Cowboy Chicken adds Razzleberry Tea

Cowboy Chicken's new Razzleberry Tea is available at all Cowboy Chicken locations for a limited time and is freshly brewed from tea leaves infused with raspberries and blackberries.


A peek inside Starbucks' first Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

A projected 1.4 million pounds of small lot coffee will be roasted in the first year at the new Roastery, doubling current production rates.

The chefs have spoken: Menu trend predictions for 2015

After years on the rise, gluten-free cuisine has fallen out of the top 10 list of the National Restaurant Association's annual survey.

Gluten-free beer finds its way

I can't tell you how many photos from friends I receive of restaurant bar menus that feature gluten-free beer. The photos are sent out of enthusiasm for the gluten-free movement making its way to the beer menus across the country...

Tea, craft soda, beer bubbling up in beverage trends

Fast casual operators can pull away from the pack by offering trendy beverages like handcrafted sodas, specialty teas and alcohol. But will margins be high enough to make it worth it?

New beverages, food give Starbucks a lift in Q3

Food sales drove two points of comp growth in the U.S., and the breakfast sandwich platform surged 40 percent.

The Starbucks mobile wallet: Will fantasy become reality?

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez believes robust rewards could help such an initiative take off.

Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth

The coffee/specialty beverage brand just launched an online store for guests who want to have its products shipped to them.

bd's Mongolian Grill aims for incremental sales lift with new drink offerings

The company is broadening its craft beer selection to remain on trend.

Biggest challenge for breakfast daypart is converting eat-at-home consumers

Americans spend only 12 minutes eating breakfast; those 12 minutes should be seen as precious by restaurant operators.

3 reasons why the Starbucks app would fail at your restaurant

Without mobile ordering, customers only seem to care about mobile payment if you give them free coffee.

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Starbucks China opens new reserve store, rolls out partner exchange program

The Chengdu Taikoo Li store features Sichuan-inspired tiles, silk artwork by local craftsmen, and a warm wood tone interior similar to the materials used in the recent refurbishment of the nearby historic Daci Temple.

Peet's pulls out of Ohio after 18 months

The company had said it planned to grow its East Coast presence from the Cleveland market; now its focus will shift to better-performing markets.

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen to offer special deals on Dec. 22

Guests can get a free cup of coffee and discounts on products during "Santa's White Christmas Day."

Caribou Coffee to offer packs for new Keurig 2.0 carafe

Caribou Coffee has renewed its partnership with Keurig Green Mountain Inc. with a 10-year agreement for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Caribou Coffee in Keurig pack formats.

2015 beverage trends survey now open

QSRweb, sister website of FastCasual and PizzaMarketplace, is preparing a new report about beverage trends for 2015 and is currently looking for restaurant operator perspectives on the topic. The report will assess current beverage trends in the restaurant industry, from...

In 5 years, your whole day could revolve around Starbucks

Just when you thought the coffee behemoth can't possibly get any bigger, it announces a five-year plan to grow even more through non-traditional venues,expanded dayparts, mobile ordering and delivery.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian surfs into West Palm Beach, Florida

The location at the Palm Beach Outlets is located on the east side of the shopping center in front of the New York & Company Outlet.

Belly up to the bar: Alcohol sales expected to improve modestly in 2015

Drink sales in bars and restaurants are projected to grow modestly in 2015, according to new research from Technomic. The market research firm says conditions at major chain restaurants that serve alcohol are slowly improving, and greater consumer confidence will...

Jamba Juice reports increased sales, progress toward 'asset light' model

Jamba Juice refranchised 13 stores and added 51 new global franchise stores through the end of the third quarter, and reported mid-single digit percentage point increases through the first eight weeks of Q4

Einstein Noah brings back holiday gift offerings

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group announced the return of its Holiday Gift Card Packs and Coffee Gift Packs to its seasonal offerings.

Maui Wowi awards mobile vendor franchise to Texas couple

Mike Kruitwagen and Debbie Hedrick will operate a mobile model and catering unit.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian rolls out Cyber Monday deal

Customers who order online using the promo code "CYBER" will get nearly half off.

Domestic tea sales jump 6%

According to new research from the American Botanical Council, sales of loose, bagged, concentrated and herbal tea in the US increased by 5.9 percent in 2013, totally $1.7B. Ready-to-drink tea sales in the US remained relatively flat at $2.3B. According...

Maui Wowi will open new Chico, California, location in spring

Maui Wowi Hawaii announced recently that franchisee Jules Jackson has signed a lease and will soon begin construction on a new location in the Shops and Mangrove in Chico, California. The store is expected to open in spring 2015. "My...

Peet's offers free holiday drink with bakery or food purchase

Peet's is also bringing back a new Holiday Blend for sale in its retail locations, grocery stores and online.

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