Panera CEO: '50 percent of the top 10 fast casual brands selling breakfast have an egg made from at least 5 ingredients'

In conjunction with the launch of Panera Bread's new breakfast sandwiches, featuring 100-percent real eggs, the company has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to establish a clear definition for the term, "egg." When developing its new breakfast sandwiches, Panera...

Freshii to Subway: Let's partner to succeed

Freshii to Subway: Let's partner to succeed

Freshii founder and CEO Matthew Corrin has written a second letter to Subway Restaurants, proposing that the two brands partner to work through Subway's recent conundrums with frustrated franchisees. Corrin, who will keynote the Restaurant and Franchising Innovation Summit in...

Grabbagreen debuts cutting-edge farm site equipment

Grabbagreen is piloting the latest equipment in the restaurant industry, a hydroponic indoor mini farm system, at its location in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, according to a press release. Manufactured by VH Hypodronics, and designed by CXT, the farm system allows...

Five Guys selects FoodLogiQ Connect for global supply chain management

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has selected the FoodLogiQ Connect platform for global supply chain visibility, streamlined supplier management and issue tracking and reporting, according to a press release. The chain has expanded to more than 1,400 locations across North...

Fazoli's ditching artificial ingredients

The menu at Fazoli's will be free of all artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives and colors by June 19. With 220 units, Fazoli's is the first national brand under 1,000 units and the third restaurant overall — behind Panera Bread and...

NRA implores Congress: 'Keep debit-swipe fee controls in place'

NRA implores Congress: 'Keep debit-swipe fee controls in place'

The National Restaurant Association has joined forces with dozens of other restaurant groups to launch a campaign against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment, which passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. The issue is coming...

5 money-saving supply chain trends for 2017

5 money-saving supply chain trends for 2017

Having a solid supply chain is imperative for restaurants looking to reduce food-safety issues and to keep costs low, said Consolidated Concepts President Bruce Reinstein. He believes the restaurants that pay attention to the following five trends will stay nimble in handling the operational challenges in foodservice over the next year.

Automated food safety compliance platform hits market

VeriSolutions and AT&T have created an automated system to help restaurant brands comply with food-safety guidelines. VeriSolutions' platform features a temperature-monitoring solution using AT&T IoT technology to gain insight into equipment, including: • AT&T global SIM-embedded sensors for temperature and...

Viewpost streamlines buyer-supplier payments with enhancement

Viewpost released an addition to its B2B Viewpost Express discounting engine that streamlines early payment deals, discounts and cash management between suppliers and buyers, according to a company press release. "The insight behind our effort to eliminate friction and optimize...

Something's fishy: 1 in 5 seafood samples fraudulently labeled

Something's fishy: 1 in 5 seafood samples fraudulently labeled

A new worldwide study of the global seafood supply chain finds it's rife with fraud.

Managers waste food no more: HotSchedules and BiRite announce partnership

HotSchedules and BiRite Foodservice Distributors have announced a partnership intended to help restaurant and hospitality managers accurately order and monitor inventory. Managers can now receive BiRite products through HotSchedules inventory, according to a release. HotSchedules is an application that allows...

A new restaurant guide with all the EGGS-tras

Just in time to meet the growing demand for cage-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free eggs, the American Egg Board cracks open a new online buyer's guide that allows restaurants to search for the specific egg-based ingredients they need and the companies that...

Technavio names top 8 vendors in US

The top eight vendors in the U.S. food service industry for the next four years are, according to a study by Technavio, offering a lot of value for their clients amid a highly fragmented and therefore intensely competitive market.

Minimum wage proposal fuels debate in Washington state

A minimum wage initiative in Washington state isn't getting any big endorsements from the business sector. The state proposal, called Initiative 1433, would increase the current minimum wage of $9.47 to $11 on January 1, 2017 and continue climbing to...

Consolidated Concepts partners with GuestMetrics on food cost analysis tools

Consolidated Concepts, a supply chain player, and data analytics firm GuestMetrics are teaming up in a five-year partnership that will mesh Consolidated'ssavings tool within GuestMetrics' on-premise operator dashboard.

Study: Corporations need to more closely monitor employees' dining expenses

Corporations might soon be tightening limits on money spent for business-related dining and catering if the findings of a new research study by Dinova LLC and The BTN Group garner much attention from upper management in the U.S. The study...

California green-lights $15 minimum wage

California lawmakers are signing off on a bill to boost the state'’s minimum wage to $15 within six years.

Webinar download: Subway, Cava Grill execs discuss supply chain traceability

Amid national attention around food borne illnesses and increasing customer expectations, it's more important than ever for restaurant operators to achieve greater transparency throughout the food supply chain, which was the topic of a free webinar hosted Tuesday on

Fallout of E. coli incidents still plaguing Chipotle

Shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill are still falling due to E. coli incidents in nine states, and it's likely shares won't rebound any time soon, according to Goldman Sachs.

Shake Shack, Domino's leading restaurant industry

Q3 same-store sales improved across all segments of the restaurant industry, according to BDO's benchmarking update.

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