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Quick service chains share story of food supply sources and farms.

When Technomic released a study last year that researched transparency in the supply chain, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation CEO John Morberg took the data seriously. The study found that most consumers...

Quick service restaurants relaunch to build franchising program.

Companies have good reasons for acquiring franchise brands. Often they see potential in a brand and hope to use their own resources to build it into a national contender.

Many brands, though, need a...

Convenience stores are increasingly taking a larger slice out of the quick-serve pie with fresh food offerings. It’s become such a lucrative business for C-stores that Sheetz, the Pennsylvania-based C-store...

Quick service restaurants debate adding all day breakfast hours.

While breakfast may not be the quick-service industry’s biggest daypart, there could be enough demand for breakfast foods to become a daylong staple.

According to the National Restaurant Association’...

Quick service restaurant behemoth McDonald's hired new CEO to turn company around.

As Steve Easterbrook readies to take over the helm at McDonald’s Corp. next month, one point seems crystal clear: He has his work cut out for him.

In the wake of two years of declining sales and...

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Hundreds of Chipotle restaurants aren’t selling carnitas for the third straight week after the fast-casual chain suspended one of its pork suppliers for violating animal welfare standards. While opting to...

Quick service companies saw stocks fall in 2014 but could rebound with Shake Shack IPO.

After outperforming Wall Street the past few years, the stock prices of restaurant companies with quick-service concepts finished a bit worse than the overall market in 2014.

Slightly more than half...

Legendary Texas based quick service restaurant Frenchys looks to grow.

Every city has its hole-in-the wall spots that locals and foodies swear by. In Houston, family-owned Frenchy’s Chicken is on that list. The 46-year-old chicken brand’s Scott Street location is an...

Quick service brands are leveraging potential in Motor City.

Once a bankrupt city left for dead, Detroit is showing signs of becoming a hot destination for quick-service and fast-casual concepts. Where city blocks were once ghost towns, real estate developers today...

With young demographics demanding premium fast food options, Starbucks adds new concept.

Coffee isn’t just a convenient caffeine jolt for Americans anymore. A recent Harris Interactive survey found that consumers are willing to travel for a good cup of Joe; 60 percent of respondents said the...

There is always excitement at the beginning of a new...

Quick service restaurant icon KFC is improving menu options while focusing on consistency.

Images of the late Col. Harlan Sanders are everywhere as you walk through the Louisville, Kentucky, headquarters of KFC and its parent, Yum! Brands. Not only are there plenty of photos and videos of the...

Quick service restaurant brands hire more employees for Christmas shopping season.

Quick-service restaurants—along with retailers, hospitality firms, and other companies—are hiring more employees this holiday season than past holidays. Many restaurant operators are also paying those...

Quick service brands develops creative video series for menu board.

Guests who walk into the Wetzel’s Pretzels store at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California, will notice something different about the store. Its digital menuboards quickly switch from product photos and...

Quick service restaurant brands create new seasonal menu items for Thanksgiving.

Fast-casual and quick-serve restaurants are not just banking on the same old flavors for this year’s Thanksgiving-focused limited-time offers (LTO). Many are featuring unique takes on turkey via salads,...

Biggest fast food pizza brand innovates menu to appeal to Millennials.

Pizza Hut rolled out a major brand reboot this week, a move that many see as an appeal to the Millennial generation and a response to the booming fast-casual industry.

The world’s largest pizza chain...