Tropical Smoothie Cafe launches franchise plan for Florida

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has announced its franchise development plans for the Orlando and Tampa areas and is currently seeking qualified entrepreneurs to open new restaurants throughout the two markets, according to a press release. "We are passionate about supporting our...

Nekter Juice Bar partners with Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates

Nekter Juice Bar has aligned with three third-party delivery providers, Grubhub, Doordash and Postmates, to make it easier for guests to get Nekter Juice Bar, according to a press release. The brand is also exploring additional ordering options, such as...

Yogurtland launches franchising technology through ByPass, 7shifts partnership

Yogurtland locations across the United States will feature technology partners Bypass and 7shifts, according to a press release. "We're excited to offer our franchisees and operators the industry-leading restaurant management platform provided by Bypass and 7shifts," VP of Marketing at...

Proper Food to open NYC location

Proper Food, founded in 2013 in San Francisco, will open its first New York City location later this month, according to a press release. In New York, Proper Food will be donating to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a New York-based non-profit...

Starbucks launches community-based program to help local causes

Starbucks and Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, have launched Starbucks Service Fellows, an employer-led service program inspired and informed by national service, according to a press release. The initial six-month pilot, launching this month,...

B.Good launches delivery via DoorDash

B.Good is now offering delivery across the East Coast via a partnership with DoorDash, according to a company press release. As part of the partnership, for every order placed on DoorDash during the month of August, the chain will match...

Starbucks to open location for deaf community

Starbucks is opening its first signing store, near Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., boasting a full staff fluent in American Sign Language, according to a Fox 5 report.

PDQ reports credit card hack

Florida-based PDQ reported on its website this weekend that it was the victim of a cyber-attack between May 19, 2017, and April 20, 2018. The chain said that it learned on June 8, 2018, that customers' credit card information and...

Survey: Consumers spending less at restaurants

Americans are looking to not only spend less during restaurant visits, but also hope to dine out less frequently this year, according to a survey by AlixPartners. It polled 1,000 consumers about their current and planned frequency of dining occasions...

Chipotle rolls out delivery via DoorDash

Chipotle Mexican Grill has tapped DoorDash to provide delivery from more than 1,500 restaurants across the country, the company's largest delivery footprint to date. "Delivery is an important way we are making Chipotle even more convenient and accessible to our...

Blaze, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Krispy Kreme win big in Harris Poll

Blaze Pizza, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme took home top honors this year in the 30th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend study of favorite brands. Here's the breakdown for the limited-service restaurant category by food type: Pizza: Blaze Mexican: Taco...

Paytronix app gives brands more control over mobile experience

Paytronix Systems Inc., a provider of mobile loyalty and online ordering applications, as well as mobile payment and digital communications tools, has announced the next version of its branded mobile app with native online ordering, a self-service content management system...

NPD reports 20 percent boost in restaurant delivery sales

Despite the overall weakness in the U.S. restaurant industry, foodservice delivery posted sizable gains in both visits and sales over the last five years, according an NPD Group news release.

Einstein Bros' cheese and bacon hair care products sold out?

Einstein Bros. Bagels said today that is has released a line of Cheesy Shampoo and Wakin' Bacon Conditioner, but considering that its website reports it's already "sold out" we are wondering if this is an early April Fool's Day joke....

LevelUp teams with FullContact to improve customer segmentation

LevelUp has partnered with FullContact, an identity resolution provider, to power precision marketing programs by providing foodservice operators with a detailed understanding of their guests' interests and social networks, according to a press release. By matching a customer's email address,...

Dickey's Barbecue Pit testing delivery

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is testing delivery, straight from the store, in Minneapolis and Colorado Springs, according to a company press release. At Dickey's, we pride ourselves on catering to our guests' needs and our new delivery option does just that,"...

Tender Greens going cashless

Tender Greens is going cashless by Jan. 29, according to an open letter published on its website. "To continue paying our team members a living wage, partnering with incredible farmers and ranchers who grow with integrity, and using high-quality ingredients...

Chicken Charlie's upgrades mobile concession stand with LED video system

Chicken Charlie's, a fast casual restaurant owned by Charlie Boghosian, recently teamed up with Hitch-Hiker and PixelFlex to upgrade its FryBQ mobile concession stand with an LED video system. PixelFlex provided the company with two FLEXStorm 6-millimeter LED displays built...

Little Big Burger adds online ordering, cryptocurrency-based loyalty program

Little Big Burger has added online ordering at all 12 of its locations, according to a company press release. The company also announced it has expanded stores hours in three Little Big Burger locations in Portland, Oregon, that are now...

Naf Naf launching Naf Perks App

Naf Naf is bringing the flavors of the Middle East to guests everywhere on Jan 17 with the launch of its mobile app and rewards program — Naf Perks. To celebrate the launch, the chain is offering guests a free...

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