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Tropical Smoothie Wants You to Bust Out Flip Flops for a Cause

Over the past 10 years, Tropical Smoothie Café has donated $3.7 million to Camp Sunshine, the Maine-based organization devoted to providing a happy camp experience to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, completely free of charge. Tropical Smoothie Café will continue its spirit of...

Drink Up: Burger 21 Opens Store with Full-Service Bar

Burger 21, an award-winning, “beyond the better burger” fast-casual franchise, recently unveiled its first free-standing restaurant with a full-service bar and outdoor patio. To date, the Tampa, Florida–based company has 22 locations open in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, and more...

Ground Rules

Three guidelines for building better burgers.

The hamburger, it’s fair to say, is the sine qua non of the fast-food universe. Had the likes of White Castle, McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr., and Jack in the Box not tapped into a distinctly American taste for ground...

The Acrelec Group Acquires HyperActive Technologies

The Acrelec Group, a provider of customer experience technology and digital transformation solutions for the foodservice and retail industries, acquired Pittsburgh-based HyperActive Technologies, a U.S. supplier of outdoor restaurant technology.

“Acrelec’s acquisition of HyperActive Technologies advances our mission of revolutionizing the way restaurant and retail brands...

What Inspired Grindhouse Killer Burgers’ Apache-Style Burger

“The green chile cheeseburger is something that in the Southwest—out in New Mexico and even in Texas, Oklahoma, and California—is all the rage. Nobody in Atlanta was serving a Hatch chile cheeseburger.

“That’s really the main ingredient. It’s not a really cheffy burger. Most of the...