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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.
Hardee's Rolls Out New Biscuits, Naming Promo
Biscuit Holes introduced with ad campaign that asks customers to name the product.
National Chains Switching to Cage-free Eggs
Humane treatment of egg-laying hens at the heart of the issue.
Carl's Jr. Teams with In-Store TV Service
Digital television network to be featured in 133 of the chain's locations.
Expansion Continues, Despite Recession
RealtyLink recently opened Arby's and Hardee's locations in Alabama and Florida.
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Can't Fight the Economy
Same-store sales for CKE fell 2.7 percent for period two.
Hardee's Offers NASCAR Collectors' Cups
Each cup has an instant peel-and-win chance at one of 40,000 prizes, including a trip to the 2010 Coca-Cola 600.
CKE Burger Earns Endorsement from 'Top Chef' Star
'Top Chef'host Padma Lakshmi will star in new ad for CKE's Western Bacon Cheeseburger.
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.
CKE Blames it on the Rain
Hardee's and Carl's Jr. president explains why same-store sales fell during a four-week period last month.
Attacks on Restaurants Grow 377% in 2008
Animal rights groups are growing in the U.S. and they're taking aim at quick-serves.
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