Check out the hottest franchising headlines from the past week.
Taco Bell is Now Delivering
Fast food chain Taco Bell announced that the brand has partnered with DoorDash and will begin rolling out its new delivery program. The brand will begin delivering to over 90 cities from 200 restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas. Taco Bell is looking to expand the program nationwide and is encouraging fans to tweet with the hashtag “#TacoBellDelivery” to request the service in their area.
(From The Huffington Post)
Free Slurpees this Saturday at 7-Eleven
This Saturday, July 11, is 7-Eleven Day, also known as Free Slurpee Day. To celebrate, the convenience store chain will be giving away a free small Slurpee to customers on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to free Slurpees, 7-Eleven will be giving customers up to $2 worth of food or drinks to 7Rewards mobile app users who are purchasing a drink.
(From Time Magazine)
Subway Suspends Relationship with Jared Fogle amid Investigation
Hours after investigators raided former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s home, the sandwich chain announced that they have “mutually agreed” to suspend their relationship. At this time, Fogle has not been arrested or charged with any crimes. Tuesday’s search followed the arrest of Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, Fogle’s non-profit that fights childhood obesity.
(From The Washington Post)
FDA Delays Menu Labeling Rule
Restaurants and other establishments will now have until December 1, 2016, to comply with federal menu labeling rules. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the deadlines after restaurants said they needed more time to put the rules in place. The rule will require restaurants and other establishments that sell prepared foods and have more than 20 locations to post their calorie content of food “clearly and conspicuously” on their menus, menu boards and displays.
(From QSR Magazine)
TGI Fridays Refranchises 48 Restaurants
The casual dining brand, TGI Fridays has just completed a deal to refranchise 48 more company-owned restaurants to JIB management, Inc. This is part of the brand's goal to refranchise almost all of its restaurants by the end of the year. The sale to JIB includes restaurants in the Midwest, mostly in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.
(From Nation’s Restaurant News)