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Apples and yogurt sauce will be default side item for Arby's kids meals.

Arby’s announced in an exclusive interview with QSR that it is unveiling a new, healthier kids’ meal strategy and leveraging it to raise money to fight childhood hunger.

On Monday, the...

Taco Bell targets Millennials with off beat advertising.

As the vanguard of the Internet Age, Generation Y—the Millennial Generation—has been cast as a paradigm-busting demographic that requires businesses and marketing strategists to rethink everything.

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Its Happy Meal helped McDonald's perform well in the Zagat survey.

With the 63rd annual Emmys slated for Sunday, it seems appropriate that the quick-serve industry also celebrate its top awards—from Zagat.  

This year’s results of the National Fast Food Restaurant...

Most restaurant closures are independent operations.

In August, the NPD Group released its annual tally of U.S. restaurant closures, and the study proved a sobering reminder of the challenges independent restaurants face in any climate, let alone one sitting...

Subway's $5 footlong deal offered a value to customers during the recession.

With the housing market still depressed, food prices on the rise, and unemployment hovering above 9 percent, some economists now fear that the nation is on the verge of entering a second round of recession...

Innovative hot dog options are on the menu at DC-3.

With the better-burger segment grabbing headlines with the success of concepts like Five Guys and Smashburger, some operators are turning their attention to reviving the humble hot dog.

Once confined...

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...