Sysco steps away from US Foods acquisition following federal court injunction

Sysco Corp. won't be appealing a federal court ruling against its planned $3.5 billion acquisition of US Foods and will be going back to the drawing board to determine other venues for expanding its food distribution business.

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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.

6 must-do strategies attracting millennial diners

Want a piece of millennials $1.7 trillion in spending power? Here are six ways you can grab it.

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Blaze Pizza wins Emerging Entrepreneur award

The eight recipients employ approximately 2,700 people and have increased their workforce by more than 50 percent and revenues by 90 percent over the last two years.

Pie Five launches Carolinas-inspired LTO

Pie Five has created the Carolina Golden BBQ Pie, piled with smoky pulled pork, diced pickles, melted cheddar, a kick of spice from fresh red onion and a tangy Carolina Gold BBQ sauce.

Starbucks shuttering all 23 La Boulange bakeries, 14 San Francisco locations to close

Just three years after buying up La Boulange as part of its strategy to be a bakery brand, Starbucks is shuttering all 23 La Boulange bakery café locations and the brand’s two manufacturing locations by the end of September.

'Starbucks of Cannabis' competition lighting up

The AmeriCanna Café is a destination beverage company designed for consumers to access information about the benefits of cannabis.

'Consumer counter-revolution' driven by misleading food labeling

Packaged Facts: "The mainstream food industry has paid a price for foot-dragging and sleight-of-hand on nutritional and labeling issues, leading to consumer counter-revolutions including the current clean label movement."

Johnny Rockets pushing franchise expansion

Johnny Rockets' franchise development team has announced its nationwide list of markets it believes is ideally suited for the all-American brand.

Kneaders embraces Italian fare for summer

Kneaders Bakery and Café is inviting its customers to experience a taste of Italy during its “Viva L’Italia” summer promotion

NRA calls IRS requirements 'confusing, burdensome'

Under the current requirements, restaurants will face exorbitant new HR and IT costs to obtain, maintain and protect their employees' personal information, according to the NRA.

Sodexo nominates MenuTrinfo for vendor award

MenuTrinfo received a nomination for the "Vendor Partner Award," from Sodexo.

White Castle VP concerned over proposed overtime changes

White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson testified in a hearing by the House Education and Workforce Committee's Subcommittee of Workforce Protection about his concern over impending overtime changes.

la Madeleine debuts summer menu

With its new menu offerings, la Madeleine Country French Café is bringing flavors of the French countryside to its units this summer.

Pollo Campero offers dish under 500 calories

Pollo Campero has added the Citrus Peruvian Grilled Chicken to its menu, which is under 500 calories.

Independent restaurants supported with 'gifts of gratitude'

Restaurant.com, a dining deals site, is offering savings at more than 20,000 restaurants and giving free gifts of gratitude to independently owned restaurants across the country

Pizza School of NY launches fast casual program

The Pizza School of New York has launched a fast casual pizza concept design program.

Mazzio's intros summer salads, pizza

Mazzio's introduced two new specialty salads as well as the Lucky 7 Pizza to its summer menu.

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