Marking the two-year anniversary of the Starbucks VIA product line, the company announced the availability of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew in House Blend and Breakfast Blend at select grocery stores across the U.S. The introduction of the new instant coffee varieties further reinforces Starbucks global coffee leadership and its commitment to offering customers high-quality coffee wherever they go.
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.
It’s a rainy Monday morning in downtown Park Ridge, Illinois, a Rockwellesque suburb on Chicago’s northwestern edge. The overcast sky feels Seattle-like, a fitting day to observe the ebbs and flows of traffic at Starbucks.
At one stand-alone Starbucks location, once home to a community bank, interior tables fill with soccer moms, retirees, and laptop-wielding students. All morning, the line extends about six people deep.
It’s 3 p.m., and there are still two hours left in the workday.
As the afternoon drags, a snack would be a great pick-me-up. There’s a vending machine in the break room and a convenience store down the street.
Better yet, how about something fresh from a restaurant?
Increasingly, consumers are looking at quick-service restaurants to grab a bite to eat during nontraditional dining hours, such as mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or late evening.
For the first time in Omaha, Nebraska, Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwiches, salads, and waffle fries will be available to the public.
Through a special arrangement with Mutual of Omaha food service provider Eurest, a Chick-fil-A Express location will open in the lobby of the Mutual of Omaha Bank building at 3333 Farnam St.
Over the last decade, American quick-service behemoths such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut have surged into international markets and captured diners’ interests with American dishes. But new data shows the whole industry might pay a price for that global growth.
The growing appeal of U.S. fast food in international markets has shifted world commodity supplies and spurred rising prices.
The top quick-serve and fast-casual brands in the nation.
The countdown is on for the return of Starbucks’ most popular seasonal beverage – Starbucks Pumpkin Latte. In just a few short weeks, the warm, inviting fall spices and pumpkin flavor that make Starbucks Pumpkin Latte a customer favorite year after year will return to select Starbucks Foodservice operators beginning September 1, 2011.