Genghis Grill launches new summer drinks

Genghis Grill announced the limited launch of three new summer drinks. Available at restaurants nationwide for $2.99 each, the new Strawberry Summer line features blends of tea, mango, lemonade and watermelon along with strawberries.  The drinks will only be available through Sept.

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Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get?

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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.

Pollo Tropical's streamlined menu, focus on accuracy boost AUVs

Increased efficiency, improved accuracy lead to gains for Pollo Tropical.

Federal Donuts hopes to kickstart 'radical' hospitality with partnership

If Rooster Soup Co.'s crowdfunding effort gets off the ground, its profits will be donated to helping those in need.

Salata’s growth driven by consumer demand for clean eating

Guests also want more vegetarian proteins, such as quinoa, tofu and falafel, as well as sauces and spices.

Exploring the role of whole grains in the food industry

'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.

'Stealth health' menu approaches are on trend

Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.

bd's Mongolian Grill aims for incremental sales lift with new drink offerings

The company is broadening its craft beer selection to remain on trend.

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Chef Nick Graff joins Noodles & Company as director of Culinary R&D

Noodles & Company recently announced the appointment of Chef Nick Graff as director of Culinary Research and Development. Graff will oversee the development of the company’s in-restaurant menu, new catering program, seasonal limited time offerings and the selection of all...

Boston-area Bruegger's Bagels will offer burgers for a limited time

Bruegger’s Bagels will offer two free burgers available for a limited time at 21 of its Boston bakeries. The Bistro Burger is topped with cheddar cheese, secret sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickled onions on the guest’s choice of bagel. The...

Fresh To Order adds bison burger to menu

Fresh To Order announced today it's adding a new bison burger to its menu, along with a new fruit and two new desserts to its summer offerings. The bison burger is prepared fresh to order on a flame grill in...

Wayback Burgers to give away free hot dogs

Wayback Burgers announced recently it will be giving away free hot dogs to the first 50 customers on July 23 to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. In addition, hot dogs will also be buy one, get one free for the...

Zaxby's brings Fried Pickles back to summer menu

Zaxby’s announced today it is bringing back Fried Pickles as a limited time offer menu item and is also featuring its Grilled Chicken Sandwich Meal. Both are available in all Zaxby’s restaurants. “My colleagues and I don’t just work at Zaxby’s, we are also fanatics for the food,” CEO Zach McLeroy said in a news release.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q launches trio of LTO sandwiches

Woody’s Bar-B-Q will launch its “Cluck, Moo, & Grunt” trio of LTO sandwiches beginning July 21. The collection includes: Cluck: Featuring fried chicken tenders, topped with a tangy petal sauce, fried onion straws, cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, crisp lettuce and...

Smashburger tops off menu with organic arugula and mushrooms

Smashburger announced the addition of organic arugula and organic mushrooms on its menus nationwide. The additions join Smashburger's other organic options, which include HONEST Fresh-Brewed Organic Teas and Apple Juice, and Horizon Organic Milk. The company is also in the...

Fuddruckers establishes second location in Italy

Fuddruckers announced recently the debut of its second Italian location in partnership with new franchisee Vinum et Alia. The 3,490-square-foot fast casual restaurant is located at Via Saronnese 12, approximately 20 miles northwest of Milan between Castellanza and Legnano. The...

Ethnic cuisine expected to play a larger role in next five years

New research from IBISWorld takes a look at some of the trends emerging in the foodservice industry, and suggests where operators must adapt. According to the report, changing population demographics and more health-conscious consumers are driving these trends.

Boston Market adds BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger for limited time

Boston Market announced the addition of its BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger to its menu through Aug. 24. The BLT Rotisserie Chicken Burger features the chain’s signature rotisserie chicken, thick cut Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic avocado aioli on a sesame brioche bun.

Fuddruckers adds Bourbon Burger to summer menu

Fuddruckers recently announced that it will add a Bourbon Burger to its summer menu. The Bourbon Burger features a seasoned, grilled-to-order beef patty glazed in a sweet bourbon sauce and is topped with bacon, bourbon caramelized onions and crumbled blue...

Einstein Noah announces Bagel Dog giveaway

Einstein Bros. and Noah’s restaurants announced today it will recognize National Hot Dog Month by giving away a free Bagel Dog with purchase to the first 100 customers who present a coupon on July 16. The Bagel Dog features an...

Pei Wei Asian Diner adds sushi, salads

Pei Wei Asian Diner announced today the addition of new hand-rolled sushi and made-to-order small-size entrée salads to its menu. “At Pei Wei, it’s fresh and fast and affordable,” said KC Moylan, president of Pei Wei Asian Diner, in a company press release. “Our new menu options are no exception.

Red Mango launches cold brewed coffee, iced and frozen latte lines

Red Mango today announced the launch of its new Iced Coffee Collection featuring artisanal cold-brewed coffee, as well as iced and frozen lattes. "We all know the traditional way to prepare iced coffee is to first make hot coffee and...

Sweet Tomatoes & Souplantation adds lemon-themed menu items this weekend only

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants announced today it will offer limited time menu items featuring lemons this weekend. The 'Pucker Up' menu is available in Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes locations across the country until July 13. "Summer is a great...

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