Americans increasingly enjoy hot and spicy foods from fast food restaurants.
February 2014

Hot, spicy menu items gaining popularity among diners.

Ethnic and pizza restaurants offer customizable menus to quick serve customers.
August 2013

Pizza and ethnic cuisines lend themselves to customer-created entrées.

Qdoba Mexican Grill introduced Qdoba’s Mini Street Tacos to its more than 500 restaurants nationwide. Available only for a limited time beginning March 7, Qdoba’s Mini Street Tacos offer...

March 2011

What’s happened to pizza’s major players?

In 2000, the QSR 50 Report, this magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s top quick-service brands, showed a robust American appetite for pizza, a category trailing only burger joints in representation. With pizza chains...

Qdoba Mexican Grill has had a loyalty program available for customers for several years now, but the company announced that it is rolling out an enhanced version of the program to give customers more flexibility with the points they earn.

Qdoba Rewards creates a bank system that customers...

Denver-based Qdoba Mexican Grill announced that it promoted five executives to build upon the company’s positive sales and new unit growth through innovative marketing, franchise development, and menu innovation. Promotions include: Karen Guido to chief marketing officer; David Craven to...

January 2011

Kids’ menus have come a long way from the days when they were little more than sandwiches, soft drinks, and small fries for the small fries.

As parents increasingly seek out food that is healthful and nutritious for their children, particularly in light of America’s growing...

December 2010

There is an answer to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg.

It’s definitely the egg—at least when it comes to breakfast. Few morning menus are without them. But these days, chicken and another popular poultry protein, turkey, are increasingly...

Chain leverages experience and infrastructure of multiconcept franchisees with its five new area development agreements across the country.

October 2010

Marketing professors over the years have lectured students that they should never give a customer too many choices. Quick-serve operators must have missed that class. A look at several successful quick-serve menus reveals some form of a Choose Two option, where...

September 2010

The wedding dinner was prepped for the oncoming slew of guests: Stainless steel chafing dishes lined the buffet tables, silverware sat wrapped in cloth napkins and silver rings, and servers stood at the ready in black slacks and white dress shirts.

It was a fine...

Chain launches "advocacy group" called Food Lovers Fighting Burrito Boredom.

Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, and Panera Bread rank among the best quick serves in the country in customer satisfaction, according to a study J.D. Power and Associates released on Tuesday.

The 2010 U.S. Restaurant Satisfaction Study evaluated consumer responses to an...

August 2010

Back in the fall of 2007, I took the liberty in this space of calling for quick-serve operators to consider consigning standard-issue, blister-pack condiments to history’s dustbin.

The basis for this potentially unpopular position lay in my belief that while chains of all types had...

Nebraska franchisee for Qdoba Mexican Grill selected Mocapay to advance its mobile marketing.
Check out how the burrito chain is updating its store to maintain relevance with its core consumer, as director of strategic product development Ted Stoner takes QSR on a video tour.
Burrito chain's “Give Blood. Get Great Grub” promotion gives coupons to donors at American Red Cross blood drives in Southern and Northern Massachusetts.
Qdoba Mexican Grill donated more than $115,000 to Starlight Children's Foundation in 2009.
Qdoba Mexican Grill and Muzak have created a partnership that has produced the addition of an interactive music player to the Qdoba Web site.
Synq Solutions boosts client roster in the second half of 2009 by signing Burger King, Qdoba Mexican Grill, and Schlotzsky's Deli, among others.
Rice & Bean Pot Burrito-Eating Contest to benefit the Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids Foundation.
The popular Mexican grill now allows customers the ability to mix and match smaller portions of its menu items.