Topaz to introduce Ireland’s newest fresh, urban food concept, Rocket’s to 40 forecourts nationwide

45 new jobs to be created as part of an 11.4 million investment Dublin, Ireland, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience brand, has announced a €11.4 million investment which will see them introduce Ireland’s newest fresh, urban food concept, Rocket’s to 40 forecourts nationwide. The rollout, which will take place […]

The Starbucks Community Store in Daehakro neighborhood in Seoul, Korea celebrates one-year anniversary

Seoul, Korea, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Starbucks Community Store in the Daehakro neighborhood in Seoul, Korea, commemorated its one-year anniversary (October 7, 2015) with a community service project, a donation and free brewed coffee and rice cakes for 365 customers as a token of gratitude. The Starbucks Community Store in Daehakro, like the Langsuan Neighborhood Starbucks in […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill announces the return of its popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito

Customers are invited to add something “unnecessary” to their costumes to score a $3 burrito and to help raise $1 million for the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation DENVER, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today the return of its longstanding and popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito. On Saturday, October 31 between 5pm and […]

Yum! Brands adopts the community of Jinotega, Nicaragua, as part of the Company’s new Feed the World Ambassador Program

Louisville, KY, 2015-10-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) announced it has adopted the community of Jinotega, Nicaragua, as part of the Company’s new Feed the World Ambassador Program. The new employee leadership program is part of the Company’s global World Hunger Relief effort that raises awareness, volunteerism and donations for the United […]

Starbucks opens its 500th store in Mexico City at Antara Shopping Centre

MEXICO CITY, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks opened its first store in Mexico in September 2002, it was a milestone moment for the company. Starbucks had just reached a total of 5,000 stores and was only six years into its expansion to Europe and Asia. Latin America was next. “We opened our first […]

Taco Bell the first QSR to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association

Expands on Food for All promise with menu certified by the American Vegetarian Association and millions of customizable veggie combinations IRVINE, Calif., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell® is now the first QSR to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA), the industry’s recognized standard in vegetarian labeling. With more than 6,000 restaurants […]

Taco Bell launches online ordering at ta.co

Taco Bell Launches Online Ordering and Enhanced Digital Experience with ta.co Website IRVINE, Calif., 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing commitment to use technology to further improve the fast food experience, Taco Bell® today is launching ta.co, the brand’s new virtual flagship restaurant and website that allows consumers to customize, […]

BURGER KING launches A.1. Halloween WHOPPER® sandwich this season, a burger with a black bun that has A.1. flavor baked in

BURGER KING® Restaurants Tailor Japanese Flavored Bun Phenomenon to U.S. Tastes with A.1 Sauce MIAMI, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — BURGER KING® restaurants are launching the A.1. Halloween WHOPPER® sandwich this season, a burger unlike any other in America, with a black bun that has A.1. flavor baked in. While the pitch-black bun gives the Halloween […]

Sheetz opens new restaurant/grocery concept store for the students and local community of State College, PA

ALTOONA, Pa., 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will open a new restaurant/grocery concept store for the students and local community of State College, PA on Monday, September 28, 2015. This location will have a complete focus on the food and beverage offerings at the store and will […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill restored most of its pork supply and again serves Carnitas in 90 percent of its restaurants

New Supplier Enables Chipotle to Return Popular Menu Item to Restaurants around the Country DENVER, 2015-9-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it has restored most of its pork supply and is again serving Carnitas in 90 percent of its restaurants. The company expects to have Carnitas back in all […]

McDonald’s appointed two new senior management positions to drive the company’s turnaround efforts

David Fairhurst promoted to EVP and chief people officer Chris Kempczinski appointed EVP of strategy, business development & innovation OAK BROOK, IL, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed two new senior management positions to drive the company’s turnaround efforts. Effective Oct. 1, David Fairhurst will assume the newly […]

Jano Cabrera joins McDonald’s as Corporate Senior VP of U.S. communications, Global Media and Public Relations

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s Corporation announced today that Jano Cabrera, 41, will join the company as Corporate Senior Vice President of U.S. communications, Global Media and Public Relations, effective Oct. 15. Cabrera served as Worldwide Vice President at Burson-Marsteller where he advised Fortune 500 companies, governments and nonprofit organizations, often focusing on […]

Yum! Brands celebrates its 18th anniversary on October 9th with a Red vs Blue Hunger “Drive-Thru”

Louisville, KY, 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In October 1997, PepsiCo spun off its three restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – to form a new company based out of Louisville, KY. 18 years later, Yum! Brands is one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with more than 41,000 restaurants in […]

Yum! Restaurants India recognized at IDA Awards for its world class training tools

Louisville, KY, 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yum! Restaurants India was recently recognized at the IDA Awards in the category of ‘Content, Training & Assessment’ for its world class training tools. The IDA Awards, organized by India Didactics Association, showcases industry benchmarks for innovation and quality in the education and training domain. It has […]

Taco Bell drops the drive-thru and opens its kitchen as the brand expands into urban markets

Taco Bell Cantina Restaurants to Open in Chicago and San Francisco; New Design Offers Local Feel, Shared Appetizers and Alcohol Options Irvine, Calif., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell is dropping the drive-thru, opening its kitchens and using technology to create a new experience as the brand expands into urban markets. The new design focuses […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the latest installment of its popular “Cultivating Thought” author series

Participants invited to summarize the essays on Chipotle’s packaging for a chance to win one of 500 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-readers DENVER, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the latest installment of its popular “Cultivating Thought” author series, and with it a new online sweepstakes called the Super Short Book […]

Michael R. Shutley joins Dunkin’ Brands Group as VP Federal & State Government Affairs

CANTON, MA, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that effective August 31, 2015, Michael R. Shutley  joined the company as Vice President, Federal & State Government Affairs. Reporting directly to Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer, Mr. Shutley will work closely with senior […]

McDonald’s will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in US and Canada

McDonald’s USA and Canada to Source 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Within 10 Years OAK BROOK, IL, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — To meet consumers’ changing expectations and preferences, McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) today announced that it will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 […]

Dunkin’ Donuts signed with Ozark Donuts to develop three new restaurants in Springfield, Missouri

LEADING COFFEE AND BAKERY CHAIN SEEKS FRANCHISEE CANDIDATES IN MISSOURI AND OKLAHOMA CANTON, MA, 2015-9-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Ozark Donuts, LLC, to develop three new restaurants in Springfield, Missouri. The […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill makes it easier for students to find the food they love through partnership with Tapingo

New partnership enhances Chipotle’s delivery options; provides delivery access to students at 40 college campuses DENVER, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — As college students make their way back to school for another year, Chipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE: CMG) is making it easier for students to find the food they love, allowing more time for study and […]

Starbucks: Chris Parry, the Barista that is also an F-16 fighter jet mechanic

SEATTLE, 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Having good manners helps to make a great first impression. It’s how Chris Parry got her first job at Starbucks. “I was taught to say ‘may I,’ ‘ma’am,’ and ‘sir’ growing up,” said Parry. After ordering a beverage at a Texas Starbucks® store when Parry was 17 years old, […]

Wegmans: Chef Cesare Casella and Alessio Fasano, M.D. to explore gluten-free eating and Mediterranean Diet at Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Rochester, NY, 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is once again welcoming Chef Cesare Casella as he takes over the kitchen for one night. This time, Chef Casella, chef-owner of Salumeria Rosi in NYC and author of The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine, will team with Alessio Fasano, M.D., director […]

Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union opens brand new barbecue restaurant

Restaurant opens Aug. 28th offering in-house smoked meat and all the traditional fixin’s AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-8-31— /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Millburn-Union is excited to announce the opening of BBQ, a brand new barbecue restaurant that will bring the most sought after traditional American BBQ flavors of Kansas City, Memphis, and the Carolinas, right to […]

McDonald’s CEO Open Letter To Burger King

Oak Brook, IL, 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s CEO Open Letter To Burger King Dear Burger King, Inspiration for a good cause… great idea. We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference. We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort? And every […]

BJ’s Restaurants opened its new restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its new restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas onMonday, August 24, 2015. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is located on a free-standing pad in front of the 900,000 square foot super-regional McCain Mall. The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet, […]

Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. shareholders approved a merger transaction with an affiliate of NRD Partners I, L.P.

CINCINNATI, OH, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — The shareholders of Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FRS) met today and approved a merger transaction with an affiliate of NRD Partners I, L.P.(“NRD”). As part of the transaction, each outstanding share of Frisch’s stock will be converted into the right to receive the $34.00 per share merger […]

IKEA to host its Swedish Crayfish Party in the restaurants of participating IKEA U.S. stores on Friday, September 18

Tickets Available for $18.99 Adults / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; Discounted Prices for IKEA FAMILY* Members CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2015-8-24— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA will be hosting its Swedish Crayfish Party – an all-you-can-eat Swedish crayfish buffet – in the restaurants of participating IKEA U.S. stores** on Friday, September 18. A Swedish tradition, the Crayfish […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill to hire 4,000 new employees on its first-ever National Career Day on September 9

Job interviews will take place at all U.S. restaurants; applicants are invited to register online for an interview DENVER, CO, 2015-8-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced its first-ever National Career Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 9, with the goal of hiring 4,000 new employees. Management teams at each […]

Yum! Brands, Inc. announces the appointment of Micky Pant as Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Restaurants China

Joey Wat Named CEO of KFC China; Peter Kao Named CEO of Pizza Hut China Louisville, KY, 2015-8-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) today announced that long–time YUM veteran, Micky Pant, 60, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Restaurants China, succeeding Sam Su, 63, who announced his plans to retire […]

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announces the opening of its new restaurant in Newport News, Virginia

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-8-19— /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its new restaurant in Newport News, Virginia onMonday, August 17, 2015. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is located at The Marketplace at Tech Center along Oyster Point Road and Jefferson Avenue. The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet, […]