Monthly Archives: September 2018

28 09, 2018

Chipotle And United Way To Raise Funds For Hurricane Florence Recovery On Sunday, September 30

2018-09-28T13:16:44+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – PRNewswire

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) will donate half of all sales from its 60 North Carolina restaurants on Sunday, September 30 to the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund. The fund will help local United Ways meet storm-related needs and support mid- to long-term recovery throughout the affected regions.

“Our communities – including our employees and our customers – across North Carolina are dealing with the destruction of Florence, and we want to do what we can to help rebuild,” said Brian Niccol, Chipotle CEO. “Since the storm hit, we’ve fed volunteers, worked with our local suppliers to donate food, and made sure our employees were compensated even when restaurants were closed. Being part of the community means taking care of each other, and we hope to do just that by raising funds for the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund.”

“United Way is grateful to work with organizations, like Chipotle, that share our commitment to helping those in crisis find a path to recovery,” said Mary Sellers, U.S. president, United Way Worldwide. “The Florence-affected areas of North Carolina are, and will continue to face severe challenges. United Way is continually assessing storm damage and resulting needs. With Chipotle and its customers, we’ll continue to fight for the health and safety of every North Carolinian affected by Florence.”

To contribute to the cause, residents can simply visit any Chipotle in North Carolina at any time from open to close (10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) on Sunday, September 30, and half the pre-tax proceeds of all food and beverage sales will be donated to United Way. Digital, catering and takeout orders placed for September 30, in addition to any orders placed in the restaurants, will also be included in this fundraising effort.

In addition to the fundraiser scheduled in the 60 North Carolina restaurants, Chipotle has donated more than 1,500 burritos to feed first responders over the last two weeks. Chipotle also made a cash donation to the Red Cross for immediate emergency efforts.

About United Way

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

About Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without added colors, flavors or other additives. Chipotle had more than 2,450 restaurants as of June 30, 2018 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. With more than 70,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. Steve Ells, founder and executive chairman, first opened Chipotle starting with a single restaurant in Denver, Colorado in 1993. For more information or to place an order online, visit www.Chipotle.com.

Contacts:

Laurie Schalow
Chipotle
303.222.5912
LSchalow@chipotle.com

Southerlyn Reisig
United Way
703-836-7100 x321
southerlyn.reisig@uww.unitedway.org

28 09, 2018

Smashburger® Announces $100 for 100 Days of Free Burgers

2018-09-28T13:12:38+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

DENVER, CO – PRNewswire

Back by popular demand, Smashburger® will once again offer the Smash Pass™ to keep you well-fed through the holiday season. Beginning September 28, 2018, fans can purchase the Smash Pass™ for just $100, and this time it’s better than ever.

Available online only, the Smash Pass™ grants you one FREE entrée every day from November 5, 2018, to February 14, 2019, at participating locations. That’s 100 days of free burgers! Enjoy any entrée – including the iconic Triple Double, with triple the cheese and double the beef in every bite – or choose from options like black bean burgers, grilled and crispy chicken sandwiches, and fresh signature salads.

Last year, the original Smash Pass™ offered an incredible value with $1 burgers every day. This year Smashburger has raised the stakes with 100 days of completely FREE Smashburgers. Plus, you can purchase the Smash Pass™ as a delicious gift for family and friends.

“Our fans raved about the original Smash Pass ™and have been begging for it to make a comeback,” said David Martinelli, Vice President of Marketing at Smashburger. “We wanted to elevate the experience for our most loyal fans and really give them a lot of burger for their buck. Getting more than $600 worth of burgers for just $100 really takes the sting out of the expensive holiday season.”

Getting the new Smash Pass™ is easy. Simply visit Smashburger.com/SmashPass and sign up for the SmashClub™ rewards program. Purchase the Smash Pass™ for $100, and every day from November 5, 2018, to February 14, 2019, a FREE entrée coupon will be added to your SmashClub™ account and is valid for that day only. Then just visit your neighborhood Smashburger and choose your favorite entrée!

The Smash Pass™ will be available for a limited time online only at Smashburger.com/SmashPass beginning September 28, 2018. Hurry and snag 100 days of free entrées while there’s still time.

As a bonus, purchase a Coca-Cola® fountain beverage when using your Smash Pass™ and you will be automatically entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas for two!

For more information on Smashburger®, please visit smashburger.com or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About Smashburger®

Smashburger® is a leading fast casual better burger restaurant known for its fresh, never frozen beef burgers that are smashed on the grill to sear in the juices and seal in the flavor. In addition to burgers, Smashburger® offers grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches; black bean burgers; fresh salads; signature side items such as haystack onions, Brussels sprouts and Smashfries®; and hand-spun shakes made with Häagen-Dazs® ice cream. On each market menu, Smashburger® offers locally inspired items like a regional burger, as well as regional sides and local craft beer. Smashburger® began in 2007 in Denver, Colorado. There are currently more than 370 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 38 states and nine countries. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.

SOURCE Smashburger

27 09, 2018

GNC Launches Nature-inspired Earth Genius Product Line

2018-09-27T13:01:33+00:00September 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PITTSBURGH, PA – GLOBE NEWSWIRE

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading specialty health, wellness, and performance retailer, today announced the nationwide launch of Earth Genius, a new line of more than 40 nature-inspired products.

The entire line of Earth Genius products is gluten-free, non-GMO, and crafted with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Additionally, many products meet the needs of customers with diets that are vegan or have no soy, no added sugar, or no dairy.

“Earth Genius helps meet the demands of a broadened customer base, particularly those looking to live a healthier, cleaner lifestyle,” said Ken Martindale, Chairman and CEO of GNC. “The market for more natural health supplements continues to grow rapidly – expected to hit $68 billion by 2024 according to Persistence Market Research – and we believe strongly this can be an area of opportunity for the business.”

The Earth Genius line offers solutions spanning multiple categories, including energy, digestive health, immune support, metabolism, beauty, relaxation and exercise performance. Products range from vitamins and minerals, to superfoods, greens, plant-based proteins, and oils and vinegars.

Among the key products that are being introduced are:

  • SuperFoods Supreme: A blend of 35 different superfood ingredients that includes six different organic mushrooms, along with protein, prebiotic, and enzyme support.
  • Smart Greens: A way to infuse more than 40 fruits, vegetables, greens, mushrooms and botanicals into a daily diet in a convenient way.
  • OrganIQ Eats: An organic plant-based protein with 24 vitamins and minerals that supports energy and lean muscle.

Further innovation in Earth Genius is found in several new detoxes and TonIQ products, which also helps reach consumers looking for different healthy living solutions. For example, GNC is growing its offerings around beauty and skincare with products like Earth Genius Beauty TonIQ, a combination of collagen and Sicilian blood orange extract, an antioxidant-rich botanical that protects and improves skin tone.

To learn more about Earth Genius, visit www.GNC.com/EarthGenius.

About GNC

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) – Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA – is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer.

GNC connects customers to their best selves by offering a premium assortment of health, wellness and performance products, including protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. This assortment features proprietary GNC and nationally recognized third-party brands.

GNC’s diversified, multi-channel business model generates revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third-party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. As of June 30, 2018, GNC had approximately 8,800 locations, of which approximately 6,600 retail locations are in the United States (including approximately 2,400 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in approximately 50 countries.

Media Contact:GNC Media
GNCMedia@zenogroup.com
212-284-0455

SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.

26 09, 2018

LearningRx Brain Training Celebrates 15 Years of Franchising With Lower Franchise Fees and Initial Investment

2018-09-26T14:13:22+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – PRNewswire

LearningRx , the world’s largest personal brain training company, is announcing that it will lower its franchise fees and initial investment as part of its celebration to mark a major milestone: 15 years of franchising.

The announcement comes on the heels of the personal brain training franchise being named No. 1 in Franchise Times’ education category for first-time franchisees. LearningRx was chosen for its unit volumes, return on investment and online polling of Franchise Times readers. The company was also listed under Entrepreneur’s 10 Hottest Franchise Business Categories for 2018, being named a top choice for Education Franchise by Franchise Rankings and being named a Top 100 Franchise by Franchise Gator. LearningRx has garnered countless awards and accolades, including ranking on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Award, Franchise Gator’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Franchises, Franchise Times’ Top 200 and rankings on Bond’s Top 100 Franchises and Franchise Grade’s Top 500 for Lowe Investment Risk, among many others. A full list of awards can be viewed here: http://www.learningrx-franchise.com/award-winning-franchise/. In addition, LearningRx’s franchisee satisfaction (NPS) rating is one of the highest among franchise systems. About 80% of its executive team members have Certified Franchise Executive credentials. (The average franchisor has less than 5%!)

The award helps further distinguish the one-on-one cognitive skills training company from an industry sometimes confused with “brain games.” LearningRx programs are based on 35 years of research and input from a team of psychologists, educators, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapists. With 100,000 students having graduated its brain training programs, LearningRx has plenty of data for independent researchers to study its unique cognitive training methodology and results through its sister nonprofit, the Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research (www.gibsonresearchinstitute.org).

About LearningRx

LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 39 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task – a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/.

Media Contact:Tanya Mitchell
LearningRx
Chief of Research and Development Officer
719-955-6708
sales@learningrx.com

26 09, 2018

Welcome to Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts Reveals New Brand Identity

2018-09-26T14:08:50+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Donuts has been on a first-name basis with its fans long before the introduction of its iconic tagline, “America Runs on Dunkin’,’’ with customers around the world naturally and affectionately referring to the brand as “Dunkin’.” In recognition of this relationship, and as one of many steps to transform itself into the premier beverage-led, on-the-go brand, the company today unveiled its new branding at its Global Franchisee Convention that officially recognizes its name as simply “Dunkin’.” The change will officially take place in January 2019.

The new branding conveys the company’s focus on serving great coffee fast, while embracing Dunkin’s heritage by retaining its familiar pink and orange colors and iconic font, introduced in 1973. Beginning the first of the year, the new branding will appear on packaging, as well as the company’s advertising, website and social channels. Going forward, the new “Dunkin’” logo will also be featured on exterior and interior signage on all new and remodeled stores in the U.S. and, eventually, internationally. The brand tested the new logo extensively, including on exterior signage at Dunkin’ locations featuring its next generation design concept over the past year.

According to Dunkin’ Brands’ CEO and Dunkin’ U.S. President David Hoffmann, “Our new branding is one of many things we are doing as part of our blueprint for growth to modernize the Dunkin’ experience for our customers. From our next generation restaurants, to our menu innovation, on-the-go ordering and value offerings, all delivered at the speed of Dunkin’, we are working to provide our guests with great beverages, delicious food and unparalleled convenience. We believe our efforts to transform Dunkin’, while still embracing our incredible heritage, will keep our brand relevant for generations to come.”

“By simplifying and modernizing our name, while still paying homage to our heritage, we have an opportunity to create an incredible new energy for Dunkin’, both in and outside our stores,” said Tony Weisman, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunkin’ U.S. “We are bringing the iconic name Dunkin’ to the forefront in a bold way that brings to life how we refill optimism with each cup and bring fun, joy and delight to our customers each and every day.”

Brand Refresh part of the Dunkin’ Blueprint for Growth

The new branding, developed in partnership with new creative and branding agencies Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), BBDO New York and Arc Worldwide, is one part of Dunkin’s multi-faceted blueprint for growth, a plan designed to transform the company into the premier beverage-led, on-the-go brand. Recent initiatives have included a simplified menu, a greater emphasis on beverages like Cold Brew Coffee, Nitro Coffee and Iced Teas, the introduction of unique products like Donut Fries, an increasing emphasis on On-the-Go Mobile Ordering, and most importantly, the introduction of Dunkin’s next generation design concept.

Specifically designed to meet the needs and demands of today’s on-the-go consumer, the next generation store design offers new and innovative elements to make running on Dunkin’ faster and more convenient than ever before. The key in-store elements include an eight-headed tap system for cold beverages encouraging crew members to serve guests like bartenders, a glass bakery case putting donuts in the forefront within arm’s reach of guests, and more prominent and engaging mobile-order pick up areas, as well as the first-ever mobile order drive-thru lane to allow mobile users to speed past the line.

Dunkin’ to Remain Sweet on Donuts

Although the word “donuts” will no longer appear in the logo or branding, donuts will remain a significant focus for the brand. As the #1 retailer of donuts in America, selling more than 2.9 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide, each Dunkin’ restaurant is required to make the most popular donuts available every day, along with local favorites, so that guests know they will be able to find the top-selling donuts and fun seasonal varieties no matter which Dunkin’ location they visit.

Earlier this season Dunkin’ brought back its popular Pumpkin Donut and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats for a sweet taste of fall. The brand will be revealing this year’s lineup of Halloween-themed donut varieties early next month.

From Open Kettle to Dunkin’

The story of Dunkin’ began in 1948 with a donut and coffee restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts called “Open Kettle.” Founder William Rosenberg served donuts for five cents and premium cups of coffee for ten cents. After a brainstorming session with his executives, Rosenberg renamed his restaurant “Dunkin’ Donuts” in 1950. His goal was to “make and serve the freshest, most delicious coffee and donuts quickly and courteously in modern, well-merchandised stores,” a philosophy which still holds true today. In 1955, the first Dunkin’ Donuts franchise opened, and, in just 10 years, the number of restaurants had grown to over 100 shops. Since 1950, the number of Dunkin’ restaurants has increased to more than 12,600 restaurants worldwide in 46 countries.

For more information and images, please visit the Dunkin’ press room at https://news.dunkindonuts.com.

About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Contact:Michelle King
Dunkin’ Brands
781-737-5100
press@dunkinbrands.com

26 09, 2018

OXXO Care Cleaners® Rolls Out Franchise Business Conversion Program

2018-09-26T14:04:58+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hollywood, FL – OXXO Care Cleaners® is bringing its innovative, GreenEarth® technologies to traditional mom and pop dry cleaners across the U.S. through their new Business Conversion Initiative. Conversions involve the replacement of contaminating chemicals, old-fashioned steam boilers, steam presses, and other outdated dry-cleaning equipment used by most American dry cleaners today with OXXO’s automated, fully electric equipment, such as the OXXO European Style Shirt Mannequin and ATM-style Drop Off and Pick Up Conveyor. Technology, storefronts and branding are completely revamped during the conversion process.

“Today, we announce OXXO’s support to improve dry cleaners and the environment in all of the communities in which we operate and in new communities throughout the country. During each process, everything old fashioned is gutted out and replaced with the same equipment a new franchise unit would have. Traditional store owners appreciate the benefits of OXXO’s 24/7-services coupled with the use of GreenEarth® products, innovative technologies, fully independent electric and automated equipment, European-style hand ironing quality for their customers,” said Salomon Mishaan, CEO of the OXXO Franchise.

One franchisee spearheaded the program by successfully converting his fourth Plant store into an OXXO. He is now currently finishing off the plant conversion in Doral, Florida. “During the conversion, the goal is to maintain the original customer base, and, in this case, we have actually grown the customer base because clients are seeing the change for the better take place. Stores can remain open throughout the process. Our goal is to convert cleaners across the country with a concentration in the Northeast, Central Florida, Texas, and Georgia. If a potential owner is in a region where there are no OXXO’s yet, we will build a plant to support it in their area, which is one of our program’s many incentives,” explains Mishaan.

Traditional dry cleaners are taking notice of customers buying into the OXXO brand. OXXO has become known for being the most innovative dry-cleaning franchise in the United States today. A converted cleaner will benefit from the well-known OXXO brand and the support given during and after the conversion process, which encompasses training and all the same franchise benefits that a new store owner would have.

About OXXO®

OXXO Care Cleaners® is a leading environmentally-responsible dry-cleaning franchise based in the U.S. with international presence. OXXO was founded with our “WE CARE” philosophy and commitment and has applied it to every aspect of our business. We care for our customer’s health, appearance, garments, the community, the environment and our employees. At OXXO®, customers experience the ultimate in garment care with the use of environmentally safe GreenEarth solvents (no use of Perc (Perchloroethylene)) chemicals common at other dry cleaners, and now using TOP Terra for laundered garments, the latest 24/7 ATM-style pick up service, the most technologically advanced European manufactured garment care equipment and the traditional method of hand-ironing. All garments are cleaned right the first time and personally inspected by OXXO® garment care specialists to ensure superior finishing and meticulous attention to detail. Visit www.oxxousa.com for more information and the OXXO® nearest you.

26 09, 2018

Scooter’s Coffee Secures up to $20 Million in Franchisee Financing through ApplePie Capital to Help Fuel Franchise Growth

2018-09-26T01:03:45+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trevose, PA – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous nationwide growth over the past year, announced it has partnered with ApplePie Capital to offer new and existing franchisees access to up to $20 million in debt capital to drive continued expansion across the U.S.

Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation.

“We are excited to be partnering with ApplePie Capital as they understand Scooter’s business model, brand promise and core values. AppliePie Capital are proven leaders in the franchise financing world and help franchisees start and grow their business. $20 million in funding to our potential and existing franchises is a key step in Scooter’s strategic initiatives to fuel growth and brand awareness. ,” stated Scooter’s Coffee Chief Financial Officer Chad Hartnett.

“ApplePie Capital is thrilled to add Scooter’s Coffee to the franchisors we serve,” said Denise Thomas, CEO and co-founder of ApplePie. “We are very selective in the brands we partner with and look for franchisors with strong unit-level economics, low closure rates, and successful franchisees. The track record for Scooter’s Coffee in these areas made it an easy decision to begin a partnership. We look forward to supporting their franchisees’ long-term growth plans.”

About ApplePie Capital

ApplePie Capital is an innovative financial solutions provider dedicated to the franchise industry. ApplePie provides a wealth of financial choices for franchise entrepreneurs at every stage of their development, with a diverse and growing network of capital providers and financing solutions, including growth capital, SBA and conventional loans, and equipment financing. ApplePie’s franchise finance experts are focused on matching clients with the right option at the right time, maximizing their efficiency and reducing the headaches of working separately across individual lenders. For more information, visit www.applepiecapital.com.

About Scooter’s Coffee

Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.

Scooter’s Coffee specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature drink, the Caramelicious®. The company also serves a line of hot and iced organic teas, single-origin coffee and the original Cold Brew & Cream. This year, one of Scooter’s Coffee’s drink innovations includes Red Bull Infusions.

Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company.

For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com, facebook.com/scooterscoffee, ownascooters.com or call 877-494-7004.

26 09, 2018

Checkers & Rally’s Launches One Day Deal on Wednesday, September 26th

2018-09-26T00:57:08+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since its founding in 1986, Checkers & Rally’s has put value on the forefront. After value comes craveability. On Wednesday, September 26th, Checkers & Rally’s is excited to celebrate both of those core items with its One Day Deal, when the brand will be giving away its fan-favorite cheeseburger for just 69 cents the entire day. The promotion was designed to give back to its loyal customers at a time when they need it the most.

“We know our customers are sometimes strapped for cash at the end of the month, so we wanted to do something to help them get through until the next paycheck,” said Checkers & Rally’s Senior Marketing Director Scott Wakeman. “We came up with the One Day Deals as a one-day sale with an amazing value that always drops on the last week of the month, when money is the tightest.”

The promotion was originally launched on November 30, 2017, and has seen incredible feedback from the customer. In fact, in August when the brand celebrated its most recent One Day Deal, there was a traffic lift of more than 14 percent, and an estimated sales lift of more than 9.5 percent at the company markets. Many franchisee markets saw even better sales and traffic lifts, showing the system-wide deal really resonated with the Checkers & Rally’s fan base.

“Our foodies have been loyal to us and they know the value behind our food, so this is a way that we are able to say thank you to them,” said Wakeman.

After September 26th, Checkers & Rally’s is excited to celebrate its next One Day Deal on November 7th ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

26 09, 2018

Del Taco Shreds The Competition With Returning Guest Favorite Shredded Beef

2018-09-26T00:50:26+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lake Forest, CA – Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant,* is bringing back fan-favorite Shredded Beef for a limited time only, beginning September 27 at its more than 560 locations nationwide. Seared and seasoned with onion, garlic and oregano, Del Taco’s Shredded Beef will be featured in many popular products, including the Shredded Beef Combo Burrito, which is being offered in a 2 for $6 deal, for a limited time only.**

Guests in the Los Angeles area can shred the competition, literally, this Thursday, September 27. Guests who visit the Los Angeles-area Del Taco restaurant at 4376 W Sunset Blvd. between 5:00pm to 9:00pm that day will have the opportunity to shred a competitor’s coupon which they bring in, in exchange for a FREE Shredded Beef Combo Meal of their choice, valid in the dining room.

Guests unable to visit the W Sunset Blvd. Del Taco who want to get in on the action can visit any participating Del Taco on September 27 to receive a coupon for a Buy One, Get One Free Shredded Beef Soft Taco, good on their next in-store visit. Guests can also visit Del Taco’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page where they can download a Buy One, Get One Free Shredded Beef Soft Taco offer, valid on National Taco Day, October 4.

“We’re shredding the competition when it comes to offering craveable, category-unique products at an unmatched price,” said Barry Westrum, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “For years, we’ve seen our social media pages light up with requests to bring back Shredded Beef. Now, after a six-year absence we have perfected the recipe and are thrilled to deliver on that enthusiasm by offering our guests the most flavorful Shredded Beef we’ve ever served.”

Del Taco’s Shredded Beef will be available in the following products:

  • Shredded Beef Combo Burrito (2 for $6)**: Seasoned shredded beef combined with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, tangy green sauce and hand-grated cheddar cheese wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Epic Shredded Beef Burrito: Seasoned shredded beef, fresca lime rice, tangy guacamole and handmade pico de gallo wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Shredded Beef Soft Taco: Seasoned shredded beef, crisp lettuce, hand-grated cheddar cheese and fresh diced tomatoes wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Shredded Beef Street Taco Plato: Warm corn tortillas filled with seasoned shredded beef and topped with tangy green sauce, diced onions, fresh chopped cilantro and hand-sliced avocado. The Street Taco Plato is served with a side of fresca lime rice, slow-cooked beans, house-made tortilla chips and salsa casera.

*By number of units
**Price and participation may vary by location. Restrictions may apply.

About Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.

Del Taco (NASDAQ: TACO) offers a unique variety of both Mexican and American favorites such as burritos and fries, prepared fresh in every restaurant’s working kitchen with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. Del Taco’s menu items taste better because they are made with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, hand-sliced avocado, hand-grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco.

The brand’s campaign, Celebrating The Hardest Working Hands in Fast Food, further communicates Del Taco’s commitment to restaurant-level team members that provide guests with the best quality and value for their money through cooking, chopping, shredding and grilling menu items from scratch. Founded in 1964, today Del Taco serves more than three million guests each week at its more than 560 restaurants across 14 states. For more information, visit www.deltaco.com.

Contact:Lauren Jacobson
Media Relations for Del Taco
ljacobson@canvasblue.com

SOURCE Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.

26 09, 2018

I Love Juice Bar Debuts New Fall LTO: “Save the Pumpkins”

2018-09-26T00:59:31+00:00September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The premium fresh juice franchise, already known for delicious, health-conscious juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, juice shots and food, will be adding two all-new fall-inspired drinks to its menu beginning September 24th.

Available for a limited time, its Autumn Spice Smoothie and Ginger Spice Juice deliver all the fall flavor consumers love, but without the stuff they don’t. And as a twist, the spiced creamy smoothie and bold spice juice are handcrafted without pumpkin. Thousands of pumpkins will be spared this fall as I Love Juice Bar encourages consumers to “Save the Pumpkins. Drink A Smoothie or Juice.”

I Love Juice Bar uses only 100% whole fruits and vegetables, with no added sweeteners, syrups or artificial ingredients of any kind, freshly made to order.

In addition to the two new drinks, I Love Juice Bar will feature its incredible lineup of full flavored soups, including the popular vegan Black Bean Soup. These menu offerings will be sure to warm up guests through the cold months and offer just another reason to visit I Love Juice Bar.

About I Love Juice Bar

Founders John and Vui Hunt started the first I Love Juice Bar as a gathering place for health-minded customers: people who appreciate fresh-made juices and smoothies made with local ingredients, as well as gourmet vegetarian fare, in a convenient environment. The business boomed from the start, and the franchise will soon have more than 50 locations in 15 states.

For more information: info@ilovejuicebar.com