Zoes Kitchen unveils new design, beverage menu

Zoes Kitchen opens the doors today of its new restaurant prototype. Located at 6004 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite 100, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the store includes a variety of features designed to enhance guests' dining experience, provide more convenience...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe signs multi-unit deal for Florida expansion

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has signed a second deal in less than a year with franchisee and U.S. Army veteran Emily Harrington.

Nekter Juice Bar celebrating 2 North Carolina openings

Nekter Juice Bar is getting ready to open its first two East Coast locations in North Carolina. A unit in Charlotte's South End will celebrate its grand opening Friday, while the Nekter in Cornelius will hold its celebration Saturday, according...

PJ's Coffee brewing franchising opportunities in Mississippi

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, a Ballard Brands brand, is looking to open up to 30 locations in Mississippi over the next two to three years. Via franchising, the chain is targeting Jackson, Oxford and Columbus, according to a company...

Starbucks holiday cups encourage 'doing good'

Halloween is barely a day old, which has become the official time for Starbucks to release its holiday cups. The chain has marked the arrival of the holidays with its specially designed red cups since 1997, becoming a symbol itself of the season, according to company press release. This year is no exception with the chain's U.S.

Main Squeeze Juice Co. launches national franchise program

Main Squeeze Juice Co., a newcomer to the more than $5 billion juice market, has moved its headquarters to New Orleans and officially launched its franchise opportunity, according to a company press release. With a flagship store already serving customers...

Pret A Manger gives coffee freebies with mobile app launch

Pret A Manger is celebrating the launch of its new Android and iOS mobile app by treating the first 50,000 customers who download it to five free coffees each, according to a press release. The app, created by LevelUp, also...

Starbucks in China welcomes mobile pay

Alipay users in China can now use the mobile wallet to pay for coffee and food at all Starbucks locations in China. The move comes 10 months after WeChat became a payment option inside Chinese Starbucks, according to MobilePaymentsToday.com. To...

Drnk Coffee + Tea and Quench on franchise mission

Drnk coffee + tea and Quench juice bar — sister brands based in California — are expanding via multi-unit development deals for Long Island, Houston and Los Angeles. Construction is also underway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first of more...

PJ's Coffee brewing national franchise opportunities

PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is hoping to take a venti-sized piece out of the $100 billion-a-year coffee industry, anticipating 100 locations open by the end of 2017. The 90-unit chain has been prepping for a nationwide expansion by launching...

Consumers spending $181 billion on beverages

Restaurants hoping to increase check spend should pour some energy into their beverage offerings, according to Technomic’s 2017 Away-From-Home Beverage Study. It found that nonalcohol beverages are a large and growing part of the foodservice industry. Combined sales from soft...

Former Sam's Club CEO takes on COO title at Starbucks

Starbucks has appointed Rosalind Brewer as group president and chief operating officer, effective Oct. 2.

Beverage Trends report: Customers ready to spend on drinks

Beverage Trends report: Customers ready to spend on drinks

The report surveyed hundreds of restaurant operators and consumers to find that sales in 2016 for most beverage categories from smoothies and juices to coffee and alcohol were up over 2015.

Starbucks spending $1.3B on China

Starbucks is spending $1.3 billion to take control over all its units in China. The chain inked a deal this week to acquire the remaining 50 percent share of its East China business from long-term joint venture partners, Uni-President Enterprises...

Nobly POS to demo mobile product with Star Micronics at Birmingham UK Coffee Festival

Star Micronics, a POS printer manufacturer, has joined forces with Nobly POS to provide an mPOS solution designed for coffee shops and mobile food and drink businesses. Nobly POS will demonstrate the solution at the Birmingham Coffee Festival, July 1-2,...

Pumped up: Jamba Juice adds collagen to smoothies

Jamba Juice is pumping up its summer offerings with collagen-boosted smoothies. Poolside Fit with Collagen Boost includes watermelon juice blend, cucumber, lemon, strawberry, peach, collagen, and Watermelon Breeze has watermelon juice blend, strawberry, raspberry sherbet, pineapple, according to a company...

Harris Poll: Millennials crave QSRs and coffee; Boomers bypass pizza

Despite restaurant traffic data showing a decline in April QSR traffic, Harris Poll released data today saying that millennials prefer quick-service restaurants over all other restaurant segments. The 29th annual EquiTrend Study found some pretty interesting information about restaurant visit...

Paleo fast casual joint opening in Denver

Jennifer Peters and Chef Carrie Baird today opened their scratch-kitchen Paleo concept, Just Be Kitchen, in Denver. With a mission to serve mindful mouthfuls from a conscious kitchen with kindness on a plate, Just Be Kitchen aims to be a...

Panera pledges to create 10K jobs to help expand delivery

Panera Bread expects to add more than 10,000 in-cafe and delivery driver jobs system-wide by the end of 2017, as it expands delivery service to 35 to 40 percent of its cafes by year end, according to a news release....

Farmer Bros opening roasting HQ

Farmer Bros. Co., a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products, is celebrating the grand opening of its headquarters and roasting facility this week in Northlake, Texas, according to a company press release. It's hosting...

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