Culver's supporting future farmers

Culver's is getting down to its roots this week as part of National Future Farmers of America Week. The chain is sponsoring its third annual FFA Essay Contest to learn what youngsters hoping to work in agriculture in the future...

Bojangles gets 'bowled' over by LTO

Bojangles' LTO aims to cash in on the increasing popularity of both fast food breakfasts and those trendy "bowls." From now through March 26, Bojangles' has added the Bo-Tato Breakfast Bowl to its offerings, according to a news release. The...

Popeye's may be sailing into new ownership

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is creating a lot of buzz on the foodservice scene at the moment with reports Monday night that Burger King and Tim Hortons chains' owner, Restaurant Brands International Inc., is closing in on a deal to buy...

Houston area gets 14th El Pollo Loco

The Houston-area suburb of Webster, Texas, is the latest location to welcome an El Pollo Loco location, this one on West Bay Area Boulevard, according to a news release.

Virginia franchisee buys 30 Wendy's outlets around Norfolk

Delight Restaurant Group has purchased 30 Virginia Beach/Norfolk-area Wendy's locations, which collectively produce about $50 million annually in gross revenues, according to a news release. The December 2016 acquisition also includes plans to build several units in the area and...

Research: Domino's living up to its promise to 'not suck'

Domino's might be stealing market share away from rivals in both the pizza sector and among large quick-service chains.

Workers' groups quiet about Trump's pick to replace Hardee's CEO as labor sec nominee

President Trump's latest pick for labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, has evoked little response from workers' rights and other organizations supporting restaurant workers' interest. That is a significant difference from the ongoing criticisms levied in the name of Trump's initial choice, CKE Restaurant Group CEO Andrew Puzder.

Yum board member steps down

Yum! Brands said that board member and Corvex Management LP Managing Director Keith A. Meister is leaving the company's governing body, effective immediately, according to a news release. Meister said that with the spin-off of Yum China complete along with...

Carl's Jr. breakfast burger now stays up all night

Carl's Jr. is making its breakfast burger available all day at the chain's locations, according to a news release.  The 13-year menu offering includes bacon, eggs and hashbrowns with a charbroiled burger, cheese and ketchup on a seeded bun.

Church's promotes purchasing exec to VP of supply chain

Church's Chicken has promoted its senior purchasing director, Chris Ward, to the office of vice president of supply chain, according to a news release. Ward will now oversee purchasing, distribution and logistics for the company's supply chain. "Chris Ward has...

Wendy's FY2016 results show impact of optimization efforts

Wendy's wrapped up its 16th straight quarter of same-store sales growth, according to a company press release about the fiscal year and its final quarter, both ending, Jan. 1, 2017.

Speedline Solutions debuts new menu management tool

Speedline Solutions is debuting a menu management system to help chains create and release a consistent menu for all locations as well as ConnectService, which streamlines online orders and allows ordering when the POS software is not running, according to...

Fake news on McDonald's and Chipotle stopped in its tracks

Fake news is again causing problems for the foodservice industry, this time inolving McDonald's and Chipotle. The event also involved reporters at USA Today and the financial news site,, both of whom received a fraudulent news releases attempting to...

Wendy's to chickens: 'Let's get small'

"Smaller is better" may not be a saying you hear much, but when it comes to chickens and their meat, Wendy's believes that is the case. The chain announced Tuesday that it is using "20 percent smaller birds" for its chicken meat, which it says will enhance texture of the meat and overall flavor, according to a news release.

Hardee's CEO and labor sec'y nominee sued for labor law violations

Labor secretary nominee and CKE Restaurant Group CEO Andrew Puzder may have a labor violations lawsuit on his hands. While at least four Senate Republicans were equivocating about voting for President Trump's nominee for the job, disclosed this morning that Puzder allegedly led the company while it violated labor laws.

Krystal puts shrimp in the 'Mix'

Krystal is putting its Shrimp Po' Boy in its Mix for $5 value through April 16, in partnership with King & Prince Seafood, according to a release. The fried shrimp and tartar sauce sandwich is also offered as a basket...

New restaurant rating system focuses on economic impact

Food industry veteran Sara Brito and entrepreneur Jeff Hermanson have collaborated to create a new rating system for all restaurants based on economic impact within communities, ingredient transparency and sustainable business practices, according to a press release. The system, Good...

Subway puts fish on the menu for Lenten adherents

The pre-Easter season of Lent celebrated by many Christians is right around the corner, and Subway is hoping to reel in a few with a couple of fish offerings. On March 1, the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season, Subway...

Marco's names COO

Marco's Pizza has promoted its EVP of operations and former Burger King executive, Tony Libardi to chief operations officer, a news release said. In the new role, both marketing and employee engagement will now be under Libardi's direction.

Taco Bell puts weddings on Vegas menu

Last week it was Domino's beginning the world's first pizza wedding registry. This week, Taco Bell is positioning itself for a little "love action" with its Las Vegas Cantina flagship site adding weddings to the menu by summer, according to...

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