Popeyes signs deal to open in Philippines

Popeyes has entered into a master franchise agreement with Kuya J Holdings Group Inc. to develop the Popeyes brand in the Philippines, a news release said. Popeyes President Alexandre Santoro said this is the first major development agreement for the brand in Asia and that the Kuya J Group has a wealth of experience in the market.

McDonald's kicks it up a notch with new chicken LTO

McDonald's is adding a new chicken offering to the menu for a limited time in the U.S. Sweet N' Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders become available the week of Aug.

Taco Bell 'lights Ohio's fire' with 2 new test fries

The Midwestern cities of Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio will be the test grounds for Taco Bell's latest takes on spicy fries. The chain will starts tests today in both those metropolitan areas, including the brand's new Rattlesnake Fries in Columbus...

Arby's parent company pays $450 million for Wendy's stake in brands

The owner of Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings and R Taco — Inspire Brands — is buying back Wendy's 12.3 percent ownership stake in the brand for $450 million. Wendy's Company board members approved the sale, which represents a 38 percent...

Cinnabon partners with Holiday Inn Express on breakfast

Cinnabon has struck up a novel approach to getting the brand out to the masses through a partnership with Holiday Inn Express. The relationship will put Cinnabon's Sweet Rolls exclusively on breakfast bars at more than 650 Express locations nationwide,...

Panda Express uses popular LTO to usher in new app

Panda Express is bringing back a fall favorite, Honey Sesame Chicken Breast, for a limited time and using the opportunity to launch the chain's new app, a news release said. The LTO, for the first time, is now made with...

The Gyro Shack brings 'Opa!' to Nampa

The Gyro Shack will open a Nampa, Idaho, location late this summer on Caldwell Boulevard, bringing a little bit of Greek to the Boise suburbs, a news release said. The location, operated by Franchisee Sean Kress, will feature indoor seating...

Tunity Audio extends its reach

Tunity, a technology that allows users to hear live audio from muted televisions directly on their mobile device, is debuting Tunity SDK for Audio, according to a press release. Tunity SDK for Audio gives any customer-facing business with an app,...

Canada's Mary Brown chain begins Walmart partnership

Canadian chicken QSR, Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters, opened its first Walmart location this month in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The development marks the chain's first Walmart partnership, but it will soon open locations inside other Walmart stores, including Vernon, British...

McDonald's-linked salad parasite cases up to 436

The U.S. FDA Thursday reported that since last week it has confirmed an additional 41 cases of illness linked to diners who ate parasite-infected salads at McDonald's recently.

El Pollo Loco opens in California town

El Pollo Loco opened a location this week on Verdugo Boulevard in La Cañada, California, a news release said. The 2,815-square-foot restaurant seats 56 and features the chain's new facilities design that focuses on providing an authentic Mexican "feel," with...

DoorDash offers subscriptions, pick-up options

Restaurant delivery service, DoorDash, said this week it is now offering a subscriber model as well as a call-ahead/pick-up option with its restaurants. For $9.99 monthly, subscription-based DashPass gives members unlimited deliveries without fees on orders of $15 or more....

McDonald's Chicago uses kiosks to boost traffic, jobs

McDonald's will be employing more people when it reopens its flagship store in Chicago today. The newly remodeled store offers self-serve kiosks, mobile ordering and payment, and delivery, according to Bloomberg. Some employees who previously took orders will now deliver food ordered via touchscreens to customers' tables.

Digital 6 releases technology to 'improve effectiveness of food-safety practices'

Digital Six Laboratories, an Oklahoma-based corporation, is releasing FoodSafe.io technology, a comprehensive IoT solution designed to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of food-safety practices for restaurants, according to a company press release. FoodSafe.io incorporates hand-washing monitoring, safety-inspection guidance and...

Korean Barbecue is a hit on US menus

Korean Barbecue is a hit on US menus

Korean barbeque is one menu trend that’s not going away. Delivery to U.S.

Subway partners with global food network to innovate 'locally relevant' menus

Gobal QSR chains often face challenges when it comes to developing trendy menus, but Subway hopes to overcome them by partnering with an online food and travel video network — Tastemade. The companies will work together to innovate dishes using...

KFC dubs Seinfeld's 'George' as new 'Harland'

The actor, who will eternally be "George" to old Seinfeld addicts, is now turning into "Harland," as in Col. Harland Sanders.

Healthy Dining launches 'virtual menu concierge'

Healthy Dining, a nutrition service provider for the restaurant industry, has created a virtual menu concierge," called MyMenu, according to a company press release. Powered by restaurant ingredient data analyzed and validated by Healthy Dining's registered dietitians, the technology provides...

El Pollo Loco struggles through Q2

El Pollo Loco's Q2 financial results indicated that the QSR chicken chain struggled the first part of this year, with net income down $5.1 million or 13 cents per diluted share compared to 20 cents during the same period last...

Bojangles' adjusts guidance after rough Q2

Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits fell short on its quarterly earnings in Q2 2018, bringing in just 13 cents per share, well below last year's second-quarter earnings of 23 cents per share. Systemwide comparable restaurant sales also fell 0.2 percent, with...

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