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Protesters speak out against Mayor Bloomberg's beverage ban at NYC City Hall.

New York City has been a trendsetter in health regulations the last few years, from its ban on trans fats to its restrictions on sodium. But many in the foodservice industry are hoping that the sugary...

HuHot Mongolian Grill's entertainment model secures profits for franchisees.

The economy may still be sputtering, but the Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) 2012 annual report, “Top 40 Food Franchises,” found that profitability is up for many foodservice brands.

Average...

Wahoo's branding is used throughout the podcast network's website.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco has always had a flare for the unusual. From the menu to the décor, the brand fuses fun and quirky characteristics with a cool atmosphere and image.

That edginess was top of mind...

Localita & The Badasserie may be tucked into the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, and might even be the smallest quick serve in the world (Guinness is looking into it). But the four-...

Wendy's tops list of restaurant brands fighting for broadcast exposure in 2011.

Now that football teams across the country are facing off in the NFL’s 2012 season, which kicked off last week, many quick serves are beginning a gridiron contest of their own.

Marketing and...

Kids' meal purchases at Chipotle in August helped the Veggie U nonprofit.

Healthy menu options and philanthropic efforts have become expected weapons in every quick serve’s arsenal over the last few years. Now, major brands are increasingly figuring out how to kill two birds with...

Fast casual Boneheads hopes to revive struggling seafood segment.

The seafood quick-service category has performed poorly in recent years, but budding fast-casual chains hope to capitalize on customers’ desire for healthier options and premium experiences to bring the...

Mario Contreras wants to own ten percent of the Charley's franchise system.

Multiunit franchising is becoming a common practice in the quick-service industry, but one Charley’s Grilled Subs franchisee wants to take it to the next level.

Mario Contreras wants to own 10...

McAlister's Deli locked in turkey and bacon prices until the end of the year.

It’s clear that one of the most severe droughts in the nation’s history will affect food costs, but just how much and exactly when still remain to be seen.

While restaurants have grown accustomed to...

Blueberries are used more today for restaurant menu items.

It’s peak blueberry season, and, whether it takes the form of a breakfast, dessert, or side item, the up-and-coming superfruit is finding its way to more menus across the quick-serve industry.

Take,...

YO!Sushi specializes in sushi sent around dining rooms on conveyor belts.

The stereotypical mom and pop sushi restaurant is dimly lit and darkly paneled. YO!Sushi is not a stereotypical mom and pop sushi restaurant. Brightly lit and colorfully decorated with reds, oranges, and...

Hotlips markets a line of made-in-house sodas to draw in customers.

Owners who stake their restaurant brands on natural ingredients are now matching their beverages with their mission statements.

Built on values such as sustainability and local sourcing, craft soda—...

Dannon's Yogurt Culture Company offers prepackaged yogurt products.

Two foodservice producers ditched the supply-chain middleman and opened their own quick-serve concepts earlier this month.

Smithfield Foods, synonymous with Virginia ham and pork, and yogurt company...

Lion's Choice employees enjoy a range of health benefits.

The dust has settled on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and operators have had time to digest the upholding of President Obama’s health care reform....

Subway's menu now features the American Heart Association's heart check.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) heart-check mark that has been on grocery-store products for 17 years is now extending to the restaurant industry, with a certain sandwich chain paving the way.

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CEO Tariq Farid is helping franchisees streamline management of their units.

It seems one quick-serve company may have found a way to beat the age-old challenge of being in more than one place at a time.

With the launch of two custom smartphone apps, owners and corporate...