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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...

President Obama eats Taylor Gourmet sandwiches with members of Congress.

When President Barack Obama takes a break from running the country, he’s been known to eat his way through Washington, D.C. The president has dined at some of the area’s most celebrated fine-dining...

Yoshinoya hopes its Asiana Grill fast-casual concept draws new demographics.

On May 30, Yoshinoya America opened the first-ever Asiana Grill Yoshinoya in Fullerton, California. While the company has long been known in California and Nevada for its quick-service concept, the Asiana...

Customer who ordered in Spanish would recieve a free pizza at Pizza Patron.

Pizza Patrón caused a national stir—and was the victim of protests—this week with a promotion that offered free pizza to anyone who ordered in Spanish. But the Dallas-based company stuck to its guns in an...

Firehouse Subs raised $350,000 at last year's tennis tournament.

From May 18–20, Firehouse Subs hosted the annual Firehouse Subs Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament, which featured hot subs, face painting and bounce houses for children, and tennis matches played by...

Daphne's Chicken Strawberry Salad was a hit as an LTO last summer.

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes this summer’s crop of seasonal limited-time offers from quick-serve and fast-casual chains. From retro ice cream flavors to salad-sandwich combinations, brands...

Pork belly sliders offer operators an innovative menu option.

Just one year into the National Pork Board’s “Be Inspired” campaign, chefs and operators have taken the challenge to heart and debuted innovative pork offerings throughout the foodservice industry.

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Marc Shelton uses barter to support his Shinobu Diego’s truck.

With a passion for healthy, artisan food and local purchasing, Lori Baker has long toured various Phoenix-area farmers markets and enjoyed the culinary ingenuity sprouting from both food trucks and...