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Wendy's Ranks No. 1 for Kid-Friendly, Healthy Options

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.

Households with younger children are especially likely to value a kid-friendly menu and slightly more likely to value healthy menu choices than households with older children.

McDonald's Gets on the Ice with L.A. Kings

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, who will be able to submit their vote through an interactive experience available via LAKings.com, the Kings Facebook page, or the Kings mobile app. 

Africa: The Final Frontier?

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-chain difficulties. The brand also faced political instability that eventually resulted in a revolution.

McDonald's Fights for Slight Fourth-Quarter Gains

Though certainly nothing to write home about, burger giant McDonald’s fourth quarter results were tempered, yet positive. The brand saw a slight decline in fourth-quarter comparable traffic, but global comparable sales increased by a slim 0.1 percent, while consolidated revenues went up 2 percent.

McDonald's Names Nominees for All American Games

McDonald’s has announced its list of high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games, taking place on April 3 at Chicago’s United Center.

The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on February 14 at 5 p.m. ET. 

McDonald's Has Best Service, Value, Consumers Say

In a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States, when it comes to identifying what drives loyalty for restaurants, the most commonly cited factors in determining which quick-service restaurant is visited most often are good value (58 percent), convenience (57 percent), low prices (53 percent), and fast service (51 percent).

Great-tasting food is only the eighth-most important factor in driving loyalty in this segment.

McDonald's Operator Reveals What's to Come in Atlanta

After 47 years with McDonald’s, JM Owens decided it was finally time to take on a formal leadership role.

Owens—who joined the brand as an hourly team member in 1966, opened his first unit in 1984, and now owns eight locations across the Atlanta area—recently assumed the position of president of the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators Association.

10 Trends for 2013

The menu items, promotional tools, and business strategies that will affect quick serves this year.

Menu items like Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad use popular buzzwords.
Wendy's used the popular buzzword "fresh" to promote its Berry Almond Chicken Salad. Wendy's

What would the start of another year be without predictions? Whether analyzing politics, the silver screen, or stock markets, experts try to offer a peek at the trends we can expect in the coming year.

The restaurant industry is no different. Throughout 2012’s fourth quarter, various consultants, chefs, and operators gazed into their crystal balls and forecasted the hot restaurant ideas and issues of 2013.

The following 10 trends, according to those experts, seem most likely to impact quick-service and fast-casual restaurants this year.

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