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Hold the Phone — Burger King® Will Airdrop 65,000 Free Whopper® Sandwiches

It’s reigning Whopper sandwiches — 1/4 lb* of flame-grilled beef delivered straight to your smartphone. The Whopper is known for going big, and its birthday celebrations are no different. Last year, BK offered the Whopper for its original price of 37 cents and now, the brand will airdrop 65,000 codes for free Whopper sandwiches in Times Square and on social to celebrate the sandwich’s 65th birthday.

Today only, lucky fans of the Whopper in Times Square, NYC, can turn on the airdrop or nearby share function...

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Nov 30 9:03 AM, General News

Bojangles Wants You to Celebrate “12 Days of Bo*” This Holiday Season

Can you hear the Bo-jingle bells? The holiday season has officially begun, and this year, Bojangles is encouraging fans to celebrate “12 Days of Bo*” with a series of fun promotions to go along with its delicious – and convenient – meals perfect for a family gathering or on-the-go life.

To celebrate the most wonderful time of year and help customers stretch their holiday budgets, Bojangles’ “12 Days of Bo*” features surprise and delights for its most loyal fans, rewards for app users and a fun celebrity...


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Nov 30 8:02 AM, General News

Restaurant Brands International and McWin to Grow Iconic Burger King® and Popeyes® Brands in Europe

Today, Restaurant Brands International and McWin, one of the most reputable operators in Europe, are excited to announce that affiliates of McWin have acquired exclusive master franchise and development rights to develop the Burger King and Popeyes brands in several countries in Eastern Europe, with new restaurants to open in 2023.

McWin, through its newly established Rex Concepts CEE platform, is set to expand the flame-grilled Burger King brand in Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania, and to bring the iconic fried chicken...

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Nov 29 9:41 AM, General News

Jack in the Box, for the First Time Since 2019, Announces Expectation of Positive Net Unit Growth

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today, as part of its fourth quarter earnings, announced its expectation of positive net unit growth in 2023, a sign that its growth strategies are beginning to take shape and drive results. The long-term economic proposition of a Jack in the Box restaurant is creating a resurgence of demand for growth, and current and potential franchisees are taking notice.

“We are thrilled that, in just a short couple of years...

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Nov 23 9:14 AM, General News

Domino's® to Roll Out Nationwide Fleet of 800 Chevy Bolt® Electric Vehicles

Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, is electrifying pizza delivery! More than 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles are arriving at select franchise and corporate stores throughout the U.S. this month, with an additional 700 rolling out in the coming months, making it the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country. To see an interactive map of how many Domino's Chevy Bolt EVs are currently in each state and how many are coming soon, visit


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Nov 22 8:11 AM, General News

The Canadian Foodservice Industry’s Recovery Slows in Q3

Canada’s foodservice industry has shown promising recovery over the past year; however, growth slowed in the quarter ending September compared to a better-performing quarter last year, reports The NPD Group*. Visits to Canadian restaurants and foodservice outlets were up 6% in the quarter compared to a year ago, when traffic was up 12%. Consumer spending was up 10% in the quarter ending September 2022 compared to a 20% increase in the same quarter last year.

“The closer we get to full recovery of the foodservice visits lost during the pandemic..."

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Nov 18 8:00 AM, General News

In-N-Out Burger Wins Consumer Favor in Market Force Information's New Study

In-N-Out Burger has topped the competition for best burger experience in a Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) according to Market Force Information's new 2022 QSR / Fast Casual Study.

Market Force surveyed 5,173 consumers about their most recent restaurant experience to understand how 53 of America's top brands performed when it comes to customer satisfaction and why.

The study ranks restaurants on a variety of factors and then compares brands across categories of cuisines.

"This year, In-N-Out Burger ranked supreme in the burger category..."

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, General News

Popeyes® is Reigniting the Chicken Sandwich Wars with New Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Popeyes® is reigniting the Chicken Wars as it introduces its next great menu innovation: a breading-free, flavor-full Blackened Chicken Sandwich with an antibiotic-free*, whole chicken breast, marinated for 12 hours, and perfectly seasoned with a delicious blend of Cajun and Creole spices for guests to enjoy. Starting today, guests can get their hands on the new Popeyes Blackened Chicken Sandwich at restaurants nationwide starting at only $4.99. Popeyes® Rewards members will receive 200 bonus points – good for free regular fries...

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Nov 16 9:20 AM, General News

KFC® Gives The Gift of $5 Famous Bowls and Limited-Edition Holiday Buckets This Season

Just in time for the holiday season, Kentucky Fried Chicken® is debuting new bargains and buckets to make it even easier to enjoy all of your celebrations. Whether you are looking to sneak away for a quick bite to fuel your holiday shopping, in search of comfort to cope with holiday-related stress or seeking a meal for your holiday gathering, KFC has you covered.

Starting today, KFC is bringing back its popular offer of Famous Bowls for only $5*, a...

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Nov 15 1:00 PM, General News

Subway® Expands Its Non-Traditional Presence Through Flexible and Innovative Concepts

Subway, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant brands, has renewed its focus on strategically growing its non-traditional business as part of its ongoing transformation journey to deliver better food and a better guest experience.

Along with expanding its brick-and-mortar presence in non-traditional locations, such as airports, truck stop plazas, college campuses, convenience and gas stores and hospitals, Subway is rolling out flexible, innovative platforms that give franchisees an opportunity to expand their portfolios and better serve their "on-the-go" guests...

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Nov 14 9:31 AM, General News

Church’s Texas Chicken® Introduces Festive Holi-Deals® Family Meal

Church’s Texas Chicken®, one of the world’s largest quick-service chicken restaurant chains known for its bold Texas flavors, is launching a new “Holi-Deals®” menu item to provide a deliciously bold meal at a favorable price as the busy holiday season approaches.

The Holi-Deals® Family Meal is perfect for those larger gatherings in need of a flavorful meal and includes a 10-piece leg and thigh assortment, two large classic sides, five Honey-Butter Biscuits™ and five Jalapeño peppers starting at $20...

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Nov 9 9:59 AM, General News

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


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.


Those who have served or are currently serving...

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Nov 7 8:44 AM, General News

Subway® Saves the Day with Free Sandwiches on National Sandwich Day

Today, Subway announced it is giving away 10,000 Subway Series footlong subs for air travelers stuck in the middle seat on National Sandwich Day in a new sweepstakes*. With air travel demand hitting record highs ahead of holiday travel season, Subway is making flying a bit better for those passengers in the dreaded "sandwich seat".

Participants can visit and upload a photo of themselves flying in the middle seat on November 3, 2022, for a chance to win one of 10,000 electronic gift cards...

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Oct 31 9:13 AM, General News

Celebrate National Sandwich Day All November Long at Quiznos with the New Q Pass

Extending the celebration of National Sandwich Day, Quiznos is offering $3 off any 12” sub for 30 days through the Q Pass promotion for new and existing Toasty Points members, providing a great deal for a satisfying meal. Available for purchase starting on National Sandwich Day, November 3, the Q Pass offers members the chance to enjoy extra toasty goodness throughout the entire month.

A limited quantity of 50 passes per participating restaurant are available for purchase starting November 3 through November 17, granting deals...

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Oct 28 8:00 AM, General News

McDonald's Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

  • Global comparable sales increased nearly 10%, with growth across all segments
  • U.S. comparable sales increased more than 6% for the quarter, marking the ninth consecutive quarter of comparable sales growth for the segment
  • Digital Systemwide sales* in our top six markets were nearly $7 billion for the quarter, representing over a third of total Systemwide sales in those markets

McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.

"Our third quarter 2022 performance demonstrated broad-based business momentum as global comparable sales increased nearly 10%. I remain confident in..."

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Oct 27 9:35 AM, General News

TacoTime Introduces New Tostada Wrap for a Limited Time

TacoTime® (, known for serving freshly prepared, home-style Mexican fare, is offering a new option with the Tostada Wrap now available for a limited time in stores until January 24, 2023.

The Tostada Wrap features refried pinto beans, cheese sauce, seasoned beef, crispy tostada, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and sour cream layered inside a flour tortilla.

"We are excited to feature this new menu item that is the perfect combination of flavor and texture," said Steve Evans, senior vice president of marketing for Kahala Brands®, parent company of...

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Oct 27 8:00 AM, General News

The Famously Saucy McRib® Returns For A Farewell Tour

We have good news, and we have bad news. The elusive McRib® is finally back…BUT this could be your last chance to get it. After three straight years headlining McDonald's® nationwide menu each fall, the iconic sandwich is embarking on a "Farewell Tour" – giving fans across the country one more chance to experience a taste of the McRib at participating McDonald's restaurants starting Oct. 31.

Like any true farewell tour, we're hoping this isn't a "goodbye" but a "see you later." Because as our McRib stans have...

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Oct 26 1:03 PM, General News

Happy HalloWEENDY's: Wendy's Celebrates Spooky Season with Scary Good Deals All Weekend Long

Ding-dong – Wendy's® is turning Halloween into a HalloWEENDY's weekend-long celebration with five fang-tastic deals. No tricks – just treats from your favorite red head!

HalloWEENDY's weekend will kick off on Thursday, October 27 and run through Halloween on Monday, October 31. Check out the frighteningly good Wendy's mobile app offers* below:

- Thursday, October 27: FREE Large frighteningly good Hot & Crispy Fry with any purchase
- Friday, October 28: BO(O)GO Dave's Single®
- Saturday, October 29: FREE spooktacular Small Chili with...

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Oct 25 10:05 AM, General News

Wendy's $3 Deal Delights Breakfast Fans Everywhere

Set your alarms breakfast fans – Wendy's® $3 Breakfast Deal is here! For just $3, you can get a Wendy's Bacon or Sausage, Egg & Swiss Croissant AND a small order of Seasoned Potatoes*. Yes, that's what delicious dreams are made of.

Drift off to sleep with sweet dreams of savory sausage or crispy applewood smoked bacon, fresh-cracked eggs and creamy swiss cheese sauce all on a pillowy croissant sandwich. As if that wasn't enough to have you sleeping soundly, the deal also includes a side of perfectly seasoned...

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Oct 24 9:35 AM, General News

Free Doritos® Locos Tacos are Back for Taco Bell's® 11th Steal a Base Steal a Taco

Back for the 11th year, Taco Bell is teaming up with MLB to celebrate passionate baseball and taco fans across the country through the highly-anticipated tradition of 'Steal a Base, Steal a Taco' during the 2022 World Series presented by Capital One. As always, Taco Bell will honor the player that steals a base in the Fall Classic as America's Taco Hero, scoring free tacos for fans nationwide. But now, Taco Bell is stepping up to the plate with...

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Oct 18 8:16 AM, General News

KFC's New Buffalo Ranch Sauce Pairs Perfectly With its Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken

Beginning today, fried chicken fans can now dip their favorite menu items in an all-new Buffalo Ranch dipping sauce at Kentucky Fried Chicken® restaurants nationwide. KFC's Buffalo Ranch is a perfect pairing of the classic kick of Buffalo sauce smoothed out with a creamy ranch, blended peppers, buttermilk, herbs and spices.

To celebrate its new Buffalo Ranch sauce hitting restaurants today, KFC is collaborating with a partner that knows a thing or two about creating perfect pairings: Tinder. Together with the world's most popular...

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Oct 18 8:10 AM, General News

Wingstop Gives Away "Free Chicken Sandwiches for a Year" at Various New York City Restaurants

Wingstop – the rapidly-expanding flavor brand with nine restaurants across Manhattan alone – announced can't-miss giveaways at several locations across the New York City area today. The first 50 fans at various locations will receive "Free Chicken Sandwiches for a Year" in the form of a gift card.

The giveaway comes on the heels of Wingstop's entrance into the Chicken Sandwich game. When first launched in August, the sandwich was in such high demand that four weeks of supply sold out in a matter of...

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Oct 17 9:37 AM, General News

Chester's Chicken Launches Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Bowl and Buffalo Mac Chicken Sandwich

Chester's Chicken, the fresh fried chicken quick-service restaurant concept with 1,100 locations across the U.S., is giving its most popular side the entrée treatment: introducing the Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Bowl and the Buffalo Mac Chicken Sandwich. The two new entrées are a spicy, bold twist on the classic comfort food and are available for a limited time, now through Jan. 17, 2023, at participating Chester's locations.

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese is Chester's take on the loaded bowl trend; it's made with two servings of...

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Oct 14 8:00 AM, General News

Shawarma Press® Launches "Download the App and Get a Free Wrap" On National Shawarma Day October 15

Shawarma Press, the #1 Mediterranean cuisine quick service Shawarma franchise, is celebrating National Shawarma Day on October 15 by rolling out a new mobile app instant reward. Shawarma Press co-founders Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri announced that customers who download the app on platforms such as Google Play or the App Store will receive an offer for a free wrap that can be redeemed by ordering on the App and picking up at any of the franchise's six locations throughout...

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Oct 13 9:34 AM, General News

Sinelli Concepts Partners with Earth Burger to Launch National Expansion Plan

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

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Oct 13 8:00 AM, General News

Subway® Record-Setting Sales Results Continue Following 'Subway Series' Launch

Subway®, one of the world's largest restaurant brands, announced continued strong sales following the launch of Subway Series, an all-new menu with signature sandwiches and a simplified ordering process that builds on last summer's Eat Fresh® Refresh and marks the continuation of the brand's transformation journey.

Over the past 18 months, Subway has seen positive growth in U.S. restaurant same-store sales, with record-setting sales initially driven in 2021 by the launch of Eat Fresh Refresh and now accelerated further by Subway Series...

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Oct 12 1:00 PM, General News

Roy Rogers Restaurants Readies for Unit Growth with Prototype Remodel and Technology Upgrades

Roy Rogers Restaurants, the western-themed quick-service restaurant chain based in Frederick, Md., announces key investments in remodeling and technology initiatives to drive brand growth with franchise partners. For over 50 years, Roy Rogers has remained true to its guiding principle of authenticity. When deciding to blaze a trail of evolution, brand owners executed an innovative, efficient remodel that celebrates its rich history while entering a new era of relevance and creating an enjoyable environment for a new generation of customers and longstanding fans of the brand...


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Oct 12 9:36 AM, General News

Zaxby's Introduces New Loyalty Program: 'Zax Rewardz'

Free Big Zax Snak® Meal with every new download or update

Zaxby's, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and legendary Zax Sauce, is introducing its new loyalty program and mobile app: "Zax Rewardz." With the new program structure and features full of flavor-packed rewards, the brand aims to refine and upgrade the mobile experience for Zaxby's most loyal customers, who will receive a free Big Zax Snak® Meal with every new download or update of the existing app.

"Zaxby's has passionate fans and now..."

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Oct 12 8:00 AM, General News

Boorito Returns to Chipotle Restaurants for the First Time Since 2019

Brand is launching the first-ever Boorito sweepstakes on BeReal and giving away $25,000 in cash for Halloween via Cash App

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced Boorito, the brand's longest-running tradition, will return as an in-person event at U.S. restaurants on October 31. The brand teamed up with artist and creative director Pablo Rochat to create a special trailer that celebrates the 22nd year of Boorito:

Boorito Is Back IRL
Fans who sign up for Chipotle Rewards and visit a Chipotle restaurant in the...

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Oct 11 8:26 AM, General News

Burger King® Unveils New Campaign And Modernized Brand Tagline: You Rule.™

Today, Burger King® unveils its new brand positioning and campaign, kicking off with its modernized tagline, “You Rule.” This work is part of the change Guests nationwide will experience as the brand implements its “Reclaim the Flame” plan, which was announced on Sept. 9. As part of this plan, a historic “Fuel the Flame” advertising co-investment agreement between BK® and its Franchisees was announced, and “You Rule” is the first campaign to start reclaiming the brand’s rightful share of voice in terms of both...

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Oct 7 9:58 AM, General News

Zaxby's Introduces New Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries

Zaxby's®, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and legendary Zax Sauce®, rolls out new Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries systemwide after successfully testing the saucy sharable in select markets. It's Chicken Fingerz meets crinkle fries for a palate-pleasing, family-friendly addition to any Zaxby's meal—available at participating locations for a limited time only while supplies last.

"Our new Loaded Fries are the culmination of Zaxby's most craveable ingredients," said Patrick Schwing, chief marketing and strategy officer at Zaxby's...

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Oct 6 8:00 AM, General News

Market Force Measures QSR Customer Loyalty in 2022

The Quick Serve and Fast Casual Restaurant industry had clear winners and losers over the past two tumultuous years, according to Market Force Information's 2022 Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) / Fast Casual Study.

Market Force surveyed 5,173 consumers about their most recent restaurant experience to understand which brands are consumer favorites and why.

Preliminary data shows how 53 brands scored on Market Force's Customer Loyalty Index (CLI). The CLI score measures customer satisfaction and how likely customers are to recommend a brand.

Chick-Fil-A and In-N-Out came out on top...

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Oct 6 8:00 AM, General News

Odd Burger Launches U.S. Franchise Operations, Signs New Franchise Agreement in Nanaimo BC

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced that it has launched its franchising operations in the United States.

Odd Burger has formed a Delaware corporation that will serve as the franchisor of, and that will operate, Odd Burger's U.S. franchise division ("Odd Burger U.S."). Odd Burger U.S. has completed the preparation of its initial Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement for use in the United States and intends to begin offering and selling franchises...

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Oct 5 8:29 AM, General News

Canadian Restaurant Industry Continues Recovery in August with Traffic Up from a Year Ago  

Pent-up demand for dine-in visits slows, and carry-out increased after several months of declines

Consumers continued their return to restaurants in August, increasing visits by 5% compared to a year ago, reports The NPD Group. Restaurant dollars were up 9% in the month versus a year ago. Dine-in visits slowed in August to a 28% increase from the triple-digit growth realized in the first months after the pandemic lockdowns. On the other hand, carry-out orders, which have been down since...

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Oct 5 8:09 AM, General News

Breakfast Was U.S. Restaurant Industry Bright Spot in August 

QSR breakfast visits increased by 5% in August, 1% above the pre-pandemic traffic level

Breakfast was the most important meal of the day for the U.S. restaurant industry in August based on its visit growth, reports The NPD Group. Breakfast restaurant traffic grew by 4% in August compared to the same month a year ago and is now within 1% of recovering pre-pandemic traffic levels. Quick service restaurant (QSR) breakfast, representing 87% of restaurant breakfast traffic, increased visits by 5% in the month compared to a year ago...

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Oct 4 8:00 AM, General News

Pete Davidson Apologizes on Behalf of Taco Bell For Going Too Far With Breakfast Innovation

Taco Bell is here to acknowledge it might've taken innovation to unwelcomed heights with some of its past breakfast creations (looking at you, Naked Egg Taco and Waffle Taco). Perfectly in line with its brand DNA, the taco connoisseur delivered revolutionary menu innovations to the morning masses by doing the absolute most. But in retrospect, when it came to living más just after getting out of bed, some of these breakfast offerings went, well… a little too far on the Live Más scale...

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Oct 3 9:39 AM, General News

Kareem Daniel Elected to McDonald's Board of Directors

McDonald's Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Kareem Daniel as an independent Director of the Board, effective October 1, 2022.

Mr. Daniel currently serves as Chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution at The Walt Disney Company, where he leads the organization that delivers Disney's storytelling to fans and families around the world. In this role, he is responsible for driving the overall growth and profitability of Disney's global media businesses, including its streaming services – Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, and Star+ – which combined have more than 220...

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Oct 3 9:19 AM, General News

KFC is Testing New Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps in Select Atlanta Restaurants

The fans asked, and we listened! Kentucky Fried Chicken® is shaking up its menus with the release of its new Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps in select Atlanta restaurants for a limited time, starting today.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps are packed with flavor and available in three mouthwatering options for fans to choose from, starting at only $3 each or in a two-wrap combo*. Varieties include:

- The Classic Chicken Wrap, a hand-breaded Extra Crispy™ Tender, crunchy pickles, and creamy mayo, wrapped up...

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Oct 3 8:41 AM, General News

Taco Bell® Turns National Taco Day Into Month Long Celebration with Return of Taco Lover's Pass

To celebrate National Taco Day, Taco Bell is firing up celebrations for the supreme holiday this year! Taco Bell is determined to make National Taco Day a month's long celebration with the limited-time return of its digital taco subscription, Taco Lover's Pass*. Available exclusively on the Taco Bell app for Rewards members for only one day, October 4, the Taco Lover's Pass allows fans to redeem one of seven iconic tacos a day for 30 consecutive days all for $10...

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Sep 29 9:06 AM, General News

Taco Bell Fans Vote Between The Double Decker Taco & Enchirito On Which Will Briefly Return to Menu

Two of the most requested menu items will face off in Taco Bell's first-ever in-app vote as Rewards members determine which will return for a limited time

Following years of pleas and requests to bring back former menu items, Taco Bell is introducing a unique in-app voting experience* that puts the power to decide in the palm of its most loyal fans for the first time in the brand's history. The matchup pits two fan-favorites against each other and...

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Sep 28 8:00 AM, General News

McDonald's USA x Cactus Plant Flea Market

Everyone remembers their first Happy Meal® as a kid... and the can't-sit-still feeling as you dug in to see what was inside. That little red box could turn a regular Tuesday into the best. day. ever. And now, we're reimagining that experience in a whole new way – this time, for adults.

Introducing: the Cactus Plant Flea Market Box, a first-of-its-kind collaboration made exclusively for McDonald's fans by one of the most important brands in culture. It all starts with the box, which has been totally redesigned in...

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Sep 27 9:35 AM, General News

Chipotle Pilots Advanced Tehnology to Enhance the Employee and Guest Experience

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is piloting advanced technologies to enhance its employee and guest experience by streamlining operations and reducing friction. The company recently began piloting two new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.

Kitchen Management System
In select Southern California restaurants, Chipotle is piloting a cook to needs kitchen management system that provides demand-based cooking and ingredient preparation forecasts to optimize throughput and freshness while minimizing food waste. Leveraging AI and machine learning, the system...

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Sep 27 9:15 AM, General News

Shawarma Press® Applauds Workforce for Dedication & Excellence on National Food Service Employee Day

Successful Mediterranean quick-service restaurant chain continues expansion

Shawarma Press, the leading Mediterranean cuisine quick-service franchise, has one thing to say about their growing success and expansion during the past five years: it would not have been possible without their loyal and dedicated employees. With National Food Service Employee Day on September 25, Shawarma Press co-founders Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, are recognizing and thanking all the chefs, managers, line cooks, cashiers, and all crew members who are integral to making the restaurants...

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Sep 23 12:30 PM, General News

Encinal Brands™ Salutes Personnel and Workers on National Food Service Employee Day September 25

Rapidly expanding Mexican quick-service restaurants celebrate more than 600 employees

Encinal Brands CEO and founder Ivan Flores remembers when he opened his first Blue Burro® restaurant in Long Beach in 2019. Less than 10 part-time and full-time employees pitched in and assumed multiple roles to help make the location the go-to place for authentic flavors of Tijuana and premium shakes. Today, Encinal Brands LLC is one of the fastest-growing restaurant groups in California and the Southwest with 40...

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Sep 23 9:24 AM, General News

Taco Bell® Introduces New Beyond Carne Asada Steak™

In partnership with Beyond Meat®, Taco Bell is offering the first-of-its kind innovation at price parity to traditional steak for a limited time in Dayton, Ohio area as the brand increases accessibility to delicious plant-based items

Taco Bell and Beyond Meat® today announce the unveiling of a first-of-its kind, category-disrupting product: Beyond Carne Asada Steak™. Completely new yet expectedly flavorful, this plant-based protein will be available at select Taco Bell locations in the Dayton, Ohio area starting October 13, for...

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Sep 21 9:10 AM, General News

Marco's Pizza® Hires 20-Year QSR Franchise Veteran Gerardo Flores as Chief Development Officer

Marco's Pizza, the nation's fastest-growing pizza brand*, appoints Gerardo Flores as Chief Development Officer. This news comes on the heels of the brand's recent development and sales milestones, opening of its 1100th store and surpassing $1B in annual systemwide sales. As Marco's looks to its next era of growth, Flores will be responsible for developing U.S. and international growth strategies, streamlining the development process and driving expansion.

As a highly experienced real estate professional, Flores has held top-level leadership roles in the...

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Sep 20 2:22 PM, General News

Subway and ezCater Announce Catering for Educators Contest to Celebrate Teachers Nationwide

Nominate the teachers, faculty and staff at your favorite school to win one of 2,022 catered lunches in new contest

Today, Subway® and ezCater announced the Catering for Educators contest, encouraging nominations for hardworking educators who will win one of 2,022 Subway catered lunches. In a recent survey1, more than half of teachers said they work through their lunch break, and nearly 40% said they skip meals to get work done.

Subway and its franchisees across the country, in partnership with ezCater, are stepping up to...

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Sep 20 2:15 PM, General News

Wingstop Names Craig Sherwood as SVP of US Development

Wingstop today announced the appointment of Craig Sherwood as its SVP of U.S. Development. Craig will lead domestic development and focus on executing Wingstop's domestic development playbook through new and existing franchisees as the brand scales its U.S. footprint.

"I'm excited for Craig to join the brand at such a pivotal time as we look to scale our 1,600+ restaurants base to 4,000 plus across the country," said Michael Skipworth, Wingstop President and CEO. "With an average unit volume of $1.6 million and our industry leading unit economics, our..." 

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Sep 16 8:32 AM, General News

White Castle Bites Bring New Craveable Snacks to Grocery Stores

"Castle Bites," in Hamburger and Cheeseburger Flavors, Available Nationwide in 2022

White Castle Bites are the latest innovation in the grocery freezer aisle. Inspired by the iconic flavor of White Castle sliders, the new bite-sized snacks are made with 100% real beef and onions and wrapped in a crispy golden crust.

Castle Bites are rolling out in stores nationally with two flavors, Hamburger and Cheeseburger. Packaged in two sizes, 18 oz. standard stand-up bag and 40 oz. party pack, Castle Bites are always tasty and fun to eat...


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Sep 15 1:00 PM, General News

Gen Zs Favor Quick Service Restaurants, Particularly Fast Casual Restaurants

Fast casual menus are more aligned with Gen Z’s food preferences and values

Older Gen Zs, ages 18-24, in the U.S. are discerning when choosing restaurants. Although price matters to this group, their taste preferences and definition of value dictate the type of restaurants they visit, reports The NPD Group. As a result, Gen Zs skew towards quick service restaurants, particularly fast casual, that balance value and focused menu.

In the 12 months ending July 2022, Gen Zs made 5 billion restaurant visits, 4.3 billion visits were to quick...

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Sep 15 8:08 AM, General News

McDonald's To Open Speedee Labs Within Company's Chicago Global Headquarters

Today, McDonald's Corporation is announcing the establishment of a new facility, Speedee Labs, which will be focused on driving the customer experience and supporting restaurant teams through innovation, at its global headquarters (MHQ) located at 110 N. Carpenter Street in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. An example of McDonald's commitment to the city of Chicago, this new facility will bring teams from McDonald's corporate office and the existing Innovation Center (IC) in Romeoville, IL together in a new innovative environment creating more opportunities for collaboration and end-to-end development of...

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Sep 15 8:00 AM, General News

Burger King Plans to "Reclaim the Flame" and Boost Sales Through $400 Million Investment

Burger King unveiled its “Reclaim the Flame” plan with the hopes of accelerating sales growth and driving profitability for its franchisees.

The plan was developed alongside franchisees and was shared at its annual convention by President of Burger King North America, Tom Curtis.

Burger King will invest $400M over the next two years as it works to “Reclaim the Flame.” $150M will head to advertising and digital investments to “Fuel the Flame” while $250 million will focus on a “Royal Reset” involving...

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Sep 12 7:43 AM, General News

White Castle One of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail™ 2022

White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain and popular retail consumer packaged goods brand, is proud to earn recognition as one of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail™ 2022. White Castle is the only restaurant brand among the 20 large employers to make the list, which highlights how employees rank their employers. The list was released yesterday by Great Place to Work.

The Best Workplaces in Retail designation is based on analysis of survey responses from over 72,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™...

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Sep 9 8:00 AM, General News

Chick-fil-A Spices Up Fall with New Items

Chick-fil-A® is embracing the flavors of fall with the debut of the new Autumn Spice Milkshake — its first new milkshake flavor available chainwide in four years — and the return of the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich. These seasonal fall items will be available nationwide* from Sept. 12 through Nov. 12, while supplies last.

Experience the full interactive Multichannel News Release here:

Autumn Spice & Everything Nice
The Autumn Spice Milkshake mixes rich flavors like cinnamon with crunchy bits of brown sugar cookies. Made with Chick-fil-A Icedream®...

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Sep 8 9:39 AM, General News

Wendy's Teams Up with Rick and Morty on Show Themed Drinks and Combo Meals Only on Uber Eats

Wendy's® and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are joining forces once again to celebrate the Emmy® Award-winning series' sixth season with exclusive Coca-Cola® Freestyle® flavors, Rick and Morty-inspired combo meals on Uber Eats* and a chance to win limited-edition Rick and Morty's-themed merch exclusively with Uber Eats. Wubba Lubba Grub Grub!

Following the outpouring of love last year, Wendy's is partnering again with the innovative team at Coca‑Cola® to bring back...

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Sep 7 1:38 PM, General News

Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger Returns to the Starting Line-Up

Wendy's® fans rejoice – your favorite MVP (Most Valuable Pretzel) is back on menus nationwide. The mouthwatering Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger brings unforgettable flavors to the all-star Made to Crave lineup alongside the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger, Big Bacon Classic® Cheeseburger, Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich, and Asiago Ranch Classic Chicken Club.

"We always make it a priority to listen to our fans about what they want to see on our menus, or in this case, what they want to see come back on menus," said Carl Loredo...

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Sep 7 9:59 AM, General News

Beyond™ The Original Orange Chicken™ is Back By Popular Demand at Panda Express® for a Limited Time

Panda Express®, the largest family-owned and operated Asian dining concept in the U.S., is pleased to announce the return of its breakthrough innovation, Beyond™ The Original Orange Chicken™. Now available nationwide for a limited time while supplies last, this delicious entrée is co-developed with Beyond Meat® to capture the irresistibly crunchy texture and flavor of The Original Orange Chicken®, while giving guests the flavor they know and love as a plant-based option...

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Sep 7 9:16 AM, General News

Did Domino's® Just Launch an Inflation Relief Deal?

Hold onto your seats! Domino's stores nationwide are offering 20% off all menu-priced items ordered online.

"It's no surprise that prices are up on nearly everything, from milk to eggs, gas and even delivery services," said Joe Jordan, Domino's president of U.S. and global services. "Nobody has been spared from inflation, including restaurants. We want to give customers a break, as they've been emptying their pockets all summer long, but shouldn't have to for delicious pizza."

Domino's 20% off deal is valid on all menu-priced items ordered online...

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Sep 6 8:18 AM, General News

White Castle Adds to 1921 Slider Line-Up with Two New Great Tastes

Just four months after launching The 1921 Slider, White Castle is introducing two new taste-tempting variations to the burger that has proven to be a favorite among cravers.

Beginning today, the 1921 BBQ Bacon Slider and the 1921 Ghost Slider will join White Castle's menu of hot-and-tasty sliders.

Like The 1921 Slider, both variations are thick, juicy 100% beef patties, seared and seasoned to perfection, topped with lettuce, pickles, a slice of Roma tomato, and grilled caramelized onions, and served on White Castle's signature...

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Sep 2 8:14 AM, General News

Chipotle Tests Chicken Al Pastor in Select Markets

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is testing Chicken Al Pastor at 94 restaurants in Denver and Indianapolis. Available now for a limited time, Chicken Al Pastor features the bold yet balanced flavor of spicy adobo, achiote, morita peppers, pineapple, cilantro and fresh lime juice.

Firing Up Fans
Chipotle kitchens are heating up with the brand's latest fiery chicken menu innovation. Following the success of Pollo Asado, Chipotle is testing a new premium chicken option that adds an exciting level of spice to guests' go-to orders. Prepared in small batches throughout...

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Sep 2 7:58 AM, General News

Subway's Inaugural $15 Footlong Pass Monthlong Subscription Sells Out in Six Hours

Last week, Subway launched the Footlong Pass, the first-ever sandwich monthlong subscription. Subway fans across the country ate up all 10,000 passes available for sale in six hours.

Created exclusively for its MyWay Rewards program members, Footlong Passholders can buy Subway's iconic menu item – the footlong – for 50% off on the Subway App or, once per day, throughout the month of September for a one-time fee of $15.

Subway Footlong Passes went on sale on Wednesday, August 24. While the initial release was...

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Aug 31 8:06 AM, General News

Panera Tests New AI Technology for Drive-Thru Lanes

Beginning today, Panera Bread begins testing AI technology in drive-thru lanes with an aim to improve and enhance the guest experience. With support from OpenCity, select Panera bakery-cafes in the greater Rochester, NY area have implemented OpenCity’s proprietary voice AI ordering technology, called “Tori”, for drive-thru orders, with the goal of maximizing efficiency and increasing speed of orders. Guests at Panera Bread cafes in Greece, NY (800 Greece Ridge Center Dr) and Webster, NY (935 Holt Rd) are the first Panera locations to experience this drive-thru innovation...


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Aug 30 8:00 AM, General News

KFC® Offers New Finger Lickin' Good Deals for a Limited Time

If you're looking to score a finger lickin' good deal that will leave your pockets and your stomach full, KFC has you covered! Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced today a 2-Piece Drum & Thigh Combo Meal for just $6*. You heard that right, only $6.

The whole meal deal includes two pieces of KFC's world-famous fried chicken in either Original Recipe® or Extra Crispy™, a side of creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, a warm, flaky southern-style biscuit and a medium drink...

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Aug 29 8:17 AM, General News

McDonald's Appoints Jon Banner as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer

Today, McDonald's CEO, Chris Kempczinski sent the following message to the McDonald's global System, announcing the company's new Chief Impact Officer, Jon Banner.

The Digital CV and headshot for Mr. Banner are embedded within this release.

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I am thrilled to share that Jon Banner will be joining McDonald's as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer, reporting directly to me and serving on our Global Senior Leadership Team.

Jon is the perfect leader to oversee our Sustainability & ESG, Government Relations and Public Policy...

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Aug 25 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Church’s Texas Chicken® Offers Up Two New Menu Options

Church’s Texas Chicken®, one of the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chains in the world, announced today two new meal options available for a limited time – the Feed the Family Feast and the Texas Two-Piece Feast – providing a great deal for individuals and families alike.

“Church’s Texas Chicken® values family and delicious meals at a great price, so we are very excited to be bringing these two meal options to our menus for the next couple of months,” said Doug Reifschneider, Executive Lead, Marketing. “As we are..."

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Aug 23 2:10 PM, General News

Odd Burger Signs Four New Franchise Agreements, Launches Mobile App 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 that it has signed four new Franchise Agreements in the last thirty days – a record number for the Company. The new franchise locations will be in Surrey BC, Brampton ON, Oakville ON and Regina SK.

The Surrey, BC Franchise Agreement was signed with Christopher & Kiran Kroh. The franchisees are currently seeking a location in South Surrey and, once a location is secured, plan to open some...


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Aug 22 9:05 AM, General News

McDonald's Announces Key Changes to Board of Directors

McDonald's Corporation today announced the retirement of Sheila A. Penrose from the McDonald's Board of Directors. The Company also announced the election of Tony Capuano, Marriott International; Jennifer Taubert, Johnson & Johnson; and Amy Weaver, Salesforce, to the Board. Sheila's retirement will be effective September 30 and the election of Tony, Jennifer and Amy takes effect October 1.

"For over 15 years, Sheila has been a deeply committed and highly valued member of our Board. We have all benefited from her thoughtful counsel, strong expertise and unwavering dedication to McDonald's. Through her leadership..."

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Aug 22 9:02 AM, General News

Wendy's Announces Innovative New Global Restaurant Design Standard: "Global Next Gen"

The Wendy's Company announced today a new global restaurant design standard, Global Next Gen, for enhanced customer, crew and digital experiences. Beginning Fall 2022, Wendy's® new traditional restaurant builds will feature a sleek and modern design with an optimized layout and next-generation technology to deliver more Wendy's to more people with an emphasis on convenience, speed and accuracy.

"To accelerate our business and expand our footprint across the globe, we must consistently meet the needs of our customers however they chose to engage with Wendy's, whether that's..."

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Aug 17 8:59 AM, General News

Give Your Wallet a Break with Domino's® 50% Off Pizza Deal

Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, knows that Americans are feeling the pinch from higher prices everywhere. One great way to stretch your budget this week is with Domino's 50% off deal, with half off all menu-priced pizzas ordered online, today through Aug. 21.

"Domino's has always been focused on value that can feed a family at a reasonable price," said Frank Garrido, Domino's executive vice president of U.S. operations and support. "Domino's stores nationwide are ready to bring pizzas and smiles to..."

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Aug 15 8:48 AM, General News

The Wendy's Company Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

The Wendy's Company today reported unaudited results for the second quarter ended July 3, 2022.

"We are proud of the entire Wendy's® system for delivering a third consecutive quarter of accelerating double digit Global same-restaurant sales on a two-year basis, which exceeded our expectations," President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "This momentum contributed to a significant sequential Company-operated restaurant margin expansion, highlighting the strength of the underlying business and our brand as well as our commitment to the restaurant economic model in a challenging environment..."

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Aug 10 8:56 AM, General News

Canadian Restaurant Industry Begins Its Steady Recovery in the Second Quarter of 2022

Dine-in restaurant visits grow by triple-digits

With the COVID public health restrictions lifted early in 2022, the Canadian restaurant industry began recovering from the steep declines it experienced during the pandemic lockdown periods. The industry finished the second quarter ending June with physical and online visits up 17% compared to a year ago, 2% below the traffic level in the second quarter of 2019 before the pandemic, reports The NPD Group. Restaurant customer spending, which, in addition to increased visits, reflects higher costs, grew by...

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Aug 10 8:23 AM, General News

Papa Johns Unveils Its First-Ever Crustless Innovation With New Papa Bowls

Papa Johns continues to deliver on its BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.® promise, this time by unveiling a new menu category that features their delicious, fan-favorite toppings in a bowl. Papa Bowls is everything you love about Papa Johns pizza without the crust – crisp vegetables, juicy meats, melty cheeses, and delectable signature sauces – all baked to piping hot perfection.

The new Papa Bowls are a perfect addition to any Papa Johns order and are available in three flavors: Italian Meats Trio, Chicken Alfredo and Garden Veggie...

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Aug 8 9:54 AM, General News

Shawarma Press® Continues Expansion in Texas With Opening of its Sixth Location in Frisco

Shawarma Press, the award-winning quick-service franchise committed to bringing authentic, healthy Mediterranean fare to the masses, continued to dot the Texas landscape with the recent opening of its sixth location in Frisco. Enthusiastic customers swiftly welcomed the restaurant to the community by showing up hours before the grand opening and forming a line that snaked throughout the parking lot. Members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries joined in the festivities that included free samples of mouthwatering shawarma and discounts... 

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News

Chick-fil-A Honored with goBeyondProfit 2022 Champion Award

goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader initiative that highlights corporate generosity, today announced it has honored Georgia-based Chick-fil-A as a winner of the goBeyondProfit champion award for 2022.

Chick-fil-A and its Chairman Dan Cathy were nominated and selected for this award by fellow Georgia business leaders because of the organization’s success in consistently executing with care and generosity in the little things, those meaningful daily moments of service valued by Chick-fil-A culture across decades of generosity. Dan’s late father, Chick-fil-A...

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Aug 3 8:53 AM, General News

Wingstop Delivers Flavor in the Form of Five Free Wings this National Chicken Wing Day

While flavor fanatics can enjoy wings any day of the week at Wingstop Inc., it's not every day that guests can get their favorite flavorful chicken wings free of charge – that is, until National Chicken Wing Day on Friday, July 29. The holiday, also known as "Wingstop Wing Day" by the brand, celebrates chicken lovers across the globe with five free craveable, cooked-to-order classic or boneless wings that are hand sauced-and-tossed in signature flavors with the code FREEWINGS at checkout...


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Jul 27 9:27 AM, General News

Zaxby's Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with Boneless Wings Meal

Zaxby's, the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day with a special 'Buy One, Get One' Boneless Wings Meal when ordering through the Zaxby's app. The offer is valid all day long Friday, July 29, while supplies last. Zaxby's Boneless Wings Meal features five tender, tasty boneless wings tossed in one of eight different sauces and is served with Texas Toast, crinkle fries and Ranch sauce.

"Zaxby's is known for our signature sauces and Fingerz, but our..."

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Jul 27 8:52 AM, General News

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