Dunkin' Donuts livens up lip-smackin' under mistletoe with 'donut' lip gloss

Much to the delight of Homer Simpson and doughnut-lovers everywhere, Dunkin' Donuts has brought something a little "hole-y" to all that kissing under the mistletoe this holiday with a new donut lip gloss. That's just the start of the celebratory...

Taco John's throws some salsa on the Bluegrass State

Taco John's is sprinkling a little spice on the Bluegrass State with a dozen new locations in central Kentucky planned in the immediate future, a news release said. The first of the new locations is set to open in Glasgow,...

Carl’s Jr. is coming — make way Manhattan

Carl's Jr. is taking a bite out of the Big Apple in the form of prime restaurant space.

Burger King UK makes 'Whopper" deal for big growth

A huge deal in the U.K. promises to put a lot more Burger King restaurants in the European nation over the next 20 years under the guidance of private equity group, Bridgepoint.

El Polo Loco open in Orem

El Pollo Loco has opened its newest location in Orem, Utah — the brand’s fifth in the state, a news release said. The East University Parkway restaurant is owned and operated by franchise partner W.K.S.

'Is McDonald's following me?' Recent campaign may have some wondering

Many consumers driving along highways in the 10 cities where McDonald's recently launched its digital billboard campaign are likely still scratching their heads and wondering whether the fast food giant is tracking their every move these days. The campaign appealed to so-called 'hangry' drivers — a.k.a.

Arby's Foundation gives record donation to battle childhood hunger, build dreams

The Arby's Foundation raised $7.5 million this year to support youth empowerment initiatives across America, a news release said. The funds will be used to support organizations that share the foundation's mission to help kids build, expand, and pursue their...

Taco Bell makes 3 major changes to international leadership

Taco Bell International has announced that current president Melissa Lora will retire next summer, at which time CFO Liz Williams will step into that key role, according to a news release. Lora has held the post since its creation in...

Long John Silver's to deliver 'drive thru of the future' with outdoor digital signage

Long John Silver's plans to upgrade its drive thrus with outdoor digital menu boards. The QSR partnered with Allure, a division of Christie Digital Systems USA, to upgrade 400 locations with HD video screens, according to a press release. Each...

Jack in the Box puts its money on e-sports

Jack in the Box is sponsoring the Dallas Fuel in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, the first major global "e-sports" gaming league with city-based teams. According to a press release, the multiyear deal signals Jack in the Box...

NRA applauds, others protest House joint employer act passage

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed the Save Local Business Act, a decision that the National Restaurant Association described as a win for restaurant owners, though many small business and labor advocates disagree. "We strongly applaud Congress for standing...

A&W 'floats' us one

A&W has launched a new promo that gives customers a way to do something nice for someone else, while simultaneously doing something nice for themselves, with its second annual Float-A-Friend contest that started this week, a news release said. Customers...

Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon get Nestle Toll House Cafes by Chip

Nestle Toll House Café by Chip is expanding by leaps and bounds across the Middle East, including a late-summer opening by franchisee Mohammed Idan of the brand's sixth Iraq location, this one at Baghdad Mall, a news release said. Not...

Baskin-Robbins extols virtues of frozen turkey

Baskin-Robbins is talking "turkey" again this year with its notorious ice cream turkey cake, complete with sugar cone legs and the customer's choice of ice cream flavor. Tiramisu is back as the brand’s flavor of the month as well.

Church's promotes 4 to key leadership roles

Church's Chicken is making several changes at the top of the organization, according to a news release. Chris Ward, promoted earlier this year to the role of vice president of purchasing, has been named senior vice president of global supply chain.

DQ comes on strong in South Korea

International Dairy Queen Inc. has opened its first DQ Grill & Chill in South Korea.

Doughnuts, donations to join forces at Dunkin' on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11, and Dunkin’ Donuts is doing right by our heroes, offering veterans and active duty military a free doughnut that day with no purchase necessary. Additionally, the brand will support the nonprofit Homes For Our...

New tool brings third-party catering delivery to restaurateurs nationally

MonkeyMedia Software and on-demand delivery platform DoorDash have partnered to cater to restaurant catering operations. Their new cloud-based takeout, delivery and catering software platform, Monkey, offers catering delivery at a national level, a news release said. Orders placed through Monkey...

Nov.16 webinar: How to catch a (restaurant) thief

The fact that employees steal in a variety of ways from small acts of supply theft to substantial acts of fraud, is a dirty little secret shared by every player — regardless of size — in the restaurant industry. By...

Subway 'pops up' Big Apple hub for drive against hunger

Subway is using the significant power of its 40,000-plus worldwide locations this Friday to amp up the volume on its campaign to fight hunger globally. Friday, Nov.

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