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McDonald's hopes its new TV channel will keep customers in stores longer.

After two years of testing in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas, McDonald’s will launch its own in-store television network in 645 California stores later this year.

The McDonald’s Channel is...

Arizona based mother is campaigning for cleaner fast food play areas.

On a daily basis, Don Elam, a Chick-fil-A owner-operator in Chandler, Arizona, does something unusual: He makes sure the playground outside his restaurant is spic and span.

“Every night we have a...

Auntie Anne's is a top food franchise largely because of its franchisee support.

According to a new report released by Franchise Business Review, Auntie Anne’s is No. 1 on the “Top 30 Food Franchises” list. One executive at Auntie Anne’s says an intense focus on supporting the people of...

Andy Glaser

Food manufacturers looking for a leg up on their competition in this bleak economy can be more active in educating and supporting the operators they serve.

This was the prevailing theme at the...

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...