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Quick service company Yum Brands invests in sustainable global restaurants.

Yum! Brands Inc. recently released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, detailing the company’s progress in four areas: food, people, the community, and the environment.

The...

Upstart fast casual restaurant brand Sweetgreen offers innovative food stands at annual concert.

The first Sweetlife festival consisted of two amps and a turntable behind the second location of Sweetgreen, the local ingredient–focused, socially conscious salad fast casual that created the annual event...

In an effort to gain insight into Americans’ sushi-eating habits, Pei Wei Asian Diner partnered with strategic consultancy firm Kelton to create and disseminate a sushi-focused survey. Specifically the...

Quick service restaurant brands appeal to Hispanic cusomters through advertising.

A teenage boy lounges on a couch with Jack in Box—the puppet-like mascot for the San Diego, California–based chain. They talk about what dinosaurs they’d like to be while promoting the Chick-n-Tater Melt...

New celebrity driven quick service brand serves customized veggie bowls in DC.

Esteemed chef José Andrés, famous for fine-dining restaurants like the Bazaar and Zaytina, entered the limited-service sphere with the Washington, D.C., fast-casual concept Beefsteak, which opened in March...

Quick service sushi and Asian menus have room for new ideas according to chef Chris Jaeckle.

Chris Jaeckle is a classically trained chef who honed his skills at renowned New York City restaurant Morimoto before opening his own fine-dining venture, All’onda. Now he’s also a cofounder of New York’s...

Quick service restaurant giant Taco Bell innovates breakfast menu with biscuit taco.

Brian Niccol is a man on a mission. In the nearly two years since Niccol was tabbed as Taco Bell’s president, and in the three months since he became chief executive, the Mexican-inspired quick-service...

Quick service restaurant chains promote whole grain menu items.

Whole-grain products are no longer a niche part of the foodservice industry. Seventy-two percent of consumers want more whole-grain products from restaurants, according to a 2014 International Food...

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...