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Negative Sales Streak Spans 2 Quarters for First Time 2 Years

The bad news has continued for the restaurant industry during the second quarter of 2016. The negative sales streak has spanned two quarters for the first time in two years, amidst new labor challenges. Same-store sales growth during the quarter was -0.7 percent, which followed...

Popbar Opens New Popsicle Shop in San Jose

Popbar, the maker of customizable popGelato, popSorbetto, and yogurtPops, founded in New York in 2010, has opened another Californian location in the city of San Jose. The new shop is located at 1628 Hostetter Road, Suite H. Popbar is celebrating with an exciting grand opening...

Whataburger Names New VP Chief Information Officer

Whataburger has promoted executive team member Joe Shannon to vice president, chief information officer for Whatabrands.

Shannon joined Whataburger in 2014 as the IT group director, CIO and spent the last two years developing and overseeing the implementation of the company’s technology roadmap. He is responsible for...

McAlister’s Teams Up with Brewery for Sweet Tea Beer

In celebration of its eighth annual Free Tea Day, McAlister's Deli, a leading fast-casual chain, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 consumers, ages 18 to 64, across the U.S. to find out how much they love sweet tea, and the survey findings revealed that Americans’...

Toppers Hires New VP of Information Technology

As Toppers continues to gain the upper hand in the better-pizza category, the brand is proud to announce the recent hire of Tony Ellis, Toppers’ first-ever vice president of information technology. As a key member of the leadership team, his job is to take the...

Church’s Chicken Opens New Arizona Location

Church’s Chicken has opened a new location in Kayenta, Arizona. This is the third location for its franchisee, Michael Nelson, and the third Church’s restaurant located on the Navajo Indian reservation. The other two locations are in Chinle, Arizona, and Window Rock, Arizona.  There are...

Tijuana Flats Launches ‘Your Buns Can’t Handle It’ Campaign

Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex restaurants, known for its “Anything Goes Approach to Food, Hot Sauce, and Life in General,” introduces the ‘Your Buns Can’t Handle It’ Campaign featuring two Cheezeburger Tacos and Flats’ Seasoned French Fries. The new cheeseburger tacos are smothered with Flats' queso, ground beef, lettuce,...

Carl’s Jr. and Hardees Pilot Switch to Smart Dispensers

Weissbeerger, the company that’s turning drinks into data, announced its official partnership with Lancer, a leading manufacturer and marketer of beverage dispensing systems serving customers throughout the world. The partnership is the first of its kind in the beverage industry. It will provide unique capabilities...