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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.
Lead Hardee's Franchisee Shows Tar Heel Spirit
Big shots and big donations at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Carl's Jr.'s Flagship Store Goes Green
The store will test several eco-friendly initiatives that could spread to other CKE stores.
CKE Ignores Competition, Wins Big
Refusing to enter into a tit-for-tat pricing war with other quick-serves has helped Carl's Jr. and Hardee's post impressive numbers during the economic crisis.
With Expansion Comes New Training
With the debut of two new training programs, CKE vows not to lose its edge as it expands at home and abroad.
Hardee's Hopes to Lure Customers with Basketball Tickets
One grand-prize winner will get tickets to a Carolina-Duke match up.
CKE Sells 11 Missouri Hardee's
The recession hasn't stopped CKE Restaurants Inc. from surpassing its refranchising goals.
Positive Sales at CKE
CKE Restaurants, Inc. reports positive period 12 blended same-store sales.
Hardee's Takes Aim at Full-Service
Two new menu items are in, but one classic didn't make the cut.
Income Down at CKE for Q3
Income was $5.4 million versus $6.2 million for the same time last year.
Carl's Jr. Expands to Far Reaches of the Earth
Americana Group S.A.K. will build 12 Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Kazakhstan over the next five years.
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