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...

Fatburger, Buffalo's Cafe open co-branded unit in Islamabad

Fatburger announced today the opening of its first co-branded location in Islamabad, Pakistan. This is the second location to be opened by BIL Foods, a food and beverage distributor, who opened the first Fatburger unit in Karachi, Pakistan, in January...

Buffalo's offers half-off Death Valley wings

Buffalo's and participating Buffalo's Express locations plan to mark National Chicken Wing Day today by offering half off Death Valley wings. Participating Buffalo's Express locations include: Chula Vista (555 Broadway, # 1019, Chula Vista, CA 91910), Murray Hill (509 3rd...

Blazing Onion Burger partners with eTouchMenu for order and payment app

Blazing Onion Burger will partner with eTouchMenu to launch an iPad app for guest-initiated order and payment. "We have been searching for a company that will work with us on our vision," Blazing Onion CEO David Jones said in a...

Jimmy John's donates $1 million to families of fallen, disabled soldiers

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches announced today it is donating $1 million to benefit families of America's fallen and disabled military service men and women through the Folds of Honor Foundation. Jimmy John's will make the donation on Sept. 13 at...

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.

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