Jet’s Pizza launched a new loyalty program to reward customers for their patronage. Jet’s Rewards program members can redeem points for free Cinnamon Stix

Jet’s Pizza unveils loyalty program, launches sweepstakes

Pizza chain to give away gift cards as way to promote Jet’s Rewards

Jet’s Pizza launched a new loyalty program to reward customers for their patronage. The Detroit-style pizza chain, which reported a year-over-year increase of 20 percent in annual pizza sales, debuted Jet’s Rewards and will immediately award customers who sign up on its website with 10 points.

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Affiliates of Atlanta-based Roark Capital, a private equity group focused on retail and foodservice franchise brands, has sold the Corner Bakery cafe chain to Pandya Restaurant Group

Roark Capital sells Corner Bakery cafe chain

Owner of Boston Market sees strategic value in chains’ synergies

Affiliates of Atlanta-based Roark Capital, a private equity group focused on retail and foodservice franchise brands, has sold the Corner Bakery cafe chain to Pandya Restaurant Group. Roark Capital acquired the then-119-unit chain, and its parent Il Fornaio, in 2011.

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El Pollo Loco brought back its holiday menu, featuring new hot tamale bowls, while launching a new holiday campaign, “Kids on culture”

El Pollo Loco to bring people together via holiday menu, Kids on Culture campaign

New Tamale Bowls featured on holiday menu

El Pollo Loco will bring back its holiday menu, featuring new Holiday Tamale Bowls, November 2, while also launching a new holiday campaign, “Kids on culture,” calling on its customers to adopt inclusivity. The campaign, supported by social media, and digital and TV advertising, will promote bringing customers together as we close out a year that proved to be difficult and divisive, with the premise that food crosses all barriers.

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A new digital drive-thru experience began rolling out to Burger King and Tim Hortons locations with the help of digital menu boards with touchless payment capabilities powered by Verifone and predictive technology

BK, Tim Hortons continue deployment of drive-thru digital menu boards to enhance guest experience, average ticket

Popeyes brand to join deployment later this year

A new digital drive-thru experience began rolling out to Burger King and Tim Hortons locations with the help of digital menu boards with touchless payment capabilities powered by Verifone and predictive technology. As the global coronavirus pandemic continues and consumers seek out contactless ordering options, Restaurant Brands International (RBI), the parent of these restaurant concepts, is optimistic about the new experience.

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The chicken sandwich wars appear to be endless as Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich debuts for a limited time. The Athens, Ga.-based fast-casual chain launched its own fried chicken sandwich

Limited-time Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich debuts in select markets

Fast casual takes regional approach to culinary warfare

The chicken sandwich wars appear to be endless as Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich debuts for a limited time. The Athens, Ga.-based fast-casual chain launched its own fried chicken sandwich, hoping to extend the battle and mark its own place in the coveted competition. Wendy’s, Church’s Chicken and now Zaxby’s have become the latest limited-service chains to upgrade or release their own version of the fried chicken staple, now a prized item on many menus.

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Fat Brands, the parent of Faburger and several other high-profile fast-casual and casual-dining chains, opened a new ghost kitchen in Dallas, Texas in partnership with Croft Ventures

Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express, Hurricane Grill + Wings expand in Dallas with ghost kitchen

Fat Brands to grow in Texas with Croft Ventures

Fat Brands, the parent of Fatburger and several other high-profile fast-casual and casual-dining chains, opened a new ghost kitchen in Dallas, Texas in partnership with franchise partner Croft Ventures. Out of the new kitchen, customers will order to go from Fat Brands’ restaurant concepts Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express and Hurricane Grill & Wings. Fat Brands will add Yalla Mediterranean to the mix in the coming months.

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Church’s Chicken debuted its Fried Chicken Sandwich nationally, putting its own bet on the competitive trend. Several fast-food and fast-casual chains have launched chicken sandwiches

Church’s Chicken rolls out its version of fried chicken sandwich

QSRs find popular menu item has become must-have

Church’s Chicken debuted its Fried Chicken Sandwich nationally, placing its own bet on the competitive trend. Several fast-food and fast-casual chains have launched chicken sandwiches in the last two quarters amid the popularity and accompanying success story of the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich. Moreover, Wendy’s just launched a fried Classic Chicken Sandwich after upgrading its chicken fillet.

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Applbee's offer of Halloween Wings, which are free wings for customers who make a purchase of $30 at applebees.com or on the mobile app

Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar + Grill offers Halloween Wings, free Queso

Coupons for free appetizer dishes part of Halloween celebration

Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill joined in on the myriad of Halloween promotions with the offer of Halloween Wings, which are free wings for customers who make a purchase of $30 at applebees.com or on the mobile app. The Glendale, Calif.-based restaurant chain will extend the free wings to customers ordering for delivery or To Go on October 31 only. Also, for takeout orders of $20 or more, Applebee’s is currently offering a free Chips and Queso appetizer dish.

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Eatery Pulse has launched new custom content solutions for purveyors to the foodservice industry, including distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, and technology companies

Eatery Pulse launches new custom content programs for foodservice purveyors

Creative Custom Content Studio is easy way to start, propel impactful programming

Washington, DC (October 26, 2020)—Eatery Pulse has launched new custom content solutions for purveyors to the foodservice industry, including distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, and technology companies. With an ongoing health crisis, many companies are making changes: pivoting their distribution to new types of clients, or simply seeking to streamline their messaging to restaurants and foodservice businesses. In response, Eatery Pulse and Creative Custom Content Studio have created new solutions to simplify content creation and distribution.

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