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Innovative design and architecture are increasingly hallmarks of upstart quick-service and fast-casual brands.
How upgrading just one or two elements in a salad can deliver new depths of flavor, freshness, and quality.
QSR 50 Contenders
These quick-service and fast-casual companies just missed the QSR 50.
Is Healthy Food Really Profitable?
Customers are demanding healthier menu options, but operators are still struggling to figure out the effect it will have on their bottom line.
Pub-Style Protein Snacks
Take a hint from across the pond and tap into America’s growing love for pub foods.
Brands No. 51-65 are fast-rising quick-service and fast-casual companies that just missed the QSR 50.
Who’s Missing at Fast Casuals?
Leadership within the segment is predominantly male despite the female-heavy demographics of its customers.
A Super-Sized Dilemma
Fast food customers love big portion sizes, but with nutrition and obesity under more public scrutiny, quick serves are left to decide whether to listen to their customers or to their critics.
Blister Packs are Overrated
Despite the industry's endless upgrades, chains are still holding onto the outdated, and unoriginal, blister pack. There's a world of flavor out there, why not take advantage of it?
Souping Up the Menu
Quick serves that dive into the soup category will find it can boost check averages and loyalty—if it’s done right.
Au Bon Pain Unveils Fall Drink, Food Menu
Au Bon Pain announced its fall seasonal menu items available at U.S. cafés.
Au Bon Pain Announces 'Petit Plate' LTOs
Au Bon Pain announced the availability of new summer menu items at its U.S. cafes. Available from June 23 until Aug.
Quick-Serve Industry Continues to Rise and Shine
With more quick-serve players jumping into the morning daypart, breakfast traffic continues to surge.
Au Bon Pain Unveils Hybrid CroisBun for Spring Menu
Au Bon Pain announced the availability of new seasonal spring menu items at its U.S. cafés.
Au Bon Pain Brings Jobs to Nation's Capital
Au Bon Pain, the international café bakery and a leader in the fast casual restaurant category, announced the opening of a new café in Washington, D.C...
Au Bon Pain Launches Holiday Menu in U.S. Cafés
Au Bon Pain, the international café bakery brand, announced the availability of new seasonal, holiday menu items at its U.S. cafés.
Trinity BCM Completes Boston Au Bon Pain Renovations
Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp., a Massachusetts-based general contracting and construction management firm, announces that it comple...
Strawberry Workshop Sparks Chefs' Creativity
To help inspire better-for-you menu options in chain restaurants, the California Strawberry Commission last week hosted a Culinary Workshop for select...
BK Backs New National Kids Meal Program
It wasn’t Bring Your Child to Work Day, but that’s certainly what it felt like at the launch of the National Restaurant Association’s new healthy kids...
How to Improve Customer Service 'On the Spot'
Customer service is of the utmost importance to most restaurant brands, and in the age of technology like smartphones and iPads, some are finding that...
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