Articles from the August 2013 issue

Fast food restaurant employees across the country are protesting wages.

The wage debate is heating up as advocacy groups attempt to unionize fast-food workers and the government considers a minimum-wage increase.

Ethnic and pizza restaurants offer customizable menus to quick serve customers.

Pizza and ethnic cuisines lend themselves to customer-created entrées.

Dessert quick serve brand Sub Zero makes ice cream in front of customer.

Molecular gastronomy gives this ice cream brand a differentiating factor and room for growth.

Quick-serve brands stand to gain from harnessing the power and influence of mom bloggers.

Brands turn to Vine as the next big social tool.

American fare is a natural for build-your-own brands.

A Checkers franchisee says tapping into local talent can change your workforce for the better.

Connecting with and supporting franchisees, employees helps boost morale and customer service.

The 15 brands that barely missed the cut for this year’s QSR 50.

A London restaurant might prove that such a model does exist.

How small- and mid-sized businesses can prepare for upcoming health-care changes and gain an edge in the process.

If “better sandwich” is going to be a new market niche, Jersey Mike’s wants to be at the head of the charge.

Little known outside the South, Whataburger rides passionate consumer loyalty and slow and steady growth into quick service’s upper ranks.

Millennials get all the attention, but focusing on the proceeding generation can really put your restaurant ahead of the curve.

Despite rising prices, Taquerias Arandas opts for high-quality beef.

Organic rice bowl chain offers a home-grown recipe to the Northwest.

Companies find going green can be a natural extension of their brand message.

How Taco Bell is trying to be better and more relevant.

With customization looming large, how can quick serves play catch-up?

Crafting a strong personal leadership style helps both the brand and the executive.

Dairy Queen’s new ad campaign puts the spotlight on something other than ice cream.

Companies must communicate the brand message to unit-level employees.

The 50 brands setting the pace in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries.

The 50 brands setting the pace in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries.

The top chicken brands in quick service.

The top pizza and pasta brands in quick service.

The top snack brands in quick service.

The top sandwich brands in quick service.

The top seafood brands in quick service.

The top Mexican brands in quick service.

The top burger brands in quick service.

The top Asian brands in quick service.

Forming partnerships with a cleaning supplier can help ensure food safety, effective sanitation programs.