Au Bon Pain posts fall menu

Au Bon Pain announced today the fall seasonal menu items available at its U.S. cafés. The new menu options will be available from Aug. 25 through Nov. 2.

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A thing for wings

From QSRs to sports bars, wings are on menus everywhere. Why?

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.

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Roasted sweet corn is focus on Modmarket fall menu

Modmarket has rolled out its fall menu today, which will highlight roasted sweet corn.

Cone-shaped pizza concept to expand business in North Carolina

Kono Pizza has signed onto a multi-unit franchise deal to open three locations in Charlotte, N.C.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes adds two salads for limited time

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes announces the addition of two new salad offerings for a limited time.

Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening its second PizzaRev location.

Are avocados on your menu? Webinar will explore options

FastCasual.com is offering a free webinar on Sept. 4 entitled "Ingredient of the Year - Fresh Ideas for Adding Avocados to Your Menu."

Taste trends: fermented flavors riding in on the heat wave

Consumers are developing a taste for fermented foods like kimchi, craft pickles and fish sauce, according to the newest Culinary Trend Tracking Series (CuTTS) from Packaged Facts.

Tropical Smoothie Café launches latest Superfood Smoothie: UnBEETable Berry

Tropical Smoothie Café announced that the latest product in its Superfood Smoothie series, the UnBEETable Berry, will be added to its menu for a limited time starting Aug. 25.

Juice It Up! adds Ginger Shots

Juice It Up! has announced the addition of Ginger Shots to its menu.

Noodles & Company adds Chicago Pilsener to menu

Baderbräu's Chicago Pilsener will now be sold in 48 Noodles & Company locations across Chicagoland and Illinois, the company has announced.

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.

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.

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