Arby's slides into pizza market

Pizza restaurateurs have just gotten yet another competitor in QSR brand, Arby's, which now offers pizza sliders, a news release said. The pizza rendition of the popular menu item joins seven other Arby's slider variations, including buffalo chicken, chicken and...

Bojangles redesign wraps history in modern package

Bojangles is opening a new restaurant concept June 1 in Charlotte, North Carolina, a news release said. The West Trade Street location opens on Thursday, June 1, in the city.  Located at 1401 W.

Dunkin' partners with Masterpass to expedite the coffee-n-donuts run

Dunkin' Donuts now accepts Masterpass by Mastercard to help expedite guests' visits to its stores by allowing quick purchase and loyalty card processing through a tap or two, according to a news release. "Leveraging new digital payment options like Masterpass...

Restaurants and other retailers win one over banks on swipe fees

The U.S. House of Representatives has dropped wording that would have repealed the controversial Durbin Amendment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act, voted into law in 2010 under the Obama administration. The amendment imposed caps...

Buttermilk cod swims in to Long John Silver's

Long John Silver's has added a "downhome-style" LTO for the summer — a homestyle buttermilk cod, a news release said. Its rendition of the dish drifts on to the menu May 29 and drifts back out again on Aug. 27....

McDonald's pays 94-cent quarterly dividend

McDonald's shareholders will soon receive a quarterly dividend check of $0.94 per share, a news release said. The payout will hit June 19. Q2 results will be released before the opening of the market on July 25, the company said.

Does your brand 'deliver' on delivery?

Delivery is today's "little darling" of the restaurant industry, as was just repeatedly proven in numerous presentations at this year's National Restaurant Association show in Chicago ending Tuesday. According to experts at the conference, as well as numerous studies of...

Taco Bueno hires new COO, CMO

Taco Bueno's has hired a new COO and CMO.  COO Tony Darden and CMO Sarah Beddoe bring extensive industry experience to their positions and will develop Taco Bueno's market share and brand image, according to a press release.

Another restaurant oyster shell recycling initiative pops up in Alabama

A few weeks after we told you about restaurateurs around Chesapeake Bay taking part in an oyster shell recycling program, another oyster recycling initiative has sprung up with restaurants in Alabama, according to a news release. This initiative -- the...

Are you following these steps to find high-quality workers?

A veteran restaurant industry leader on why restaurant strategy today focuses on finding and keeping creative workers over and above just about everything else.

Bruster's to open 5 Phoenix-area locations

Five Bruster's locations will soon bring cool relief to the people of Phoenix, Arizona. The chain has signed a new franchise deal for the area, as part of its plans to rapidly expand in the western U.S., a news release...

Food Online Ordering Systems integrates with Epson's printer for online ordering solution, including self-order kiosk

Food Online Ordering Systems, a provider of custom, in-house online ordering solutions for restaurants, has certified Epson America, Inc.'s latest product addition, the OmniLink TM-T88VI-i intelligent POS printer, to provide a seamless online ordering experience for brands across all locations...

Paytronix report examines how to draw less frequent guests into loyalty program

Paytronix Systems Inc. has released a report that examines key metrics on guest loyalty programs.

Blaze Pizza takes top honors at Fast Casual Top 100 gala

The annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers recognizes brands leading the pack when it comes to growth and innovation.

Panda Express celebrates Asian and Pacific Island immigrants

American Chinese food chain Panda Express pays special tribute to those who have contributed to this nation's way of life after emigrating to the US from Asian-Pacific Island cultures during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, according to a press release....

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame chair takes seat at Yum Brands board

Former Sherwin-Williams Company Executive Chairman Christopher M. Connor is taking a seat at Yum Brands' Board of Directors' table, according to a news release.

Church's Chicken signs largest single-operator franchise deal ever

Church's Chicken and Goalz Restaurant Group have signed a multi-year deal to develop 20 Church's Chicken restaurants per year in six states, a news release said. The agreement — which will affect expansion in Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina...

Menu labeling: Big Apple again achieves what feds cannot

As the song says, "making it" in New York has long been seen as the route to also making it "anywhere." But that rule does not apparently apply to menu labeling regulations, which start being enforced in the Big Apple...

Will Jack in the Box sell Qdoba?

"Below our expectations," is how Jack in the Box Inc. Chairman and CEO Lenny Comma described the compay's Q2 performance, according to a news release.

Study: Fear of future invades restaurant leadership offices

Fear is invading the offices of restaurant brand leadership across the industry, according to a recent study from L.E.K. Consulting.

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