Wendy’s testing build-your-own sandwich model

The build-your-own model is quickly becoming the rule rather than the exception in the restaurant industry, thanks to fast casual players such as Chipotle. It has made its way into the pizza space and even McDonald’s has tried out the model. Now, Wendy’s is testing a build-your-own sandwich program.

KFC Canada’s fast casual concept plans expansion, beer menu

KFC Canada announced the expansion of its KFC Fresh fast casual concept, which first made its debut in December 2013. "KFC Fresh began as Canada’s incubator for signature innovation, so we’re delighted to announce that we’re expanding and evolving the...

Falafill joins Chicago's The NOSH with pop-up storefront

Falafill has joined The NOSH Chicago and will serve lunch at a pop-up storefront on The Plaza each Friday. The NOSH will be held each Friday from 11 a.m.

Fazoli's offering free lasagna for National Lasagna Day July 29

Fazoli's will give away its Twice-Baked Lasagna on July 29 in recognition of National Lasagna Day. Customers who visit a participating Fazoli's that day and order Twice-Baked Lasagna will receive a coupon for a Free Twice-Baked Lasagna with the purchase...

McAlister's Deli offering anniversary tumbler, sweepstakes

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, McAlister's Deli will offer new tumbers for purchase at participating stores nationwide. Customers can also enter McAlister's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25 gift cards and the grand prize, a trip...

Jamba launching franchise recruiting campaign

Jamba Inc. today announced the launch of a new franchise recruiting campaign focused on single store development in existing and new domestic markets. Jamba was recently selected one of Forbes Top 10 Best Franchises in America. The recruitment effort will...

Chipotle announces Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth lineup

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced today its chef and music line-up for Cultivate Dallas-Ft. Worth, scheduled for Oct.18 at Lake Carolyn near Irving, Texas.

Younger consumers prioritize speed of service and technology

Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers total about 74 percent of the U.S. population, and make up a majority of foodservice consumers.

Sweet Tomatoes & Souplantation hosts DIY dessert promo

From now through July 31, Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants are hosting a "Sweet Insanity" promotion, inviting guests to make their own soft serve ice cream sandwiches. According to a news release, customers will have a variety of choices to...

Whole Grains Council sets topics for November conference

Oldways and its Whole Grains Council have announced its conference, called Whole Grains: Breaking Barriers, is set for Nov. 9-11, 2014 at the Hyatt Boston Harbor in Boston.

Dickey's launches first multimedia ad campaign

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. launched its first multimedia brand advertising campaign with the new company tagline, "We Speak Barbecue." "I'm so proud of our new campaign and believe we've created a message that really differentiates who we are as a...

Potbelly to open first Nebraska shop in November

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced plans to open its first shop in Nebraska. The new Potbelly will open in the North Park Shopping Center at 2056 N.

Focus Brands selects purchasing group to manage supply chain

Focus Brands Inc. has selected restaurant supply chain buying group SpenDifference to manage purchasing for its more than 3,000 domestic locations across six concepts.

Back Yard Burgers sees turnaround with return of seasoned fries

Did bringing back seasoned fries save Back Yard Burgers? It might have been the start, according to a story in the Tennessean. The chain has enjoyed 15 straight months of same-store sales gains since bringing back seasoned fries and other...

Franchisors invited to meet with potential investors at Chicago event

Qualified franchise brands seeking to fuel their next level of growth have an opportunity to meet potential investors at the third annual Franchise Capital Exchange, to be held Aug. 25-27 at Hotel Sofitel in Chicago. A limited number of slots...

Buffalo Wings & Rings continues Middle East expansion

Buffalo Wings & Rings continues its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its 9th location in Jordan. The restaurant chain has also opened the first of 12 planned locations in Saudi Arabia and signed its first area...

sweetFrog preps for New York Yankees Promotional Day

sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt announced today that it will give away co-branded Yankees/sweetFrog sunglasses to the first 18,000 children at Promotional Day at Yankee Stadium on July 26. "The New York Yankees have created a tradition of excellence and family-friendly...

Rise Biscuits & Donuts launches worldwide franchise program

Rise Biscuits & Donuts recently announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. Rise has partnered with Fransmart, the franchise development company behind brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as the exclusive franchise development partner....

Robeks unveils Philly food truck

Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise will debut the first food truck in the Philadelphia market. The rollout of the food truck marks Robeks' entry into Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Robeks adds melon and mint to seasonal menu

Robeks fresh juices and smoothies is adding three new items featuring melon and mint to its seasonal menu. In many markets locally-grown fruits and produce will be used. "With these refreshing summer menu choices, we are keeping in step with our motto at Robeks — 'Healthy never tasted this good,'" CMO Chad Bailey said in a news release.

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