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

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

Pizza Patron is a fast food brand leveraging Hispanic growth and expertise.
March 2014

The rapidly growing Hispanic population is causing a major shakeup in the limited-service business.

The Wendy’s Company today announced the appointment of R. Scott Toop, 57, as senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, and a member of its Executive Leadership Team, effective today. Toop will report to Wendy’s President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick.

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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,...

The Wendy’s Company today announced the grand opening of the first joint venture Wendy’s restaurant in Japan, located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area.

Starting with Tokyo, Wendy’s Japan LLC plans a national rollout of restaurants in the coming years. Wendy’s Japan...

With the year 2011 coming to a rapid end, QSR takes stock of its most popular online stories of the last 12 months. This year's biggest headlines point to reader interest in franchising deals, the QSR 50, and (of course) food trucks. 

"This was an exciting year for...

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...

Out of 48,000 applicants, 12 outstanding high school seniors have been chosen as national finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

On Dec. 9, Wendy's will honor these students at the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards ceremony in...

December 2011

1. Roark Capital Buys Arby’s

With concerns about the economy running high, restaurant industry mergers and acquisitions dipped noticeably...

With its tantalizing taste, the new "W" cheeseburger is another winning addition to Wendy's expanding menu ... and its budget-friendly price may cause consumers to do a double take!

The "W" – with emphasis on the double – serves up two 2.25-ounce...

Quick-serve companies wrapped up their quarter earnings calls and investor meetings earlier this month, paving the way for the final fiscal term of 2011 (or, in Starbucks’ case, the beginning of fiscal 2012).

Here are a few things to learn about the industry from the results.

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David Karam, president of North America for Wendy's, will be leaving the the company at the of the end of 2011. 

Karam...

Papa Murphy’s International, America’s take ‘n’ bake pizza leader and fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S., announced the company’s President Ken Calwell will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective...

United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced today that it is providing $1,350,000 in financing to Subwayowner, CCreations LLC. United Capital refinanced eight existing stores for the Indiana-based franchisee, and will also provide funding to relocate and remodel some...

The Wendy’s Company announced the grand opening of its newest Wendy’s restaurant in North Oak Village Shopping Center, which is located at North Oak and Vivion Roads in Kansas City, North. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant opened to the public on October 15.

Legacy Restaurant Group, LLC, in cooperation with Wendy’s International, announces the grand opening of its newly reconstructed Wendy’s franchise at 1625 Range Line Rd. in Joplin, Missouri. The new building sits on the site of the former Wendy’s restaurant, which was demolished...

Food News Media, parent of QSR and sister publication RMGTmagazine.com, debuts a new series of newscasts, Fresh Bytes, designed to get you up to date on all of the latest industry news. Stay tuned to QSRmagazine.com and RMGTmagazine.com for...

Four leading franchise professionals have been newly elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors and will assume their positions February 14, 2012, at the conclusion of the IFA 52ndAnnual Convention in Orlando.

October 2011

It’s true that different brands excel at different things, be it in the area of nutritional offerings, customer service, or speed.

It’s true, too, with drive-thru service; some brands perform better than the rest. And this year the QSR Drive-Thru Performance Study focuses on...

Manitowoc Foodservice announces the promotion of Kathy Veder to the newly created position of VP Global Accounts, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, and Arby’s. In her new role, Veder will focus on marketing initiatives including strategic direction, product line management, business development...

September 2011

As consumers increasingly seek healthy, great-tasting food, it seems that more chefs and restaurant operators are looking to fruit as a perfect ingredient for menu items.

The health benefits are obvious. Most fruit is low in fat, sodium, and calories; full of vitamins and minerals; and...

Despite the negative headlines that the fast food industry tends to generate, a new report shows that the vast majority of opinions about the industry on social media are positive.

A new study by New York City–based research firm Amplicate, “Public Opinion on Fast Food Chains...