkway. The franchise is owned and operated by Atour Eyvazian and Anil Yadav under AA Pollo Inc., a news release said. The brand's second Kingwood...

Large-scale corporate catering comes to Caviar with Zesty acquisition

Large-scale corporate catering comes to Caviar with Zesty acquisition

Caviar food ordering platform's parent company, Square Inc., has acquired certain assets of another company-centered catering platform called Zesty. The acquisition will help Caviar strengthen and scale its growing corporate ordering business, called Caviar for Teams, to serve meals from the leading restaurants in the U.S.

Sonic starts retail treat line

Sonic is entering the grocery and convenience store frozen dessert game with a line of grab-and-go items, including ice pops, gelatins, puddings and lollipops. "With the introduction of these new and exciting retail products, we're keeping SONIC top-of-mind by meeting...

Impossible Burger going international

Several Hong Kong-based restaurants, including Little Bao, Happy Paradise, and Beef & Liberty, will be the first international brands to debut the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger that mimics the flavor of beef, created by Impossible Foods, a news release...

Del Taco to open 7 units in south Atlanta

Del Taco has signed deals to open seven locations across south-central Atlanta with Mac Kamara of MK Energy LLC. The company also operates BP, Circle K and Subway, a news release said. The growth comes after the brand experienced its...

Dunkin' Donuts to open 7 stores in Montgomery, Alabama

Dunkin' Donuts and one of its' existing franchisees, Lagunita Franchise Operations, will open seven stores in the Montgomery, Alabama, area over the next few years, starting with two locations in 2019, a news release said. There are 37 Dunkin' Donuts...

Menu, packaging innovation key to 5-year QSR growth

Researchers report that U.S. quick-service restaurants will grow at a compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 3.03 percent for the 5-year period from 2017 to 2021, with food packaging innovations among the biggest trends in the restaurateur's business, a news...

Domino's now delivering to a dog park near you

Domino's will now deliver to some 150,000 outdoor locations, or "Domino's Hotspots" as they are referred to in the company's app or website, following a successful test in outdoor-centric Miami, Florida, last fall. U.S. parks and landmarks are among the...

8-month program immerses chefs in Japanese food culture

Non-Japanese chefs who want to learn the country's cuisine and sushi preparation are getting a rare chance to do so through an eight-month program through the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. It even picks up most travel, training...

White Castle's Impossible Burger test in full swing

With its debut as a three-city test under the White Castle spires last week, the so-called "Impossible Slider" is off and running as the latest QSR world materialization of the plant-based burger that masquerades as meat. The "Impossible Slider" is...

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