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.

HuHot launching 'quicker' NuHu Mongolian Express concept

Customers can build their own bowl or choose menu items, with prices ranging from $6.99 to $8.99.

Ingenico, Beamm team up to launch EMV-certified tablet POS

The smart tabletPOS combines an Ingenico iCT terminal, Beamm’s smart iPad POS application and management tools, a tablet stand, and cash drawer to provide a complete EMV-certified, in-store POS solution that is Apple Pay and Google Wallet ready

Mood launches Elements custom music programming

Elements provides access to a catalogue of more than five million tracks that are fully licensed for commercial use, as well as one-on-one collaboration with a Mood Music designer.

BURGERFI closes 2014 with 31 new units

The addition of 31 new locations resulted in system-wide gross sales of $66.4 million, a 114 percent increase over 2013.

Four Wingstop franchise locations may be latest POS attack targets

Four Wingstop franchise locations may have suffered data breaches due to a point of sale (POS) attack.

QSRs dominate top 10 franchise rankings

Franchiserankings.com's top 10 restaurant franchise list is dominated by quick-service concepts, with nine out of ten spots going to QSRs.

It's got a bite to it: Zoup! serves up Rattlesnake Stew

Zoup! is adding a new offering to its rotating menu of soups that may rattle some diners – Rattlesnake Stew.

Blaze Pizza expands inks deal for Canada expansion

The fast-casual pizza chain is targeting Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary for the first locations.

Ziosk tabletop ordering kiosks expand nationwide

Ziosk, provider of ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablets, or tabletop kiosks, announced it has successfully installed tablets at restaurants across all 50 states with its most recent deployment in Wyoming.

Red Book Connect launches ACAdvisor module for HotSchedules

The ACAdvisor helps businesses track, manage and monitor ACA employment statuses.

Push is on for paid sick leave

The president is backing The Healthy Families Act, which requires employers with 15 or more employees to offer up to a week of paid sick time.

Restaurant sales up, retail sales down in December

The restaurant industry posted its eighth consecutive monthly increase and strongest volume ever in December, adding 43,600 jobs.

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