Subway will now offer delivery from 9,000 of its US restaurants, in partnerships with delivery services DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats, the company said. Thus far, most large chains have teamed with one or two third-party services for delivery.
A school district in Arkansas recently purchased a food truck to enhance its food services program. During its first stop this month, students built "Bulldog" burgers and were served potato salad and baked beans.
Joe Carroll, who opened the first of his many Brooklyn, N.Y., eateries 15 years ago, is expanding to new markets in a partnership with Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr. The pair opened a Philadelphia location of Carroll's barbecue concept, Fette Sau, in 2012 and they launched a Washington, D.C., location for steakhouse brand St. Anselm this month.
Burger King has created the Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry soft drink for Halloween. The chain may be starting a tradition: A few years ago it launched the Halloween Whopper, which was colored black with squid ink and bamboo charcoal.
KFC marketing chief Andrea Zahumensky is continuing the innovation begun by her predecessor, with promotions around limited-time offerings like Pickle Fried Chicken and continuing to create new incarnations of Colonel Sanders. "We're far enough along in our brand story to step up our innovation," she said.
The golden arches immediately let people know it's a McDonald's, but many restaurant logos aren't nearly as recognizable or memorable, Lewis Fein writes. Chains can find the right symbol through testing and refining until the logo reflects the company and resonates with consumers.
More schools in Georgia are adopting farm-to-school programs, with schools in the state spending more than $20 million on locally produced food in the 2017-18 school year. Gary Black, state agriculture commissioner, says the programs offer a win-win for farmers and students.
PayPal customers will be able to make deposits and withdrawals from their online accounts at Walmart stores by early November. The service, which is the first of its kind for PayPal in brick-and-mortar locations, will carry a $3 fee and will also be available to PayPal Cash Mastercard holders.
In 2014, Lowes Foods began rebranding to become a new kind of grocer due to the changing pace of food retail, according to Tim Lowe, president of the North Carolina-based chain. "We saw a few years back that the consumer was changing and there was a convergence coming that was going to cause a seismic shift that would not leave the landscape the same," Lowe said.
Chipotle Mexican Grill's scratch-and-sniff version of its digital Giphy stickers sold out soon after going on sale this week, the company said. The restaurant chain was one of the first big brands to start using Giphy stickers -- small versions of GIFs that can be added to social media photos -- to promote the brand and new products.
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