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Restaurant Veterans Join No Kid Hungry Advisory Board

Share Our Strength, the nonprofit aiming to end childhood hunger in America through its No Kid Hungry campaign, announced the appointment of two restaurant industry leaders to its Dine Out For No Kid Hungry advisory board. George W. McKerrow, CEO of Ted’s Montana Grill, and John C. Miller, CEO and president of Denny’s Corporation, will lead the 30-member board in providing strategic direction around the program, as well as broadening awareness within the restaurant industry of childhood hunger and the solutions provided by No Kid Hungry.

Denny’s Gets Digital with Dailybreak Media

Dailybreak Media, the native engagement platform designed to drive brand participation and consumer action at scale, announced the results of a recent native engagement campaign with Denny’s. The campaign was designed to build awareness, interest, and excitement around the brand’s new Build Your Own Pancakes menu and drive traffic to Denny’s restaurants nationwide.

Denny’s Teams Up with Egg Farmers to Fight Hunger

America’s Egg Farmers and Denny’s have partnered to help fight childhood hunger in the U.S. Beginning today and running through September 15, for every “Build Your Own Omelette” purchased from the new limited time #BYOomelette menu, America’s Egg Farmers will donate one egg on behalf of Denny’s guests to one of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry food distribution partners.

 

More Than 8,200 Restaurants Chip In to End Child Hunger

Last month, 8,292 restaurants of every type, their employees, and customers came together to help end childhood hunger in the U.S. by participating in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry fundraising program. Together, their generosity raised more than $5 million, more than twice what was raised last year, for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to ensure that every child in the U.S. gets the food they need, every day. 

“Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” Raises $2.4 Million in 2011

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful cause-related restaurant-marketing programs, announces that restaurants across the country and their customers raised nearly $2.4 million last year in the fight against childhood hunger.

United Capital Refinances Multi-Unit Subway Operator

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 newly acquired locations. CCreations LLC operates more than 30 Subway restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky.

Interpreting the Top 100

Every year, many of us anxiously await the release of Technomic’s Fast Casual Top 100 report. Technomic’s Darren Tristano, one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, gave me an interview and a sneak peek at the report. Here are his thoughts, followed by a few of my own.

Darren, what is the size of the fast-casual segment (2010)?

The Case for Humane

Food production and agricultural sustainability seem to be on everyone’s mind these days. In fact, a report released in May by The International Food Information Council found that nearly 60 percent of Americans are now familiar with food sustainability issues. From best-selling books like Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and Mark Bittman’s Food Matters to widely read articles and editorials in The New York Times, TIME magazine, and USA Today, signs point to a dietary revolution that transcends concerns over health and delves into meatier matters, so to speak.

Leveraging Franchisee Diversity

Quick serves could be poised to step up their franchising efforts as soon as the credit market thaws and while available real estate remains cheap. Some experts say that minority-franchisee recruitment will be a particular area of focus, as franchisors pursue the value minorities bring to customer relations, new product innovation, and new markets.

How to Spot a Good (& Bad) Brand Extension

What do Bic underwear, Harley-Davidson wine coolers, and Jamba Juice soup have in common? They’re all ways companies have tried to extend their brands—and they all failed.

It shouldn’t have been a surprise that the rough and manly image of the Harley brand wouldn’t fit with the light and girly product attributes of a wine cooler, but the fates of other brand extensions are harder to predict.

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