Yum! Brands, Inc. to pay quarterly dividend of $0.46 per share of common stock

LOUISVILLE, KY, 2015-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.46 per share of common stock. The quarterly dividend will be distributed February 5, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 15, 2016. Since initiating a dividend in 2004, Yum! has increased […]

Seahawks Marshawn Lynch surprised baristas at a Bellevue Starbucks

SEATTLE, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch surprised baristas at a Bellevue Starbucks and thanked them for making his namesake beverage in support of his foundation. Lynch strolled behind the bar, gave baristas Beast Mode™ brand merchandise and donned a green apron complete with a handwritten “BeastMode” name tag. That’s not the first […]

Starbucks coming soon to Ferguson

SEATTLE, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Rodney Hines and Rebecca Chamberlin sat down to discuss the qualities they were looking for to fill a particular Starbucks store manager role, there were some givens. The position requires leadership qualities, business skills and a customer-first attitude in all instances. The store manager they were searching […]

Smashburger to host “Turkey Round Up” on Friday November 20th in support of Denver Rescue Mission

SMASHBURGER CORPORATE HOSTS “TURKEY ROUND UP” TO SUPPORT DENVER RESCUE MISSION Better Burger Aims To Raise Enough Money to Donate 500 Turkeys This Holiday Season DENVER, CO, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, today announced that it will be hosting a “Turkey Round Up” on Friday November 20th in […]

Dunkin’ Donuts will test mobile On-the-Go Ordering in Portland, Maine and Dunkin’ Delivery in Dallas, Texas

New programs offer guests new, convenient ways to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature all-day menu of coffees, donuts, sandwiches and more CANTON, MA, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, recognized for keeping America running by serving its entire menu all day long, today announced two programs that will make it even easier and more convenient for people […]

BJ’s Restaurants announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Longview, Texas

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ —  BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Longview, Texas onMonday, November 16, 2015. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is located at Longview Mallat the corner of McCann Road and Loop 281. The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet, seats approximately […]

METRO Start-up Study 2015 shows digital tools continually gaining importance among restaurateurs and customers

METRO Start-up Study 2015 investigates the demand for digital tools and services in the hotel and food service industries Young adults in particular want more digital services, like the option to reserve tables and pay via smartphone in restaurants and cafés Business owners’ use of digital tools is so far largely limited to image-building and […]

Starbucks Coffee Company and food-service organization Albron open Starbucks branch at the University of Twente campus

ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS, 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (13 November 2015), Starbucks Coffee Company and food-service organization Albron are jointly opening a new Starbucks branch at EDU-Café, which is located at the Education and Research square of the University of Twente (UT) campus. The UT campus is a meeting place for international pioneers and entrepreneurs, […]

Taubman: The new International Market Place in Hawaii to welcome 10 exciting restaurants

Shopping center to welcome 10 exciting concepts, including those by world-renowned Chefs Michael Mina andRoy Yamaguchi BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new International Market Place, currently under construction in Waikiki, Hawaii, will offer ten exciting restaurants, including unique-to-market concepts from award-winning Chefs Michael Mina and Roy Yamaguchi. “In addition to Hawaii’s […]

More than 6,000 U.S. corporate and franchise-owned Taco Bell restaurants will serve cage-free eggs by December 31, 2016

Brand on target to fulfill goal to remove artificial colors and flavors; Deepens pledge to meet consumers’ desire for simplicity, transparency and choice IRVINE, Calif., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell® today extended its long-standing promise to delivering quality food at great value by announcing that 100% of its more than 6,000 U.S. corporate […]

Traditional Swedish Julbord buffet in the restaurants of IKEA U.S. stores on Friday, Dec. 11

Tickets to Holiday Smörgåsbord Available for $16.99 Adults / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; Discounted Prices for IKEA FAMILY* Members CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA invites the public to celebrate this holiday season with a traditional Swedish Julbord buffet in the restaurants of IKEA U.S. stores** on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The all-you-can-eat […]

Amazon Prime Now to deliver from local restaurants in Los Angeles

Prime Now customers in Los Angeles can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Baby Blues BBQ, Wokcano, Hurry Curry of Tokyo, Feast from the East, John O’Groats Restaurant, and many more Free delivery for a limited time on all restaurant orders SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced […]

Dunkin’ Donuts signs franchise agreement with Grupo CF Del Noroeste to develop 25 additional Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Mexico

New Franchise Agreement with Grupo CF Del Noroeste, calls for the development of 25 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Mexico over the coming years CANTON, Mass., 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Grupo CF Del Noroeste […]

Dunkin’ Donuts to develop 46 new restaurants throughout Georgia over the next several years

LEADING COFFEE AND BAKERY CHAIN ON TRACK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 410 – 440 NET NEW DUNKIN’ DONUTS RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S. IN 2015 CANTON, MA, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today that 46 new restaurants will be developed throughout Georgia over the next […]

Darden Restaurants completed its previously announced spin-off of select real estate and restaurant assets into Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.

Company will reduce approximately $1 billion in debt and affirms combined DRI and FCPT annualized dividend is expected to be at least $2.20 per share ORLANDO, Fla., 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) (“Darden”) announced today that it successfully completed its previously announced spin-off of select real estate and restaurant […]

Pizza Hut Corporate awarded Environmental Star of Excellence Award by City of Plano, TX

Louisville, KY, 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pizza Hut corporate created the ‘Green Team’ earlier this year in an effort to create more sustainable office processes. The team has addressed several projects to implement sustainable practices at the Restaurant Support Center (RSC) this year including a waste audit, Earth Day events such as the […]

Weis Markets new in-store Café in Lansdale Store offers 900 varieties of beer

Sunbury, PA and Lansdale, PA, 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today announced it has opened an in-store beer café at its Lansdale store. The café received final approval from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) on Thursday. The 30-seat café sells beer for both take-out and on-premise consumption and offers 900 varieties, including […]

Dunkin’ Donuts signs with three franchise groups to develop 13 new restaurants in North and South Carolina

LEADING COFFEE AND BAKERY CHAIN ON TRACK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 410 – 440 NET NEW DUNKIN’ DONUTS RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S. IN 2015 CANTON, MA, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to […]

McDonald’s to provide shareholders with new rights of proxy access for director nominations

OAK BROOK, IL, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ —  McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) today announced that its Board of Directors has amended the Company’s bylaws to provide shareholders with new rights of proxy access for director nominations. The changes, being made with the input and support of the Company’s shareholders, enable eligible McDonald’s shareholders to have their own […]

BJ’s Restaurants reports its revenues increased 11.1% during fiscal 2015 third quarter

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter that ended onTuesday, September 29, 2015. Third Quarter 2015 Highlights Compared to Third Quarter 2014 Total revenues increased 11.1% to $229.4 million Total restaurant operating weeks increased approximately 10% Comparable restaurant sales increased […]

Darden Restaurants, Inc’s board approved tax-free spin-off of select real estate and restaurant assets into Four Corners Property Trust, Inc

Transaction allows Darden to reduce approximately $1 billion in debt; Creates new opportunities for both companies to increase shareholder value ORLANDO, Fla., 2015-10-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced today that its board of directors has approved, subject to certain conditions, the tax-free spin-off (Spin-off) of select real estate and […]

Amazon: Prime Now customers in Portland can now enjoy free delivery from local restaurants

Prime Now customers in Portland can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants and food carts, including Pok Pok, Sizzle Pie, Waffle Window, Luc Lac, Seres Restaurant, East India Co Grill & Bar, Kim Jong Grillin’ and many more Free delivery for a limited time on all restaurant orders SEATTLE, 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. […]

AmRest opens Starbucks Fashion Arena in Prague; its 100th Starbucks location

Wrocław, Poland, 2015-10-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — AmRest (WSE: EAT), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe, announces the opening of its 100th Starbucks location. Opening of Starbucks Fashion Arena in Prague on 16th October, 2015 marked an important milestone of reaching 100 Starbucks coffee shops in AmRest portfolio. Company continues the […]

Dunkin’ Donuts now with over 75 restaurants at colleges and universities throughout the country

CANTON, MA, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the new school year in full swing, more students will be running on Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, with the opening of new locations on-campus, in bookstores and in college stadiums. Three Dunkin’ Donuts locations opened at The University of Tennessee’s […]

Smashburger sells 40% of the company to Jollibee Foods Corporation, Asia’s largest restaurant company

Smashburger Enters into Strategic Partnership with Jollibee Foods Corporation, Asia’s Largest Restaurant Company DENVER, COLORADO/Manila, Philippines, 2015-10-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smashburger, the Denver-based Fast Casual restaurant concept, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 40% of the company to Jollibee Foods Corporation (PSE: JFC), Asia’s largest restaurant company. […]

BJ’s Restaurants will release its 3Q 2015 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 22

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it will release its third quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day. The conference call will be broadcast live over […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill announces the appointment of Curt Garner as CIO

Starbucks’ Curt Garner to Join Chipotle Management Team as the Company’s First CIO DENVER, 2015-10-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced that it has hired Curt Garner as chief information officer. Garner, who held the same position at Starbucks Coffee Corporation, will join Chipotle effective November 23, 2015, and become the […]

Dairy Queen® opens the Du Quoin DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 912 S. Washington Street

New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and the new DQ Bakes!™ menu. Du Quoin, Ill., 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Du Quoin DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 912 S. Washington Street. This location is the newest Dairy […]

SSP: Finnish chef Matti Jämsen will create a new menu for the Fly Inn Restaurant & Deli at Helsinki Airport

Collaboration with leading Finnish chef and opening of new iconic café at Helsinki Airport LONDON, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is to kick off a number of enhancements to the passenger experience with an innovative collaboration with leading Finnish chef Matti […]

BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its new restaurant in Canton, Ohio

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its new restaurant in Canton, Ohio, on Monday, October 5, 2015. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is located at the regional shopping area called The Strip at Portage Road and Strip Avenue NW. The restaurant is approximately […]