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Quick service restaurants roll out smart phone app payment options for customers

McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s all experimenting with mobile payments.

Taco Bell made news early this week with CEO Greg Creed’s announcement that the brand would scrap kids’ meals and toys by January 2014—all in the name of kicking up its edgy image and resonating with its target Millennial customers.

Though the move isn’t likely to...

This summer, cash, cars, vacations, and million dollar prizes, along with McDonald's food, are all up for grabs at nearly 14,000 McDonald's restaurants across the U.S. as the 21st edition of MONOPOLY at McDonald's returns July 16. The in-restaurant...

At a special event on May 9, StopWaste recognized the recipients of the 2013 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction. The winners—twelve companies from around Alameda County—represent a wide range of...

June 2013

Talk of an all-digital future where paper is nothing but a distant memory has been around for decades. But thanks to the rise of cloud applications and devices that keep everyone constantly connected, the dream of a paperless office is now becoming a 21st century reality—a reality that can...

Earlier this year, McDonald’s dangled the idea of serving breakfast all day, a much-demanded change that the fast-food giant has tried and failed to make in the past. But even if anytime McMuffins remain out of reach, it looks like the company...

Burger King hopes its new delivery service will be a great profit-driver for the chain, as the company is banking on customers to put in large orders for office lunches, birthday parties, and other gatherings in the select cities where the service is offered.

But it may not be the only...

Coin canisters, paper icons, and other fundraising tools at retail and restaurant checkouts are generating hundreds of millions in revenue for charity, according to America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a new Cause Marketing Forum study.

 

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It took some time for McDonald’s area supervisor Andy Suckiel to embrace automated oil management for the two California franchises he oversees in San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, California.

Now with four years of experience using Restaurant Technologies, Inc. (RTI) oil...

As soon as he learned about the April 15th Boston bombings, Dave Tucci, the New England area representative for Firehouse Subs’ DMA, called the Firehouse franchisee closest to the bombings.

Tucci was relieved to find out that all employees at Firehouse’s Copley Square location...

Yancey Marketing, a digital advertising agency, has launched a regional McDonald’s mobile marketing campaign to increase trial of the new McWrap product line at over 800+ participating restaurants in Florida and southern Georgia.

The Wall Street Journal reported about a recent webcast McDonald’s executives delivered to the company’s franchisees discussing the deterioration of the customer-service...

McDonald’s has awarded A.J. Antunes & Co., a foodservice equipment manufacturer based in Carol Stream, Illinois, the 2012 Supplier of the Year as well as the 2012 Innovation of the Year and the 2012 Reliability of the Year. The awards were presented to the executive staff of A.J....

Golden State Foods announces that it acquired a McDonald’s distribution center in Lebanon, Illinois, (near St. Louis, Missouri), from Gateway Distribution. 

April 2013

The fish used for McDonald’s Fish McBites and Filet-O-Fish sandwich is not local. Nor is the product used for Long John Silver’s Whitefish Fillet. Same goes for Wendy’s Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich, Jack in the Box’s Fish Sandwich, and Quiznos’ Lobster and Seafood...

McDonald's is adding a new chicken offering to its menu, the new Premium McWrap, which will roll out to restaurants nationwide.

The new tortilla-wrapped entree features fresh vegetables, grilled or crispy chicken breast, and signature sauces like seasoned rice vinegar, sweet chili, or...

According to Restaurant DemandTracker, a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States, households with younger kids are much more likely to seek out restaurants with kid-friendly menus, and many of those consumers are looking for healthier food items on the menu for their families...

The Los Angeles Kings and McDonald’s, proud presenting sponsor of the Kings, have announced the “McDonald’s Player Of The Month” campaign, in which a Kings player will be recognized on the ice at the STAPLES Center each month.

The award will be chosen by the fans,...

February 2013

They knew it wouldn’t be easy. Being the first U.S. quick serve to enter a foreign country always comes with a share of challenges.

But for Cinnabon’s executives, becoming the first U.S. franchise to open in Libya didn’t just include dealing with training and supply-...

The McDonald’s All American Games unveiled the official rosters for the 36th Annual McDonald’s All American Boys Game and 12th Annual Girls Game during today’s Selection Show on ESPNU. The annual high school all-star event will again be played at Chicago’s United Center...

Innovation First International, creators of the widely popular HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures brand, announces a partnership with McDonald’s USA LLC, the nation’s leading foodservice provider, to feature custom HEXBUG toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals at participating restaurants...