From its controversial rollout to its wide-reaching impact on individual healthcare plans, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dominated recent headlines. What has received less attention, however, is the law’s impact on the foodservice industry.
Driven by a mission of hearty and flavorful food, heartfelt service, and public safety, Firehouse Subs had another record-breaking year.
Q: What does it take for a quick-service brand to become a great brand?
A: I get this question all the time. Many people look at superstar brands like Apple, Southwest Airlines, and Nike and mistakenly conclude those companies achieved their successes as a result of good timing, great advertising, or just plain luck. But I’ve found that these companies have employed specific, somewhat surprising, techniques that have turned them into industry icons.
The burger segment could learn a thing or two from its more malleable brother, the sandwich. Despite the surge of better-burger companies, consumers are not as satisfied with burger brands as they are sandwich concepts, according to a quick-service restaurant benchmark study from Empathica Inc., a Mindshare Technologies company.
Most people are familiar with the process of getting a home or car loan. But for franchisees hoping to finance their first restaurant, fifth location, or even a remodeling project, securing a loan is a totally different ball game, one that can be difficult to navigate.
Technomic has announced the winners of the 2014 Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards, which are based on consumer responses to the research and consulting firm's ongoing brand study.
Franchising is good business for America’s war veterans—one in seven franchises is owned by a veteran, according to data from the International Franchise Association. The quick-serve industry is home to a good portion of those former military personnel, and a recent survey by the Franchise Business Review sheds light on which brands do the most for veterans.
Employee wages have perhaps never been as much of a hot-button issue in the quick-service industry as they are today. Labor unions are trying to organize workers to fight for better wages, and fast-food employees have been striking in several cities across the U.S. this year.
It's a sad reality that many find difficult to accept: A shocking number of U.S. veterans are struggling to find a job and, even worse, are often left homeless.
Firehouse Subs returns the flavors of paradise to the menu with the King’s Hawaiian Pork & Slaw Sandwich.
The sandwich is available for a limited time in all Firehouse Subs restaurants until September 29. It combines hardwood-smoked pork smothered in Sargento Wisconsin Pepper Jack cheese, steamed and then topped with homemade tangy Hawaiian coleslaw piled high on a toasted King’s Hawaiian sandwich bun.