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Applebee's Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with To Go Deal

Applebee’s – home of America’s Favorite Boneless Wings – is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 with a mouthwatering deal for To Go or Delivery. On July 29, when guests buy one order of either Boneless Wings or Classic Bone-In Wings, they will receive a second order of wings of their choice for FREE when ordered on Applebees.com or the Applebee’s mobile app using promo code WINGDAY24.*

This year on National Chicken Wing Day, chicken wing lovers can mix...

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Jul 22 11:34 AM, Urner Barry



New Breakfast Deal Starting at $4.99 Promises Exceptional Value at Perkins American Food Co.

Perkins American Food Co.™, formerly Perkins Restaurant & Bakery®, is launching America's best value breakfast, with the launch of its new Great American Trio, starting Friday, July 19. Enjoy the 5 Under $5, 6 Under $6, and 7 Under $7, all featuring Perkins famous buttermilk pancakes, crispy Applewood smoked bacon, and perfect eggs prepared your way. The best news? Perkins serves breakfast all day, every day, so you can dig into America's best value breakfast any...

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Jul 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Taco Bell Introduces the Cheesy Street Chalupas: A Flavorful Homage to Street Tacos 

Taco Bell is introducing the new Cheesy Street Chalupas, a menu item that fuses inspiration from street tacos with Taco Bell flavors and Quesalupa-inspired cheesy chalupa shells. The Cheesy Street Chalupas are street-sized and served as a bundle of two, featuring traditional street taco ingredients – like fresh onions and cilantro – remixed with premium proteins, all wrapped in chalupa shells that have been stuffed with melted mozzarella and pepperjack cheeses. Fans can enjoy their choice of slow-roasted Cantina chicken or grilled...

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Jul 19 2:16 PM, Urner Barry


Red Lobster Bankruptcy: Latest Court Docs Reveal New $3.7 Million Claim From Thai Union

According to recent court documents filed by Thai Union in Red Lobster’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the seafood restaurant chain owes them approximately $3.7 million.

Red Lobster voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida this past May. The news came shortly after the chain abruptly closed a staggering amount of restaurants and engaged in a public liquidation of select restaurants

Since filing for bankruptcy, Red Lobster has...

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Jul 19 8:00 AM, SeafoodNews


The Retail Rundown: Grocers Vie with Foodservice During Peak Travel Season

Summer is usually the peak demand period for foodservice, as warmer weather encourages vacation plans and out-and-about activities. As more consumers embark on trips, spending is typically increased at restaurants and bars.

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday showed that restaurant business rose 0.3 percent last month, likely supported by the summer travel season. Overall retail sales in June remained unchanged from May, outpacing expectations for a decline. Stock futures climbed following the stronger-than-expected data, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to... 

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Jul 17 6:53 AM, UB Newswires


Bojangles Brings Back BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Exclusive WWE Collectible Cups

Bojangles, the beloved Carolina-born restaurant chain known for its legendary flavor, announces the return of its BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich for a limited time only. This fan-favorite features a tender, juicy North Carolina pit-smoked pulled pork piled high and topped with the restaurant’s signature BBQ sauce and crisp, creamy house-made coleslaw.

This year, fans can enjoy the delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with an extra special side. Throughout the month of July, and while supplies last, Bojangles is partnering with WWE to celebrate... 

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Jul 16 10:07 AM, Urner Barry


Maggiano’s Little Italy Looking To Next Chapter While Under New Leadership

In December industry veteran Dominique Bertolone was appointed as the President of Maggiano’s Little Italy and SVP of Brinker International, the parent company of Chili’s, Maggiano’s and virtual brand Just Wings. Now, a little more than halfway through the year, the Italian-American dining chain is introducing its next chapter that “sets the standard for Italian-American dining.”

"We are stepping into an incredibly exciting time at Maggiano's, bringing new and elevated elements inspired by luxurious experiences from Las Vegas and Italy, to our...

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Jul 11 8:00 AM, SeafoodNews


Roy Rogers Partners with Mike’s Hot Honey® for Chicken and Waffles

Roy Rogers® Restaurants, the iconic western-themed quick-service restaurant chain, is partnering with Mike’s Hot Honey® to bring guests its limited-time menu item, Chicken and Waffles. The sweet and savory dish includes crispy, golden chicken and fluffy, warm waffles, drizzled with the sweet heat of Mike's Hot Honey and topped with powdered sugar.

“We knew that Mike’s Hot Honey was the perfect choice to take our new Chicken and Waffles offering to the next level and introduce a new...

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Jul 10 12:23 PM, Urner Barry


Subway's Summer of Footlongs Heats Up with All-New Signature Sandwiches, Sauces and Toppings

Subway's Summer of Footlongs shows no signs of slowing down as the brand makes significant updates to its menu with bold new flavors, textures and returning fan favorites – each showcased on three new signature subs. After unveiling Footlong Dippers last month, Subway's latest footlong snacking innovation, this menu refresh gives its world-famous footlong subs a spicy, tangy and satisfying crunch.

New and Returning Signature Sauces

After a three-year hiatus, Subway's sweet and tangy BBQ sauce is back...

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Jul 9 1:05 PM, Urner Barry


The Wendy's Company Announces Plans to Enter  European Markets as the Brand Continues Global Growth

Wendy's®, the iconic global quick-service restaurant brand based in the United States, today announced the signing of two new development agreements with franchisees in the Republic of Ireland and Romania. These franchisees plan to support Wendy's expansion goals to develop hundreds of restaurants across Europe over the next decade, beginning in 2025. The Company is also actively recruiting well-established franchisee candidates in European markets to help expand its restaurant footprint across the continent. Wendy's is looking for franchisees with strong operations experience...

 

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Jul 9 12:55 PM, Urner Barry


Dickey’s Barbecue Offering Sandwich Deal and FREE Delivery

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit continues to turn up the heat up this summer with some smokin’ hot, summer deals.

After huge success in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market, Dickey’s has decided to expand a local promotion for barbecue enthusiasts across the country. Starting July 8th, 2024, guests can now visit their favorite Dickey’s franchise store and purchase a pulled pork sandwich for only $4.99. This smokin’ special is available all day, every day, and can be purchased in store, online, and on the Dickey’s App with no additional purchase necessary...

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Jul 9 9:51 AM, Urner Barry


Jack in the Box Makes Triumphant Return to Chicago with Eight Planned Openings

Iconic Brand Returns to Chicago for the First Time in Four Decades

Locations Planned to Open in 2025 Throughout Chicagoland with Targeted Expansion Plans for Over 125 Locations in the Area

Jack in the Box Inc., a leading franchisor in the quick-service restaurant industry, today announced its highly anticipated return to the Chicagoland market. This accelerated development plan includes eight company-operated units and as part of the brand’s strategic market plan, Jack in the Box has identified more than 125 potential trade area opportunities for...

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Jul 2 3:53 PM, Urner Barry


Celebrate with Krispy Krunchy Chicken® on July 6!

Get ready to heat up your summer with the ultimate crunch! National Fried Chicken Day is July 6 and Krispy Krunchy Chicken®, one of the fastest-growing hot food concepts in the convenience store business, is here to satisfy your craving for the best fried chicken around with an exceptional offer starting at just $5.99 at participating Krispy Krunchy® locations. Celebrate this delicious holiday with Krispy Krunchy's® "Your Choice" Meal Deals and gather your fried chicken-loving friends to indulge in this unbeatable deal while it lasts...

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Jul 1 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Panera Takes Breakfast into its New Era with Savory and Sweet New Breakfast Menu

From savory to sweet, Panera Bread is bringing the "Cinna-mmm" this June as it continues its menu transformation with a suite of new and limited-edition breakfast items sure to wake up any morning meal. Now available at bakery-cafes nationwide, the new breakfast responds to guest preferences, bringing more bacon, new proteins and offering creative spins on popular bakery items.

New Breakfast Sandwiches Deliver Crave-Worthy Flavor
Panera Bread's commitment to delicious and satisfying breakfast options continues with the introduction of new breakfast sandwiches...

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Jun 28 3:13 PM, Urner Barry


Training Program Underway in Colombia to Boost U.S. Red Meat Sales in Foodservice

The four-city, six-month-long training program, which addresses operational and marketing issues, will help restaurants become more profitable with U.S. pork, beef.

Decision-makers in Colombia’s foodservice sector turned out last month for the third phase of a comprehensive training program for U.S. pork and beef that took place on consecutive days in Medellin, Bogota, Cartagena and Cali. For the four cities, 135 participants from 65 companies with 694 points-of-sale participated in the training sessions, which focused on butchery analysis and technical specifications...

 

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Jun 27 11:28 AM, Urner Barry


Rubix Foods Launches Influencer Network to Inspire QSR Concept Development

Rubix Foods, a premier culinary and food science-focused provider of flavor and functional ingredients to restaurants, announced today its new insights generator: the NEXT Flavor Network. This exclusive group of taste-making social influencers will collaborate with the Rubix team by channeling the ideas, wants and cravings of their Gen Z audiences, supplying this insight directly to the company's roster of quick-serve restaurant (QSR) customers. This newly established Network will serve as an extension to Rubix's already robust market research and consumer insights department...

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Jun 27 11:21 AM, Urner Barry


Americans Are Planning on Dining out More: Doggy Bags, Happy Hours and Value Meals Surge

With dining costs on the rise, Americans are getting creative to save a few bucks when eating out, according to the latest research from Lightspeed Commerce Inc., the one-stop commerce platform empowering merchants to provide the best omnichannel experiences.

Lightspeed surveyed more than 7,500 dining consumers globally, with 1,500 respondents in the U.S. to better understand how dining trends have evolved in the past year. Some good news for restaurants on the horizon: 51% of respondents said they will either...

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Jun 26 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Popeyes® Launches Boneless Wings and Sets Out to Convert Boneless Deniers Into Believers 

For the first time in the brand's history, Popeyes® introduces Boneless Wings as a permanent new menu item, available nationwide. The brand continues to expand its Wings offerings with NEW Boneless Wings in six signature mouth-watering flavors: Classic, Honey Lemon Pepper, Signature Hot, Honey BBQ, Sweet 'N Spicy, and Roasted Garlic Parmesan. Each boneless wing is made from tender all-white meat chicken breast, hand-battered, breaded, and fried to crispy perfection. Popeyes Boneless Wings are made with their classic base, and whether... 

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Jun 26 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Grubhub Partners with Albertsons Companies for Nationwide Grocery Delivery

Grubhub and Albertsons Companies, Inc. have partnered to bring nearly 1,800 Albertsons Cos. stores to Grubhub's Marketplace for delivery including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME and Tom Thumb. Availability is based on delivery locations through the Grocery section on the Grubhub app and website.

"We're pleased to grow our grocery offering with Albertsons Cos., one of the leading grocery retailers in the U.S., and give customers the opportunity to conveniently place their grocery orders within Grubhub," said Craig Whitmer, vice president of new verticals at Grubhub... 

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Jun 25 1:03 PM, Urner Barry


Cracker Barrel Announces Largest Menu Test in Brand's History

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is launching its culinary innovation transformation with the largest menu revamp test in the brand's history. This test focuses on better meeting guests' needs with the introduction of new menu innovations and through way of operational improvements designed to help team members do their jobs more efficiently, resulting in an improved work and guest experience.

For a limited time, guests can try new test items including Cinnamon Bread French Toast, available all day, and lunch and dinner entrees like Hashbrown Casserole... 

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Jun 25 12:49 PM, Urner Barry


Chipotle Extends Celebrity Status to Brand Superfans, Launches Card Application on LinkedIn

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced that it is accepting applications on LinkedIn for its coveted Celebrity Card for the first time ever.

Over the past two decades, Chipotle's Celebrity Card has been presented to notable figures who have publicly expressed their passion for Chipotle, but now the brand is accepting applications from all superfans to participate.

How to Get a Celebrity Card

  1. Starting today through July 3, Chipotle fans can apply to become a Celebrity Card holder via LinkedIn Easy Apply here...
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Jun 24 1:22 PM, Urner Barry


Subway® Declassifies Ultimate Footlong Offering for World UFO Day: Flying Footlongs and Deals for True Believers

On World UFO Day, you might see a different kind of UFO in the sky as Subway drones* deliver the Ultimate Footlong Offering – Subway's all-new Footlong Dippers, the fan-favorite Footlong Cookies and the iconic Footlong Sub – in select U.S. cities across the country. Not lucky enough to see Subway's UFOs on World UFO Day? Not to worry, as the Ultimate Footlong Offering will also descend upon restaurants nationwide for one week only: 20% off any Footlong Sub when ordered...

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Jun 21 9:04 AM, Urner Barry


QDOBA Introduces More Flavor and Heat to the Menu with Habanero Lime Steak

QDOBA, America's #2 restaurant brand in the Mexican fast-casual category, today announced its newest protein, Habanero Lime Steak, available for a limited time. Continuing to flex its innovation muscle and keeping guests' creations new and flavorful, the spicy new menu option, available exclusively at QDOBA, features tender grilled steak tossed in fiery habanero sauce, lime juice and fresh cilantro. Sautéed in-house over an open flame, the new Habanero Lime Steak packs a fiery punch, underscoring QDOBA's continued focus on flavor — and its ability to keep...

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Jun 18 10:00 AM, Urner Barry


Red Robin Releases a Burger Worth its Weight in Gold: The Gold Medal Burger

Straight from the Yummmagination Kitchen, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. is diving into the summer of sport and repping the red, white and blue with its latest innovations: the Gold Medal Burger and the Star-Spangled Spritzer!

One of America's favorite foods just got bigger! Made with three juicy patties, three layers of golden American cheese, Red's relish, mayo, pickles, onion, lettuce and tomato, the Gold Medal Burger is made for champions! And while there may not be any French...

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Jun 18 9:49 AM, Urner Barry


Subway Unveils All-New Footlong Dippers for $3, Kicking off the Summer of Footlongs

Subway® is fueling America's love for all things Footlong with the debut of all-new Footlong Dippers, available at restaurants nationwide. These hot, cheesy and craveable footlong snacks join the wildly popular Sidekicks menu at the irresistible price of $3*.

Footlong Dippers are served hot, swirling melted cheese and meat and rolled in Subway's soft and bubbly lavash-style flatbread. Three mouthwatering varieties – Pepperoni & Cheese, Chicken & Cheese and Double Cheese – are served with one of Subway's 11 signature sauces...

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Jun 18 9:10 AM, Urner Barry


Hard Rock Cafe's World Burger Tour Competition Lets Guests Try Five New, Culturally Inspired Burgers 

Starting tomorrow, in honor of Hard Rock International Founders' Day, Hard Rock Cafe® locations around the world will debut five locally developed, culturally inspired burgers on the menu for the limited-time return of the World Burger Tour competition. Things are heating up this summer at Hard Rock Cafes where guests can enjoy:

  • Bengaluru Burger: 7 oz steak burger, American cheese, sweet & spicy pickled mayo, black bean corn salsa, roasted jalapeno, guacamole, shredded lettuce - a creation of Hard Rock Cafe Bengaluru, India...
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Jun 13 1:40 PM, Urner Barry


Jack in the Box Announces First-Ever Entry into Georgia

Jack in the Box Inc., a leading franchisor in the quick-service restaurant industry, today announced a significant development agreement to open 15 new Jack in the Box locations throughout Georgia. This expansion marks the Company's entry into the Peach State and signifies continued dynamic growth for the brand in the Southeastern United States.

“This new franchise commitment represents a significant step forward in our strategic expansion across the Southeastern United States,” said Tim Linderman, chief development officer. “With the addition...

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Jun 11 3:06 PM, Urner Barry


KFC Adds Honey BBQ Saucy Nuggeys to the Lineup, Plus More Deals for Everyone, Every Day of the Week

KFC is making it a saucy summer with a new roster of its popular KFC Saucy Nuggets and wallet-friendly everyday deals (all available starting today).

KFC's popular saucy nuggets are getting a shakeup just in time for summer! Based on consumer feedback, KFC selected this season's sauces, keeping two fan-favorites, Korean BBQ and Honey Sriracha Saucy Nuggets. Joining the summer sauce line-up is Honey BBQ, a KFC fan-favorite that will be sauced on KFC Nuggets for the...

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Jun 10 4:06 PM, Urner Barry


Chipotle will Reward Fans with Free Burritos During the 2024 Men's Professional Basketball Championship Series

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced a new promotion called "Free Throws, Free Codes" ahead of the 2024 men's professional basketball championship series.

How It Works

1. When a player makes all their free throws at the line during games of the 2024 men's professional basketball championship series, Chipotle will drop a text-to-claim code* via a tweet from @ChipotleTweets on X.

Examples:

  • A player is fouled on a two-point shot and makes both free throws...
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Jun 6 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


White Castle Spices Up summer with Two Limited Time Only, All White Meat Chicken Ring Flavors 

White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger restaurant, is giving chicken and value the royal treatment with the return of Hidden Valley® Ranch Chicken Rings and the introduction of Smoky BBQ Chicken Rings. These versions of the uniquely shaped, lightly breaded and deliciously all white meat Chicken Rings are just 12 for $3.99 at participating Castles.

The new Smoky BBQ Chicken Rings feature the perfect blend of spices, not too sweet and not too spicy, that deliver bold flavor in every bite...

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Jun 5 3:45 PM, Urner Barry


Dave’s Hot Chicken Launches Dave’s Bites

Dave’s Hot Chicken has gone from scrappy, late-night pop-up to becoming one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the nation. It’s gotten there by offering the best-tasting hot chicken on the planet, with an uncompromising focus on quality. Continuing its legacy of offering that combination of quality and craveability, starting June 4, the company is launching Dave’s Bites, the first new Chicken menu item since Dave’s parking lot pop-up days.

Perfect for snacking, Dave’s Bites offer the same taste and quality as the rest of the Dave’s Hot Chicken...

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Jun 5 10:23 AM, Urner Barry


Got Sauce? Wendy's Launches Next-Level Saucy Nuggs Dripping in Flavor

With seven unique ways to Nugg, Wendy's fans can access an exclusive first-taste through the Wendy's app beginning June 3

Calling all chicken nugget lovers – it's time to get saucy with Wendy's®! For years, Wendy's Nuggs have been a cult favorite. Now, get ready to experience them like never before with the arrival of Wendy's Saucy Nuggs. These flavor-packed Wendy's chicken nuggets are freshly tossed and sauced to create seven unique flavors and are served with a side of Ranch or Blue Cheese dipping sauce for...

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Jun 3 9:57 AM, Urner Barry


Delicious Deal Alert: Domino's® Pizza is 50% Off This Week!

Craving delicious, mouth-watering pizza at an even tastier price? Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) has you covered. The largest pizza company in the world is running a special deal: 50% off all menu-priced pizzas ordered online June 3-9.

"The first day of summer is June 20, but you don't have to wait to celebrate," said Kate Trumbull, Domino's senior vice president – chief brand officer. "Start the festivities early by trying our newest crust – New York Style...

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Jun 3 9:42 AM, Urner Barry


Transaction Represents 88th Acquisition for Leading Distributor of Foodservice Packaging

Transaction Represents 88th Acquisition for Leading Distributor of Foodservice Packaging and Janitorial Sanitation Products

Imperial Dade, a leading North American distributor of foodservice packaging supplies, industrial products, and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of Regional Distributors, Inc. (the “Company”). The transaction represents the 88th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

David and Tracy Scalen founded Regional Distributors in 1994 and operate with ‘Service Beyond Expectations’ and are...

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Jun 3 9:27 AM, Urner Barry


Smashburger® Welcomes Thomas Prather as Chief Marketing Officer

Smashburger®, a leading fast-casual better burger brand is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Prather as Chief Marketing Officer. With over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Prather is primed to fuel the company's global brand strategies.

"We are delighted to welcome Thomas Prather as Smashburger's CMO and are confident that he will be an invaluable addition to our team," said Denise Nelsen, CEO of Smashburger. "Having previously worked alongside Thomas, I know his consistency, attention to detail, and ability to stay current on...

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Jun 3 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Jack in the Box Gives Big Value Energy with New Jack’s Munchies Under $4 Menu

Jack in the Box Inc. is fighting the inflation squeeze with a new value menu that gives fans more ways to choose. With a history of providing a variety of affordable munchie options to its fans, Jack in the Box continues to create new ways to stretch your dollar.

Jack in the Box unveiled a brand new Jack’s Munchies Under $4 Menu, featuring some of the brand’s most beloved, iconic menu items plus a new edition... 

 

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May 30 8:09 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: Boneless Chicken Breast Values Experience Seasonal Shudder

For those on the chicken side of the business, all eyes are on the breast meat complex given the recent, and somewhat abrupt, shift in marketing dynamics. For perspective, between the year’s outset and May 20th, jumbo boneless breast quotations have advanced 66%. This has positioned values at the fourth-highest seasonal level realized in the past decade. At $1.95/lb. delivered, this year’s seasonal peak currently stands about $0.19/lb above the 10-year average for the period.

Players attribute 2024’s admirable breast meat performance to active...

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May 24 8:16 AM, Urner Barry


Chick-fil-A Introduces NEW Maple Pepper Bacon Sandwich: Perfectly Sweet with Gentle Heat

This summer, Chick-fil-A® is inviting Guests to embrace the big flavors of a backyard barbecue with the launch of a new, seasonal entrée – the Maple Pepper Bacon Sandwich. Complementing the smoky flavors, Chick-fil-A's much-loved seasonal treat – the Peach Milkshake – is making its return for the 15th year as a perfectly sweet sidekick. Starting June 10, Guests nationwide can enjoy these limited time menu items while supplies last.

Maple Pepper Bacon Sandwich:...

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May 23 2:16 PM, Urner Barry


Remember the Good Times: Red Lobster Encourages Customers To Stick With Them Through Bankruptcy

Red Lobster is finally addressing its customers after filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on May 19. On Tuesday evening a letter was sent out to the seafood chain’s “valued guests,” and it really pulls at the heartstrings.

The letter states: “For more than five decades Red Lobster has been a part of your family’s life. We’ve been there for your celebrations, big and small. We may be the place that you first discovered your love of seafood. Or where you met...

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May 22 11:06 AM, SeafoodNews


BurgerFi Relaunches The Chicken Wars

Hold onto your beaks! BurgerFi® is "winging it" big time by rebranding as ChickenFi and diving into the Chicken Wars! The name change ruffles feathers and celebrates the debut of the new Fried and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and this antibiotic-free chicken is available every day including Sundays. Yes, that is right, Sundays! Bring your appetite and savor these new chicken offerings starting on May 21, 2024.

"Chicken presents a significant opportunity for business growth. We've expanded our chicken offerings by 50%, broadening our menu...

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May 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


CHEEZ-IT® Opens the Cheez-In Diner Serving a Full Menu of Delicious, Absurdly Cheezy Classics 

Imagine you've hit the road for your first summer getaway when that Cheez-It® craving hits – but you're fresh out of your favorite cheezy, crunchy snack. Suddenly, an orange glow illuminates your path, leading you to the ultimate destination for hungry Cheez-It superfans: The Cheez-In Diner is now open!

Just two hours outside New York City nestled among the scenic byways of the Catskill Mountains, this FOMO-inducing diner experience in the...

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May 20 3:57 PM, Urner Barry


Pizza Hut Announces Kalen Thornton as Global Chief Brand Officer

Today, Pizza Hut announced two new executive marketing appointments.

Kalen Thornton will join the company as Global Chief Brand Officer reporting to Pizza Hut Division Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Powell, effective June 10. In this role, Thornton will lead Pizza Hut's global brand strategy and oversee all aspects of marketing across 110 markets and territories. Thornton will also be responsible for guiding the brand to a new chapter of relevance – harnessing the power of strategic, engaging customer connections across physical and digital touchpoints and ensuring that...

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May 20 10:13 AM, Urner Barry


McLane Announces Grand Opening of McLane Innovation Kitchen

McLane Company Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors and an industry-leading partner to retail and restaurant brands nationwide, recently announced the grand opening of its Innovation Kitchen at the company’s headquarters in Temple, Texas.

Designed for customers as a full-scale replica of the complete c-store experience, this state-of-the-art space showcases how cutting-edge retail foodservice equipment and products seamlessly fit into various footprints and counter spaces while exploring the world of McLane Fresh, Emerging Brands and CVP private label brands...

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May 14 2:16 PM, Urner Barry


Pizza Hut Enters the Burger Business with New Cheeseburger Melt

Starting today, Pizza Hut is entering the burger business with a better way to burger. Introducing the new Cheeseburger Melt, a parmesan-crusted thin crust Melt folded and loaded with beef, applewood-smoked bacon, onions, mozzarella, and cheddar, served with Burger Sauce on the side. The savory, cheesy, crunchy menu item ditches the bun (say goodbye to soggy bun burger deliveries) and brings together a medley of flavors for those craving a cheeseburger all wrapped into a crispy thin crust. With this handheld, Pizza Hut has cracked the code...

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May 14 9:39 AM, Urner Barry


Jack in the Box Celebrates Jack Box’s Birthday With a Week of FREE Food

Jack in the Box, Inc. knows that birthdays should be birth-weeks. Jack Box, the chain’s beloved leader, is known for giving fans what they want, even on his own birthday. Jack Pack members can take advantage of daily free food offers from May 13 - 19 online and through the Jack app.

For the whole week of Jack Box’s birthday, Jack Packers will get rewarded each day with a new offer with any $1 purchase. Schedule of free offers include...

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May 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


McDonald 's Cooperating with Chinese Regulator After Reported Food Issues

White Castle, home of The Original Slider® and America's first fast-food hamburger restaurant, is recognizing National Slider Day on May 15 by treating Cravers to a complimentary Original Slider. No purchase is necessary. Customers will simply use a digital coupon available on White Castle's social media channels or enter the code SLIDERDAY on the app to redeem the offer.

Cravers visiting White Castle on National Slider Day on May 15 will receive a complimentary Original Slider.

White Castle introduced National Slider Day in May 2015 to honor the...

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May 13 2:54 PM, Urner Barry


Burger King® Celebrates 70 Years With a New Birthday Pie Dessert and a Week Full of Delicious Deals

HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY, BK! Burger King® is inviting Guests to celebrate its milestone birthday with an all new and festive dessert – the Birthday Pie Slice. Available for a limited-time at participating restaurants nationwide starting May 13, the new Birthday Pie Slice features a creamy birthday cake flavored pie-filling in a cookie crumb crust topped with rainbow-colored sprinkles, cake bites, and whipped topping.

The party doesn’t stop there! Burger King is best known for the...

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May 8 11:39 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Showdown for Consumer Dollars this Mother's Day

Grocers and foodservice are preparing for a showdown with Mother's Day just a few days away. 

The upcoming holiday typically favors foodservice sales over retail as consumers celebrate their loved ones by visiting a dining establishment. According to the National Restaurant Association, 34% of consumers will dine out this Sunday, particularly during lunch and dinner. An additional 12% will order takeout or delivery.

However, retailers have a few tricks up their sleeves to get shoppers through the door by promoting deals on flowers, cards, gifts, and more. Grocers...

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May 8 6:49 AM, UB Newswires


Freddy's Launches Pretzel Bacon BBQ Steakburger & Chicken Sandwich 

Fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® announced today the return of its Pretzel Bacon BBQ Steakburger with the addition of a Pretzel Bacon BBQ Chicken Sandwich, as well as its new Freddy's Frost lineup, including Lemon Cream and Orange Cream. The limited-time offers are available May 8 through July 2 at all Freddy's locations nationwide via drive-thru, in-restaurant dining, and pickup or delivery through the Freddy's mobile app and at https://freddys.com.

Freddy's returning Pretzel Bacon BBQ Steakburger is made with two premium quality steakburger...

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May 7 11:54 AM, Urner Barry


Popeyes Launches NEW Golden BBQ Chicken Sandwich to Bring Back Lunch Fun

Today, Popeyes® unveils their NEW Golden BBQ Chicken Sandwich, as the latest innovation on its famous Chicken Sandwich lineup. This new offering is more than just a sandwich; it's a declaration that lunch should no longer be boring.

Featuring a new sweet and tangy Golden BBQ sauce, this sandwich is sure to amp up your lunch hour. The Golden BBQ Chicken Sandwich features a buttermilk-battered chicken breast made with all white meat in a sweet and tangy Golden BBQ sauce, served on a buttery-toasted...

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May 7 9:03 AM, Urner Barry


The Wendy's Company Reports 2023 Corporate Responsibility Progress

The Wendy's Company released its 2023 Corporate Responsibility report today, highlighting continued progress against Good Done Right, the Company's corporate responsibility strategy. In the report, Wendy's® details progress the Company has made across initiatives focused on responsible sourcing, fostering equitable workplaces and communities, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from restaurant operations and the supply chain. In 2023, Wendy's also strengthened stakeholder collaboration – a key ingredient to advancements across its Food, People and Footprint pillars – particularly with franchisees and direct and indirect suppliers...

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May 6 10:29 AM, Urner Barry


Papa Johns Announces Kurt Milburn as Chief Supply Chain Officer

Papa John's International, Inc. today announced the promotion of Kurt Milburn to Chief Supply Chain Officer, succeeding Shane Hutchins, who will retire after 26 years at Papa Johns, where he served as Chief Supply Chain Officer since October 2018. Mr. Hutchins will continue to work with Papa Johns as a consultant on special projects and to ensure a smooth transition.

Mr. Milburn joined Papa Johns in 2022 as Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and since that time has taken on additional responsibility to include engineering and...

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May 2 11:32 AM, Urner Barry


Ventura Foods to Acquire DYMA Brands

Ventura Foods, a food manufacturing and innovation company specializing in custom and branded products for restaurants and retailers, has reached an agreement to acquire DYMA Brands.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DYMA Brands is a leader in liquid portion control and bulk condiments, seasonings, and dry blend mixes for the foodservice industry. It has more than 500 employees and operates manufacturing facilities in Bremen, Georgia; Duluth, Georgia; Bondurant, Iowa; and Visalia, California.

All DYMA Brands employees and manufacturing locations will be acquired as part of the transaction. The DYMA Brands company will...

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May 2 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Wingstop Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Wingstop Inc.today announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended March 30, 2024.

Highlights for the fiscal first quarter 2024 compared to the fiscal first quarter 2023:

  • System-wide sales increased 36.8% to $1.1 billion
  • 65 net new openings in the fiscal first quarter 2024
  • Domestic same store sales increased 21.6%
  • Domestic restaurant AUV increased to $1.9 million
  • Digital sales increased to 68.3% of system-wide sales
  • Total revenue increased 34.1% to $145.8 million
  • Net income increased 83.5% to $28.7 million, or $0.98 per diluted...
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May 2 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Subway Sale to Roark is Complete

Transaction signals next phase of Subway’s journey, capitalizing on three years of growth

Subway®, one of the world’s largest restaurant brands, today completed its previously announced sale to affiliates of Roark.

The acquisition comes on the heels of Subway’s three exceptional years of sales growth and positive global net restaurant growth for the first time since 2016. The brand has continued to innovate in 2024, with the introduction of Subway Sidekicks, a hot new menu category, and a fresh lineup of signature wraps, served on a new lavash-style flatbread...

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May 1 6:58 AM, Urner Barry


Makers of HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Reintroduce Chicken and Roast Beef to Portfolio of Deli Products

The makers of the HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® brand, a trusted name in deli products and maker of 100% natural*, completely delicious deli meat, are excited to reintroduce two items to its appetizing lineup of deli options: Deli Roast Beef and Rotisserie Seasoned Deli Chicken Breast. These varieties join a wide-ranging portfolio of 100% natural* deli products, with no nitrates or nitrites added**, and no preservatives.

"We work hard to ensure that every product we provide is completely...

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Apr 26 8:01 AM, Urner Barry


Properly Prepared Beef Remains Safe; Meat Institute Calls For Guidance to Protect Workers 

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a nationwide order including requiring lactating dairy cows to test negative for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) before interstate transport, the Meat Institute today said that properly prepared beef remains safe to eat and called for USDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide worker safety guidance specific to beef processors to ensure workers are protected from infection.

“USDA and CDC are working overtime to understand the spread of the virus...

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Apr 26 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Domino's® is Tipping Customers Who Tip Their Delivery Drivers

Domino's Pizza Inc. brought you Carryout Tips. Now the largest pizza company in the world, known for its value innovation, is launching You Tip, We Tip – a promotion that tips customers who tip their delivery drivers, beginning April 29.

"Domino's drivers have been hustling to deliver hot, delicious pizzas since 1960, and we love that customers have been tipping them for their great service since day one," said Kate Trumbull, Domino's senior vice president – chief brand officer. "But these days, everywhere you...

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Apr 25 11:20 AM, Urner Barry







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