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Creating New Menu Classics

It’s the type of food that makes us think of home, mom’s cooking, and simpler times. To many, the tastes and smells evoke warmth, good memories, and inner peace.

In short, comfort.

Every nation and culture seems to have its own version of comfort food, from Mexican enchiladas to Chinese stir-fried tomatoes and eggs to French coq au vin.

In the U.S., however, we think more along the lines of meatloaf, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate brownies.

Food News Media Debuts Fresh Bytes Newscast

Food News Media, parent of QSR and sister publication RMGTmagazine.com, debuts a new series of newscasts, Fresh Bytes, designed to get you up to date on all of the latest industry news. Stay tuned to QSRmagazine.com and RMGTmagazine.com for future installments of Fresh Bytes, and click here to view the first newscast.

McD’s Loses Popularity to Subway

The results of Zagat’s annual fast food survey are in, including Best Burger, Best Coffee.

With the 63rd annual Emmys slated for Sunday, it seems appropriate that the quick-serve industry also celebrate its top awards—from Zagat.  

This year’s results of the National Fast Food Restaurant Survey showed that several quick-serve categories are becoming increasingly competitive and that nutrition is more on the minds of consumers.

Top 50 Breakdown by Market Segments

The top quick-serve and fast-casual brands in the nation.

KFC Relaunches its Even-Bigger Grilled Chicken

KFC, the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, is relaunching Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC). Following its introduction in 2009, KFC’s grilled option quickly became a customer favorite while changing the quick-service restaurant landscape.

Now, KGC includes new, 20-percent-larger white meat breast pieces. They're marinated for juiciness, slow grilled, and seasoned with a secret blend of herbs and spices. With fewer calories and grams of fat and less sodium than Original Recipe, Kentucky Grilled Chicken provides a non-fried option from a brand America knows and loves.

KFC Has a New Chief ... of Chicken

KFC has selected Aaron Person as the company’s first-ever chief chicken officer, a newly created position designed to serve as spokesman for the rollout of the restaurant chain’s new Cook Certification Program.

Thousands of KFC cooks across the country will participate in this initiative as the chain works to ensure each and every restaurant location continues to maintain the quality Colonel Sanders demanded more than 70 years ago.

Fast Food Closing in on Full Service in Customer Satisfaction

The quick-service industry is closing the customer satisfaction gap standing between it and the full-service industry, according to a new study.

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), released today, found that customer satisfaction with the quick-serve industry had increased 5.3 percent between 2010 and 2011, to a score of 79 out of 100.

The full-service industry, meanwhile, increased only 1.2 percent to a score of 82.

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