February 25, 2015

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has added Andrew Nathan as senior VP of Asia Pacific and member of the executive team.

February 24, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant with its sister brand Baskin-Robbins, in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri.

February 24, 2015

Waffle House Inc. is partnering with mobile app-based shipping platform to become the first official “Roadie Roadhouse.”

February 20, 2015

Starbucks has launched its Evenings Program in the U.K., offering a range of meals and shareable hot and cold snacks with premium wines and beers.

February 18, 2015

Private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has purchased specialty restaurant chain Cotton Patch Café, which operates 45 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

February 18, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts is growing its presence in the Hoosier state.

February 17, 2015

Starbucks Coffee Company is taking its coffee to an entirely new level as it continues to target consumers who are willing to pay for super-premium brews.

February 12, 2015

Whole Foods Market has set itself an ambitious agenda for 2015 with 38 to 42 new store openings, including relocations, for annual square footage growth of 9% to 10%.

February 11, 2015

Whole Foods Market announced its plans for continued expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.

February 11, 2015

Whole Foods Market's value message is resonating with shoppers as the chain delivered same store sales growth of 4.5% and record first quarter profits as net income increased to $167 million from $158 million.

February 9, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts is recruiting franchisees to develop an estimated 10 new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Birmingham, Alabama, and the surrounding areas.

February 9, 2015

Johnny Rockets has promoted James Walker to president of operations and development.

February 6, 2015

Starbucks Corp. founder and CEO — and currently Time Magazine cover boy — Howard Schultz has lots of opinions about politics and the national agenda, but he is not interested in running for president in 2016.

February 6, 2015

The husband or boyfriend who forgets to buy Valentines flowers until late in the day Feb. 14 now has a safeguard.

February 2, 2015

RPM Pizza LLC, the largest U.S. Domino's franchise, is getting a little bigger. RPM has acquired 45 Domino's stores throughout Indiana.

February 2, 2015

Lowe's Companies Inc. has appointed James H. Morgan, 67, to the company's board, effective immediately.

January 30, 2015

The Kroger Co. has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to reduce food waste.

January 28, 2015

Spain-based apparel retailer Mango has recruited Toni Ruiz to become its new CFO effective mid-February.

January 27, 2015

Papa John’s International Inc. is taking its Super Bowl focus off trivial football inflation concerns and on something that matters – free pizza.

January 23, 2015

Starbucks Corp. has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief COO, effective March 1.

January 22, 2015

Starbucks Corp.’s first-quarter profit surged 82% as new offerings and holiday gave a boost to store traffic.

January 21, 2015

Ecova announced it has been selected Chuck E. Cheese’s to provide utility expense and data management services.

January 21, 2015

Whole Foods Market plans to open six new locations in Chicago, four of which will open in May, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

January 20, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will reportedly review a rule that allowed Whole Foods Market Inc. to block a shareholder proposal regarding director nominations.