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Revel Systems becomes preferred POS provider for The Halal Guys

Revel Systems announced an agreement to become the preferred point-of-sale system by The Halal Guys at more than 80 of its franchise locations. Halal had been using Revel POS technology at 21 of its restaurant locations nationwide and will now convert the remaining 62 systems by August.  “When we were considering Revel, we saw it […]

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Panera hires chief concept officer

Eduardo Luz has joined Panera Bread as chief brand and concept officer and will be overseeing marketing, digital, strategy/insights and culinary teams, according to a Panera spokesperson.  « I have been a long-time admirer of the Panera brand — it’s a huge positive force for the food industry, from its mission to its leadership in clean […]

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Le Pain Quotidien selling for $3M

Le Pain Quotidien in the U.S. has filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, but Aurify Brands LLC is hoping to buy it for $3 million, pending court approval, according to Bloomberg. Aurify operates Melt Shop and Fields Good Chicken. If the sale doesn’t go through, Le Pain will have to liquidate its 98 U.S. stores, Chief Restructuring Officer […]

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Technology for Restaurants Adhering to Social Distancing

May 28, 2020 Now more than ever, restaurants must adapt to survive. With restaurant processes permanently reshaped by the Coronavirus outbreak, operators need technology that helps them create memorable guest experiences amid social distancing rules and the many obstacles a pandemic creates. Here’s our guide to how QSR technology can help you achieve it, whether […]

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Peet’s Coffee reopens 13 stores

Peet’s Coffee has fully reopened 13 more locations as of today in California, Colorado, Maryland, and Virginia. Aside from those stores, other locations are operating under a limited access model that features ordering and pick up at the front door or delivery through a partnership with DoorDash. The company has also moved POS registers and […]

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Book a Reservation at Austin’s 11 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

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Dave’s Hot Chicken opening in San Diego

Dave’s Hot Chicken, an LA-based fast casual is opening in Pacific Beach, marking its first location in San Diego.  The concept specializes in Hot Chicken tenders and sliders, offered at seven various spice levels ranging from No Heat to Reaper (which requires a signed waiver for those who dare), and sides of house-made Kale Slaw,  Mac n’ […]

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Former Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Johnny Rockets CEO tapped to lead Wahlburgers

Wahlburgers, a Boston-based fast casual restaurant with 37 locations in North America, the U.K. and Europe, has hired John Fuller as president and CEO. Most recently, Fuller served as CEO at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, where he contributed to the Los Angeles-based company’s significant international growth, according to a company news release. Prior to […]

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Blaze opens third Tampa-area store

Blaze is opening a new Florida location on Monday at the University of South Florida at Fowler Avenue and North 51st St., a news release said. The restaurant is also offering free 11-inch build-your-own pizzas to anyone who downloads the Blaze Pizza app from June 1-7, and then adds the new Fowler Avenue location as […]

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What’s On The Menu For Father’s Day? Trends and Tips for 2020

What’s On The Menu For Father’s Day? Restaurant Menu Ideas for 2020 In 2019, we surveyed 629 people from around the U.S. to find out how they spend their Father’s Day. While not as notoriously hectic as Mother’s Day, we did find that many people opted for a dinner out as opposed to a backyard […]

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Serve America’s #1 Waffles and Pancakes – Golden Malted Makes it Quick and Easy

Glen Mills, PA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Golden Malted Waffles & Pancakes are one of the most requested items in restaurants and hotels across the country. The one-of-kind aroma and taste is proven to generate positive guest reviews and keep customers coming back for more. Golden Malted is the world’s largest distributor of waffle irons and mix. With […]

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Churriño Celebrates Pride Month With …Oh My Lover! Churro

Pride Merch to Benefit The LGBTQ Center Long Beach Long Beach, CA  (RestaurantNews.com) WHAT: Latin churro dessert shop, Churriño is celebrating June Pride Month with a new flavor, …Oh My Lover! Made to order, …Oh My Lover! comes with three bite-sized churros filled with layers of lemon custard and chocotella, topped with fresh strawberries, coconut […]

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Your Guide to Creating a Restaurant LTO

May 20, 2020 During these unprecedented times, how can you draw customers to your restaurant as things reopen? How about introducing an item for a season? You can promote that it’s “while supplies last” or “only for a limited time” and Eureka! You have created a limited time offer! It seems as easy as we […]

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Ramps Up Catering Program as Country Reopens

Pictured is Dickey’s deluxe box lunch with a pulled pork classic sandwich, chips, side of crunchy cole slaw and a chocolate chunk cookie in a conveniently portioned box. Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  America’s longtime catering expert – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – is rolling out a new line-up of catering options for guests looking to safely feed […]

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Temperature check kiosks ready to tackle COVID-19 | Coping with COVID-19

Necessity, according to the proverb, is the mother of invention. And while it may be an overstatement to say that COVID-19 created the need for temperature detection kiosks, it certainly fostered the fastest demand for temperature detection in combination with biometric identity verification as organizations scramble for ways to protect guests and employees from airborne pathogens and […]

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DoorDash enters delivery partnership with Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen, which has more than 100 locations and was recently named Fast Casual’s Top 100 brand of 2020, has tapped DoorDash to help it deliver to customers. As part of the partnership, Sweetgreen will participate in DashPass, a subscription program that offers zero delivery fees on orders of $12 or more for a monthly fee of […]

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Zaxby’s shares COVID-19 recovery plan

Zaxby’s is emerging from the pandemic with strong sales due to a three-pronged recovery strategy that included waiving $5 million in fees for licensees, shifting its business model to drive-thru only and adding family menu items for people sheltering at home,  The initiatives have allowed the chain to post some of its best year-over-year comp sales in […]

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Pandemic not stopping Captain D’s from opening new locations

Captain D’s has opened its newest franchised restaurant in Lancaster, South Carolina. Located at 1307 Charlotte Highway, it marks the brand’s first location in Lancaster, 28th overall in the state, and comes on the heels of last week’s opening in Bonham, Texas. The Lancaster restaurant is open for drive-thru and call-ahead ordering with contactless curbside pick-up […]

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MVP Group introduces touchless hand sanitizer dispenser | Coping with COVID-19

MVP Group, a Miami based foodservice equipment supplier that has a medical supply division that provides personal protective equipment, has introduced a hand sanitizer dispenser that allows hands-free operation to help companies keep visitors and employees safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a press release. The sanitizer reservoir can hold 40 ounces of liquid sanitizer, […]

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Naf Naf names CEO

Naf Naf names CEO

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Fruitive launching franchise initiative | Fast Casual

Fruitive, a vegan fast casual restaurant, is now franchising across the United States, offering prospective owners the opportunity to bring a 100% plant-based, whole-food menu to local markets. « My goal with Fruitive was to create something good for my family, for our community and for the world, » Gregg Rozeboom, founder and CEO of Fruitive, said […]

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MenuDrive platform helping restaurants launch online ordering in 1 hour

MenuDrive, a white-labeled online ordering platform, has launched MenuDrive Self Sign-up for restaurants, which allows them to launch online ordering and delivery in under one hour. Restaurants can add their own delivery services or use one of MenuDrive’s national partners, according to a press release. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, online ordering was on the rise […]

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Reopening of dine-in service helping restaurants make small progress

Customer transactions at major U.S. restaurant chains declined by -21% in the week ending May 17 compared to the same period last year, a slight gain from last week’s -23% decline and the fifth consecutive week of improvement, according to The NPD Group. Major quick-service chain restaurants, which represent the majority of restaurant transactions, improved […]

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Tork pledges $100K to help restaurants provide meals to pandemic workers

Tork, a global professional hygiene brand of Essity, is donating 100,000 to restaurants and hospitals in Philadelphia, the headquarters for Essity’s global professional hygiene business and the hardest-hit region in Pennsylvania with more than 19,000 COVID-19 cases, according to a company press release. In partnership with Off Their Plate, a grassroots organization that funds local restaurants […]

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Farmer Boys supporting The Great American Takeout’s Burger Bash

Farmer Boys, a  Southern California-based fast casual, is a presenting sponsor of The Great American Takeout’s Burger Bash event on National Hamburger Day, May 28. The first 2,000 guests who scan their receipts through Farmer Boys’ Very Important Farmer app on May 28 will receive an offer for a free Big Cheese burger to use […]