Hyatt plans to double brand presence in Canada

Hospitality franchisor Hyatt has signed management and franchise agreements for 12 new Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels, which will expand its brand presence across the country from nine to 21 locations. The new hotels are scheduled to open this year in Calgary and Mississauga, Ont.; in 2019 in...
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Chronic Tacos adds surf-and-turf burrito

To kick off the summer season in Southern Californian (SoCal) style, food-service franchisor Chronic Tacos has introduced a steak and shrimp ‘surf-and-turf’ burrito at all of its locations across North America. Chronic Tacos tested a variety of protein pairings and ingredient blends before deciding to roll out the...
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IHOP rebrands with addition of burgers

Restaurant franchisor International House of Pancakes (IHOP) rebranded on June 11 as International House of Burgers (IHOB) to celebrate the addition of seven ‘ultimate steakburgers’ to its menu. Each burger features smashed Black Angus ground beef and a buttered and grilled brioche bun, with toppings ranging from hickory-smoked...
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Blaze Pizza partners with (Red) to fight AIDS

For the fifth year in a row, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has teamed up with (Red) this month to raise funds at its restaurants across Canada and the U.S. in support of the fight against acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). During the month-long campaign, Blaze’s signature Red Vine pizza...
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Wendy’s commits to vine-ripened greenhouse tomatoes

Wendy’s has committed to sourcing vine-ripened tomatoes exclusively from greenhouse farms for all of its North American restaurants by early 2019. The move is reportedly the first of its kind in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) franchising sector. The tomatoes will be grown in greenhouses and hydroponic farms throughout...
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