Pie Five Pizza launches Meatball Ricotta Pie

Pie Five Pizza has introduced its latest limited-time offer – the Meatball Ricotta Pie, featuring a smoked provolone and mozzarella blend, organic marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, Italian-style meatballs and red and green peppers.

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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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Sharky's named 'Best Mexican Cuisine' for 5th time

The Los Angeles Daily News recently named Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill "Best Mexican Cuisine" for the fifth consecutive year.

Einstein Bros. rolls out fall menu

Einstein Bros. is bringing back its pumpkin bagel and other fall menu items.

Starbucks announces fall menu additions

Starbucks Coffee Company announced its popular fall Pumpkin Spice Latte , Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha offerings will return to its menu on Sept. 2.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out fall Panini menu

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is now featuring hot toasted sandwiches, despite August being National Panini Month, opting for cooler weather to promote the limited-time Panini menu.

Menchie's launches two Oreo-themed flavors

Menchie's announced it will launch two new Oreo-themed flavors on Sept. 1: Just the Cookie and Just the Creme. The flavors can also be swirled together.

Several fast casual brands recognized for healthy meal options

Gold's Gym recently announced the winners of its first-ever "Golden Plate Awards." Winners included Chipotle Mexican Grill, Corner Bakery Cafe and Zoes Kitchen.

Snack foods making their way onto plates

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group.

Uncle Maddio's opens first Virginia location this week

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its first Virginia location on Aug. 30.

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.

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.

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