Starting Monday, November 30, Panera will offer coffee subscriptions as part of a gift package

Panera Bread promotes MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription as holiday gift-giving solution

Bakery-cafe chain to offer gift subscriptions starting November 30

Panera Bread launched a new Cyber Monday promotion to put the spotlight on its MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription program. Starting Monday, November 30, Panera will offer coffee subscriptions as part of a gift package. Through the gift coffee subscription, customers will be able to purchase and send MyPanera+ to people on their holiday shopping list at a discount.

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As the latest wave of coronavirus spreads across the country, the National Restaurant Association pushed back against governors and new restrictions on restaurants

National Restaurant Association urges governors to reconsider restaurant business restrictions amid latest coronavirus wave

Association chief executive pens letter to National Governors Association

As the latest wave of coronavirus spreads across the country, the National Restaurant Association pushed back against state governors’ new restrictions on restaurants. In a letter sent to chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Association further noted that restaurants have been following enhanced Food and Drug Administration practices, and strengthening their safety protocols.

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What US consumers will eat at restaurants is likely to differ from what they eat at home. Food research firm NPD provided some insights

Consumers prefer specific plant-based alternatives when dining at restaurants

NPD reports on significant consumption differences

What US consumers will eat at restaurants is likely to differ from what they eat at home. Food research firm The NPD Group provided some insights into potential plant-based opportunities for foodservice establishments, which include restaurants. When compared to animal proteins, for example, plant-based meat analogues represent just one percent of shipments to restaurants and other types of foodservice venues, despite their exponential growth, according to NPD.

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Tim Hortons released its line of seasonal, hot holiday beverages nationwide, also adding a donut, holiday packaging and merchandise...Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew

Tim Hortons releases holiday merchandise, seasonal Peppermint beverages, Peppermint Mocha Dream Donut

Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew also added

Tim Hortons US released its line of seasonal, hot holiday beverages nationwide, also adding a donut, holiday packaging and merchandise. A Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha Latte and Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew arrive at participating shops. To pair with the new drinks, a limited-time Peppermint Dream Donut was also added to the menu.

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Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division has taken a significant stake in Zaxby’s. The strategic investment should propel its growth

Goldman Sachs affiliate takes significant stake in Zaxby’s

Investment should propel growth at 900-unit chicken chain

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, a Goldman Sachs affiliate, has taken a significant stake in Zaxby’s. The strategic investment should propel the growth of the fast-casual chicken chain and provide growth in sales channels that may not have been previously accessible. The deal should be completed by the end of the year.

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Del Taco launched a new line of Shredded Pork Tamales and introduced Tamaledays, Fiesta Packs and Family Meals

Del Taco releases line of Shredded Pork Tamales, Family Deals, Fiesta Pack

Special offers on app during Tamaledays promote new additions

Del Taco launched a new line of Shredded Pork Tamales and introduced Tamaledays, Fiesta Packs and Family Friday Deals to bolster business during the holidays, available at participating stores November 19. Limited-time menu selections include the Cholula Smothered Tamales, Red and Green Smothered Tamales and Chili Cheese Smothered Tamales. Lake Forest, Calif.-based Del Taco also released Fiesta Packs and Family meals to provide its customers with options.

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Papa John’s picks Three Ballpark Center, The Battery Atlanta for new Atlanta HQ

Decision marks milestone as QSR maps long-term future

Papa John’s will move into a new HQ (headquarters) in Atlanta, Ga. at Three Ballpark Center in The Battery Atlanta, a popular live-work-play development. The announcement marks a milestone in a move that had been announced previously. Three Ballpark Center will be home to Papa John’s groups that work on marketing, communications, customer experience, operations, HR, communications, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and development functions, in addition to the diversity, equity and inclusion team.

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John Peyton will serve as the next president and chief executive of Dine Brands Global, the parent of Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and IHOP

Applebee’s parent names John Peyton president, CEO of Dine Brands Global

Franchise veteran to take top post January 4

John Peyton will serve as the next president and chief executive of Dine Brands Global, the parent of Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill and IHOP. The company named the Realogy Franchise Group CEO to the top Dine Brands post effective January 4, 2021. The 21-year franchising veteran replaces Steve Joyce, whose departure had been previously announced.

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