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Marco's Pizza projects that it will reach US$1B in annual systemwide sales in 2022 following a record-breaking year in 2021

Dickey's Barbecue reports 16.5% year-over-year rise in same-store sales in 2021, marking the company's second-highest sales year on record; the fast-casual chain has now seen 22 months of consecutive same-store sales growth

Wienerschnitzel announces entry into Arkansas with new development agreement with Tejas Dogs to build 20 new locations in the state over the next 12 years

Evolve by Faerch, part of Faerch’s Plaza range, are new foodservice bowls made from recycled household PCR material; the rPET bowls vary in color, reflecting the recycled material they are made from, can be recycled into new monomaterial food packaging

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January 11, 2022

Industry Roundup

Breakfast Foods

Whataburger announces limited-time return of the Breakfast Burger, featuring a 100% fresh beef patty, two slices of bacon, eggs, three hash browns, American cheese and creamy pepper sauce
Chew Boom (01/10)

Coffee Bean launches several breakfast items, available through March 8; items include the Beyond Breakfast Sausage Sandwich, Bacon, Egg, & Cheese English Muffin, Chorizo Breakfast Burrito, Lightened Vanilla Latte and Lightened Iced Vanilla Latte
Nation's Restaurant News (01/07)

Cold Sandwiches & Wraps

Potbelly announces buy-one-get-one-free sandwich deal on Jan. 14 in celebration of the fast-casual chain's 45th anniversary
QSR Magazine (01/10)

Fried & Cooked Chicken

Arby's announces limited-time offering of new Diablo Dare Sandwich, available in two varieties: crispy chicken and smoked brisket; the sandwiches are topped with ghost pepper jack cheese, fiery hot seasoning, fire-roasted jalapenos and Diablo BBQ sauce
USA Today (01/10)

Dickey's Barbecue announces launch of Trailer Bird Hot Kitchen, its fourth virtual brand; the brand, available for pickup or delivery, will offer Nashville hot chicken with 'cooked-to-order levels of zero to hella hot sauce'
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc. (01/07)

Fries & Hot Sides

McDonald's Japan to once again only offer a small-sized portion of its fries--this time for around a month--due to shipping problems; the fast-food chain first did this restriction during the last week of December
Cyprus Mail (01/07)

Ice Cream/Frozen Treats

McDonald's Singapore announces limited-time offering of new Sea Salt McFlurry, featuring vanilla soft serve blended with blue sea salt swirls and sprinkles
Chew Boom (01/10)

Wendy's testing three new Frosty Sundaes at select locations in the Columbus, Ohio, area; flavors include Marshmallow Charms, Classic Strawberry and Chocolate Lovers
Chew Boom (01/07)


Round Table Pizza announces offering of new Stuffed Crust Pizza with Crispy Mini Pepperoni, available from Jan. 10-March 31; the menu item--available for US$19.99--features a crust stuffed with mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan cheeses
QSR Magazine (01/07)

Coffee Shops & Juice Bars

Jamba announces offering of new The Go Getter plant-based smoothie, available through April 11; menu item features a citrus and tropical-flavored beverage blended with matcha green tea, a vegetable and fruit juice blend, mangos, kale and orange juice
Chew Boom (01/07)

Starbucks workers at the only unionized Starbucks store in the US walk off the job in Buffalo, New York, to protest alleged unsafe working conditions during the current wave of COVID-19 omicron cases
Nation's Restaurant News (01/07)

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Wienerschnitzel announces expansion of its Field Roast Plant-Based Signature Stadium Dog to its locations across the US, in collaboration with Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary Greenleaf Foods
Business Wire (01/10)

Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat announce launch of plant-based Beyond Italian Sausage Crumbles as a permanent offering at Pizza Hut Canada locations nationwide
Beyond Meat Inc. (01/10)

Fast-Casual Restaurants

Executive Perspective: Portillo’s investing in a new point-of-sale system, digital menu boards and more robust WiFi capabilities in 2022, in what CEO Michael Osanloo says will be a 'big spend' year as the company catches the brand up with technology
Nation's Restaurant News (01/10)

Casual Dining Restaurants

Applebee's announces limited-time offering of new US$5 Smoocho Mucho Sips alcoholic beverages; varieties include Tipsy Cupid vodka lemonade and Date Night Daiquiri, which is swirled strawberry mango daiquiri made with Bacardi Superior rum
Business Wire (01/10)

Chili's announces limited-time offering of the Tequila Trifecta, featuring Jose Cuervo Gold, 1800 Reposado and El Jimador Silver tequilas shaken with triple sec and sour mix for US$5
Nation's Restaurant News (01/07)

Food & Beverage Distributors

United Natural Foods announces appointment of Matt Echols to newly-created position of chief corporate affairs officer; Echols most recently served as Coca-Cola's global VP for public affairs, communications and sustainability
Business Wire (01/10)

SpartanNash announces promotion of Amy McClellan to SVP and chief marketing officer; McClellan joined the company in 2019 and was previously its VP of fresh merchandising
Business Wire (01/10)


Thai Beverage to spend more than 400M baht to expand its fast-food business this year, including 250M baht for its Oishi brand
Bangkok Post (01/10)

Carrols Restaurant Group reports Q4 total restaurant sales of US$416.1M, down from year-ago sales of US$420.5M; year-ago quarter included a US$28.4M contribution from the 14th week
Globe Newswire (01/10)

Checkers & Rally's to deploy Presto’s voice ordering solution at all corporate-owned restaurants nationwide, says it's the first large concept to utilize AI-based drive-thru voice ordering across the US
Business Wire (01/10)


Latest: Jan, 10 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) 1,543.46 1,597.81 -3.40% 10.06%
Domino's Pizza (DPZ) 502.65 508.43 -1.14% 29.27%
Dunkin Brands Group Inc (DNKN) 106.48 106.48 0.00% 0.00%
Jack In The Box (JACK) 91.18 89.37 2.03% -6.38%
McDonald's Corp (MCD) 264.41 267.06 -0.99% 22.49%
Panera Bread Co (PNRA) 314.93 314.93 0.00% 0.00%
Papa Johns International Inc (PZZA) 127.07 127.67 -0.47% 35.95%
Restaurant Brands International (QSR) 58.25 58.30 -0.09% -9.18%
Starbucks Corp (SBUX) 106.03 107.57 -1.43% 0.34%
Yum! Brands, Inc (YUM) 133.46 135.35 -1.40% 24.55%