OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

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No soup for you? SoupMobiles could change that

Low cost, powerful brand story make SoupMobiles attractive to new franchisees, CEO Lloyd Sugarman says.

A look at some international fast casual concepts

From poutine to crêpes, international fast casual concepts offer variety.

Morgan makes the leap from Smashburger to Tava Indian Kitchen

Tava aims to expand throughout San Francisco and into Denver.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

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.

Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get?

Sriracha, according to CCD Innovation, is in 2014 what chipotle was in 2009.

Restaurants fire up promos for Fourth of July holiday

From menu rollouts to marketing campaigns, some concepts are in the spirit.

Consumer Reports: Low chain restaurant scores should be a ‘wake-up call’

Food quality now trumps location convenience for restaurant consumers.

Capriotti's CEO: Franchising an attractive option for those burned in the Great Recession

Morris' passion for Capriotti's food and proven concept took him from franchisee to top exec.

Pollo Tropical's streamlined menu, focus on accuracy boost AUVs

Increased efficiency, improved accuracy lead to gains for Pollo Tropical.

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Tropical Smoothie Café adding Asian noodle bowls to menu for limited time

Tropical Smoothie Café is bringing back its popular Spicy Mongolian Steak Noodle Bowl, and adding Ginger Miso Chicken noodle bowl to its menu starting Aug. 25.

Starbucks rolling Pumpkin Spice Latte out early

Starbucks will roll out its Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year, returning the popular drink to the menu on Aug. 25.

Self-service restaurant solution is music to your ears

CBS NorthStar announced an update to its NorthStar Order Entry technology that allows restaurants to provide a jukebox feature to table ordering.

Fatburger turns itself inside out in quest for healthier option

Fatburger's new protein burger -- an inside-out version of the better burger chain's typical offering – shaves off calories and carbs by nixing the bun and putting beef patties in its place.

Tim Hortons celebrates autumn with return of Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp and Latte, intros new baked goods

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is kicking off the pumpkin season with the return of its signature Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp and Pumpkin Pie Latte in the chain's U.S. restaurants. Prepared fresh in-restaurant and hand blended with real cream, the Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp sells for $2.79 for a 12-ounce small.

Partnership to provide restaurant accounting solutions

Quatrro FPO Solutions, provider of platform based business services to restaurants, is teaming up with enterprise reporting and data management provider ROS Technology Services.

Dog Haus adds Chef Adam Gertler as Würstmacher

Dog Haus recently named Adam Gertler its "Würstmacher" (sausage-maker).

Meatheads adds edible cookie dough to menu

Meatheads announced recently they will add edible cookie dough from The Cookie Dough Café to their offerings.

Jamba Juice gives away nearly half a million servings of fruit, veggies

Jamba Inc. gave away 217,000 servings of fruit and 283,000 servings of vegetables during its "Free Juice Giveaway" at stores systemwide earlier this month. Jamba stores averaged over 215 hand-crafted juice samples each in just two hours, or almost two...

Teas honored for excellence

Fourteen teas took first-place awards in key categories during the North American Tea Championship's (NATC) evaluation of spring-harvest 2014 hot teas.

Oregon Chai launches new spiced chai concentrate

Oregan Chai announced the introduction of new Oregon Chai Spiced concentrates for foodservice.

Mimi's Cafe culinary team rolls out new frites menu items

Based on more than 60 days of research throughout France this spring, Mimi's Cafe announced the launch of its new "Frites Grill" menu, Steak Frites, Roasted Chicken & Frites, Grilled Atlantic Salmon & Frites and Meyer Lemon Mussels & Frites.

Capriotti's opening 32nd shop in Las Vegas

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop recently announced the opening of its 32nd location at 3820 Craig Road East in Las Vegas. In celebration of the grand opening, Capriotti's will be debuting daily specials Aug. 25 - Aug. 31.

Caribou Coffee adds salads, wraps, snack boxes to menu

Caribou Coffee is adding green salads, wraps, pasta salads, snack boxes and fruit to its menu.

Taco Republic rolls out new menu

Taco Republic announced it is adding several new menu items, including three tostada variations.

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