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The Health Paradox
Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy is synonymous with tasteless. What is an operator to do?
The Lighter Side
Burger brands put marketing twist on healthier items.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Study shows softer lighting, music contribute to healthier dining habits.
The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
Time to Jump on the Bandwagon?
It’s smart to follow industry trends, but don’t forget to add your own touch.
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.
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.
Even without the white tablecloths, quick-serve brands are beginning to rival fine-dining establishments.
A Super-Sized Dilemma
Fast food customers love big portion sizes, but with nutrition and obesity under more public scrutiny, quick serves are left to decide whether to listen to their customers or to their critics.
CKE and Coke Sign Multi-Year Beverage Agreement
Parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, CKE renews its beverage contract with the soft drink provider.
Hardee's Debuts Bacon Cheddar Fries
The new menu item was developed following the popularity of their recently introduced Natural Cut Fries.
Hardee's Sells 30 Restaurants in Kansas City
The sale to Rising Stars, LLC is part of the company's continued refranchising program which began in April.
Hardee's Delays Conversion to Canola Oil
Originally the company planned to complete the roll out by early 2008, but it has been delayed until the end of next year.
Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger Returns
Back by popular demand, Hardee's reintroduces its tribute to a true American classic.
Hardee's Rolls Out Breakfast Burrito
The limited-time menu item contains eggs, bacon, ham, hash browns, and sausage gravy.
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. and PETA Reach Deal
The Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food chains will begin purchasing eggs and pork from suppliers who do not keep animals in cages or crates, spokesmen for Hardee's and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Wednesday.
Hardee's New Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich
Hardee's continues its strategy of bringing full-service restaurant quality products to its fast-food customers.
Hardee's Launches New Natural Cut French Fries
New thicker fries with potato skin left to complement to Hardee's Thickburger(TM) menu. Guests can sample new fries during "Free Fry-Day" promotion on Friday, Aug. 24.
CKE Restaurants Sells La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced that it will sell its La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants.
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