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The Delivery Debate
Delivery services are springing up around the country, giving operators a new sales channel—if it’s right for their brand.
The New Angle on Antibiotics
McDonald’s announcement that it would remove antibiotics from chicken could signal an industry-wide shift.
The Gold Standard
If you want to be like Chipotle—and everyone does—you just have to follow its recipe for success, which includes two main ingredients: its food and its people.
The Culinary Institute of America is a training ground for the world’s best chefs. And today more than ever, its influence is spreading to the entire foodservice world.
The Truth About Transparency
How to respond to consumers’ demands to know everything about your business.
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
No Hangover in Sight
Naysayers have doubts about alcohol service in limited-service settings, but many fast casuals are partying on.
Anatomy of a Marketing Campaign
A breakdown of what makes a successful campaign, as seen through the lens of four quick-service marketing efforts.
Connecting the Dots
New technology allows quick serves to improve supply chain traceability.
Getting to the Meat of Marketing
Quick-serve brands adapt marketing strategies to highlight sustainable meat.
Chipotle to Bring Food, Music, Art to Chicago in October
Chipotle Mexican Grill will host its first-ever festival celebrating food, music, and ideas on October 1 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
Chipotle Rewards Gold with Green
A four day-old baby, appropriately dubbed “Our Four Day Old Burrito,” was chosen as the winner of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s “Wrap What You Love” contes...
Exclusive First Peek! Fast-Casual Top 100
Last week QSR's in-house fast-casual expert, George Green, snagged the interview of the season with Darren Tristano, executive vice president at leadi...
Elite Chipotle Club Adds 200th Member
Chipotle Mexican Grill’s co-CEOs Steve Ells and Monty Moran announced the promotion of the company’s 200th Restaurateur, a position reserved for its m...
Chipotle Reveals Asian Concept
Chipotle Mexican Grill unveiled additional details for its new restaurant concept slated to open this summer.
Chipotle Chooses Rokkan for Digital Campaign
Chipotle Mexican Grill has chosen Rokkan, a New York-based digital agency, for several digital marketing and brand awareness initiatives for 2011.
Chipotle as Good as Gold for the Next Four Months
Chipotle Mexican Grill began celebrating the 18th anniversary of its focus on using high-quality ingredients by wrapping its burritos in gold. Beginni...
The Surprise in Chipotle’s Test Kitchen
Nate Appleman was working at A16 in San Francisco when, one day in early September, a man named Phil Petrilli decided to introduce himself to the chef...
Results Are In for Chipotle
Chipotle Mexican Grill reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2010, including a 24.5 percent revenue incr...
Starbucks Twice as Good as McDonald's in Media Impact
Media measurement technology firm General Sentiment released its newest brand analysis, the Fall 2010 Fast Food Industry Report.
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