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

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

No "EE-I-EE-I-O" necessary; burger giant pairs with Zynga to introduce its own farm in FarmVille.
Other prizes in this year's game include McDonald's food, a Beaches vacation, a $5,000 Walmart shopping spree, and a 2011 Ford Shelby GT500.
The 300th Ronald McDonald House opens this week in St. Louis on the campus of St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.
McDonald's is on the search along with AOL Blackvoices to find the 2011 Men of McCafe.
September 2010

From his Colorado office, Boston Market CEO Lane Cardwell is targeting some free agents—dining free agents, that is.

“There are some customers out there open to where they’ll be eating, and Boston Market is happy to capture that business,...

September 2010

The midst of the worst recession in decades may seem like a tough time to take the reins of a restaurant company that sells discretionary treats not needed in the everyday diet. However, Nigel Travis, whom Dunkin’ Brands hired to head its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands in...

Steve Easterbrook promoted from president and CEO of McDonald's United Kingdom and president of Europe's Northern Division to McDonald's executive vice president and global chief brand officer.
Wendy's takes Top Food crown among chains with more than 5,000 units, while In-N-Out is tops in the less-than-5,000 category.
Jack Whipple has 34 years of service to the industry under his belt, including 25 years with McDonald's Corporation.
Third Pounder will now be offered in Snack Wrap form as the Deluxe, Bacon & Cheese, or Mushroom & Swiss.
Fahlgren Advertising has been the agency of record for McDonald’s Restaurants in parts of Ohio, Florida, Kentucky, and Michigan since 1975.
Jamba Juice CMO says the chain's Cheeseburger Chill "commercial" was not a slight on McDonald's and its new line of smoothies. In fact, she says, Jamba welcomes McDonald's to the segment.
August 2010

There’s a Wingstop in Dallas where the counters aren’t so neat and the owner drips batter onto the floor, and when tongs fall into the deep fryer, managers stare inside thinking of ways to get them out.

Welcome to Wingstop U. Not a real store, but a...

August 2010

Using ketchup to dip or slather french fries is a long-established American tradition. The pairing has not only provided consumers with a distinct flavor, but it has given diners the ability to choose how much of the condiment to use, based on their own tastes.


August 2010

We’re in a really huge shift in the way we do second locations, and customers’ particular tastes have changed. You’re really seeing the customers’ tastes be that if he doesn’t want to go to the Ruby Tuesday, which is the same everywhere, or even the McDonald’s...

August 2010

What do you do when you capture lightning in a bottle? When you have such a great idea, you’re not quite sure what to do with it, how fast to move, or whether it really will be the success you think it will be?

In my 32 years at McDonald’s, I saw a...

The love of the McDonald's iconic burger is intense for 1.3 million Canadians. Find out just how deep it goes.
Market Force Information report shows that Five Guys is preferred consumer quick serve, followed by Panera and Chick-fil-A.
McCafé Real Fruit Smoothie sampling event that was to be held July 22-24 is now canceled.
Karen Wells, who was previously vice president of U.S. Strategy and Menu, will now be vice president of U.S. Nutrition and Menu Strategy.