Taco Bell campaign puts young scholars in the director's chair

Taco Bell is launching its Feed a Dream promotion and charitable campaign today, the fifth anniversary of the Doritos Locos Taco. The two-week-long campaign donates 10 cents for each à la carte Doritos Locos Taco purchased, up to $500,000, to...

Bojangles franchisee eyes Virginia

Bojangles' has signed an agreement with Vabo, Inc. to open four restaurants over the next four years, according to a news release.

NRA to Congress: 'Press go on health act but fix it later'

National Restaurant Association Policy and Government Affairs EVP Cicely Simpson today told Speaker of the House and U.S. Rep.

Pork stars in Hardee's breakfast offerings

Hardee's announced this afternoon that it's angling to cash in on Americans' love affair with all things pork-related, as well as a breakfast on the run with its Aporkalypse burrito and biscuit offerings. The $3.99 burrito combines ham, sausage patties...

Former KFC president replaces embattled CEO at Hardee's parent company

With hardly a mention of the resignation of its CEO of 16 years and former U.S. Labor Secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

NRA implores Congress: 'Keep debit-swipe fee controls in place'

The National Restaurant Association has joined forces with dozens of other restaurant groups to launch a campaign against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment, which passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. The issue is coming...

Freshii CEO to Subway: 'Let's work together to convert several Subways into Freshii units'

Freshii's Founder and CEO Matthew Corrin thinks Subway needs to convert some of its 44,000 units into Freshiis. In an open letter titled "Dear Subway, Love Freshii," the CEO suggested that the two brands work together, considering that "respected restaurant...

Burger King commits to making chickens' lives better

Burger King has taken a relatively major stance on animal welfare today, specifically, the welfare of chickens, which animal protection organization, Mercy For Animals calls "among the most abused animals on the planet." Burger King is taking action that will...

New Zealand KFC denies customer's claims of finding maggots in chicken

A New Zealand KFC customer is trying to back off of a media swarm after she posted a photo on Facebook, showing maggots that she claimed to have found after peeling back the skin from her drumstick last Thursday in...

Del Taco fires up breakfast with 5 menu additions

This Thursday, March 23, Del Taco devotees will have at least five new ways to get fired up for the day, thanks to the chain's new breakfast offerings, a news release said. The chain is offering the following five new portable breakfast items, all available from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Company launches platform to lower costs of mobile-ordering deployments

Avanti, the company that provided Subway with its mobile-ordering platform, has made it possible for smaller chains to use the same type of system since it launched it as a cloud-based platform, according to a news release. Avanti's system at...

Free download: 5 Essential Strategies for Selecting and Implementing a Cloud-Based POS

Implementing crucial technology, such as a new cloud-based POS, can be a challenge if you don't know what you are up against. To help operators avoid any pitfalls when it comes to switching to a cloud-based POS, FastCasual teamed with Par to create a free webinar — Strategies for Selecting and Implementing a Cloud-Based POS.

Domino's Tracker commercial takes TV viewers on a 'day off'

After Domino's said its "tracker" has monitored the progress of more than 100 million orders over the last eight years of its existence, it's finally getting its day in the sun as the star of the brand's new TV spots....

U.S. CEO reputations? Half of nation not high on head honcho

A new Harris Poll indicates that half of this nation's population sees the reputation of the nation's corporate leaders as "bad." In fact, only 25 percent of Americans view corporate leaders in all industries as having good reputations, and 26...

Texas Chicken opens 1st Oman restaurant

Texas Chicken opened its first restaurant in Oman, according to a news release. The restaurant opened last week and is operated by the Olayan Group, which operates more than 40 Texas Chicken restaurants in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Sonic gets 'corny' this weekend

Saturday is National Corn Dog Day, which Sonic Drive-In is celebrating with 50-cent corn dogs, according to a release. That's a buck off the corn bread-wrapped county fair fan favorite, which diners have been able to order every day at...

Yum China CEO shares rare inside look at company

Yum China CEO Micky Pant provided a rare glimpse inside the business of running a major fast food restaurant chain in China this week when he spoke at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management in Beijing, a news release said....

The $210 million chicken: Subway sues over soy content reports

About three weeks after a Canadian TV station reported roughly half of the Subway chain's chicken is soy filler, Subway is raising some flap in the form of a $210 million lawsuit, according to the New York Post. The sandwich...

Popcorn is on a roll in Minneapolis

The QSR snack food trend continues to grow, making this an ideal time for the world's largest popcorn franchise retailer, Doc Popcorn, to take the chain's explosive show on the road with the debut of its first "PopTruck", according to...

Pizza Ranch rounds up restaurant No. 200

Pizza Ranch has opened the barn doors on restaurant No. 200, this one in Sterling, Illinois, a news release said.

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