AllergyEats conference planned for October in NYC

The 2014 AllergyEats Food Allergy Conference is set for Oct. 21 beginning at 8 a.m.

Restaurant recruiting firm launches regional development franchising program

Patrice & Associates, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, has introduced a regional development franchising program. According to a news release, as part of the new program, regional developers will acquire the rights to develop 25 Patrice & Associates franchises within a specified territory.

Pollo Tropical offers Parent's Day deal

To celebrate National Parent’s Day, Pollo Tropical is offering $2 off any Create Your Family Meal on July 27.

Tava Indian Kitchen taps Smashburger exec as CEO

Tava Indian Kitchen today announced that Jeremy Morgan, former SVP of Marketing and Consumer Insights for Smashburger, has been appointed CEO. “I love the fact that Tava serves delicious Indian food in a fast casual environment," said Morgan in a...

Boston-area Bruegger's Bagels will offer burgers for a limited time

Bruegger’s Bagels will offer two free burgers available for a limited time at 21 of its Boston bakeries. The Bistro Burger is topped with cheddar cheese, secret sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickled onions on the guest’s choice of bagel. The...

Menchie's opens stores in Canada, Connecticut

Menchie's marked the opening of two stores recently, one in Canada and one in Connecticut. The Canadian store opened in Georgetown, Ontario, and marked the brand's 100th location in that market. “Canada has proven to be a strong and successful market for us and we see this growth continuing.

Dickey's opening new location in Mississippi

Dickey's Barbecue Pit announced today the opening of a new store on July 24 at The Barnes Shopping Center at 3946 North Gloster Street, Suite F in Tupelo, Miss. "We have barbecue options in Tupelo, but not the Texas-style barbecue...

DaVinci Gourmet intros new smoothie mixes for foodservice operators

DaVinci Gourmet has introduced new smoothies made without artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. According to a news release, the smoothies include two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink and are geared toward the foodservice industry. "With healthy eating on...

Villa Enterprises opens Food Hall by Villa at shopping outlet

Six of Villa Enterprises’ brands are now open at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Virginia, as part of the Food Hall by Villa. The concepts include Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries, Far East...

Pie Five Pizza plans debut in the Deep South

Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded 26 franchise units to Quality Restaurant Concepts LLC, headed by restaurateurs Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall.

The Habit Burger Grill inks first two franchise deals

Habit Restaurants LLC recently announced it has signed its first two franchise agreements for multi-unit expansion in the Las Vegas and Seattle markets. 12 Ventures LLC, helmed by president and CEO Andrew Jeter, plans to bring the Habit to greater...

Fresh To Order adds bison burger to menu

Fresh To Order announced today it's adding a new bison burger to its menu, along with a new fruit and two new desserts to its summer offerings. The bison burger is prepared fresh to order on a flame grill in...

Starbucks moving Teavana to Seattle

The Seattle Times reported recently that Teavana’s corporate operations will move from Atlanta to Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters. Ninety-nine people employed at the Atlanta location will be affected by the move. Some will relocate to Seattle, others will remain in Atlanta for the next year or two, and others will be let go.

HuHot operations team launches Franchise Business Reviews

HuHot Mongolian Grill announced it's launching a new Franchise Business Review program aimed at helping franchisees review key performance metrics and evaluate the health of their operations. The program is focused on reviewing accumulated data with internal operations reviews, shopper...

UAE falafel chain expanding to North America and Europe

Just Falafel, a 52-unit chain based in the United Arab Emirates, opened its first North American restaurants in June, and hopes to open 900 more throughout Europe and North America in the years to come, according to an AP story...

HipLogiq announces integration partnership with MailChimp

HipLogiq announced today a new partnership that will allow customers to integrate customer contact data gathered using its SocialCentiv tool directly into MailChimp. SocialCentiv users can listen on social media for customers seeking their product or service, reply and extend...

Wayback Burgers to give away free hot dogs

Wayback Burgers announced recently it will be giving away free hot dogs to the first 50 customers on July 23 to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. In addition, hot dogs will also be buy one, get one free for the...

la Madeleine opens in Northern Virginia

la Madeline announced today the opening of its new restaurant at the Kingstowne Shopping Center in Alexandria, Va. "Opening our new Kingstowne café continues the momentum we are building throughout Metropolitan Washington, D.C.," said John Cahill, chief operating officer at...

sweetFrog expanding into Egypt

sweetFrog announced today plans to expand into Egypt. The company has signed a development agreement with Vantage Egypt for  Tourism & Entertainment, the Food and Beverage division of Halawa Group.

Starbucks opens first store in Colombia

Starbucks Coffee Company announced today the opening of its first store in Colombia. Fifty more stores are planned to open in the market over next five years. Located in the stylish Parque de la 93 in Bogota, the three-level store...

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