McAlister's Deli adds Pecanberry Wrap, Club Salad

McAlister's Deli is adding the Pecanberry Wrap and McAlister's Club Salad to its menu through Sept. 30. McAlister's Pecanberry Wrap features strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, grilled chicken and mixed greens, served with Fat Free Raspberry-Pecan Vinaigrette Dressing. McAlister's Club Salad...

WFF launches campaign to advance women leaders

The Women's Foodservice Forum has launched the WFF 100K Strong Commitment Campaign, an industry-wide "call to action” to support the advancement of women leaders. "Women are significantly under-represented in C-suite and executive teams and we are asking the foodservice industry...

Corner Bakery Café expands into Brooklyn, NY

Corner Bakery Café recently announced its entry into Brooklyn, N.Y., with the development deal from franchise partner Parikh Network, led by multi-restaurant operator Ashish Parikh. Parikh Network plans to open eight neighborhood cafes in the borough of Brooklyn, with plans...

McDonald's, Starbucks cited as Millennials' 'guilty pleasures'

A new report from mobile financial services company Level Money examines how Millennial consumers spend their money on "guilty pleasures." According to a news release, the report analyzed spending activity of Americans aged 18 to 35 during the first half...

Jamba Juice will hold sampling event Aug. 6

Jamba Inc today announced it will give away free samples of its recently-launched, made-to-order juices blended with whole foods at stores nationwide on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.

Johnny Rockets appoints new CMO

Johnny Rockets recently announced the appointment of Joel Bulger as Chief Marketing Officer. Bulger brings 20 years of experience in marketing and brand development to the role. Prior to joining Johnny Rockets, Bulger held leadership positions with Church's Chicken, Olive...

Maui Wowi hires new franchise business manager

Maui Wowi announced today the hire of Jeff Lougee as franchise business manager. Lougee, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, will offer increased support to franchisees and grow operations. “Jeff’s broad range...

Da Lobsta food truck rolls through Chicago July 31

The Da Lobsta Food Truck will hit Chicago-area roads on July 31, just ahead of National Sandwich Month in August. Customers can locate the Da Lobsta Food Truck by following its whereabouts on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FindDaLobsta...

Buffalo Wild Wings posts same-store sales growth in Q2

Buffalo Wild Wings posted increased same-store sales increases of 7.7 percent at company-owned restaurants and 6.5 percent at franchised restaurants for the second quarter of 2014. Company-owned restaurant sales grew 20.2 percent to $343.1 million. "We're pleased with our strong...

Farmer Boys opens restaurants in California, Las Vegas

Farmer Boys announced the opening of two new restaurants recently, in Beaumont, Calif., and Las Vegas. The Beaumont, Calif., store is located at 1538 Second Street and is the second Farmer Boys restaurant opened in Riverside County in 2014. It offers dine-in and drive-thru service.

Green Beans Coffee opening at Pittsburgh International Airport

Green Beans Coffee Company recently announced its opening in Concourse A of the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The restaurant is its first location in Pennsylvania. The café offers made-to-order drinks, breakfast items, baked goods, specialty sandwiches, salads, fruit smoothies and...

Firecrust Neapolitan jumps into fast casual pizza space

Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria has opened its first restaurant in Dallas, and has begun construction on its second location in Plano, Texas. According to a news release, Firecrust is a fast casual Neapolitan pizza concept with its head office based in...

Webinar will introduce beacon, geo-fencing basics for restaurants

Beacons can be powerful tools for reaching customers right outside a restaurant's front door, and getting them through the front door. A free live webinar sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com will help restaurants understand beacons and geo-fencing and...

Tyson Foods sells poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil.

Fresh To Order intros mobile payments, loyalty app

Fresh To Order has introduced a new mobile app that allows guests to pay for their meals and earn rewards. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android platforms. For a limited time, guests can get a $3 credit at sign-up and earn an additional $2 credit by referring a friend.

FreshBerry opens 20th location in Saudi Arabia

Tulsa, Okla.-based FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt has opened its 20th store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with franchise partner United Food Company. The newest location is in Jizan, in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia. It is a co-branded store with Dallas-based Pizza Inn.

Habit showcasing Hatch chiles for limited time

Habit Restaurants LLC will add the Hatch Chile Charburger to its menu from Aug. 20 through Sept.30 at more than 90 locations.

How Do You Roll? inks 35 unit SoCal expansion deal

How Do You Roll? recently inked a deal with MMLS Holdings LLC to develop 35 units across Southern California over the next 10 years. "As a business owner I find it exciting to be part of an up and coming...

San Diego City Council passes minimum wage hike

On Monday, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, according to a report from Reuters. It's not a done deal. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has threatened to veto the bill, has 10 business days to act.

Wingstop posts strong second quarter

Wingstop reported a 15.3-percent increase in same-store sales growth in Q2 2014. Wingstop also signed 20 new domestic development agreements in the second quarter for 61 new restaurants, bringing the total so far for 2014 to 138 restaurants. The company...

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