Industry News

July 11, 2006

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers announced it has closed on the acquisition of 11 of the 13 franchised Red Robin restaurants in Washington state.

May 20, 2006

At its booth in McCormick this afternoon, NSF International announced the six winners of the third annual Food Safety Leadership Awards.

March 8, 2006

The International Franchise Association announced plans for a new initiative to help IFA member companies recruit more minority franchisees into their systems.

February 22, 2006

Whether it's chipotle mamey orange or parsley black currant, complex and exotic food flavors will make a huge palate statement in 2006 as consumers continue to demand a bigger bang for their bite…

February 13, 2006

The International Franchise Association has appointed Victoria J. Adams as its new director of political affairs. Adams will be responsible for developing and implementing overall strategy for the…

January 20, 2006

Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. today announced the signing of a new franchise agreement and its 2006 development plans.

December 15, 2005

Buffalo Wild Wings will open its first restaurant in the metro New York metro area in New Rochelle as part of a 36-unit franchise agreement signed with Four M Capital, LLC, a New York-based…

September 25, 2005

It’s appropriate that Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) was developed by NASA to keep astronauts from coming down with foodborne illness in outer space because sometimes it really…

September 25, 2005

Technology featured at the 2005 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Show shows how the lines between quick-service, fast-casual, and full-service restaurants are beginning…

September 24, 2005

According to a FDA report, 21.9 percent of quick-service restaurants were cited for contaminated equipment and 31.2 percent for poor personal hygiene in 2004, and the Centers For Disease Control…

September 24, 2005

RFID is rapidly gaining ground in the manufacturing and distributing world, where the technology is being used to track inventory through the placement of RFID tags on boxes and pallets.