Articles from the May 2010 issue

The McDonald's fast-food chain knows how to keep profits up even during tough ec

There are five P’s at the basis of McDonald’s recent success, and the company’s CEO says it’s not rocket science to figure out how to make a profit in this industry.

The restaurant industry is packed with competition, and some leaders know how to

In a segment crowded by competition, these are the 10 people who matter most.

Detroit might be a reasonable location for quick serves to open up.

Detroit’s economy won’t rebound for a couple of years, but the city that so many wrote off might actually be a land of opportunity for quick serves.

Compliance automation is a win-win scenario for employers and employees, and can help operators as they climb out of the recession.

It’s sensible to open your operation in an existing building, if only for the savings you can get from retrofitting the kitchen.

Rodger Head, CEO of Duke & King Acquisition Corp, takes big risks and gets big rewards when his company buys distressed units. He tells you how to do it right.

Lack of good preventative maintenance in a down economy will ultimately cost operators more.

The CEO of McDonald’s sat down with QSR to discuss the five principals guiding his industry-leading company.

Global options offer endless opportunities to reinvent a lunchtime staple.

The Yum Brands CEO tells QSR what drives innovation in his global food company and what he considers a “home run.”

At a time when new franchisees are rare, gauging the opinions of existing franchisees is the best way for quick-serve execs to know the needs of the brand.

The B Word is not the end of the world for quick-service operators, but there are certain steps necessary to ensure it is as smooth a process as possible.

Operators plan on committing more of their resources to redesigns and renovations in 2010 as they try to stay relevant for consumers.

Taylor Gourmet—which does about 20 percent of business in catering and delivery—is open for lunch and dinner seven days at its two locations.

The Atlanta-based chain has 12 locations open with five more set for 2010.

Ambitious plans are underway for the Las Vegas–based chain to grow to 500 operating and profitable stores by the end of 2015.

Terri Graham, CMO of Jack in the Box, explains how the brand created and manages its 15-year-old Jack campaign.

Giveaways and discounted prices are not necessarily the right promotions to build your brand name for the long term.

With consumers still holding tight to their dining dollars, it might seem strange to follow fine dining’s lead, but fast casuals should consider it.

With the largest foodservice show in the world taking place this month, take it from a quick-service veteran—networking is worth your time.