NRN editors discuss IPO surges, the National Restaurant Association Show, and KFC nuggets
Plus, hear from Tina Gantz, VP of franchise development for District Taco.
Menu Tracker: New items from Taco Bell, Sonic Drive-in, and Jimmy John’s
Plus innovation at Chili’s Grill & Bar, Norms, Nothing Bundt Cakes, O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, Pizza Guys, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, Salad and Go, Saladworks, Slim Chickens, Smoothie King, Tim Hortons, and Velvet Taco.
Smoothie King names Camille Hymes chief operating officer
Restaurant sales growth weakest since July
McDonald’s launches ‘The Little Mermaid’ Happy Meal
Bonchon U.S. promotes Bryan Shin to CEO
Former chief financial officer succeeds Flynn Dekker in the position.
CEO of fast casual Naf Naf Grill shares how his time as a franchisee helped resurrect the chain
With perspective as Naf Naf’s first franchisee and now part owner and CEO, Greg Willman was perfectly suited to lead the brand’s resurgence.
Crisp & Green continues quest for 1,000+ units with expansion into New York City
Rapidly growing healthy fast-casual restaurant continues national expansion with first Manhattan location scheduled to open June 1.
Taco Bell introduces yet another variation of its Nacho Fries
Taco Bell is offering a breakfast promotion every Tuesday through June for members of its rewards program.
Panera Brands is going public (again) soon: Here’s what that could mean
The Panera Brands group formed in 2021 and is now switching up leadership as it prepares to file an IPO after a failed attempt last year.