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Blimpie has a program that offers discounted franchise fees for veterans.

On August 5, President Obama proposed several tactics that would help military veterans returning to civilian life find jobs. The president also called on Congress to re-introduce the Help Veterans Own...

Qdoba's whole-wheat tortilla offers customers a healthy wrap alternative.

On the heels of its “Naked” ordering option (menu items without a tortilla), expanded Kids Meal menu, and last year’s Craft 2 menu, Qdoba has raised its innovation bar higher this summer. The Denver-based...

Starbucks is one brand that has grown in other nations, like China.

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...

Chipotle's burrito bowl was found to have more calories than advertised.

The menu-labeling mandate that will eventually require all chain restaurants to post calorie counts on their menuboards was met with optimism that the restaurant industry had turned a new leaf in nutrition...

El Pollo Loco is part of the NRA Kids LiveWell program.

Restaurant brands participating in the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) recently announced “Kids LiveWell”...

Michele Bauchmann

On Sunday, July 3, dozens greeted a tour bus rolling into the parking lot of the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Carroll, Iowa. Out of the bus and into the drizzle stepped Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota...

A Goodwill Industries employee lends a hand at a culinary program in Georgia.

On June 22, a burger joint in Huntington, Indiana, opened its doors with a traditional quick-service menu mimicking thousands of other independent eateries across the nation.

But this particular...

Fast casual veteran Phil Friedman purchased the Salsarita's restaurant chain.

A week after the announcement that he’d acquired Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, former McAlister’s Deli CEO Phil Friedman says his plan for the fast casual is to saturate its existing markets.

Friedman...

Subway rolled out sandwich options that included avocado as a topping.

Summer is officially here, and for most quick serves that means more customers, later dinner rushes, and high school employees willing to work extra shifts. But for some chains, it means rolling out new,...

The Melt will offer grilled cheese and soup combos.

To many, the presentation seemed like a practical joke. But earlier this month, Jonathan Kaplan, the businessman who helped create the Flip camera, took the stage of the D9 conference and announced his...

The Google Wallet lets customers pay at quick serves using their smartphone.

Google recently announced its latest innovation to considerable fanfare, but it’s not just techies that will have a watchful eye on its development—the quick-serve industry will, too.

According to...

Biff Burger, once a fast food empire, is down to just two stores.

On May 3, the fast food restaurant Beef Burger in Greensboro, North Carolina, celebrated its 50th anniversary by offering customers burgers for 50 cents.

“We had a line from the window all the way...

Restaurant operators are increasing pay to employees.

After two years of salary freezes, restaurant chains are starting to increase employee pay in an effort to secure their loyalty, according to a new survey by consulting firm Hay Group and the Chain...

Menchie's launched a new kids marketing campaign with its mascot as the focus.

Congress is encouraging the foodservice industry to self-regulate its marketing to kids, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food...

Captain D's hands out food to residents and first responders in Alabama.

Foodservice operations across the South, particularly in Alabama, are lending to the relief efforts of one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.

As clean-up crews and victims work to sort...

Peanuts are one of the Big 8 major food allergens.

With Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8–14, upon the foodservice world, quick-serve operators and others are continuing to ramp up their efforts in helping customers with allergy afflictions know exactly...