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Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0The Marketing Store, a global customer engagement agency, was awarded the Global Supplier of the Year Award for their work with McDonald’s Happy Meal.Chains: McDonald's
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Peet’s Coffee, The Original Craft Coffee, announced the addition of Peet’s Baridi Black Nitro Cold Brew to its line of bestselling, ready-to-drink (RTD) cold brew. The debut of canned Peet’s Nitro Cold Brew perfectly translates the draft experience of nitro cold brew on-tap in select Peet’s coffeebars and on-premise partner locations for enjoyment on-the-go. Nitro Cold Brew elevates the flavor profile of Baridi Blend, its cold brew base, with an infusion of nitrogen from unique widget technology within the can, to create an ultra-velvet cascade with a creamy finish.Chains: Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Image Caption: Luna Grill’s Flat Cut ChickenExclusive Brief: 0Luna Grill is expanding its Texas presence by adding five new restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro. The expansion builds on six existing Luna Grill locations in the region, including the Mansfield restaurant, which opened in February 2018.  Luna Grill’s growing presence in Texas is a direct response to increased consumer demand for wholesome, clean food.
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Einstein Bros. Bagels announced a special “Take Your Child to Work Day” offer in support of No Kid Hungry. To celebrate family together time, anyone who visits participating Einstein Bros. Bagels or Coffee & Bagel locations on April 26 will receive one free bagel and shmear for their child with each $2 donation to No Kid Hungry. A $2 donation also rewards guests with coupons featuring three unique offers worth over $11—a free bagel and shmear with purchase, buy-one-get-one egg sandwich deal and $3 off Baker’s Dozen Box.Chains: Einstein Bros. Bagels
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Fueled by the desire to spread knowledge of food allergies, Vitality Bowls is spearheading a campaign to shed light on food allergy awareness, advocacy and education.Chains: Vitality Bowls
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Honeygrow, a fast-growing restaurant concept that offers wholesome, fully customizable stir-frys, salads, honeybars and cold pressed juices, announced Tuesday that it has partnered with LevelUp to develop a completely new digital guest engagement program.Chains: Honeygrow
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0The new Columbus area Back Yard Burgers, which opened at 1913 Highway 45 N, right in front of Walmart, is hosting its grand opening celebrations April 24-28. The events include the following: The Columbus/Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting, Tuesday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Back Yard Burgers located at 1913 Highway 45 N, right in front of Walmart. Lisa James, President of the Columbus Chamber and VIPs from the Mayor’s office, Police and Fire Departments and the Columbus Airforce Base will be attending.Chains: Back Yard Burgers
Image Caption: Sonic’s new Cookie Jar Shakes are blending the classic all-American combination of creamy ice cream and decadent cookies.Exclusive Brief: 0Sonic Drive-In is blending the classic all-American combination of creamy ice cream and decadent cookies into one delicious Shake. Part of Sonic’s favorite Summer Nights event, guests can now savor Sonic’s new Cookie Jar Shakes for half-price after 8 p.m. every night.Chains: SONIC DRIVE IN
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0​Piada Italian Street Food, the fast casual Italian street food restaurant best known for its innovative menu of piadas, pastas and salads, is announcing the launch of its new Spring + Summer Menu. The new menu will be available at all participating Piada locations nationwide May 1. Piada’s culinary team continues to break new ground, redefining what it means to be fast casual Italian by elevating Piada’s menu with forward-thinking entrees. This new Spring + Summer menu will feature bold, bright flavors of the season, such as sweet corn, marinated zucchini, lemon, basil and more.Chains: Piada
Image Caption: Cajun Filet Biscuits at Bojangles'.Exclusive Brief: 0Starting Monday, guests can get two Cajun Filet Biscuits for just $5 at participating Bojangles' locations. “We are proud of all our menu items, but the Cajun Filet Biscuit defines what the Bojangles’ brand is all about,” says Randy Poindexter, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Bojangles’. “We’re about bringing our loyal customers flavorful, Cajun-inspired chicken and hot, fresh buttermilk biscuits. Grab a friend or family member, head to Bojangles’ and savor this incredible 2-for-$5 offer on the one, the only Cajun Filet Biscuit today.”Chains: Bojangles'
Image Caption: SushiFork was started by a group of experienced entrepreneurs.Exclusive Brief: 0Fast casual sushi restaurant, SushiFork, is adding franchising to their unique restaurant concept after seeing tremendous growth in their Tulsa, Oklahoma store that opened in December of 2016. SushiFork is the first fast casual, create-your-own sushi restaurant in Oklahoma and offers traditional and not-so-traditional sushi in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Along with its commitment to quality, freshness and presentation, SushiFork offers a "you pick. we roll" menu where patrons can create their own sushi roll, any way they like it.
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0For more than 40 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has been a mainstay in North Texas with the support of longtime loyalists, locals and travelers alike. In recent years, the barbecue institution has seen rapid and impactful growth that garnered attention from national outlets which have covered the positive business trajectory and expanded menu offerings.Chains: Soulman's Bar-B-Que
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Boston Market is taking a bite out of heightened consumer desires for red meat by offering a Rotisserie Prime Rib meal, the first rotisserie steak offering from the company. Available at all participating Boston Market locations nationwide on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings starting at 5 p.m. and while supplies last, guests can enjoy a USDA Choice Prime Rib, slow-spun in rotisserie ovens for over an hour, along with two sides, fresh-baked cornbread, horseradish cream sauce and au jus for $15.99 or less.Chains: Boston Market
Image Caption: The Peach Prosciutto is made with hand-tossed dough, fresh ingredients and baked to order in a brick oven, per Italian tradition.Exclusive Brief: 0Your Pie announced the return of its fan-favorite, award-winning Craft Series offering, the Peach Prosciutto Pie. The seasonal favorite will be available in participating stores April 25 through August 8.Chains: Your Pie
Image Caption: The collection features men's, women's, and children's clothing, as well as shoes from Bucketfeet and a variety of lifestyle accessories including phone cases, water bottles, mugs, shower and bath gear, and more. Exclusive Brief: 0In honor of its 30th birthday, Auntie Anne's, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, has partnered with six artists to create a bold, graphic design-inspired line of clothing and accessories. The eclectic "For the Love of Pretzels" Collection is debuting just in time for National Pretzel Day on April 26.Chains: Auntie Anne's
Image Caption: Muscle Maker, founded in 1995, is known for its fitness-inspired menu.Exclusive Brief: 0Muscle Maker, Inc.’s chief executive Robert E. Morgan resigned for personal reasons, the company announced, and Kevin J. Mohan is stepping in as interim president. “We thank Bob for his many years of service to Muscle Maker Grill. We wish him all the best and we are currently in discussions with several potential CEO candidates with extensive industry experience,” Mohan said in a statement.Chains: Muscle Maker Grill
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0PizzaRev is challenging diners to expect more from their pizza with two new locations in Central California opening in April, in Citrus Heights and Turlock. The new location in Turlock, situated at 3110 Hotel Drive, and in Citrus Heights, situated at 5450 Sunrise Blvd., will empower guests to fully customize their personal pizzas, complimenting the experience with a revolutionary self-pour beer, cider and wine wall.Chains: PizzaRev
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0KFC announced the return of world renowned and famously sun-crisped actor George Hamilton as the Extra Crispy Colonel to launch its newest menu item, the Crispy Colonel: a classic chicken filet, hand-breaded in-house and made to order by the KFC fried chicken experts with mayo and pickles on a bun. Customers will get a piping hot, Extra Crispy chicken sandwich made just for them every single time with the unmistakably crispy, fresh-out-of-the fryer, golden brown crunch only KFC can provide.Chains: KFC
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Cousins Subs and the Milwaukee Bucks work to Block Out Hunger in Wisconsin with a donation of $22,150 and 4,092 pounds of food to support pantries statewide. Wrapping up a third year of Block Out Hunger, this Wisconsin-based duo joined forces with Hunger Task Force to post up against food insecurity throughout the state—both on and off the court.Chains: Cousins Subs
Image Caption: Exclusive Brief: 0Biggby Coffee is very proud to announce its feature in Conscious Company magazine’s Spring 2018 issue on transformational leadership. Co-CEOs Bob Fish and Mike McFall, otherwise known as BaM, were interviewed by Nathan Havey of Thrive Consulting who wrote the article.Chains: Biggby Coffee