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Interpreting the Top 100
Fast-casual expert George Green sits down with Technomic to learn what’s behind this year’s Fast-Casual Top 100.
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.
Leveraging Franchisee Diversity
Minority franchisees bring new opportunities to the table for quick serves, but the hurdles they face require creativity on the part of the franchisor.
How to Spot a Good (& Bad) Brand Extension
Brand extensions can be a smart way to build excitement and drive traffic, but any extension that strays too far can be a costly mistake.
What Happened to Table Service?
The recession served casual-dining chains some serious blows. But quick serves and fast casuals shouldn’t get too confident.
Rise of Interim CEOs
Many quick-serve companies are turning to interim executives for change and growth. But is temporary leadership a permanent fix?
Denny’s vice president of concept innovation Greg Powell offers tips for other brands making the switch from table service to on-the-go.
The Most Controversial Man in Foodservice
Michael Jacobson, the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, discusses what he has in his crosshairs for 2010.
Two Million AARP Members Jump Onto Denny’s Deal
In an effort to draw more traffic from the 50-and-older demographic, Denny’s launched a promotional campaign last year that gives a 20 percent discoun...
Meat Be Gone
Tender Greens, a Southern California–based quick-serve chain that offers an array of organic and healthy items, recently launched a Meatless Monday ca...
Seat Yourself: Denny’s Goes Fast Casual
It may have Denny's name hanging on its sign, but the menuboards on the wall and the lack of hosts and servers insinuate a slightly different adventur...
New Menu Items Expand Denny's Cheap Eats
The quick-serve competition heats up as Denny's invests more menu innovation into its $2 $4 $6 $8 Value lineup.
Denny's Grabs Former Dunkin' Donuts CMO
Frances Allen joins the diner's C-suite after experience at Dunkin' and Pepsi-Cola.
Denny's Offers Dining Discounts for AARP Members
Denny's signed a deal with AARP to provide exclusive discounts to AARP members, including reduced meal rates and $1 coffee.
For Efficiency Test, Denny's Goes with Duke
Duke Manufacturing Company's product holding units will be a part of Denny’s EDGE program.
Denny's Giving Away Island Vacations
Winners of scratch-card game will be awarded five-day, six-night vacation to the Bahamas.
Denny's Appeals to Young Customers with Allnighter Program
The chain hopes to win over youth with value-friendly menu items and alternative rock music.
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.
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