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The Health Paradox
Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy is synonymous with tasteless. What is an operator to do?
The Lighter Side
Burger brands put marketing twist on healthier items.
The Alternative to New Products
Too much product innovation can hurt a brand’s image. Here are four other ways quick-service brands can drum up buzz.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Final Piece of the Puzzle
Speed and accuracy are essential, but good customer service could be the key to building sales in the drive thru.
The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
Time to Jump on the Bandwagon?
It’s smart to follow industry trends, but don’t forget to add your own touch.
Hiring’s New Frontier
A new wave of Web- and mobile-based hiring platforms are designed to decrease the restaurant industry’s notorious turnover rate.
The 10 Best Franchise Deals
Back by popular demand.
reveals the industry's best franchise deals.
The Case for Humane
Humanely raised foods are in higher demand than even local and organic ingredients. Quick serves have a big opportunity to answer the cry from consumers.
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Can't Fight the Economy
Same-store sales for CKE fell 2.7 percent for period two.
CKE Burger Earns Endorsement from 'Top Chef' Star
'Top Chef'host Padma Lakshmi will star in new ad for CKE's Western Bacon Cheeseburger.
Carl's Jr. Goes to the Chili Dogs
Gone since the 1990s, the Chili Dog is making a reappearance on the chain's menu.
Humane Society Asks McDonald's to Catch up to Its Competitors
The HSUS is asking shareholders to vote on whether McDonald's-U.S. should join Burger King, Quizos, Hardee's, and more in using eggs from cage-free hens.
At Carl's Jr. Seven Times the Price, Same Taste
Carl's Jr. is bringing back chili dogs to the brand which it first offered for 20 cents in 1941.
Bourbon Menu Addition Comes to Carl's Jr.
The Kentucky Bourbon Burger is a limited-time offer and available in three varieties.
CKE Blames it on the Rain
Hardee's and Carl's Jr. president explains why same-store sales fell during a four-week period last month.
Carl's Jr. Takes Aim at Snack Segment
So far the fast-food chain has avoided lowering menu prices during the recession, but this could be the alternative solution.
Carl's Jr.'s Flagship Store Goes Green
The store will test several eco-friendly initiatives that could spread to other CKE stores.
CKE Ignores Competition, Wins Big
Refusing to enter into a tit-for-tat pricing war with other quick-serves has helped Carl's Jr. and Hardee's post impressive numbers during the economic crisis.
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