Articles from the August 2014 issue

Fast food brands swap bread for innovative sandwich holders.

Who says sandwiches need bread? These carrier alternatives combine innovation and novelty to appeal to consumer interest.

Quick service restaurant concept sells made to order nutritional dishes.

Florida-based fast casual applies the build-your-own model to salads with healthy and indulgent gourmet ingredients.

Develop a robust internal culture and incentives to reduce employee turnover.

A look at how quick-serve operators use images to help grow their business.

A new study shows where morning concepts Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks can find their persuadable lunch customers.

Bruster’s franchisees Colleen and Bret Wagner use their software skills to contribute an operating system for the whole franchise.

Operators roll out more nutritious breads to appeal to health-conscious consumers.

Taking an upscale approach to a comfort-food classic, this fast casual offers wholesome options in a modern environment.

Chief marketing officer of Togo’s Sandwiches talks about her passion to enhance franchisees' opportunities.

Save time and money by making the switch to a Web-based system.

Fiesta Restaurant Group’s sister fast-casual brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, work their way across the South with authentic Latin American flavors.

The pasty is becoming a household term in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

With its distinctive flavor profile, strong breakfast daypart, and regional success, Bojangles’ and its Southern hospitality are finding an ever-broader fan base.

Use word-of-mouth marketing to score cheap but effective brand exposure.

Bread’s always been great, but it’s getting even better.

Quick-serve brands tackle store redesigns with consumer connection in mind.

Brands tackle quality perception with honest advertising.

Wendy’s brand revamp serves as an industry case study for how traditional quick serves must embrace change.

Brands leverage a health halo to serve up better-for-you fare in America’s health-care facilities.

Juice brand rolls out new menu platform with supply chain strategy optimized for freshness.

Burger King’s new tagline positions brand to reach more Millennial consumers.

In the $225 billion limited-service restaurant industry, these 50 brands reign supreme.

The top 50 brands in quick service and fast casual.

Fifteen brands knocking on the QSR 50’s door.

The top seafood brands in quick service.

The top Asian brands in quick service.

The top sandwich brands in quick service.

The top pizza/pasta brands in quick service.

The top Mexican brands in quick service.

The top burger brands in quick service.

The top snack brands in quick service.

The top chicken brands in quick service.

Operators are finding ways to squeeze their brands into every nook and cranny this country has to offer, from schools and hospitals to markets, festivals, and casinos.

Arby’s mobile tour fights childhood hunger when school’s out for summer.