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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.
Trio Named to CKE's Board
Daniel E. Ponder Jr., Jerold H. Rubinstein, and C. Thomas Thompson appointed to company's board of directors.
Hardee's Goes Hand-Breaded with Chicken Tenders
Hardee's now serves its Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, which are battered and cooked on sight.
Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Coke Provide Sweet Rewards
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have partner with My Coke Rewards, and guests who visit either restaurant can win up to 10,000 My Coke Rewards points, as well as food prizes.
Only One Can Be Crowned Best Biscuit Maker
Lisa Smith of Greenfield, Indiana, wins the 2010 Hardee’s Biscuit Baker Challenge, beating out over 1,900 bakers.
CKE Finds Itself a New Buyer
After previously announcing its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will now be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Management LP for about $1 billion.
New Kitchen Automation Solution Now At Hardee's
QSR Automations' technology solution rolls out at all Hardee's, tests at Carl's Jr.
RMG Raises Thousands To Help Support Troops
The Restaurant Management Group raised more than $52,000 for the Patriot Foundation to support children of military families and to provide college scholarships.
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Want to Comfort You
New campaign launched in support of "comfort food" Grilled Cheese Bacon Burgers.
Buy a Shamrock, Fight Muscular Dystrophy
Hardee's owned and operated by Boddie-Noell Enterprises to sell $1 and $5 shamrocks that benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Hardee's Lends A Hand To MD Awareness
Hardee's will encourage customers to raise money for muscular dystrophy patients by purchasing a green or gold shamrock to be put on display in Hardee's restaurants.
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