Real Digital Media, provider of the enterprise-class NEOCAST digital signage platform, and Independent Purchasing Cooperative Inc. (IPC), the independent Subway franchisee-owned purchasing cooperative, today announced expansion details for the Subway TV & RADIO digital signage network.
QSR has been reporting on the largest companies in the quick-service segment for nearly 15 years. For many of those years (now more than a decade), we’ve also delivered a top-level ranking called the QSR 50 each August.
United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchised restaurant finance, announced today that it will allocate $42 million to qualified, multi-unit Popeyes franchisees in 2012.
The Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain recently designated United Capital as one of its lending partners for the franchisor’s 2012 reimaging initiative.
Through the opening of more than 2,400 restaurants worldwide, including 1,100 new locations just in the U.S. and Canada alone, the Subway restaurant chain created approximately 24,000 new foodservice job and career opportunities in 2011.
YouGov’s BrandIndex looked back at 2011 to determine which U.S. brands had the greatest buzz.
Not only was Subway the 2011 Buzz leader amongst quick-serves, but Subway also had the No. 1 Buzz score amongst the entire BrandIndex universe. Two of the top 5 quick-serve brands, meanwhile, were pizza brands, with Papa John’s at No. 3 and Pizza Hut coming in at No. 4.
The quick-serve sector featured only two brands that improved by more than one point, and the largest improver (McDonald’s) climbed only 1.2 points in 2011, in terms of buzz when compared to 2010.
As Americans’ hunger for burgers and chicken continues to grow, restaurant operators are tweaking their menus to meet consumers’ demands for new meats and higher quality.
An increasing number of limited-service restaurants have added better and more “natural” meat to their repertoires. At the same time, they are featuring other proteins.
From the growth of Angus menu items to the specialty burger craze, there has been no slowdown in sales of beef on a bun, according to a Technomic study last summer.
The Subway submarine sandwich and salad chain announced that Joe Chaves will head up operations for the 35,500-plus-unit restaurant chain as director of operations, while Rebecca Audet has been named the brand's director of worldwide training.
On December 1, Subway rattled the quick-service world when it announced its latest promotional offer: $2 six-inch subs.
As a “Customer Appreciation Month” promotion, the $2 December-only deal may be Subway’s boldest play yet in the pricing wars to compete with other chains’ value menus.
“[Subway is] clearly trying to take the focus off of what people can get for $1,” says pricing consultant Leslie Kerr, founder of Boston-based Intellaprice.
Salt is one of the world’s oldest seasonings. But pervasive use of the mineral has put it in the crosshairs of modern-day health professionals.
Few people are suggesting that salt—consisting mostly of sodium chloride—be treated like a latter-day trans fat and be banned from restaurants in cities across America. Instead, many eateries are heeding a national initiative to reduce the salt in their menu items.
Trying to get more vegetables into your children's diet can be a challenge. To tackle one of parenthood's toughest problems, Subway Corporate Dietitian Lanette Kovachi, MS, RD, has tapped into her experience as both a mother and dietitian and has created a series of tips designed to encourage kids to eat healthier.