Mission Foods offering recipe program

Mission Food's Mission Fresh Ideas program contains recipes focused on food trucks to kids’ menus with corresponding recipes for each theme.


Franchise focus: Can Captain D's hook fast casual market share?

While many may still consider the seafood restaurant a quick service restaurant, CEO Phil Greifeld said that in 2011 the chain began transitioning from a QSR to a “fresh, contemporary, affordable seafood restaurant.”

10 reasons brands fail at delivery

It may surprise you that the top 10 reasons why many restaurant concepts are stumbling or failing to deliver represent very simple business principles.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

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.

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Captain D's joining forces with Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Captain D's has teamed with partners with Seafood Nutrition Partnership to spread awareness of seafood's health benefits.

Food sensor that reveals unwanted ingredients now available

6SensorLabs has a new portable sensor that can test food for gluten in approximately two minutes.

Chicken Salad Chick adds fall LTOs

Chicken Salad Chick has launched its fall menu, featuring cranberry apple salad and chicken tortilla soup.

Captain D’s opens NC store

Captain D's has opened in Franklin, North Carolina.

Russo’s Restaurants outperform 2015 sales projections

Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Italian Kitchen plan to accelerate U.S. and international expansion.

Report: Small business owners not concerned with competing with national brands

The top concerns for merchants are competing small businesses, changing EMV requirements as well as the overall state of the economy and how it will impact business during Q4 and into 2016.

Giraffas featuring new type of pork cut

Brazilian steakhouses first introduced Americans to Brazil's most-prized cut of beef, the Picanha, known for its tenderness and flavor. Now Giraffas is applying the technique to pork.

CREAM featuring pumpkin, rum raisin ice cream

Pumpkin is on the menu at CREAM, a San Francisco dessert franchise specializing in high-quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections.

Restaurants receive Franchising Gives Back Awards

Several restaurant chains received Franchising Gives Back Awards

The Catering Institute to hold October workshop

The Catering Institute's Catering Sales Management Workshop will bring together restaurant catering leaders.

Salata celebrates 10th anniversary with Texas-inspired ingredients

Houston-based Salata is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first restaurant, which opened in Houston on Oct. 14, 2005, by adding new Texas-born ingredients for guests to add to salads and wraps.

The Melt creates 1,524-pound cheeseburger out of cheese to break Guiness World Record

The Melt, headquartered in San Francisco with 15 locations across California and Colorado, has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest cheese sculpture.

Bruegger's adds Mexican-inspired options to fall menu

Bruegger's Bagels has added a few new menu items for the fall season.

MOD Pizza expands to UK

Sir Charles Dunstone and his long-standing business partner, Roger Taylor, plan to bring MOD Pizza to the U.K.

Pie Five to open 28 open Florida units

Pie Five Pizza has signed a multi-unit development agreement to open in southern Florida.

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