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Quick service brands enhance nutritional profile of favorite foods like pizza.
April 2014

Industry experts, nutritionists, and menu developers share ideas on how the industry can make classic fast-food dishes healthier.

Quick service restaurants roll out smart phone app payment options for customers

McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s all experimenting with mobile payments.

Closing out 2011, Liberty Restaurant Group's (LRGBK) annual Christmas Party was about more than just recognizing Burger King team members and general managers for exceptional performance, customer service, and identifying rising stars.

Rather, this...

Burger King restaurants added a new layer of flavor to their value offerings with the new Bacon and Cheddar BK Toppers Burger, its newest flame-grilled burger appearing on menus nationwide. This signature burger is 3.2 ounces of 100 percent flame-grilled beef and is topped with a...

December 2011

Salt is one of the world’s oldest seasonings. But pervasive use of the mineral has put it in the crosshairs of modern-day health professionals.

Few people are suggesting that salt—consisting mostly of sodium chloride—be treated like a latter-day trans fat and be banned...

December 2011

1. Roark Capital Buys Arby’s

With concerns about the economy running high, restaurant industry mergers and acquisitions dipped noticeably...

It’s a fry for all at Burger King restaurants nationwide. Burger King Corp. announced it is delivering a new golden, crispy fry.

The new fries at Burger King offer restaurant guests a high-quality, perfectly balanced product. A thicker cut of potato gives each bite more fluffy...

Quick-serve companies wrapped up their quarter earnings calls and investor meetings earlier this month, paving the way for the final fiscal term of 2011 (or, in Starbucks’ case, the beginning of fiscal 2012).

Here are a few things to learn about the industry from the results.

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United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced today that it is providing $1,350,000 in financing to Subwayowner, CCreations LLC. United Capital refinanced eight existing stores for the Indiana-based franchisee, and will also provide funding to relocate and remodel some...

Burger King announced today a revamp of its kids’ meal option, launching the BK Crown Program for kids that updates its packaging and signature cardboard crown and makes the kids’ meal a more family friendly experience.

The updated Kids Meal now comes in a square cardboard box...

November 2011

Wendy’s tries to become a kids’ place. Pizza Hut adds salad and pasta. Everybody changes their look, and now Burger King hangs up the High King.

Why do we make these kind of sweeping changes in our brands?

Well, sure, we do it to increase our market share by causing...

Burger King unwrapped the new BK Chef’s Choice burger, its new premium, flame-grilled beef sandwich, appearing on menus nationwide. Superior from every angle, this 5.5 ounce flame-grilled burger is made with 100 percent ground chuck and is topped with thick-cut bacon, American cheese,...

In an industry where domestic growth has been elusive, U.S.-based restaurant chains are attempting to evolve into truly global brands, reaching emerging markets where less industry saturation and competition exists. As chains seek to establish footholds in these untapped markets, they are...

October 2011

Enter a Souplantation in New Mexico and you might be enticed to try a bowl of Posole Soup, a Southwestern concoction made with pork, chilies, and tomatoes. “It’s one of my absolute favorites, I always get it,” says Souplantation CEO Michael Mack.

However, despite being...

October 2011

It’s true that different brands excel at different things, be it in the area of nutritional offerings, customer service, or speed.

It’s true, too, with drive-thru service; some brands perform better than the rest. And this year the QSR Drive-Thru Performance Study focuses on...

Burger King Corp. celebrates the end of the summer season with the launch of a new, premium soft serve dessert menu to satisfy every sweet tooth across the country. From now through October 9, guests who purchase a BK Value Meal at participating Burger King restaurants nationwide can top off...

Despite the negative headlines that the fast food industry tends to generate, a new report shows that the vast majority of opinions about the industry on social media are positive.

A new study by New York City–based research firm Amplicate, “Public Opinion on Fast Food Chains...

Quaker Oats hit the quick-serve market Monday with Burger King’s addition of Quaker Oatmeal to its breakfast menu. The whole grain oatmeal is available nationally in all Burger King stores in two flavors.

The timing of the announcement is prudent. Competition has soared in 2011, as...

August 2011

The top quick-serve and fast-casual brands in the nation.

Burger King Corp. is teaching the important skill of sharing with the rollout of BK Minis. These miniature sandwich packs put quality beef or white-meat chicken into tasty bites – making these minis the perfect size for sharing with friends and family. To satisfy every appetite, BK Minis...

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 menu initiative “Kids LiveWell” in Washington, D.C., today.

Children and parents filled the room at the...

July 2011

In the hands of the quick-service restaurant operator, price might be the ultimate weapon, the key ingredient to swing a customer and prompt a purchase in today’s dollar-conscious market.

And the quick-service industry knows it all too well, an awareness that has sparked a decades-...