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2011-08-31 14:28:00

MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The SUBWAY® restaurant chain, an industry leader in providing healthier options for consumers, announced the opening of five new "Green" SUBWAY® Eco-Restaurants - with more on the way - each designed with environmentally friendly aspects to reduce energy, water, and waste consumption in cost effective ways. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110831/NY60745 ) "All of these new eco-restaurants...

2011-08-31 10:15:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Efforts to reduce the daily sodium intake of U.S. consumers have been underway for decades with little progress, in part because salt has many desirable properties and serves as an inexpensive way to enhance the flavor of food, making good food taste even better. Despite national salt reduction initiatives, salt mentions on major chain and independent restaurant menus have increased by 144 percent over the last five years. Technomic's MenuMonitor...

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2011-08-15 13:45:00

A report by ABC's "Good Morning America" found that play areas at fast food restaurants may be harboring harmful germs and bacteria. The report said a mother who is trying to get standards in place for how restaurant play areas should be cleaned helped make the discovery. Erin Carr-Jordan, the mother who performed the research, said she found clumps of hair, rotting food and gang graffiti, among other things, when she followed her toddler into a play tube at a fast-food restaurant play area....

2011-08-03 07:15:00

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Little Chef has selected the MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Solution (RES) to provide fast, flexible service to customers in its new concept sites. Little Chef, which serves over 20 million hungry travelers every year, is piloting the new concept at 10 restaurants, offering customers a...

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2011-07-26 13:58:24

McDonald's announced on Tuesday that it will begin serving a fruit or vegetable with every Happy Meal sold in the U.S. Jan Fields, president of McDonald's, announced on ABC's Good Morning America that the fast-food chain restaurant will be offering fruit to each child that comes into a McDonald's restaurant. McDonald's received praise from First Lady Michelle Obama for adding more fruit and reducing the amount of fries in its Happy Meals. "McDonald's has continued to evolve its menu, and I...

2011-07-26 09:05:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, McDonald's USA president Jan Fields announced the company's "Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices." The comprehensive plan aims to help customers -- especially families and children -- make nutrition-minded choices whether visiting McDonald's or eating elsewhere. Menu changes underway include the addition of more nutritionally-balanced choices that meet McDonald's reputation for great taste and affordability, along with an...

2011-07-21 08:12:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce that Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited has completed the successful rollout of MICROS in all of its 98 Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) stores. The implementation included MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Series Point of Sale (POS), Forecasting, Labor Management, Kitchen Display Systems (KDS),...

2011-07-19 09:43:00

ATLANTA, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 50 years ago, two brothers from Ohio - Forrest and Leroy Raffel - set out to shake-up the fast food industry. Their vision: a quick service restaurant that served something other than the standard burgers and fries. Thus, on July 23, 1964, Arby's was born. In celebration of its anniversary, this Saturday, July 23, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. is offering customers nationwide its signature sandwich, the Classic Roast Beef, for just 64...

2011-06-30 05:00:00

In-N-Out Burger, Chick fil-A, and Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza top their categories YONKERS, N.Y., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McDonald's popular slogan may be "lovin' it" but consumers beg to differ, the fast food icon was joined by Burger King, KFC and Taco Bell among the lower ranked chains in Consumer Reports first ever major fast food ratings. The survey, based on responses from 36,733 subscribers who made more than 98,000 visits to 53 fast-food chains revealed...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

Broadest Impact When Social Media Is Combined with Other Media Such as Out-of-Home, PR and TV NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to preview results from a new study of quick service restaurant (QSR) consumers, individuals exposed to social media are significantly more likely to increase their spending and consumption than those who aren't exposed. The impact was most pervasive when social media was combined with other types of media. The Integrated Social Media Sales...