Orange Leaf customers to build s’mores sundaes

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt hopes to inspire thoughts of sharing stories around campfires while building s’mores with the introduction of Toasted Marshmallow frozen yogurt, according to a company press release. This new flavor will be featured in the more than 300 Orange Leaf locations from July 27 to Aug.

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Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

Foodservice industry has 3 years to cut the fat

A FDA decision gives the industry until 2018 to remove trans fats from all foods, which the federal agency estimates causes 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.

NRA: Is marijuana the next menu trend?

Will marijuana soon be on your menu? Steve Fox, director of VS Strategies, counsel at Vicente Sederberg LLC, and panelist for the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show's "Marijuana on the Menu" session thinks so.

Why Group Purchasing Organizations are good for manufacturers and members

By working through a GPO, the manufacture of food or supplies can "speak" directly to decision-makers in the purchasing arena, thus saving time, money and the hassle of hunting down those important people.

It's something personal: tips for building loyal locals and establishing community roots

Technology and social media outlets provide opportunities to personalize messages, but showing the locals you care about their community is proving to be an effective way to target customers and build loyalty.

Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

Waste not, want not, profit more

In our business, every morsel has been bought and paid for, and its value lies in its resale, not its position at the bottom of a trash can.

Are grocery and c-stores a threat or opportunity for fast casual restaurants?

While new offerings may put some grocery stores and c-stores in direct competition with fast casual brands, new partnerships also present new opportunities for fast casual brands to reach new audiences and new markets.

Potatopia is pushing potatoes to the center of the plate

With a goal of more than doubling Potatopia's unit count in 2015, Alan Dikker has his sights set on elevating the lowly spud.

Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

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Buffalo Wild Wings-backed PizzaRev launches hot sauce line

The Buffalo Wild Wings-backed build-your-own pizza shop features the signature sauces at its ‘Rev It Up’ counter where guests can choose from a variety of ingredients, including dry-aged parmesan cheese and Italian spice.

Wage victory leads to $15 an hour for New York restaurant workers

The wage increase will result in a more than 70 percent hike in workers' earnings, from the original $8.75 an hour.

Pie Five expands to Indianapolis

Pie Five sets foot in Indiana and introduces its Oreo Cookies brownie.

Kneaders CFO takes over as president

Kneaders Bakery and Café's CFO is now also the chains' president.

Monster Cookie lands at Pie Five

Pie Five Pizza Co. has created the Monster Brownie featuring Oreo cookies sandwiched between chocolate brownie and chocolate chip cookie layers.

Meatheads updates summer menu

The chain is offering two new items, The Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich and Feta Fries.

Fresh To Order celebrates National Bison Month with bison burger

Fresh To Order is celebrating National Bison Month with a "Bison Better-For-You Burger."

Burn, baby, burn: Famer Boys ignites new burger

Farmer Boys Restaurants, a fast casual concept that serves cooked-to-order breakfasts and burgers, debuts new recipe.

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel launches 'Brooklyn Deli'

Known for serving artisan-baked bagels for breakfast, The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. is now offering a variety of lunch options on its latest menu with the introduction of its "Brooklyn Deli" menu.

Pieology donates more than $1K to Multiple Sclerosis Society

The restaurant pledged to donate 100 percent of sales generated from a pre-opening event to the MS Society in order to affirm the company’s focus on social responsibility.

PizzaRev adds BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Barbeque lovers can now have pulled pork on their pizza at PizzaRev.

Starbucks stirs up price hikes

Starbucks is increasing prices ranging from 5 to 20 cents per drink in the U.S

BURGERFI adds BBQ burger

BURGERFI is debuting its Summer BBQ Burger, available now through Aug. 8

Sea Salt Caramel, Graham Canyon now available at Bruster's

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has two new LTOs just time for summer—Sea Salt Caramel and Graham Canyon.

Tropical Smoothie launches summer LTOs

The chain has introduced limited-time only items to the menu, including two new wraps and smoothies.

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