Chick-fil-A

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.

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

President and CEO of Chick-fil-A

According to the Let's Move Initiative, one in three American children is considered overweight or obese. Children also consume 31 percent more calories and 56 percent more fat than their peers did 40 years ago.

Starting today, Chick-fil-A is taking another step in continuing to...

Buddy Fruits' all natural fruit snacks debuted on Chick-fil-A kid's menus nationwide, as the two companies join forces to provide a healthier fast food option. With the new agreement Buddy Fruits' fruit pouches, which are gluten-free with no added preservatives or sugar, will appear...

Chick-fil-A is adding its own twist to a Southwestern soup classic this winter as the restaurant chain continues to expand its menu offerings. Beginning January 2, Chick-fil-A will offer a new Chicken Tortilla Soup nationally through March 31. The new soup complements the chain's long-...

This holiday season, the Chick-fil-A "Eat Mor Chikin" Cows are honoring the historic contributions of the cows that came before them to influence world history in the chain's new 2012 Cow Calendar. The holiday cheer from Chick-fil-A doesn't end with the release of the annual...

On a daily basis, Don Elam, a Chick-fil-A owner-operator in Chandler, Arizona, does something unusual: He makes sure the playground outside his restaurant is spic and span.

“Every night we have a person that has a sanitize rag crawl through and wipe down everything,” Elam says...

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...

Manitowoc Foodservice announces the promotion of Kathy Veder to the newly created position of VP Global Accounts, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, and Arby’s. In her new role, Veder will focus on marketing initiatives including strategic direction, product line management, business development...

With the 63rd annual Emmys slated for Sunday, it seems appropriate that the quick-serve industry also celebrate its top awards—from Zagat.  

This year’s results of the National Fast Food Restaurant Survey showed that several quick-serve categories are becoming...

For the first time in Omaha, Nebraska, Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwiches, salads, and waffle fries will be available to the public.

Through a special arrangement with Mutual of Omaha food service provider Eurest, a Chick-fil-A Express location will open in the lobby of the...

August 2011

When sportswriters arrive at Duke University’s Brooks Practice Facility during the fall for the school’s weekly media luncheons with football coach David Cutcliffe, they sit down to a selection of Jimmy John’s sandwiches. The food is delivered every week without fail as part of...

August 2011

August 2011

Recognizing the importance of a balanced breakfast, Chick-fil-A is offering Multigrain Oatmeal as a new breakfast menu option for its health-conscious customers at its restaurants nationwide beginning today.

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May 2011

You’ve heard of celebrity chefs entering the quick-service industry, but celebrity CEOs? Soon, they might be just as common. Take Chipotle’s Steve Ells, for example.

With Super Bowl XLV in the books and the Packers heading back to Green Bay victorious, marketing directors everywhere are turning their attention to another winter milestone: Valentine’s Day.

From special products to ridiculous deliveries, a number of quick serves are rolling out...

January 2011

Kids’ menus have come a long way from the days when they were little more than sandwiches, soft drinks, and small fries for the small fries.

As parents increasingly seek out food that is healthful and nutritious for their children, particularly in light of America’s growing...

December 2010

In the teeth of the recession, Back Yard Burgers developed a new, slimmed-down marketing strategy. The roughly 200-unit, Nashville, Tennessee–based chain cut costs across the board, developed a slick-looking website, and created a social media strategy centered on Facebook and Twitter....

December 2010

There is an answer to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg.

It’s definitely the egg—at least when it comes to breakfast. Few morning menus are without them. But these days, chicken and another popular poultry protein, turkey, are increasingly...

December 2010

Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson

1. BK Sold to Brazilian Investors

Becoming the decade’s biggest restaurant buyout,...

September 2010

In 2007, Dan Kim started blogging about his newly conceived frozen yogurt concept, Red Mango, months before the first location even opened its doors. Using MySpace as his primary outlet, Kim built an online buzz about the chain, posting photos of the store’s...