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Popeyes® Brand Arrives in India as Part of Continued International Growth

Today, the Popeyes® brand and Jubilant Foodworks Limited (JFL), India’s leading food service company with a strong legacy of introducing and growing international brands in the country, are excited to open the first restaurant in Bangalore, India, in the city's hot spot of Koramangala.

“We are very excited to work with Jubilant Foodworks Limited to officially introduce Indian guests to the Popeyes® experience and our iconic Louisiana style chicken with its unique blend of spices and flavors,” said David Shear, President RBI International, parent company...

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Jan 20 7:56 AM, General News



Wienerschnitzel Franchise Inks 20-Unit Development Deal to Enter Arkansas

Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog franchise, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive development agreement with Tejas Dogs, LLC, to build 20 new Wienerschnitzel restaurants throughout Arkansas over the next 12 years. The Tejas Dogs agreement follows a separate 20-unit announcement by the brand in 2020 to develop throughout Louisiana and paves the way for Wienerschnitzel to further expand its iconic quick-service footprint throughout Southern and Midwestern states. There are already plans to begin building three stores in northwest Arkansas to jumpstart the development schedule...

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Jan 19 9:14 AM, General News


New Year, New Subs: Subway® Starting Fresh with More Menu Updates

Subway is ringing in the new year with another menu update for sandwich lovers to sink their teeth into in 2022. Starting today, the world's largest sandwich brand is debuting two brand new subs alongside the return of five fan-favorite menu items, back by popular demand.

Brand New Sandwiches
Subway hasn't slowed down since the launch of its Eat Fresh Refresh in July 2021, steadily adding new crave-worthy subs and signature exclusives to its U.S. menu. The newest additions include:

Baja Turkey Avocado...

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Jan 19 8:00 AM, General News


Checkers & Rally’s and Presto Announce Largest Ever Rollout of Drive-Thru A.I. Voice Assistant

Presto, a leader in the restaurant hospitality technology industry, has been selected by Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., the operator of Checkers & Rally’s iconic drive-thrus, as the exclusive provider of automated voice ordering for all its corporate-owned drive-thru restaurants. Today’s announcement marks the largest and first of its kind rollout of an A.I.-based voice assistant solution in the hospitality industry.

Designed to help restaurants maximize labor efficiency, Presto’s next generation solutions help improve order accuracy, increase upsells, and provide a superior guest...

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Jan 10 1:03 PM, General News


Taco Bell® Launches First-Ever Taco Subscription Service Nationwide -- Taco Lover's Pass

Taco Bell is doing the most to kick off 2022 with the nationwide debut of the Taco Lover's Pass, a digital taco subscription service that takes value to the next level and is sure to satisfy any taco craving. Available starting today exclusively on the Taco Bell app, the Taco Lover's Pass allows fans to redeem one of seven iconic tacos a day for 30 consecutive days at participating U.S. locations, all for the price of $10*.

Fans whose New Year's resolutions involve...

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Jan 6 8:19 AM, General News


White Castle Teams Up with Hip-Hop Star Fat Joe to Introduce the New Spicy Joe Slider

White Castle will usher in the month of "Joenuary" by bringing back Cravers' favorite comfort food — the Sloppy Joe Slider and the Smoky Joe Slider — along with two new items: the Spicy Joe Slider and Sloppy Fries.

White Castle is teaming up with Grammy-nominated hip-hop star and self-professed Slider lover Fat Joe to introduce the Spicy Joe Slider and Sloppy Fries and to celebrate Joenuary as a month dedicated to all things Joe. Fat Joe and White Castle have all...

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Jan 5 8:19 AM, General News


 

 
Odd Burger Expands into British Columbia with New Victoria Franchise and Provides Corporate Update

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced it has signed a franchise agreement for Victoria, its first British Columbia location, continuing its expansion plans throughout Canada and the west.

Franchisees John Bowker and Luke Ceraldi are currently seeking a site to introduce Victoria to Odd Burger's affordable, mainstream, healthy, and satisfying vegan fast food.

"Victoria is the ideal spot to begin our West Coast takeover, and our partners Luke and John are ready..."

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Jan 4 8:21 AM, General News


Church's Chicken® Shows Customers How They Do Val-YOU as the Holiday Season Wraps

As customers begin to think of ways to save following a busy holiday season of spending and giving, Church's Chicken® is showcasing its commitment to providing value. To continue the season of giving even after the holidays, Church's is providing a variety of value options for customers to save on the bold, craveable flavors from its made-from-scratch menu.

Offering both value and quality, Church's 10-piece chicken leg and thigh deal starts at $10.99 or the 3-piece chicken deal...

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Jan 3 1:41 PM, General News


Yum China's New Green Marketing Campaigns Advocate Sustainability and Eco-Conscious Living

Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced that KFC China is introducing a series of green marketing campaigns to promote more sustainable lifestyles and increase consumer awareness of eco-friendly behavior.

"Leveraging our strong online and offline connections with consumers, we hope to increase environmental awareness among the public by encouraging and rewarding more eco-friendly choices," said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China. "In the future, we will explore more innovative ways to motivate consumers and other stakeholders to join us on our journey to drive meaningful change and..."

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Jan 3 8:30 AM, General News


Swing by Wienerschnitzel & Come Meet Your New Favorite Hot Dogs: The Chili Cheese All-Beef Dogs

Wienerschnitzel has elevated the chili cheese dog and created a crave-worthy collection so distinctive and yummy, they’ll leave you wanting more. The Chili Cheese All-Beef Dogs are a compilation of three of the chain’s mouthwatering hot dogs. The first, the largest hot dog chain in the world took two of America’s favorite flavors – bacon and ranch dressing – and created the exquisite Bacon Ranch Dog. A plump all-beef hot dog loaded with crispy bacon, creamy ranch dressing, melty shredded cheddar and its...

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Dec 28 9:38 AM, General News


SONIC Brings the Patty Melt Back to Menus Nationwide

SONIC® Drive-In is bringing back its cheesy, classic Patty Melt to drive-ins across the nation. Starting at just $3.99*, guests can experience this savory delight beginning Dec. 27, while supplies last.

Satisfying that melty cheese craving, the SONIC® Patty Melt features a quarter pound** 100% pure seasoned beef patty, grilled onions, two slices of American cheese, mayo, and mustard – all packed between two thick, delectable slices of Texas Toast. For double the goodness, guests can try the Double Patty Melt—featuring two, quarter pound...

 

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Dec 27 9:03 AM, General News


White Castle Announces NFT Collaboration with Doodle Labs & Media Artist, Che-Yu Wu

White Castle has partnered with Doodle Labs Corp. to release a generative art NFT collection on the Ethereum blockchain. The collection celebrates White Castle's 100th birthday with a series of 5,000 NFTs by the celebrated digital media artist, Che-Yu Wu. The NFT collection will launch in December 2021 on Doodle Labs and is the first brand partnership powered by Art Blocks' generative minting technology.

Doodle Labs is an NFT-focused company dedicated to bringing established artists and brands to the blockchain via generative art...

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Dec 17 8:18 AM, General News


McDonald's Modernizes Hiring Efforts with Linq

It is commonplace today to see signs at restaurants indicating closed due to staff shortages, longer than usual wait times, and, unfortunately, companies closing their doors. Hiring has been and will continue to be a massive hurdle for restaurants as it has become harder to attract and retain employees. McDonald's understands the importance of hiring and is using innovative technology to modernize its hiring process.

"We are thrilled to modernize McDonald's hiring efforts by making it easier to capture applicants' information and provide insightful analytics for every step of the process." — Josh Champion...

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Dec 17 8:05 AM, General News


Thecla Sweeney to Join the Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands

The Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc. announced today that Thecla Sweeney is joining the RBI Board of Directors as an independent member effective January 1, 2022.

Ms. Sweeney is currently Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer for Motion LP, a privately-held provider of complex mobility and accessibility solutions in Canada, and Operating Partner for Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc., a private equity firm, both based in Toronto, Ontario. She has held the position with Motion LP since April 2018 and has been with...

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Dec 17 8:00 AM, General News


NIMBUS Inc. Facilitates Year-Long Partnership Between Kentucky Fried Chicken® and Jack Harlow

NIMBUS, a nationally recognized, strategic multicultural marketing agency headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky has brought forward one of the largest partnerships just in time for 2022, KFC x Jack Harlow. The year-long partnership between two of Kentucky's largest conglomerates is set to bring about a younger, more diverse consumer to the KFC brand while leaning into menu innovation and providing a plethora of experiences for Jack's fans across the country.

While the vision of the creative framework and talent acquisition was brought to life by...

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Dec 16 8:00 AM, General News


Popeyes® Signs Landmark Deal to Enter France in 2022

Today, the Popeyes® brand and leading French restaurant group, napaqaro, are excited to announce an exclusive Master Franchise and Development Agreement to develop and grow the Popeyes brand in France and Monaco, with plans to open hundreds of restaurants across multiple formats over the coming years.

French guests can soon look forward to enjoying Popeyes world-famous products, such as the brand's signature Chicken Sandwich, which was one of the most successful product launches in Quick Service Restaurant history when it was released in the USA in August 2019...

 

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Dec 15 8:13 AM, General News


'Tis the Season: Taco Bell® Turns Up the Heat on Brand Values in New Year

Everything Taco Bell has done since we first opened our doors 60 years ago has been for our people: our fans, our Team Members and our franchisees. We are lucky that dedication has been reciprocated. You might say we are kind of in love. The bond is strong and can only be found at Taco Bell.

While that love can be cheesy — and a little spicy at times — it is grounded in commitment. Many commitments, in fact. Commitments to do better by our...

 

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Dec 14 1:58 PM, General News


Church's Chicken's® Chief People Officer Positions Brand for Category Leadership

Since 2018, Church'sChicken® has been re-establishing its presence as a dominant player in the QSR space, especially within the chicken category. The brand has yielded substantial positive results, with year-over-year growth in sales and profitability continually increasing over the past four years. Now, in the fifth year of its turnaround, Church's raised the bar again with a people-centric approach that extends throughout all aspects of the organization and its global network – beginning first and foremost with employees.

"Essentially, we want people..."

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Dec 10 3:09 PM, General News


Jollibee is Bringing Heat Inside and Out with Spicy Chickenjoy

International fast-food chain Jollibee®, world-famous for its next-level crispy and next-level juicy Chickenjoy, is continuing their fried chicken legacy with the introduction of the New Spicy Chickenjoy, available at all U.S. locations.

New Spicy Chickenjoy is next-level spicy from crunch to core. Each piece is marinated spicy to make the chicken flavorful to the bone and is hand-breaded with a signature savory batter to deliver spice in every bite—inside and out. The New Spicy Chickenjoy is the perfect balance of flavor and...

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Dec 8 1:00 PM, General News


Jack in the Box to Acquire Del Taco

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), one of the nation’s leading QSR chains, and Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second largest Mexican QSR chain by number of restaurants, today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Jack in the Box will acquire Del Taco for $12.51 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $575 million, including existing debt. While this price per share offers an attractive premium to Del Taco shareholders, Jack in the Box estimates...

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Dec 6 8:12 AM, General News


Roy Rogers Announces Grand Opening of New Location on University of Maryland Campus

Roy Rogers Restaurants announces the grand opening of its newest location at the center of the University of Maryland campus. The western-themed quick-service restaurant chain will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, December 2, at 9 a.m., and will present a generous donation to the University of Maryland Campus Pantry. Additionally, the first 50 people in line will receive a free $100 gift card.

"We can't wait to open this new non-traditional location on University of Maryland's campus," says Gregg Koffler, Vice President..."

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Nov 30 2:13 PM, General News


Del Taco Spreads Holiday Cheer with Return of Holiday Gift Card Bonuses and More Seasonal Deals

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, celebrates the holiday season bigger and better this year with the return of its holiday gift card bonus program and launch of new Black Friday deals. Del also welcomes back its popular Cyber Monday deals, limited-edition holiday merchandise, and 12 Days of Holiday retail offers.

“Del Taco fans enjoyed giving the gift of Del so much last year, we brought it back to reward them with more opportunities to spread some..."

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Nov 29 1:00 PM, General News


Jack in the Box Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Earnings

Jack in the Box Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended October 3, 2021, comprised of growth in systemwide sales, same store sales and earnings per share.

"I am very proud of the execution and determination shown by our outstanding franchisees and corporate team members, continuing to deliver for our guests during a challenging operating environment,” said Darin Harris, Jack in the Box Chief Executive Officer. “We closed the year with strong comps on a two-year basis of +12.3% in Q4, leading us..."

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Nov 29 8:00 AM, General News


Chick'nCone Seeks National Expansion Through One-of-a-Kind Franchising Opportunity

Chick'nCone – the fast-craft restaurant concept famous for serving crispy, hand-cut chicken tenders in a freshly made waffle cone – is looking to capitalize on the growth it experienced throughout the course of the pandemic as it expands into new markets throughout the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the brand has grown from four open locations to 24. It now believes that the timing is ripe to start actively looking for experienced entrepreneurs to join its family-driven brand and show the world what makes Chick'nCone #socluckingood...

 

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Nov 24 8:06 AM, General News


Nathan's Famous, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

Nathan's Famous, Inc. today reported results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2021.

For the fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2021:

- Revenues were $32,878,000 as compared to $21,839,000 during the thirteen weeks ended September 27, 2020;
- Income from operations was $7,439,000 as compared to $7,584,000 during the thirteen weeks ended September 27, 2020;
- Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $7,771,000 as compared to $8,040,000 for the thirteen weeks ended September 27, 2020;
- Income before provision for income taxes was $4,821,000 as...

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Nov 18 8:00 AM, General News


Subway® Rings in The Holiday Season With Latest Menu Refresh & Gift Card Bonus Offer

The holiday season is fast approaching, and Subway is celebrating early with brand new menu items, plus a bonus on the perfect holiday gift for sandwich lovers. Subway is introducing new rotisserie-style chicken builds, adding a decadent caramel brownie cookie, and welcoming back its fan-favorite roast beef.

New Menu Enhancements
Subway continues its transformation journey, kicked off by this year's Eat Fresh Refresh™ in July, by introducing more new and improved ingredients, sandwiches and sweets. The latest mouth-watering menu additions include...

 

 

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Nov 17 8:17 AM, General News


McDonald's® USA Serves Up Popular Fan Hacks for the Egg McMuffin® to Enjoy with One-Day-Only Offer

There is nothing tastier than a freshly cracked egg on a toasted English Muffin, topped with real butter, delicious Canadian bacon and melty cheese…or is there?

It's no secret McDonald's fans love to hack their favorite menu items to make their meals a little – extra – and that's especially true for the OG breakfast sandwich, the Egg McMuffin. From adding a McChicken patty and syrup for a DIY take on chicken & waffles, to swapping the English...

 

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Nov 16 8:34 AM, General News


KFC Says Ditch Long Drive-Thru Lines; Introduces New Quick Pick-Up Ordering

Drive-thru wait times are at an all-time industry high— increasing by nearly a minute across the industry since 2019. To keep busy fried chicken lovers on schedule without keeping them from what they crave, Kentucky Fried Chicken is introducing Quick Pick-Up, the fastest way to get its world-famous fried chicken without waiting in line.

According to SeeLevel HX's annual Drive-Thru Study, drive-thru guests often have to wait in lines on average for six minutes and 22 seconds from the time...

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Nov 16 8:29 AM, General News


Checkers® & Rally's® Beefs (and Butters) Up a Classic for a Limited Time

Checkers & Rally's, an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its bold and flavorful food at an exceptional value and its people-first attitude, today rolls out a fresh, innovative take on the boss of all burgers with the new Garlic & Butter Bacon Buford.

Available for a limited time starting Monday, Nov. 15, the Garlic & Butter Bacon Buford features two of Checker's & Rally's largest, 100 percent hand-seasoned beef hamburger patties topped with two slices of Swiss cheese, two slices of crispy bacon, crisp...

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Nov 16 8:00 AM, General News


Wendy's Gives Thanks to Community Heroes This Holiday Season with FREE Breakfast for a Year!

WHAT: Wendy's® is celebrating Charleston's hometown heroes who keep the community going throughout the year. Local area Wendy's restaurants are giving back to those who give to us by giving away "free breakfast for a year" to 400 Charleston heroes and a month-long Buck Biscuit deal for the rest of the community. Here's the scoop:

- Thank You Community Heroes Breakfast Giveaway*: Local Wendy's restaurants are giving away "FREE Breakfast for a Year" to community heroes in the Charleston area as part of...

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Nov 16 8:00 AM, General News


Restaurant Brands International Inc. to Acquire Firehouse Subs

Restaurant Brands International Inc. and Firehouse Restaurant Group Inc. ("Firehouse Subs") announced today that they have reached an agreement for RBI to acquire Firehouse Subs for $1.0 billion in an all-cash transaction. The transaction offers significant long-term unit growth potential to drive attractive returns for all stakeholders and is expected to be immediately accretive to RBI's diluted net earnings per share.

Firehouse Subs adds a strong and loved restaurant brand with attractive unit economics in a complementary category to RBI's existing family of iconic quick service restaurant...

 

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Nov 15 8:57 AM, General News


Mariah Carey Takes the Holidays Up an Octave with 12 Days of McDonald's® Deals

All McDonald's wants this holiday season is for you... to join Mariah Carey for 12 days of deals. Because when an iconic holiday superstar is a fan of the Golden Arches, it's only right to begin the season by gifting customers an entire menu full of free* goodies. From Mariah's own favorite, a classic Cheeseburger, to soft-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, we made a list of some of our fans' favorite menu items and checked it twice. The Mariah Menu will make its debut in...

 

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Nov 11 8:00 AM, General News


The Wendy's Company Announces Addition of Richard H. Gomez to Board of Directors

The Wendy's Company today announced that on November 4, 2021 the Board of Directors increased the size of the Board from 11 to 12 members and elected Richard (Rick) H. Gomez to serve as a director of the Company, effective immediately.

Gomez is Executive Vice President, Chief Food and Beverage Officer for Target Corporation. Gomez joined Target in 2013 and has held several key leadership positions at the company, including Chief Marketing, Digital & Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Brand and Category Marketing. Prior to his tenure...

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Nov 9 8:00 AM, General News


KFC Releases Limited-Edition "Finger Lickin' Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger" And Holiday Bucket

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, Kentucky Fried Chicken® is unveiling winter's hottest dining accessory – a limited-edition and original (like our fried chicken recipe) Finger Lickin' Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger – to turn your bucket of KFC's world-famous fried chicken into the ultimate holiday must-have.

What is a Finger Lickin' Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger, you might ask? Well, it's a one-of-a-kind knitted sweater featuring a festive KFC holiday design that slides cozily onto a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken...

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Nov 9 7:57 AM, General News


Calling All BBQ Lovers: Wienerschnitzel Has Changed The Brisket Game

There's more to Wienerschnitzel than meats the eye. The largest hot dog chain in the world took tender, juicy BBQ Brisket and created two delectable new menu items you don't want to miss. There's the BBQ Brisket Sandwich, with savory smoked Brisket, tangy BBQ sauce, pickle chips and grilled onions on a toasted bun. Plus, the new BBQ Brisket Dog includes an All-Beef Hot Dog, smoked Brisket, BBQ sauce, ooey-gooey cheddar cheese sauce and grilled onions. But wait, there's more! Pair them with the chain's...

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Nov 8 8:00 AM, General News


Joint Statement from McDonald's and IBM

IBM, a leader in AI for business and AI-powered customer care, entered into an agreement with McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant company, to further accelerate the development and deployment of its Automated Order Taking (AOT) technology. Under the agreement, IBM will acquire McD Tech Labs, which was created to advance employee and customer facing innovations following McDonald’s 2019 acquisition of Apprente. As part of McDonald’s strategic growth plan, "Accelerating the Arches," the company is committed to innovation across Digital, Delivery and Drive Thru. This agreement will accelerate McDonald’s efforts to...

 

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Nov 5 8:00 AM, General News


White Castle Celebrates Veterans Day by Giving Combo Meal to Veterans and Active Service Members

White Castle®, the well-known fast-food and consumer packaged-goods company, is celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free Combo Meal #1-#6 or Breakfast Combo Meal to all veterans and active duty service members who dine at a participating White Castle restaurant. The special offer is valid on Thursday, Nov. 11.

"Both past and current members of the U.S. military have put their lives on the line to protect us and the freedoms we all hold dear," said Jamie Richardson, vice president...

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Nov 5 8:00 AM, General News


Subway® Celebrates National Sandwich Day With Cameos and Footlong Deals

National Sandwich Day is here, and today Subway® is celebrating its favorite holiday with two limited-time offers for sandwich lovers. As Subway's iconic Roast Beef makes its return to menus nationwide, Subway is giving away free personalized video roasts by some of the most popular comedians on Cameo. Brave fans can enter* for a chance to be roasted by either Cedric The Entertainer, actor Luis Guzmán or Impractical Jokers' Joe Gatto or James Murray.

National Sandwich Day marks the return of one of Subway's most...

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Nov 4 8:00 AM, General News


Odd Burger Sees Record Sales in October

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and first to go public, today announced record systemwide sales in October 2021 of more than $233,000, a 41 percent increase over the previous month.

The openings of new locations in Vaughan, London, Waterloo, and Hamilton ON contributed to its record success: the chain had five fully operational locations in October, plus a sixth location that opened Oct. 27. The new locations have been welcomed by the communities and have launched with tremendous success, with new locations earning an average...

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Nov 3 8:56 AM, General News


Dine-In Traffic Remains A Headwind for U.S. Restaurant Industry Recovery

The U.S. restaurant industry continues to recover from last year’s steep declines, although not yet back to pre-pandemic levels. Total restaurant online and physical visits were up 5% in the year ending September compared to the same period last year, and down 6% from September 2019. While restaurant visits continue to improve overall, dine-in or on-premises traffic continues to struggle compared to pre-pandemic levels, reports The NPD Group.

Dine-in visits to restaurants were down 48% in the 12 months ending September 2021 compared to...

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Nov 3 8:31 AM, General News


Wendy's Salutes Veterans and Active Military with FREE Breakfast*

WHAT:
In honor of Veterans Day, Wendy's® is thanking those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Military with a FREE breakfast combo offer* with valid military ID or a Veterans Advantage card.

Whether you're a fan of the Maple Bacon Chicken Croissant, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit or crowd favorite Breakfast Baconator® combo, the offer is a small gesture of gratitude for the men and women who work tirelessly to protect our country.

WHERE & WHEN:
Those who have served or are currently serving are invited to...

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Nov 3 8:12 AM, General News


Wienerschnitzel Offers Veterans & Active Duty Military a FREE Meal on Veterans Day

On Veteran's Day, Wienerschnitzel is offering veterans and active-duty military a FREE Chili Dog, Small Fries and a Small Pepsi as a token of their appreciation for their service. To redeem this offer, bring your military identification or wear your uniform to any participating Wienerschnitzel location on November 11th...

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Nov 2 8:02 AM, General News


Wendy's Invites Fans to Wake Up to a Better Breakfast for Just $1* Through November

WHAT:
Not only is it the first day of November but it's also 11:11, which means your favorite redhead is here to grant everyone the tastiest wish – its beloved breakfast Sausage or Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit for a buck. Yes, you read that right – only one dollar for a limited time!

We're talking Wendy's® fluffy, Southern-style biscuit made with real buttermilk, topped with fresh-cracked egg, oven-baked Applewood Smoked bacon or savory sausage made with crushed red...

 

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Nov 2 8:00 AM, General News


KFC U.S. Names Nick Chavez Chief Marketing Officer

KFC Corporation announced it has named Nick Chavez Chief Marketing Officer of KFC U.S., effective November 29, 2021. Chavez will lead marketing, advertising, public relations, media, and consumer insights, as well as the brand's digital initiatives. He will be responsible for developing and executing innovative marketing strategies to achieve the next chapter of growth for KFC U.S.

Chavez has spent more than 11 years with Nintendo of America (NOA), where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications, and held responsibility for retail and...

 

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Nov 1 7:59 AM, General News


Zaxby's Makes Two Executive Appointments

Zaxby's, the premium chicken QSR founded in Athens, Ga., announced today that CEO and Co-Founder Zach McLeroy will transition to Chairman of the Company effective January 2022, after more than 30 years leading the brand. Bernard Acoca has been appointed as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Acoca's experience leading some of the nation's top restaurant concepts will be instrumental in driving the company's growth, while McLeroy's continued involvement will ensure the culture and founder-led history of Zaxby's continue as a guiding principle.

"I am humbled by the success Zaxby's has experienced since..."

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Oct 29 8:00 AM, General News


Whataburger Recognized as Top Workplaces 2021 Employer

Whataburger has been recognized with countless awards over the years: Everything from the Texas Treasure to the Best Burger to Best Late-Night Hangout to Best Customer Service.

Now, thanks to a survey of its Family Members, the iconic brand is being honored as a Top Workplace by the San Antonio Express-News Top Workplaces for 2021. Whataburger ranked as one of the top 12 large employers among more than 100 companies participating in this year's awards.

"As a company that is proud of its more than 70 years of putting..."

 

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Oct 28 8:00 AM, General News


Church's Chicken® Brings Home the Bacon with Texas-Cut Bacon Chicken Sandwiches

Today, Church's Chicken® announced the newest gamechanger to its lineup with the Texas-Cut Bacon Chicken Sandwich. Starting on October 28, Church's® is giving bacon the home it deserves by bringing crispy, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon to its chicken sandwich – available in Original, Spicy or Smoky Honey-Q. It's no secret that Church's® is big on Bold Texas Flavor™, which is why they're dubbing the combination of Texas-Cut Bacon and the Church's Chicken Sandwich as "BFFs," "Best Flavors Forever" that is...

 

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Oct 27 8:00 AM, General News


Jack in the Box Signs Seven Development Agreements in Q4 of Fiscal Year 2021 to Open 47 Stores

Jack in the Box Inc., one of the nation’s leading QSR chains, announced today it has awarded seven development agreements in Q4 of fiscal year 2021 to open 47 new restaurants. In total, Jack in the Box has awarded 23 development agreements in fiscal year 2021 to build 111 stores over the course of the next several years. The agreements will help the brand grow in existing markets including Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston, as well as new ones such as...

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Oct 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Taco Bell® Is Giving Fans A "Wake Up Call" With Free Burritos On October 21

Skip the snooze button because breakfast is officially back at nearly all Taco Bell restaurants nationwide. To ensure that no one is sleeping on its breakfast menu, Taco Bell is giving consumers a craveable reason to celebrate in the form of a free Toasted Breakfast Burrito at Taco Bell restaurants nationwide on October 21 from 7-11 AM (local time), while supplies last*.

Taco Bell is using their late-night influence to encourage fans to get some sleep so they can wake rested and...

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Oct 19 8:40 AM, General News


Jack in the Box Launches Impossible™ Burger at Phoenix Locations

Jack in the Box Inc., one of the nation's leading QSR chains, has partnered with Impossible Foods to test its plant-based beef patty from October 18, 2021 through December 12, 2021 at participating Phoenix locations. Each restaurant will give guests the option to substitute an Impossible Burger patty for a $1 or $1.50 extra per patty for any Jack in the Box burger on the core menu, including the Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger, Classic Buttery Jack, Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger and more. The market test makes...

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Oct 19 7:58 AM, General News


Taco Bell's® Steal a Base, Steal a Taco Makes History

The 2021 World Series is around the corner which can only mean one thing, free tacos are on the horizon for everyone in America thanks to the highly anticipated return of Taco Bell's 'Steal a Base, Steal a Taco.'* Taco Bell and MLB have continually celebrated the 'Taco Heroes' who have stolen the first base of the Fall Classic and scored free tacos for America, cultivating a loyal fanbase of baseball and taco enthusiasts who look forward to this unique experience each year. To commemorate its 10th year...

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Oct 15 8:47 AM, General News


Wendy's and Google Cloud Partner to Enhance the Wendy's Restaurant Experience

Wendy's® and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to enhance the Wendy's restaurant experience and unlock new customer, restaurant, and employee experiences through data-driven insights.

Wendy's intends to leverage Google Cloud's data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and hybrid cloud tools to create new ways customers can order food in the drive thru, on their mobile devices and through other touchpoints. By expanding the ways customers can engage with the brand in the future, using technology like speech-to-text and...

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Oct 15 8:00 AM, General News


U.S. Fast Casual Restaurant Visits Rebound After Steep Declines in 2020

U.S. fast casual restaurants didn’t fare as well as traditional quick service restaurants early in the pandemic, but their customers are returning, reports The NPD Group. Online and physical visits to fast casual restaurants in the year ending August 2021 were up +8% compared to a year ago, which keeps traffic on par or flat to pre-pandemic visits in August 2019. In the quarter ending June 2020, at the height of pandemic lockdowns and restaurant restrictions, fast casual visits were down -23% compared to the prior year...

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Oct 13 7:57 AM, General News


McDonald’s Accelerating Climate Action to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Today, McDonald’s Corporation is announcing its commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its global operations by 2050. As part of this initiative, the Company is joining the United Nations Race to Zero campaign and signing on to the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign. In pursuit of a 1.5°C future, McDonald’s will increase the emissions reduction levels in its existing 2030 science-based target across all scopes of emissions in line with developing SBTi best practices and will set a...

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Oct 12 7:53 AM, General News


Subway® Continues Eat Fresh Refresh™ with New Fall Menu Updates

Subway® restaurants today announced the latest updates to its menu as part of the brand's Eat Fresh Refresh™, which began in July and continues to elevate the entire guest experience. Joining the Subway menu are craveable new items and reimagined fan favorites that perfectly capture the best parts of fall in every bite.

Headlined by the all-new Baja Steak & Jack sandwich, Subway unveiled new Baja Chipotle and Peppercorn Ranch sauces, more flavorful twists on two of its most popular sandwich add-ons...

 

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Oct 8 7:46 AM, General News


Del Taco Expands Southeast Footprint with First North Carolina Deal

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, has signed a deal with successful North Carolina-based franchise group, Ram Restaurants Inc. (“Ram Restaurants”) to open five units within the Raleigh and Durham areas. The deal, expected to bring Del Taco restaurants to North Carolina for the first time, comes only weeks after Del Taco announced a development agreement for Southern Virginia.

“On the heels of a great run of multi-year same store sales growth and a stated desire to penetrate the Southeastern US..."

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Oct 7 8:07 AM, General News


Burger King® Tests New Impossible™ Nuggets Made From Plants

You come to BK to have it your way – whether that’s the iconic flame-grilled Whopper®, the hand-breaded Ch’King™ sandwich, or one of the exciting new innovations on our menu like the Impossible™ Nuggets Made From Plants. Burger King will be the first global quick-service restaurant brand to test the plant-based nuggets from Impossible Foods that have the savory taste of a family favorite, with a golden-brown crispy breading on the outside and a tender, juicy bite on the inside. In short...

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Oct 6 8:28 AM, General News


The McRib is Back at McDonald's® USA This Fall

McRib fans to the front of the line; the tangy and tantalizing sandwich you've been waiting for all year is almost back! The legendary McRib will make its triumphant return to McDonald's® USA menus this fall - you can grab the craveable sandwich beginning Nov. 1 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

The McRib made its debut 40 years ago and quickly became a fan-favorite thanks to the unmistakable flavor of the seasoned boneless pork patty slathered in BBQ sauce and topped with slivered onions and...

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Oct 1 8:31 AM, General News


Canada’s Foodservice Industry Recovery Overall Is Steady in August, But Has Some Declines

Canada’s commercial foodservice industry remained on a stable course to recovery in August, reports The NPD Group. In August, online and physical visits to restaurants and other foodservice outlets increased by +16% compared to August 2020 and were down -4% compared to the pre-pandemic level in August 2019. Consumer spending increased by +23% in August compared to the same month year ago and is up +1% from August 2019.

While total foodservice traffic and consumer spending continued to improve in August, the...

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Sep 30 8:35 AM, General News


Papa John’s Announces Domestic Development Deal With Multi-Brand Franchisee Operator Sun Holdings

Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced it has signed its largest domestic franchisee development agreement in the company’s history with top U.S. franchisee operator Sun Holdings, Inc. Under the terms of the deal, Sun Holdings will oversee the opening of 100 new stores in high-growth markets across Texas by 2029. The partnership is another sign of Papa John’s accelerating development momentum, as both current and prospective franchisees show strong interest in opening new locations around the world.

Founded by Guillermo Perales and based in Dallas...

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Sep 29 8:31 AM, General News


What’s New at DQ Restaurants in Texas? Cheesy Steak Fingers Infused with Pepper Jack Cheese

Fans who have experienced steak fingers at DQ® restaurants in Texas know they are crispy, tender and oh so delicious. But now there’s a new twist on the classic steak finger with an unexpected flavor combination. Infused with creamy pepper jack cheese, the new Cheesy Steak Fingers are so good that fans better get them early as they are only available for a limited time.

“The Cheesy Steak Fingers are a must experience item before they disappear,” said Lou Romanus, CEO of the...

 

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Sep 28 1:09 PM, General News


White Castle Inducts 68 Into Its 25-Year Club

White Castle, the creator of the beloved Sliders sold at eponymous restaurants and in grocery aisles nationwide, has been celebrating its 100th birthday throughout 2021. The family-owned business has thrown star-studded virtual parties and showered customers with giveaways galore. This month, White Castle shines a light on the people powering the "Crave" — its team members — by continuing a time-honored tradition.

On Sept. 23, White Castle will add 68 team members to its 25-Year Club, an honor reserved for those who have worked for White Castle for...

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Sep 24 8:00 AM, General News


Sabir Sami Promoted to KFC Division CEO, Effective January 1, 2022

Yum! Brands, Inc. today announced the promotion of Sabir Sami, 54, to KFC Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective January 1, 2022. Sami, a 12-year veteran of the Company, who currently serves as KFC Division Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of KFC Asia, will succeed Tony Lowings, who is stepping down as CEO at the end of 2021 in advance of his retirement in early 2022. In this role, Sami will assume global responsibility for driving the brand strategy...

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Sep 23 8:42 AM, General News


Nathan's Famous Continues International Expansion with European Push to Offer Hot Dogs in France

Nathan's Famous, Inc., the American tradition serving New York favorites for more than 100 years, announces a new collaboration with Tommy's Diner, a 50's throwback American diner based in France, to offer its hot dogs in all locations across the country, making it the first time Nathan's Famous is served in France. This relationship continues Nathan's Famous growth in Europe and beyond.

"Nathan's Famous is known the world over, which is why we've had such great success in recent years growing in the..."

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Sep 23 8:26 AM, General News


McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Go More Sustainable

For more than 40 years, kids and families have delighted in Happy Meals for delicious food and great fun. Many of us have fond memories of playtime fueled by a toy found inside that magical box.

Today we’re taking a step to keep the fun going while helping to build a more resilient planet for the next generation.

Starting now, and phased in across the globe by the end of 2025, our ambition is that every toy sold in a Happy Meal will be sustainable, made from more renewable, recycled, or certified materials...

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Sep 23 8:00 AM, General News


Subway® Restaurants' Historic Brand Refresh Results in Positive Sales Momentum

Subway® fan brand love is stronger than ever following the launch of Eat Fresh Refresh™, a campaign debuting the biggest menu changes in the brand's history.

Sales momentum has steadily been building since the beginning of 2021, including positive same store sales in Q2 of 2021, versus Q2 of 2019, and the Eat Fresh Refresh launch accelerated this momentum, with August sales the strongest Subway has experienced since 2013.

Overall U.S. restaurants sales in August are up more than 4%, compared to the same period in 2019...

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Sep 21 9:02 AM, General News


Chipotle Launches Smoked Brisket In The United States And Canada

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced Smoked Brisket will be available at U.S. and Canada restaurants for a limited time. Made with Responsibly Raised® beef, the new protein is smoked to perfect tenderness, charred on the grill, and seasoned with Mexican spices, including fire-roasted jalapenos and chipotle chili peppers. The protein is hand-chopped and finished with a new Brisket sauce made with smoky chili peppers.

Brisket: The Chipotle Way
Brisket has been consistently among the top requested menu items by Chipotle guests. Over the past two years, Chipotle's...

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Sep 21 8:30 AM, General News


New Plant-Based Protein Options Needed to Capture the Meat-Lovers Market

When Burger King launched its Impossible Whopper nationwide in collaboration with Impossible Foods back in the summer of 2019, it marked the beginning of wave of efforts from restaurant chains and CPG manufacturers to court the shopping dollar of vegans, vegetarians, and part-time vegetarians known as "flexitarians". But now two years later, the market is seeking the approval of meat-lovers as well—not just the veggie-inclined. Today, vegan meat is appearing on menus 1,320% more than since the global health crisis began...

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Sep 21 7:58 AM, General News


They're Back: Wienerschnitzel Commemorates Oktoberfest By Bringing Back - Bratwurst!

Wienerschnitzel is making it possible for you to enjoy a tasty culinary delight from Oktoberfest without leaving the comfort of home. The world's largest hot dog chain is commemorating one of the biggest celebrations of food and drinks in the world by bringing back its delicious Bratwurst! Grilled to perfection, Wienerschnitzel's Bratwurst is nestled in a soft hot dog bun, topped with tangy mustard and your choice of grilled onions or kraut. Pair with a refreshing Root Beer for a mouthwatering flavor combination. But don't delay, Bratwurst will...

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Sep 17 2:23 PM, General News


Andrew Truett Cathy Named Third Chief Executive Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Today, Sept. 16, 2021, Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced that Andrew Truett Cathy will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 1, 2021. Andrew, 43, will succeed his father Dan T. Cathy, 68, who has served as CEO since 2013. Following the CEO transition, Dan will remain Chairman of the Board, and Tim Tassopoulos will continue as President and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew has been Executive Vice President of Operations since 2019.

“The most successful CEO transitions are made when the next leader is..."

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Sep 17 9:44 AM, General News


Nathan's Famous Launches New Bacon Cheddar Cheesy Burger in Celebration of National Cheeseburger Day

Nathan's Famous, Inc., the American tradition serving New York favorites for more than 100 years, announces the launch of its newest menu item, the Bacon Cheddar Cheesy Burger, just in time for National Cheeseburger Day on September 18. The burger features fresh Angus beef, Applewood smoked bacon, and Nathan’s hot, real cheddar cheese sauce.

"We continue to expand our menu based on our customers’ feedback and preferences, and this burger is no exception," states James Walker, Senior Vice President, Restaurants...

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Sep 17 8:44 AM, General News


Subway® Accelerates Delivery Growth, Teams Up With NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick

Subway® restaurants with Stewart-Haas Racing and driver Kevin Harvick today unveiled a new paint scheme as part of its return to the NASCAR Cup Series. The refresh to the No. 4 car highlights Subway Delivery and will be featured in three races this season, starting Saturday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Now available nationwide, Subway Delivery powered by DoorDash allows guests to order their Subway favorites via the Subway app or on Subway.com. Guests can now earn and redeem Subway MyWay® Rewards points on...

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Sep 14 9:33 AM, General News


Del Taco Signs New 10-Unit Franchise Development Agreement in Virginia Beach

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant*, has signed a deal with successful franchisees Bharat Patel and Steve Kissel of Virginia Taco, LLC (“Virginia Taco”) to open 10 units in the state of Virginia – a new state on the Del Taco roster. The deal will give the franchise group rights to open in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News and helps pave the way for additional growth in Southern Virginia and throughout the Carolinas.

“Since inception in 2000, we’ve been able to rapidly expand our portfolio to include household names such as Subway, Tropical Smoothie, Mahi’s and more and are thrilled to add Del Taco to that list,” said Bharat Patel, CEO of Virginia Taco. “Del Taco is an influential brand,

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Sep 14 8:53 AM, General News


Wingstop Announces Expanded Role for President of International Nicolas Boudet

Wingstop, the leading technology-focused restaurant brand with more than 1,600 locations worldwide, announced an expanded role for Nicolas Boudet to SVP of Global Development in addition to his current role, President of International.

"Since joining in 2018, Nicolas has made a profound impact on Wingstop's international footprint, pioneering the UK market and laying incredible groundwork for global growth," said Chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison. "Nicolas' strong background in development at leading brands will help catapult Wingstop to achieve our stated vision of becoming a Top 10 Global Restaurant Brand..."

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Sep 13 9:30 AM, General News


CHKN Not Chicken Announces Series A Funding to Accelerate Retail and Food Service Distribution

CHKN Not Chicken, the plant-based chicken alternative announced today the closing of a Series A round of funding led by Stray Dog Capital. The company will leverage the financing to launch its product assortment into retailers across the U.S. and expand partnerships with Quick Serve and Casual Dining restaurants to bring plant-based chicken products to the food service channel. This launch is the culmination of two years of research and development of its proprietary extrusion, flavor-infusion, and enrobing technology that allows...

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Sep 9 8:36 AM, General News


Wienerschnitzel Continues To Be Recognized With Its Own National Holiday

Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain, has been a pioneer in the quick-service food industry for 60 years. On September 9th, the world is recognizing this industry leader and expert by observing National Wienerschnitzel Day! To celebrate, the chain is offering guests one of its specialties; their World Famous Chili Dog. On 9/9, guests presenting this coupon will receive a FREE Chili Dog with purchase! Wienerschnitzel's Chili Dog is a grilled hot dog in a fresh, steamed bun topped with the chain's Chili sauce...

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Sep 7 1:53 PM, General News


Yum! Brands Completes Acquisition of Dragontail Systems

Yum! Brands, Inc. announced today the completion of its acquisition of Dragontail Systems Limited (Dragontail), an innovative provider of technology solutions for the food industry, following the successful implementation of the previously announced share scheme of arrangement in accordance with Australian corporations law.

Yum! Brands acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Dragontail for A$0.235 per share in cash or a total of approximately A$93.5 million. With today’s announcement, following the approval by the Australian Federal Court and by Dragontail shareholders and certain other...

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Sep 7 9:30 AM, General News


Del Taco Group Expands Florida Development Agreement After Successful First Opening

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant, announced its newest multi-unit deal that will add 10 new locations to the state of Florida in partnership with franchisees Aman Singh, Ajay Singh, Navdeep Bassi and Shubegh Bassi. The expansion deal comes just a few months after the franchisee family opened their first location in Melbourne, FL in May 2021 – the first of an existing three-unit commitment that was made in 2019. By adding 10 new restaurants to their deal, the franchisee family gains...

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Sep 7 9:24 AM, General News


Church's Chicken Introduces Everyday Family Value Meals

At Church's Chicken, value is at the center of the entire dining experience. One of the ways Church's is continuing to redefine value is through the Feed Six Meal, which allows customers to choose from a 10-piece Mixed Chicken or 12-piece Legs & Thighs or 15-piece Texas Tenders™ and three Large Classic Sides or two Large Classic sides and six scratch made Honey-Butter Biscuits™, all starting at $20. For a limited time, guests can also opt for four Church's Chicken Sandwiches with a choice of...

 

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Sep 2 8:43 AM, General News


White Castle's 'Crave Clutch™' Comes in Clutch for Smaller Gatherings with Friends and Family

A year after its launch, White Castle's Crave Clutch has proven to be a popular addition to the brand's lineup of iconic packaging. Customers have embraced the colorful carryout box, which holds 20 Sliders, because it's an ideal size for family meals and smaller friend gatherings that have been so common during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Crave Clutch, White Castle is giving customers $4 off of White Castle's Share-A-Meal #9...

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Sep 1 1:22 PM, General News


Wendy's Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger

Wendy's® just launched the new Big Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger. The third addition to the Made to Crave lineup this year, this sandwich flips the notion of a traditional bacon cheeseburger on its bun.

"...We had a desire to dial-up what we do best and create a flavorful, pub-fare style sandwich featuring more bacon, more cheddar and more innovation," said John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation at The Wendy's Company. "The result is an unexpected, melt-in-your-mouth sandwich with huge craft flavors..."

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Aug 31 1:01 PM, General News


Bojangles To Close For Two Upcoming Mondays To Give Staff a Break

Following a long, challenging year and a half for the restaurant industry, Bojangles is investing in its most important asset by closing all company-owned stores on Monday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 13, to give around 8,000 crew members and managers a well-deserved break.

Affected stores will close at their regular times the Sunday prior and reopen at their regular times the following Tuesday. For a full list of which stores will be closed on Aug. 30 and Sept. 13, go here.

“We appreciate everything our..."

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Aug 31 8:30 AM, Foodmarket


SONIC Combines Two Classic Favorites With New Grilled Cheese Burger

SONIC® Drive-In combines two of its classic menu items to create the new limited time only SONIC® Grilled Cheese Burger—a burger layered with extra cheese for a unique SONIC experience.

The SONIC® Grilled Cheese Burger starts with SONIC’s grilled cheese sandwich on Texas Toast, adding in a 100% pure beef patty, mustard, ketchup, and diced onions.

“A grilled cheese sandwich becomes even more craveable when you pair the flavor with a savory 100% pure beef patty and extra toppings,” said Scott Uehlein, vice president...

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Aug 30 8:55 AM, General News


Starbucks Promotes Leo Tsoi to CEO of Starbucks China

Starbucks Coffee Company announced the promotion of Leo Tsoi to chief executive officer of Starbucks China. Serving as Starbucks China’s chief operating officer and president of Starbucks Retail for the last five years, Tsoi has led efforts to grow Starbucks footprint across the Chinese mainland to 5,200 stores across more than 200 cities today. He has engineered the development of a robust and diversified store portfolio by pioneering new store concepts, which have influenced new coffee-inspired lifestyles and further elevated third place experiences for Starbucks customers in China.

As one of the leading architects behind Starbucks China’s phenomenal growth since he rejoined the company in 2012, Tsoi previously served in various leadership positions, including...

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Aug 30 8:33 AM, General News


Taco Bell Debuts the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco Nationwide

Beginning Sept. 2, Taco Bell's long-awaited Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco will be available nationwide at participating locations for a limited time. After locally testing earlier this year in Nashville, TN and Charlotte, NC to much success, the test kitchen masterminds knew it was time to go nationwide. Fans can also get their cravings met with early access on Aug. 30 during Happier Hour via the Taco Bell app.

Fluffy like a sandwich, but folded like a taco, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco is the latest from the masterminds in menu item mashups. Taco Bell is no stranger to the world of crispy chicken after introducing fan-favorites like...

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Aug 27 8:38 AM, General News


Yum! Brands Appoints Pizza Hut Division CEO to Drive Global Brand Strategies and Growth

Yum! Brands, Inc. announced that Aaron Powell, 50, former President of Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Asia-Pacific Consumer Business, will join the Company as global Pizza Hut Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective September 20. In this role, Powell will assume global responsibility for driving Pizza Hut Division’s growth strategies, franchise operations and performance. Today’s announcement concludes Yum! Brands’ search for Pizza Hut Division’s top leadership post.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Aaron to the Yum! Brands and Pizza Hut family and believe this global brand division leadership structure will enable the Pizza Hut U.S. and international teams to further implement best practices worldwide and continue...

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Aug 27 8:38 AM, General News


Lightlife and Pizza Pizza Partner to Add Plant-Based Chicken to the Menu

Greenleaf Foods, SPC, owner of leading plant-based brands Lightlife and Field Roast announced a partnership with Canadian pizza chain and quick-serve restaurant leader, Pizza Pizza. Available now, Pizza Pizza is expanding its plant-based menu offerings by adding plant-based chicken items for the first time, including a Lightlife Plant-Based Chick’n Sandwich and Plant-Based Chick’n Bites.

“Lightlife is excited to partner with Pizza Pizza to offer consumers something they can enjoy without compromise: a delicious and satisfying breaded plant-based chicken made with simple ingredients they can feel good about,” said Dan Curtin, President of Greenleaf Foods, SPC.

For over 50 years, Pizza Pizza has been serving Canadians using...

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Aug 26 8:27 AM, General News


McDonald's Announces Leadership Changes 

Our most valuable asset at McDonald’s is our people. We take great pride in our ability to use our scale and global presence to create life-long career opportunities that serve to strengthen our McFamily. From promoting top talent from within to recruiting experienced new leaders, our focus will remain on building out the best talent pipeline in the business, so that we can continue Accelerating the Arches in an increasingly competitive market environment.

Equally important is pushing our Brand forward while we keep the customer at the center of everything we do. This facilitated the creation of Manu’s new team but has also encouraged us to...

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Aug 26 8:26 AM, General News


Carl's Jr. Enters Master Franchise Agreement in The Russian Federation to Activate Growth

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. ("CKE") announced a master franchise agreement with Nevada Russia Franchising Company LLC ("NRFC") to further expand Carl's Jr.'s presence in the Russian Federation. The partnership marks an extension of CKE Restaurants' international growth plans following the opening of its 1,000th international restaurant earlier this year in Spain. The two groups are aiming to develop 300+ restaurants throughout Russia during the initial term of the agreement.

CKE is partnering with NRFC, a group that has extensive restaurant industry experience throughout Russia...

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Aug 25 8:23 AM, General News


Tom Curtis Appointed President of Burger King U.S. & Canada

José Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, today announced that industry veteran Tom Curtis has been appointed President of Burger King U.S. & Canada.

“Tom joined us a few months ago and has quickly established a strong leadership position in the business and trust with our franchisees, informed by his 35 years of previous restaurant experience as both a franchisee and senior operations executive,” said José Cil. “Tom will lead the acceleration of our business to deliver on our vision that Burger King should always be our guests’ first choice for a..."

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Aug 24 8:47 AM, General News


Taco Bell Teams Up with Lil Nas X and Appoints Him Chief Impact Officer

Back in 2017, Lil Nas X laid down roots working at an Atlanta-area Taco Bell as a team member. Less than five years later, he has ascended to stardom by defying conventions, charting his own course and remaining authentically true to himself - all things that Taco Bell stands for in its own way. Over the next several months, Taco Bell will "Live Nas," as Lil Nas lives Más.

As a cultural icon with an insider's perspective on the Taco Bell team member experience...

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Aug 24 8:38 AM, General News


Subway Takes Over Popular Ads to Promote Eat Fresh Refresh Menu Changes

Subway restaurants announced the next phase of creative for the Eat Fresh Refresh ad campaign with a series of unexpected takeovers of national and local commercials.

Following the historic Eat Fresh Refresh launch in July, Subway has so much new to share that there isn't enough time to share the menu updates in their ads. As a result, Subway purchased space from several popular local and national advertisers. These partners help Subway cover all the new and exciting changes in its...

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Aug 24 8:37 AM, General News


Checkers & Rally's Continues Nationwide Growth with California Expansion

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of Checkers & Rally's iconic drive-thru restaurants, today announced it is accelerating growth on the West Coast with a call for interested franchisee operators for the San Diego market. This announcement follows a recently announced 15 store development agreement in Orange County. The company has available growth opportunities through additional franchise agreements in Texas, Arizona and California markets in addition to San Diego.

With a focus on nationwide growth, Checkers & Rally's continues to bolster its multi-unit franchise system, offering...

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Aug 24 8:36 AM, General News







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