The Wendy’s Company Names Kevin Vasconi Chief Information Officer

Dublin, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Wendy’s Company (Nasdaq: WEN) announced the appointment of Kevin Vasconi, 59, as Chief Information Officer. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor and serve on Wendy’s Senior Leadership Team. Prior to joining…
Your Pie to Implement New Learning Management System

Interactive Platform Will Be Used to Train All Restaurant and Corporate Staff Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Your Pie, the nation’s first fast-casual pizza franchise, announced it will be incorporating a new learning management system (LMS) to train restaurant team members and…
Barberitos Spices Up its Menu with Jalapeño Cheese Dip

Fast-casual restaurant chain heats up its menu beginning in October Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Barberitos, a fast-casual Southwestern Grille and Cantina with 50 locations across the Southeast, introduces jalapeño cheese dip to its menu at participating locations in October. Made with…
Dot It Introduces Alcohol To-Go Labels

Secure Alcoholic Beverages for Takeout & Delivery Arlington, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment expands their SecureIt™ tamper-evident label line to include alcohol to-go labels. These specialty alcohol to-go labels safely secure alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks for takeout and…
Free Upgrades at Chronic Tacos With I Voted Sticker on Nov. 3

(RestaurantNews.com) WHAT: Chronic Tacos is rewarding voters with a free combo upgrade on November 3rd. Customers that show their “I Voted” sticker at the register will get a free combo upgrade including chips, salsa and a fountain drink, with the…
Farmer Boys Celebrates Grand Opening of Huntington Beach Restaurant November 6-7

The Opening Marks 12th Orange County Location For The Award-Winning Fast Casual Concept Huntington Beach, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Farmer Boys®, the Southern California-based fast casual concept known for its award-winning burgers and exceptional service, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its…
Ledo Pizza Partners with Local Brewery to Debut Limited Edition Gypsy Lager

Popular Maryland-based pizza brand teams up with Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. Annapolis, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ledo Pizza is continuing its commitment to menu innovation by partnering with Dover-based Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. to launch an innovative new beer –…
Main Squeeze Juice Co. Opens in Downtown New Orleans

New Orleans, LA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Main Squeeze Juice Co., a juice and smoothie bar franchise dedicated to “Making Healthy Easier,” is expanding in its hometown of New Orleans with the opening of its third local storefront. The new location will be…
Kelly’s Roast Beef Widens Scope for Expansion, Targeting Providence

Iconic Massachusetts chain continues scoping out potential franchisees amid pandemic Revere, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Earlier this year, iconic Boston staple Kelly’s Roast Beef announced the launch of its franchise opportunity, giving hopeful entrepreneurs the chance to open a Kelly’s in their very…
Slim Chickens Gears Up for October 19 Opening in Streetsboro, Ohio

Franchisee David Giesen grows the ”better chicken” concept throughout Ohio, opening a new location in Streetsboro. Streetsboro, OH  (RestaurantNews.com)  Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will continue expansion of its 100% all-natural, fresh chicken…
Dave’s Hot Chicken Bolsters Leadership Team with Best-In-Class Executives

Company Adds Proven Veterans from Leading National Brands to Support its Rapid Growth Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Dave’s Hot Chicken, the Los Angeles-based street food sensation turned breakthrough fast-casual brand, announced today it has grown its leadership team to support…
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Continues Growth with 28 New Locations Added in Q3

World’s largest barbecue concept launches eight virtual kitchens and signs two development deals to add four more locations to pipeline Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Even amid a global pandemic, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is continuing to drive aggressive franchise developments nationwide with the…
IHOP Expands Franchisee Portfolio With Addition of Sun Holdings, Inc.

Transfer of Rights to Operate 41 Existing Locations to New Ownership Glendale, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  IHOP® has expanded its franchisee portfolio with the addition of Suncakes, LLC , led by Guillermo Perales, through the acquisition of 41 IHOP restaurants. The restaurants,…
TooJay’s Deli Seasonal Fall Favorites Are Back

West Palm Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  As the Fall season is in full swing, although it doesn’t feel like it, Toojay’s Deli is delighting guests with the return of seasonal fan-favorite menu items. The following items are available for a limited…
Chipotle’s Boorito Goes Digital For its 20th Anniversary

Starting October 29, fans will be able to virtually trick-or-treat for 500,000 BUY-ONE-GET-ONE entrée codes via text Newport Beach, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced its annual Halloween celebration, Boorito, will go entirely digital for the first…
Dog Haus Celebrates 10 Years of Evolving into a Critically-Acclaimed Brand

Acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept grows to 50+ locations, including restaurants, Live Nation venues and virtual kitchens, in a decade Pasadena, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  In 2010, restaurateurs and longtime friends Quasim Riaz, Hagop Giragossian and André Vener founded…
Yes, Vendors, New Restaurants Are Opening Across the Country!

(RestaurantNews.com)  Flhip.com has released its latest restaurant openings report, providing restaurant vendors with a sampling of fresh sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website. Flhip provides regularly updated lead lists, allowing vendors to check for updates…
Cheba Hut to Celebrate Opening First Location in Illinois on October 19

Franchise partners Chris Custer and Lance Frericks will set the Windy City Ablaze with the opening of the marijuana-themed sandwich shop on October 19 in Wicker Park Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  On October 19, Chicago residents Lance Frericks and Chris Custer…
Interface Security Systems Promotes Brent Duncan to President and COO

Company sees 165% increase in new customer acquisitions under Duncan’s leadership as Chief Revenue Officer Earth City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Interface Security Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises,…
Logan’s Roadhouse Adds Even More Value and Variety to Its Menu

Leading steakhouse brings back fan-favorites, debuts new libations and more Nashville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  It’s the perfect time to enjoy Logan’s Roadhouse because the leading steakhouse has expanded its menu with new quality offerings. Available in-restaurant, to-go and for delivery, guests…