Sam Oches

Sam Oches is QSR’s editor.
Millennial quick service business leaders change restaurant industry for better.
April 2014

Millennial consumers may be 
affecting foodservice trends 
with their purchasing behavior, but these Millennial business 
leaders, all under 35, are really 
going to shake things up.

Moe's president learned restaurant business working father's catering company.
March 2014

President of Moe’s Southwest Grill

For Chick-fil-A CEO and president Dan Cathy, foodservice is a family operation.
February 2014

President and CEO of Chick-fil-A

March 2013

Jamba Juice’s menu items, from its juices and smoothies to its oatmeal and wraps, are something of a healthy trifecta: They’re low in calories and fat, high in nutrients like Vitamins A and C, and contain fresh ingredients like fruits and vegetables.

February 2013

Ken Cutshaw has worn many hats in his illustrious career. The native Tennessean and lawyer by trade was an executive for the 1982 World Exposition; acted as a campaign manager for a 1984 U.S. Senate campaign; served in the U.S. government with the Reagan and Bush administrations; and cofounded a...

February 2013

You’ve been on the job two months now. Where was Quiznos’ International when you joined, and what’s the direction you’re trying to set? When I joined, there was a significant presence of Quiznos in the world. We aspire to increase that presence...

January 2013

Editor’s Note: A state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan invalidated the sugary beverage ban after this article was originally published. Mayor Bloomberg has stated that he intends to fight the ruling.

CKE, parent company of...

December 2012

It’s the first week of classes, and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are bustling through Lenoir Hall, home to a dining hall and food court that feed many of the 30,000 Tar Heels on campus.

November 2012

There is no average quick-service customer.

Or so says Kim Holman, director of marketing for Wixon Inc., a flavor researcher and manufacturer. She believes the U.S. has become such a melting pot of age, race, and other demographics spread out across disparate regions that fast-food...

October 2012

The drive-thru operation of a quick-service restaurant may seem relatively cut and dried, but operators aren’t resting on their laurels when it comes to their outdoor business. For many brands in the industry, the drive thru can account for anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of sales...

September 2012

There’s a man who panhandles at a North Carolina grocery store every day, even in the intense, humid summers. His faithful dog, Sugar, keeps him company as passing motorists hand him money or maybe a small bag of groceries.

May 2012

For music fans, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, to be held June 7–10 in rural Manchester, Tennessee, will have a little bit of everything.

Pining for some spacey jam sessions? Phish, Dispatch, and Umphrey’s McGee will have you covered. Maybe you’re looking for...

March 2012

It’s no secret that quick-service operators are under increasing pressure to offer more nutritious meals to kids. With Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign shining the spotlight on the rising problem of childhood obesity, parents, critics, and government...