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Tropical Smoothie Opens 500th Restaurant

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open its 500th location on June 13 in Westland, Michigan. Located at 35599 Warren Road, the new restaurant marks a significant milestone for the brand and is a reflection of the company’s immense growth nationwide since its inception in 1997.

As part...

Pollo Campero Celebrates 45 Years, Opens New Stores

Pollo Campero, Latin America’s largest chicken restaurant chain, celebrated its 45th anniversary April 27 with new United States restaurant openings in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Bronx, New York, as well as one new unit in Quito, Ecuador. Pollo Campero also reported a 9.6 percent same-store...

Wayback Burgers Kicks Off Summer with Free Shakes

When it comes to summertime treats, milkshakes hit the sweet spot—a cool, comfort food classic to beat the summer heat, served with a side of nostalgia. Wayback Burgers announced that it will celebrate the official start of summer by giving away one free Junior Black...

Caribou Unveils First Ready-to-Go Iced Coffee

Caribou Coffee is expanding its caffeinated possibilities to its fans and soon-to-be fans nationwide. The cherished Minneapolis-based coffeehouse company is introducing new ready-to-drink Caribou Premium Iced Coffee into their extensive line of quality, handcrafted beverages. Available in three delicious flavors—Chocolate Mocha, Vanilla, and Sea Salt...

Chronic Tacos Hosts Sixth Annual Taco-Eating Contest

The Sixth Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Eating Contest is going down at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, July 29. Gringo Bandito, the hot sauce created by Dexter Holland, and Chronic Tacos, the California-inspired Mexican Grill, have partnered once again to host...

Survey: Wendy’s Automation Brings Backlash

When news broke that Wendy’s increased automation would eat into its staffing, market researcher CivicScience polled consumers to determine whether it would affect their likelihood to patron the chain.

“These companies make these decisions primarily for cost-saving measures. The restaurant industry is not the first nor...

NPD: Fast-Casual Growth Slowed in the Winter

Addressing the state of the restaurant industry for the last several years sounds like a broken record. Visits to restaurants will increase minimally quarter after quarter, resulting in an average lift in traffic of one percent annually, says The NPD Group, a global information company. All...