Articles from the January 2012 issue

The CEO of Steak ‘n Shake is using his unique style to try to reboot the company's operations.

Pollo Campero's menu is organized in a way that maximizes sales.

A sharp menu strategy and menuboard design can help operators increase sales, despite the menu-labeling mandate.

Cities like Orlando help quick serve concepts like Burger 21 find big growth.

In the second-annual Growth 40 report, QSR ranks the markets best poised for quick-service restaurant growth.

Operators look to natural meat and meat alternatives to stand out from competitors.

McDonald’s is launching its own TV channel, a sign that quick serves are ready to provide their own customized media content to in-store guests.

There’s no better time than now to remember the old adage that the customer is always right.

Hispanic franchisees can help brands tap into new demographics and support entire communities.

Network-based video surveillance can increase your profits while also streamlining operations.

When it comes to proteins, we don’t always need to heed our animal instincts.

As quick-serve CEOs become more engaged in corporate social responsibility, they may find the real beneficiaries are their own companies.

The massively popular West Coast burger joint is launching a major expansion push this year.

At David Martinez’s Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen units, customer service isn’t a matter of business, it’s a matter of family.

If your company is growing beyond its own marketing capabilities, hiring a marketing agency might be a smart move. Here’s what to look for.

Experts predict what consumers will want most in the New Year.