Cold Stone Creamery China seeks growth through subfranchising

Master franchier SCSICC currently operates nearly 60 Cold Stone Creamery locations across China, and through its sub-franchisee model, plans to accelerate its store development in China.

San Fran meal delivery service now takes Bitcoin

San Francisco-based SpoonRocket, an on-demand meal delivery startup, has announced that it now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment.

Chipotle's latest 'Cultivating Thought' series will feature Augusten Burroughs, Aziz Ansari, Amy Tan and others

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced the second installment of its "Cultivating Thought" author series with 10 new and original essays written to be featured on its cups and bags.

Muscle Maker Grill acquired by American Restaurant Holdings affiliate

Muscle Maker Inc., an affiliated company of American Restaurant Holdings, Inc., announced the acquisition of Muscle Maker Grill.

Burger sales up, sandwich and chicken sales down in 2014

Diners ordered 9 billion serving of burgers in U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets last year, three percent more than the year before. Meanwhile, sandwiches were down 2 percent and chicken dropped 9 percent.

Panda Express celebrating Chinese New Year with special offers

Panda Express is marking Chinese New Year now through Feb. 19 with a variety of offers and tools.

JJ's Red Hots serving up 'The Brady Deflatey' and 'Beast Mode Mother Lode' in anticipation of Super Bowl

JJ's Red Hots will serve up the "Brady Deflatey" and the "Beast Mode Mother Lode" at its Charlotte, North Carolina restaurants from now until Sunday at 4 p.m.

National Frozen Yogurt Day is a thing, and froyo brands are celebrating with giveaways

Orange Leaf, Yogurtland and Menchies are among brands offering special deals for National Frozen Yogurt Day.

NRA forecasts continued growth for restaurant industry in 2015

The National Restaurant Association is predicting sales growth of $709.2 billion and a 3.2 rise in employment for the restaurant industry in 2015.

Super Bowl viewers say they want healthier food options

More than half of survey respondents said they wanted healthier food served at their Super Bowl party.

After July 1, NYC will say goodbye to polystyrene foam single-use packaging

Polystyrene foam is not recyclable, and can interfere with recycling and waste reduction efforts by contaminating other recyclables.

Capriotti's, Dickey's, Menchies among brands with new locations this week

Capriotti's, Dickey's, Zoup!, Farmer Boys, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Menchies, Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies and the Original Brookleyn Water Bagel Co. all opened new locations recently.

Americans will gobble up 1.25 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl [infographic]

Most of those wings will be consumed in restaurants. The National Chicken Council estimates that of the wings eaten during the Super Bowl, 75 percent will come from food service outlets and 25 percent from retail grocery stores.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint opens first Raleigh-Durham location

Franchisees Andrew Madans and Tallie Madans plan to open two more Uncle Maddio’s in the area within the next 18 months.

Cowboy Chicken expands outside Lone Star State

V2V Management will open the first Cowboy Chicken outside Texas in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this fall.

Fatburger beefs up SoCal presence with 30-unit deal

The deal with Landmark Foodmaster Inc. will bring new units to San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, most of which will be co-branded with Buffalo's Cafe.

California Tortilla has a new burrito that tastes a lot like college

California Tortilla's new Ramen Burrito is on trend. Other menu updates across the fast casual industry: bd's Mongolian Grill adds local, seasonal produce to its market area; Pieology adds Alfredo Sauce and Whole Wheat Crust; new smoothies debut for Bananas and Jamba Juice; The Habit brings back Sesame Chicken and Almond Salad.

McAlister's closes out 2014 with 19 new units

In 2014, McAlister's also signed 12 development agreements representing 77 future locations, and should see 30 units open this year.

Mars Drinks adds Peet's to workplace coffee offerings

Mars will offer Peet's French Roast, Café Domingo and Columbia Luminosa in its proprietary, recyclable Freshpacks.

Butterball Foodservice rolls out three new turkey breast products

The three new products were all developed with an eye towards health.

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