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Newk’s Opens First Triangle Location in North Carolina

On March 7, foodie restaurant brand Newk’s Eatery is debuting in the Raleigh-Durham area with its first restaurant in Cary, bolstering the company’s North Carolina footprint and rapid East Coast expansion. The Cary location will be the first of six to seven additional restaurants planned...

Five Ways Connected Vending Machines Will Drive Profits

TAGS: Intel, Intelligent vending, Intel retailing technology, cashless vending, vending machine network, connected vending points of sale, International Vending Alliance, Chris Stave, Unified Strategies Group Inc., vending telemetry, food service S...

Panda Express Partners with Havas Formula for Social Media

Panda Express, America’s favorite Chinese kitchen, retained Havas Formula as the company’s public relations and social media agency. The award-winning agency was selected to execute earned media brand storytelling through integrated PR and social media strategies and support for guest promotional efforts that drive the...

Ben’s Soft Pretzels Continues Explosive Growth

Building a national pretzel brand from steadfast Amish roots has been the key to growth for pretzel bakery Ben’s Soft Pretzels, the fastest growing soft pretzel franchise in the United States. Opening 27 new locations in the last year with more than 20 currently in...

Wahlburgers Inks Multiunit Deals Across Seven States

Wahlburgers, the better-burger restaurant founded by Chef Paul Wahlberg with celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie, announced franchise deals with five new franchise groups to open over 30 stores in several major metro markets in Massachusetts, California, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Seven...

Twisted Root Installs New Oil Management Solution

Restaurant Technologies is pleased to announce its partnership with Twisted Root Burger Co., the Dallas-based, award-winning restaurant brand. With 11 new total oil management solution installations from Restaurant Technologies, the burger joint reports several successes to its back-of-house operations.

“We are committed to helping Twisted Root...

WFF Annual Conference Kicks off with Five CEOs

The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), the food industry’s premier Leadership Development Organization, announced that it will host its 2016 Annual Leadership Development Conference March 13–16 in Dallas, Texas, at the Omni Hotel & Kay Baily Hutchison Convention Center.

The annual conference is the organization’s marquee event...

Big Appetite for Small

Big chains look to small fast-casual concepts for growth and pizazz.

When big restaurant chains get hungry for growth, the answer isn’t always unit expansion.

For some, the answer is to bring smaller restaurant companies into the fold through acquisition or investment. Popular at the beginning of...