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USMEF Partners with Chilean Importer to Grow its Portfolio of U.S. Pork Cuts

To address reduced U.S. pork sales with a major importer in Chile, USMEF South American Representative Jessica Julca worked with the importer to develop a client database to segment its customers based on their purchasing patterns and potential needs.

“El Carnicero used to import several cuts of U.S. pork but with greater availability from competitors, they were down to importing one U.S. cut,” says Julca. “The database contains purchasing data for 211 of its customers and helps them to identify loyal customers and market opportunities...

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Sep 22 8:02 AM, Urner Barry

Burger King, Popeyes, Firehouse Subs and Tim Hortons Renew Long-Standing Relationship with Coca-Cola

Restaurant Brands International (RBI) today announced that its four iconic restaurant brands in the U.S. – Burger King, Popeyes, Firehouse Subs and Tim Hortons - have renewed their valued relationship with Coca-Cola until 2033. Under the new agreements, Coca-Cola will invest in and support marketing priorities with all four restaurant brands to drive additional traffic and contribute to growing franchisee profitability.

"Coca-Cola has proven to be an exceptional partner, and we know our guests in the U.S. love to pair our iconic food offerings...

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Sep 13 7:19 AM, Urner Barry

Uber Eats Joins Forces with The Save Mart Companies for On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) announced its newest grocery partnership with Modesto, California-based retailer The Save Mart Companies to bring Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx locations to the Uber Eats app for on-demand and scheduled delivery.

Starting today, more than 190 stores in The Save Mart Companies will be available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. With this new partnership customers will be able to quickly and reliably place orders from Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx's abundant selection of produce...

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Sep 13 7:17 AM, Urner Barry

P.F. Chang’s Enhances Catering Capabilities with Cartwheel

Renowned restaurant brand P.F. Chang’s is revolutionizing its catering capabilities through a strategic collaboration with Cartwheel, the leading enterprise delivery management platform.

Cartwheel recently invested in integrating with ezCater, the most trusted provider of corporate food solutions. This integration further streamlines and optimizes catering management and delivery capabilities for the restaurant chain and centralizes once disparate channels into a single, unified platform. Efficient order and delivery management lead to exceptional customer experiences, which, in turn, drive repeat orders.

P.F. Chang’s has worked with Cartwheel to power deliveries through its online catering channels since...

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Sep 11 8:08 AM, Urner Barry

Dickey’s Barbecue and Safeway Grocery Stores Partner Up

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, continues to expand their retail partnerships by teaming up with Safeway Denver Division.

In September 2023, the Texas-style barbecue brand will begin its fantastic partnership with Safeway’s Denver Division offering shoppers their famous Original Polish smoked sausage links, Jalapeno Cheddar smoked sausage links, and Hot Links. This division of Safeway operates 143 supermarkets in five states including Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

To celebrate this exciting new partnership, from September 6th – 12th the barbecue brand will offer shoppers a special promotion of $3.99/unit...


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Sep 7 8:54 AM, Urner Barry

Taco Bell and Doordash Come Together to Celebrate the Biggest Taco Tuesday Ever 

With the liberation of Taco Tuesday in 49 states, DoorDash has joined the fun with Taco Bell to throw a celebration for taco lovers across (most of) the country*, covering up to $5 million worth of tacos on Taco Tuesday, September 12. DoorDash, the on-demand delivery platform that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses, has assembled over 20,000 local Mexican restaurants to participate in the momentous event. By celebrating Mexican restaurants across the country, Taco Bell and DoorDash hope to empower businesses of all...

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Sep 6 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Teams Up Dallas Cowboys Partnership with Expansive Media Buy

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, who recently secured a huge victory by being named the Official Sausage of the Dallas Cowboys, has announced to their domestic franchisee community that parent company Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. will be matching dollar for dollar all of their national Marketing Fund’s advertising spends starting in September and continuing through the end of the year.

While Dickey’s national Marketing Fund advertising budgets are consistently spent exclusively on media support for the brand’s locations across the country, this additional budget allocation from Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc...

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Sep 1 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Festival Foods Pairs AI-Powered Price Optimization With Omnichannel Competitive Intelligence

Award-winning Wisconsin Grocery Retailer Debuts Customer Perception-Based Price Optimization with Engage3's Price Image Optimization Suite

Engage3 Powered By Dexi, which helps retailers and brands profitably grow revenue and drive store trips by tracking and optimizing their Price Image, today announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Festival Foods. The expanded partnership adds Engage3's Price Image Management capabilities to a successful omnichannel competitive intelligence program.

Festival Foods has been serving Wisconsin shoppers since 1946 and operates 40 locations across the state. Known for an...

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Aug 31 11:55 AM, Urner Barry

Texas Tradition and Innovation Come Together in the Sausage Aisle at H-E-B

When Hardcore Carnivore®, a Texas company that produces cult-favorite meat seasonings and rubs, was offered the chance to produce an exclusive line of real hardwood smoked sausages for Texas retailer H-E-B, they called on the meat science experts at Fort Worth-based Standard Meat Company to create a product that truly honors Texas barbecue heritage.

Jess Pryles, the “hardcore carnivore” who developed the sausage recipes, is a renowned live-fire cook, author, and self-proclaimed “total meat nerd...

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Aug 29 12:38 PM, Urner Barry

IHOP Enhances Online Ordering Experience with Google Cloud AI

Google Cloud and IHOP announced that the restaurant chain is partnering with Google Cloud to enhance its online ordering experience nationwide with AI technology. Logged-in guests ordering from IHOP online will soon see more helpful and personalized options, including suggestions for their favorite IHOP items that they frequently order. The brand is the first in the restaurant industry to use Google Cloud's Recommendations AI technology for online ordering specifically.

Powering IHOP's new food ordering recommendation engine is Google Cloud's Recommendations AI solution, which draws on Google's years of experience in...

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Aug 28 2:31 PM, Urner Barry

First Watch Gets Spicy With Mike's Hot Honey Fall Menu Collaboration

Move over pumpkin spice, First Watch is reigniting its partnership with Mike's Hot Honey to bring sweet heat to its new seasonally inspired menu, available nationwide* now through October 29. Headlining the fall menu is the Million Dollar Harvest Hash, created in collaboration between the two brands to combine the fan-favorite honey with First Watch's signature Million Dollar Bacon and house-roasted sweet potatoes. This is the leading Daytime Dining restaurant's second time bringing Chef Shane Schaibly and Mike's Hot Honey founder Mike Kurtz together for a custom...

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Aug 21 8:35 AM, Urner Barry

UNLIMEAT Unveils New Products, Collaboration with JUST Egg

Zikooin Company (UNLIMEAT), a leader in the alternative meat market in Korea, is introducing plant-based egg products in partnership with JUST Egg, the U.S.-based market leader in the plant-based egg category. The two companies recently announced that they have signed a brand license agreement and will unveil new products using JUST Egg's beloved folded format.

JUST Egg is a division of Eat Just Inc., a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes. The firm's world-class team...

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Aug 16 8:45 AM, Urner Barry

Birdzi Partners With Berkot’s To Optimize the Grocer’s Data and Personalize the Customer Experience

Birdzi, the supermarket industry’s most comprehensive customer intelligence and engagement ecosystem, today announced that Berkot’s Super Foods will rely on the technology provider’s innovative solutions to personalize and elevate shopping experiences. This partnership will help the regional grocer utilize its wealth of customer data and incorporate new digital touchpoints to engage its customer base.

Berkot’s is a family-owned and operated neighborhood grocery store with locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Berkot’s is dedicated to the communities it resides in and is committed to providing high-quality...

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Aug 15 9:54 AM, Urner Barry

Uber Offers Exclusive NFL Experience to Launch Hy-Vee for On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. announced its new partnership with grocery chain Hy-Vee to offer on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery to customers across the Midwest, strengthening Uber Eats' grocery selection in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Now, more than 260 Hy-Vee grocery and liquor storefronts will be available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. Just in time for the upcoming tailgating season, customers will be able to order their...

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Aug 14 7:45 AM, Urner Barry

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Teams up with Lowe’s Markets

Pitmasters can now get their hands on Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ in their local Lowe’s Market.

Starting this summer, barbecue lovers can now purchase Dickey’s popular smoked sausage in 140 neighborhood Lowe’s Market stores throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas. Much like the Dickey’s brand, Lowe’s Markets is a Texas-based, family friendly company that has been serving communities for decades. The stores will offer their shoppers the Original Smoked Kielbasa Sausage, Spicy Cheddar Smoked Kielbasa Sausage and Hot Links Smoked Sausage all in 12oz. portions...

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Aug 11 7:41 AM, Urner Barry

Clean Eatz Partners with Department of Defense on Meal Kit Delivery for Military Bases

Clean Eatz Kitchen, the premiere meal prep franchise in the health food landscape, delivered the brand's first-ever international meal shipment to Iwakuni, Japan on August 1st. It's all part of the franchise's latest partnership with the United States Department of Defense, with a goal to supply military bases with reliable access to nutritionist-approved, chef-inspired meal kits.

The franchise now joins a select few meal delivery concepts operating on a multi-national level. While consumer access is still restricted to a domestic clientele, the...


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Aug 11 7:41 AM, Urner Barry

Taco Bell Will Help Pay for Your Taco Tuesday Celebration, Even if it's Not at Taco Bell

To celebrate the liberation of the Taco Tuesday trademark registration in 49 states, and to support and spotlight restaurants who now have the right to freely use Taco Tuesday, Taco Bell has announced that on Tuesday, September 12, Taco Tuesday fans (nearly) everywhere* can celebrate Taco Tuesday (nearly) anywhere – and Taco Bell will help pay for it.

On Taco Tuesday, September 12, Taco Bell, in partnership with DoorDash, is opening a $5 million taco tab...

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Aug 9 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

Hot Ones Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day With Expanded Spicy Wing Delivery In NYC and Philly

Signs of deflation are becoming more prevalent across China, heaping extra pressure on Beijing to reignite growth or risk falling into an economic trap it could find hard to escape.

While the rest of the world tussles with inflation, China is at risk of experiencing a prolonged spell of falling prices that -- if it takes root -- could eat into corporate profits, sap consumer spending and push more people out of work. Its effects would ripple across the globe, easing...


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Jul 31 8:39 AM, Urner Barry

Chipotle Accelerates International Expansion Through First Ever Development Agreement with Alshaya 

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it has signed its first-ever development agreement to open restaurants in the Middle East and accelerate its international expansion efforts. In partnership with leading international franchise retail operator Alshaya Group, the Company will initially open new restaurants in Dubai and Kuwait early next year before expanding further across the region.

"Leveraging Alshaya's market expertise will enable us to quickly gain access to these vibrant economies," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol. "We are excited to offer...

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Jul 18 9:41 AM, Urner Barry

Cargill Regenconnect and John Deere Announce Collaboration to Enable New Revenue Streams for Farmers

Cargill and John Deere are announcing a collaborative effort to streamline the digital and in-field experience for farmers using John Deere technology and electing to participate in the Cargill RegenConnect® program.

Cargill RegenConnect provides farmers a financial incentive for positive environmental outcomes through the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices, while helping to improve soil health and decarbonize the agriculture supply chain. John Deere’s precision ag technology and digital platform, Operations Center, helps farmers to implement and document the practices they choose to...

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Jul 13 9:40 AM, Urner Barry

Hard Rock Steps into Next Era of Lionel Messi Partnership with Launch of New Messi Chicken Sandwich

To welcome the soccer legend to the U.S., new namesake menu item is now available globally at Hard Rock Cafe locations and Select Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos via In-Room Dining

Hollywood, FL (Restaurant News Release) Hard Rock International is once again teaming up with global brand ambassador, Lionel Messi, to launch a new namesake menu item “Made For You by Leo Messi” – the Messi Chicken Sandwich. Inspired by one of the soccer legend’s favorite Argentinean dishes growing up, the new “Milanese style”...

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Jul 12 2:48 PM, Urner Barry

UniPro Member, Food Supply Inc. Partners with Pepper to Revolutionize Digital Ordering Experience

Food Supply Inc., a UniPro member and leading food distributor in the sunshine state, has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Pepper, an innovative e-commerce solution for food distributors. The partnership aims to redefine the digital ordering experience for customers and enhance operational efficiency for Food Supply Inc.

As a forward-thinking company committed to delivering exceptional products and services, Food Supply Inc. recognizes the importance of embracing cutting-edge technology to stay ahead in the competitive market. By joining forces with Pepper, Food Supply Inc. is...

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Jul 6 9:37 AM, Urner Barry

UPSIDE Foods Makes History with First Consumer Sale of Cultivated Meat in the US 

UPSIDE Foods, the leading cultivated meat, poultry and seafood company, announced today that its cultivated chicken – grown directly from real animal cells – has launched at the renowned Michelin-starred Bar Crenn in San Francisco, California. The historic event, held on Saturday, July 1, was the first-ever consumer sale of cultivated meat in the U.S., representing a historic milestone for the food system.

The restaurant debut of UPSIDE's cultivated chicken followed the announcement that UPSIDE has been approved to sell its cultivated chicken in the U.S...

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Jul 6 7:56 AM, Urner Barry

HelloFresh Serves Up New Reality Cooking Competition Sponsorship with Hulu's ‘Secret Chef’

HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, announced the sponsorship of Hulu’s newest reality cooking competition series, Secret Chef, which premiered June 29.

With chef David Chang at the helm as executive producer, Secret Chef pits 10 contestants, ranging from professional chefs to self-taught home cooks, against one another in a series of blind tastings where they're not only the cooks but also the judges. Isolated in a secret kitchen labyrinth connected by a series of conveyor belts, the contestants will compete in a variety of challenges...

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Jul 3 8:11 AM, Urner Barry

Dog Haus Continues to Innovate with Hyperlocology Partnership

Dog Haus is excited to announce that it has tapped Hyperlocology as its lead advertising partner.

The acclaimed brand entered 2023 seeking out the best digital advertising partner for franchise brands with the goal of maximizing every advertisement dollar, while using as many data sources as possible for targeting new and existing customer bases. That search led to Hyperlocology partnership, whose “brand directed, locally perfected” motto seamlessly relates with Dog Haus, and a deal was struck in February to begin working together.

“Now more than ever, meeting your customers where they are...

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Jun 30 1:32 PM, Urner Barry

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Huddle House Accelerate Multi-Unit Franchise Growth

Ascent Hospitality Management, parent company of Huddle House and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery®, continues to build momentum in 2023 with several consecutive multi-unit agreements.

In the past five months, Ascent Hospitality Management has closed five multi-unit agreements for a total of 14 restaurants across five different states, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas.

“Multi-unit deals are a testament to an entrepreneur’s confidence in the Ascent Hospitality Management brands and the leadership teams. We prioritize supporting our franchise partners by offering a winning...

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Jun 28 7:56 AM, Urner Barry

United Natural Foods Announces Partnership with RELEX Solutions

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (the “Company” or “UNFI”), today announced a new partnership with RELEX Solutions, a provider of unified supply chain and retail optimization solutions, to implement its industry-leading cloud-based procurement solution. When delivered, the system will consolidate and replace multiple UNFI buying systems and drive efficiencies in demand planning and replenishment. The partnership with RELEX aligns with the transformation of UNFI’s supply chain capabilities and is intended to deliver an enhanced customer experience, while enabling customer growth by integrating advanced data-driven solutions and improving efficiency...

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Jun 22 9:07 AM, Urner Barry

Northeast Grocery, Inc Announces Expanded Instacart E-Commerce and Advertising Partnership 

Northeast Grocery, Inc. (NGI), the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets, which operates nearly 300 grocery stores across New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, today announced it is expanding their partnership with Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America. Through this expanded partnership, the two chains will leverage the Instacart Platform to introduce new e-commerce capabilities and launch a new retail media network using Instacart's Carrot Ads solution.

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops first partnered with Instacart...

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Jun 20 1:25 PM, Urner Barry

Denny's Baconalia Menu Returns to America's Diner Nationwide After 10-Year Hiatus

Calling all bacon lovers! Denny's is ready to satisfy your cravings for crispy strips, answer your pleas for the ultimate pork, and feed your bacon obsession with the triumphant return of its Baconalia menu. Returning to all Denny's locations after a 10-year hiatus, this limited-time menu features seven craveable bacon-centric creations, making this the biggest and best Baconalia yet.

From June 21 through August 29, fans can feast on mouth-watering dishes such as Premium Bacon Loaded Pancakes™, the Triple Bacon Sampler...

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Jun 20 11:52 AM, Urner Barry

Leanpath Integrates with CBORD to Deliver More Precise and Actionable Food Waste Data

Leanpath, the global leader in food waste prevention, is excited to announce a new partnership with menu management system provider CBORD. The system integration will allow commercial operators to migrate menus and food prices directly from CBORD to Leanpath.

Leanpath's in-kitchen food waste tracking solutions allow foodservice kitchens to capture a complete picture of what foods they are wasting and why. Analytics, reporting and automated prevention tools allow kitchens to stop that waste from reoccurring.

CBORD customers now have the ability for their daily menus to...

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May 30 2:31 PM, Urner Barry

Golden Star Enterprises DBA Super Fresh Foods Inc. Announces Production Contract with Eat Real Meals

Super Fresh Foods Inc. is a direct-to-consumer successful meal subscription company which uses a customized proprietary software to manage its logistics by tracking meals from ordering, ingredient acquisition, meal preparation, delivery, and payment across a broad platform of meal delivery assets.

Super Fresh Foods was established in 2022 and operates through a partnership with All Your Foods in the Vancouver, British Columbia metropolitan area to deliver meals under its “All Your Meals” brand.

All Your Meals is for people who want to eat...

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May 30 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Hormel Foods Brings Together Brands with Introduction of COLUMBUS® Handcrafted Charcuterie Board

COLUMBUS® Manufacturing, maker of premium, award-winning Italian deli meats and charcuterie for more than 100 years, announces the introduction of the Handcrafted Charcuterie Board available exclusively at Walmart. The new Handcrafted Charcuterie Board features a carefully curated and generous selection of meats, cheese, crackers, dried fruit, chocolate, and other delicious accompaniments along with instructions and tips that customers can use to put together an impressive charcuterie board for their guests.

In addition to featuring premium COLUMBUS® Italian Dry Salami...

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May 26 7:21 AM, Urner Barry

Meat Institute Partners with IT-ISAC to Improve Cybersecurity with New Food & Ag ISAC

The North American Meat Institute today announced a new partnership with the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) on the launch of a Food and Agriculture ISAC to enhance cybersecurity for the meat and poultry industry.

“We are grateful for the leadership of several of our members who helped found the Food and Agriculture ISAC to better prepare the industry to fight against the increasing threat of cyber attacks on our nation’s critical food infrastructure,” said... 


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May 25 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Blaze Pizza Selects Qu as Unified Commerce Platform to Support Rapid Growth and Innovation

Blaze Pizza has chosen Qu’s unified commerce platform to enhance ordering and operational efficiency across the franchise system. Qu’s cloud-native system provides greater order accuracy and kitchen fulfillment, reducing the cost of labor and food waste. These advantages, along with extensive data collection, will allow for greater cost savings and a better user experience, ultimately supporting Blaze’s plans for rapid growth. The announcement was made at the Cota Connect summit in San Francisco, hosted by Qu investor Cota Capital...

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May 19 8:02 AM, Urner Barry

PERDUE Launches Custom, Summer Ale Expertly Crafted to Make the Perfect Beer Can Chicken

Just in time for summer grilling season, PERDUE®, the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., is making chicken the star of the grill with the launch of PERDUE® Beer Can Chicken Beer, a honey double-citrus summer ale brewed with classic grilled chicken seasonings like rosemary, thyme, and pink peppercorn to help backyard grillers make the perfect beer can chicken.

Created in partnership with Torch & Crown Brewing Company, PERDUE®’s custom Beer Can Chicken Beer is tangy, juicy, and has...

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May 18 8:46 AM, Urner Barry

Wendy's Partners with Pipedream to Pilot Industry-First Underground Delivery System for Mobile Orders

The Wendy's Company today announced a new partnership with Pipedream, a hyperlogistics company, to pilot its underground autonomous robot system with the goal of delivering digital food orders from the kitchen to designated parking spots in seconds, for faster and more convenient pick-up experiences. As the first quick service restaurant (QSR) to pilot this cutting-edge technology, the partnership marks another bold step for Wendy's in driving industry innovation as it strives to serve digital-forward customers with greater ease, speed and accuracy.

"We know... 

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May 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Planet Based Foods Expands Product Line for Oregon-Based Grocery Chain

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is excited to announce that the Company will be expanding its product line for the Oregon-based grocery store chain, New Seasons Market ("New Seasons") to include Planet Based Food's Original with Cheese Taquitos and Southwest Style Taquitos across its in-store locations in July 2023.

This announcement is in conjunction with a previous news release (dated August 9, 2022) when the Company announced they would be partnering with New Seasons Market to offer Planet Based Foods...

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May 16 11:57 AM, Urner Barry

AFS and Symbotic Announce Agreement to Implement Industry-Leading Warehouse Automation System

Associated Food Stores (AFS), a provider of groceries and other goods and services to independent retailers in nine Intermountain states, and Symbotic Inc. (Nasdaq: SYM), a leader in A.I.-enabled robotics technology for the supply chain, today announced they have entered into a commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s A.I.-powered robotic warehouse automation technology in AFS’ Utah distribution center.

Symbotic’s end-to-end automation system, with robotic case pick capabilities, will allow AFS’ distribution center to improve a variety of retail-facing experiences, including overall supply...

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May 11 3:28 PM, Urner Barry

Aramark Announces National Brand Agreement with Bean Sprouts to Offer More Healthy Food Options 

Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms has entered a new national brand agreement with Bean Sprouts, a hip and healthy national café chain with a unique and whimsical focus on children. The first location is operating at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., ranked #5 children’s hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report, it was announced today.

“We are pleased to offer Bean Sprouts as an innovative retail option particularly for children and their families who are in the hospital...

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May 11 9:17 AM, Urner Barry

Tabit Technologies, a Mobile First POS, and OpenTable Announce Partnership

Today, Tabit Technologies, a Mobile First POS, and OpenTable, a global leader in restaurant technology, announced an integration which streamlines front-of-house restaurant operations and enables restaurants to deliver more personalized hospitality for guests.

"This partnership with OpenTable marks a valuable opportunity for restaurant owners and operators to close the loop on their internal communication and create a better hospitality experience for guests," said Tabit Co-founder and President Nadav Solomon.

With the integration of Tabit and OpenTable technologies, restaurants have a wealth of information at their fingertips, creating...

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May 10 9:52 AM, Urner Barry

El Pollo Loco Signs New Territory Agreements 

El Pollo Loco, Inc., the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, announced during the most recent earnings call on May 4, 2023, the signing of three (3) new development agreements covering territories in Northern Colorado, New Mexico and El Paso, TX. A deal has been signed with MEQ EPL, LLC (, a company with diverse investments across key western U.S. real estate markets, for the development of 10 units over 8 years. The first restaurants are due by December 2024 for Larimer County and portions of Boulder, Broomfield and Weld Counties in ...

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May 10 8:29 AM, Urner Barry

Television Personality Rachael Ray Joins Meati Culinary Collective 

Meati Foods™, maker of the animal-free meat made from mushroom root, today announced that it would offer content, recipes and tips from cook, philanthropist and television personality, Rachael Ray. Ray’s legacy for demystifying cooking and delivering simple, flavor-rich, crowd-pleasing dishes, will be evident in the content she will create for Meati, some of which will be unveiled today.

“Rachael Ray is a food industry icon who has proven time and again that one of her super powers is connecting with home cooks looking to create incredible food and...

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May 8 9:35 AM, Urner Barry

NW Natural Begins Producing RNG at Second Tyson Foods Facility

NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Company, and BioCarbN, a developer and operator of environmental infrastructure projects, began production at a second renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, as part of an innovative project partnership with Tyson Foods.

The facility is located in Dakota City, Nebraska, with NW Natural investing approximately $12 million to convert methane captured from the facility’s operations into RNG to heat homes and businesses. The first project began at Tyson’s Lexington, Nebraska operations in January 2022...


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May 4 9:30 AM, Urner Barry

Taco Bell, Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Partner to Restore Habitats 

With bold ambitions to operate 10,000 restaurants in the coming years, Taco Bell acknowledges its responsibility to balance global expansion with intentional impact. In pursuit of parent company Yum! Brands' broader climate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50% by 2030, Taco Bell is taking bigger steps to improve the environmental effects of its supply chain, especially for one of its top-selling ingredients. Taco Bell is now partnering with its long-time supplier Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...

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May 3 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Celebrate National BBQ Month with Affordable, Restaurant Quality Family BBQ Meals Curated by Lloyd's Barbeque

The makers of Lloyd's®barbeque products, one of the leaders in heat-and-serve barbeque in America, have again joined forces with Matt Abdoo, Executive Chef & Partner of Pig Beach BBQ to celebrate National BBQ Month in May. These barbeque icons have curated affordable and authentic barbeque meals for the entire family that are all under $25.
"What better way to celebrate National BBQ Month than bringing families and friends together over some delicious food," said Rhonda Ihrke, Lloyd's® barbeque brand manager...

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May 1 1:54 PM, Urner Barry

Pizza Hut Brings Sirloin Steak to Restaurants Nationally for the First Time

Pizza Hut is introducing a new, craveable offering to its menu, Cheesesteak. The pizza destination is bringing grilled sirloin steak to a nationally available menu for the very first time, offering the recipe as both a pizza and a crispy handheld Melt. The two new menu items will be available at participating restaurants nationwide on May 2 for a limited time. Starting today, Pizza Hut's Hut Rewards members have exclusive access to be the first to try the Cheesesteak Melt when ordering on the Pizza Hut app...

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May 1 12:55 PM, Urner Barry

Omaha Steaks New PureGround Burgers Are Next Level

After 105 years of creating one-of-a-kind experiences for people, Omaha Steaks has mastered offering premium proteins and gourmet foods to share with family and friends. Now, they’re taking their burgers to the next level with the launch of the PureGround™ Burgers, a new selection of gourmet burgers made entirely from single cuts of premium aged steak.

An authentic gourmet experience, these PureGround™ Burgers are super-juicy with a texture that delivers a luxurious bite. They are available in five delicious...

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Apr 27 7:55 AM, Urner Barry

Bion and Dakota Valley Growers Announce LOI for Sustainable Beef Project

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a leader in advanced livestock waste treatment technology and premium sustainable beef, and Dakota Valley Growers, a cattle feeder near Bathgate, North Dakota, announced a letter of intent to develop a 15,000-head sustainable beef cattle feeding operation. Annual production from the facility is expected to be approximately 42,500 head of premium sustainable beef cattle.

The Dakota Valley Growers (DVG) project will have indoor barns to ensure the cattle are adding protein instead of burning calories... 

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Apr 24 9:56 AM, Urner Barry

H-E-B Debuts Fresh Bites Brand, Offering On-the-Go Customers Fresh Produce and Convenient Meals

H-E-B is making it easier for Texans to fill up the gas tank while stocking up on fresh produce or grabbing a quick meal on the go. The San Antonio-based retailer is giving a new look to its H-E-B convenience stores, introducing H-E-B Fresh Bites brand, which will provide customers more fresh options such as produce, prepared food, and convenient meal options.

On April 17, the first H-E-B Fresh Bites opened...

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Apr 24 9:24 AM, Urner Barry

Tyson Foods and C.R. England Work with Kodiak Robotics to Utilize Self-Driving Trucks

Kodiak Robotics, Inc., a leading self-driving trucking company, today announced a partnership with C.R. England, Inc., one of the nation’s leading truckload carriers. To kick off the partnership, the companies have launched a pilot program to autonomously ship Tyson Foods products between Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. The deliveries will launch in April using Kodiak self-driving trucks and C.R. England refrigerated trailers. Safety drivers will be in the trucks in the initial stages of the pilot.

Testing by Kodiak...

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Apr 21 7:11 AM, Urner Barry

Wendy's Franchise Operator Wenspok Companies Expands Use of AI in Its Drive-thrus with Berry AI

Berry AI, a leader in the restaurant AI technology industry, announced today that it's expanding use of camera-based drive-thru timers in partnership with Wenspok Companies, a Spokane-based franchise operator of Wendy's operating 65+ restaurants.

Wenspok began testing Berry's camera-based drive-thru timers last year. The system provides more actionable data than traditional loop timers, is easier to install and maintain, and helps restaurants improve speed of service. The success in testing fueled Wenspok's desire to add the...

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Apr 20 8:20 AM, Urner Barry

Walden Local Meat Co. and B. GOOD Announce Strategic Partnership 

Walden Local Meat Co., a direct-to-consumer share program that hand-delivers local, sustainably raised and sourced meat, seafood and dairy to members' doorsteps across the Northeast, and B.GOOD, an innovative, fast casual, farm-to-table restaurant chain serving wholesome food with an emphasis on sourcing locally, have announced that Walden Local Meat Co. will be the provider of ground beef for B.GOOD's hand-crafted burger patties starting today. This partnership further solidifies both brands' mission to grow local, New England communities and economies while providing... 

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Apr 20 8:01 AM, Urner Barry

Upcycled Food Association Members Big Mountain Foods and Crush Dynamics Partner 

Big Mountain Foods to Launch its Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger over 350 Sprouts Farmers locations after proven success as one of the top plant-based performers at Sprouts for the Lions Mane Mushroom Crumble.

Crush Dynamics Inc. and Big Mountain Foods, two Canadian companies with a shared passion for innovation and sustainability, are excited to announce a significant innovation in plant-based foods. Working together, Big Mountain has been able to dramatically enhance flavor and nutrition in their new Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger with the incorporation of Crush Dynamics upcycled...

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Apr 11 3:26 PM, Urner Barry

Uber Eats and Cartken partner for Sidewalk Robot Deliveries

Uber Technologies, Inc. and Cartken, a leading robotics company, today announced a new partnership for food deliveries via automated robots in Miami, Florida. Uber Eats consumers in Miami will have the opportunity to have orders delivered by Cartken's self-driving robot.

Starting today, Uber and Cartken will begin operating with select merchants in the Dadeland area of Miami-Dade County with plans to expand in Miami-Dade and to additional cities in 2023. Cartken's AI-powered sidewalk delivery robots currently are used for neighborhood food and grocery delivery, campus meal delivery...

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Dec 16 8:03 AM, General News

Chipotle Taps The Farmlink Project and TikTok Chef Nick DiGiovanni to Fight Food Insecurity

  • DiGiovanni to help reveal coveted Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette recipe if it reaches goal of helping The Farmlink Project donate 20 million pounds of produce to food banks this winter.
  • Chipotle fans can help reach this goal by rounding up on the Chipotle app and as well as donating Chipotle Rewards points to support The Farmlink Project. The brand will match point donations through January 31.*
  • Chipotle has already committed to partnering with The Farmlink Project to help the organization donate more than 10 million pounds...
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Dec 14 9:08 AM, General News

CARE, Cargill Renew Partnership to Support Women in Agriculture During Global Hunger Crisis

Cargill and CARE embark on the next chapter, expanding their partnership to improve the lives and economic development of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs focusing on women, with Cargill pledging $14 million over the next three years. The goal is to drive deeper impact and build resiliency for rural agricultural communities globally, especially as the world faces a growing hunger crisis.

CARE and Cargill are longstanding partners; for more than 60 years, the two organizations have collaborated to develop and implement 34 distinct programs that reached more...

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Dec 14 8:00 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Announces Partnership with Oregon-Based Supermarket Chain

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. ("PBFG", "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that popular Oregon-based supermarket chain, Market of Choice, will now feature the Company's products across all 11 in-store locations.

This announcement is expected to commence effective immediately, which is especially timely for the Company as December is typically the busiest month for grocery stores and supermarkets, falling between American Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Currently, The Southwest Burger, a hemp seed, brown rice and pea protein...

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Dec 12 9:24 AM, General News

Grubhub and Kiwibot Partner for Robot Delivery on College Campuses

Grubhub, a leading food ordering and delivery marketplace, and Kiwibot, a leading last-mile robotic delivery company, announced today that they will provide robot delivery services on college campuses across the United States.

Robot delivery from Kiwibot and Grubhub will first be available at the University of North Dakota before rolling out to additional schools next semester. Kiwibot joins Grubhub's existing partners, including Cartken and Starship, on nearly a dozen campuses offering robot delivery.

"When it comes to the campus dining experience, we see robot delivery as a complementary offering..."

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Dec 12 8:00 AM, General News

Chick-fil-A Supply Selects Missouri For New Distribution Center

Chick-fil-A Supply is opening a new market distribution center in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The company is investing $16 million in the new facility, which will be used to serve more than 40 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the region.

"Missouri is a top location for leading national companies such as Chick-fil-A Supply thanks to our state's strategic position in the middle of America," said Governor Mike Parson. "When you combine our logistical advantages with our low taxes, loyal workforce, and cutting-edge innovation in..."

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Dec 8 8:00 AM, General News

Helbiz Kitchen Partners to Bring Food Delivery to United States with Kitchen United

Helbiz Kitchen, a part of Helbiz, is bringing its ghost kitchen offerings to the United States thanks to a partnership announced today with Kitchen United, a leading ghost kitchen network in the U.S. The partnership will initially bring Helbiz Kitchen to two cities allowing users to order from a diverse set of menus.

Starting in January, users in New York City (307 West 38th St and 30 Vandam Avenue) and Austin (8023 Burnet Rd) will be able to order their favorite food items from either the Helbiz...

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Dec 1 8:00 AM, General News

Jennie-O Turkey Store & Carla Hall Announce National Partnership, “School Cafeteria Takeovers”

The makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand – category leader and trusted brand for turkey products – announced a partnership in October with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall.

As part of this partnership, the Jennie-O team and Hall visit schools across the nation to honor school cafeteria staff by hosting School Cafeteria Takeovers, which kicked off last month in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Grass Elementary School. Today, the team recognizes the unsung heroes of the school cafeteria at Panorama High School...

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Nov 18 9:50 AM, General News

Plant Based Foods Expands Retail Distribution with Kroger Partnership

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Planet Based Foods, the first and only company to produce nutritious plant-based meat with sustainable hemp as its number-one ingredient, has completed its first mainstream grocery distribution with Kroger. Planet Based Foods' new vegan, gluten-free Southwest Taquitos and Original Taquitos, as well as its Green Chili Southwest Hemp Burger, are now available in the frozen aisle at 700 Kroger stores across 10 Western states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico...

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Nov 15 9:47 AM, General News

Southeastern Grocers to Distribute 7,000 Turkeys and Holiday Meal Essentials Ahead of Thanksgiving

Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, is giving back to its communities ahead of Thanksgiving to help neighbors in need enjoy the holiday with their loved ones. The grocer is partnering with Feeding America® network food banks and military organizations to provide thousands of people with traditional Thanksgiving dinner staples with the donation of more than 7,000 turkeys and meal essentials...

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Nov 15 9:42 AM, General News

Lineage Logistics Extends U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

Lineage Logistics, LLC, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has renewed its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program that provides a framework to assess the environmental performance and energy efficiency of goods moving through supply chains so partnering companies can reduce their environmental footprint.

Launched in 2004, the SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Moreover, the program also helps companies select more efficient...

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Nov 9 9:08 AM, General News

Meat District Partners with Los Angeles Rams to Introduce The Champ Burger

Meat District, the creator of butcher-crafted premium fresh and frozen burgers, and the defending Champion Los Angeles Rams are proud to announce a multi-year partnership that kicks off with the introduction of "The Champ" Burger which is now available across Southern California.

The Champ Burger, made from the very best premium steak cuts of Chuck, Brisket and Short-Rib Angus Beef, will be easy to find in the meat aisles as it features Meat District's unique and attractive co-branded packaging with a striking neon...

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Nov 4 8:50 AM, General News

Jack in the Box Announces Partnership with The Cypress Group to Help with Refranchising of Del Taco

Jack in the Box Inc. today announced that it has partnered with The Cypress Group, a leading restaurant and franchise investment banking firm, to manage the sale of certain company-owned Del Taco restaurants, which currently make up roughly half of the brand’s total restaurant count, to existing and new franchisees.

The sale process will begin immediately and represents the next step toward asset-light portfolio optimization of the Del Taco system, positioning it for future growth.

Cypress has more than 30 years...

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Nov 2 9:21 AM, General News

SpartanNash, Shipt Announce Expansion of Same-Day Delivery Partnership

Food solutions company SpartanNash today announced its growing partnership with same-day delivery service Shipt. Shipt users will now be able to shop nearly 90 Company-owned grocery stores across Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio and have groceries and essential household items delivered in as soon as an hour.

Since April 2021, Shipt has served as a last-mile delivery provider for SpartanNash, delivering grocery orders placed directly with Fast Lane to consumers’ homes. With the holidays approaching, shoppers can now purchase groceries from Shipt’s digital marketplace...

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Nov 1 9:41 AM, General News

Planet Based Foods Announces New Manufacturing Partner Cedarlane

Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is pleased to announce that they will be working with new manufacturing partner Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc. ("Cedarlane"). With decades of packaged goods manufacturing experience, Cedarlane is one of the country's leading manufacturers of healthy and innovative frozen and fresh food products. Planet Based Foods is looking forward to partnering with them as they will create a variety of synergistic opportunities in the near and far-term.

The new manufacturing will bolster Planet Based Foods product diversity both horizontally; from burritos and taquitos, to handheld...

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Nov 1 8:00 AM, General News

Grab the Family Movie Night Meal Deal at Checkers® & Rally's® in Honor of E.T.'s 40th Anniversary

Checkers & Rally's, an iconic drive-thru restaurant chain known for flavorful, craveable food at a great value, celebrates the 40th anniversary release of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Amblin Entertainment, inviting all customers to grab the new Family Movie Night Meal Deal before watching E.T. as a family, now through Nov. 13.

The Family Movie Night Meal Deal features four meals consisting of four single sandwich options – Checkerburger/Rallyburger, Spicy Chicken, Crispy Fish or...

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Oct 31 9:22 AM, General News

Denny's Drops a Hot New Set of Creator Meal Collabs

On the heels of the All Day Diner Deals value menu launch, today Denny's announces the release of three tasty new eats developed in partnership with popular TikTok creators who have a passion for food, flavor and fresh experiences. The distinct and dynamic new menu items - available at locations nationwide for a limited time - are part of the brand's newest Social Stars Influenced Menu, bursting with bold flavors and creative twists on sweet and savory pairings to excite the palate.

With a finger on the pulse of influencers who represent...

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Oct 28 8:00 AM, General News

Jack in the Box’s New Online Ordering Makes Satisfying Cravings Even Easier

Jack in the Box, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains with more than 2,200 locations across 21 states, has launched a brand-new ordering website and native mobile app. The updated app and site were developed in partnership with Bounteous, the digital innovation partner for the world’s most ambitious brands.

Jack in the Box's online ordering and integrated mobile app features a full array of capabilities including full menu ordering, customization options, location finder, product and restaurant information, flexible delivery or pickup options and an integrated loyalty...

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Oct 14 8:00 AM, General News

The Makers of Jennie-O® Turkey and Carla Hall Partner to Honor School Cafeteria Staff

The Makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand — the category leader and trusted brand for turkey products — announced today a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall to honor school cafeteria staff throughout the country by hosting School Cafeteria Takeovers in select cities over the next several months.

"This partnership with the Jennie-O® brand is very special to me and really hits close to home because we are recognizing some of the hardest working people in..."

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Oct 13 8:00 AM, General News

Sinelli Concepts Partners with Earth Burger to Launch National Expansion Plan

Sinelli Concepts International, the leading parent company to hundreds of restaurants and businesses, is proud to announce a partnership with Texas-based restaurant Earth Burger – the first-ever plant-based fast food restaurant – to launch a national franchise expansion plan designed to change the future of fast food. Earth Burger has been a big hit from the very beginning and has also received hundreds of inquiries from individuals requesting to franchise. Many of these requests have come from sophisticated restaurant operators and companies wanting to capitalize on the brand's...

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Oct 13 8:00 AM, General News

Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Launches Exclusive Cloud'WICH

Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches is giving guests a new choice with the unveiling of the all-new Cloud'WICH. Created with an exclusive partnership in the sandwich space with The Cloud Bread Company, customers can now order their favorite Wich on healthy, great-tasting Cloud Bread.

Made with four simple ingredients – eggs, cream cheese, baking soda and baking powder – this new option is certified gluten-free, sugar-free, with zero carbs, no added preservatives and only 35 calories per slice. The Cloud'WICH caters to a variety of nutritional lifestyles, allowing...

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Sep 26 1:00 PM, General News

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