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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...

The Google Wallet lets customers pay at quick serves using their smartphone.

Google recently announced its latest innovation to considerable fanfare, but it’s not just techies that will have a watchful eye on its development—the quick-serve industry will, too.

According to...

Biff Burger, once a fast food empire, is down to just two stores.

On May 3, the fast food restaurant Beef Burger in Greensboro, North Carolina, celebrated its 50th anniversary by offering customers burgers for 50 cents.

“We had a line from the window all the way...

Restaurant operators are increasing pay to employees.

After two years of salary freezes, restaurant chains are starting to increase employee pay in an effort to secure their loyalty, according to a new survey by consulting firm Hay Group and the Chain...

Menchie's launched a new kids marketing campaign with its mascot as the focus.

Congress is encouraging the foodservice industry to self-regulate its marketing to kids, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food...

Captain D's hands out food to residents and first responders in Alabama.

Foodservice operations across the South, particularly in Alabama, are lending to the relief efforts of one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.

As clean-up crews and victims work to sort...

Peanuts are one of the Big 8 major food allergens.

With Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8–14, upon the foodservice world, quick-serve operators and others are continuing to ramp up their efforts in helping customers with allergy afflictions know exactly...

Former NFL linebacker Angelo Crowell and his wife own three Jersey Mike's units.

Angelo Crowell is a big man. At 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 250 pounds, you might take the broad-shouldered 29-year-old for a football player.

You probably wouldn’t pin him as the perfect restaurant...

The government is arresting illegal immigrants found working in fast food.

Recent government crackdowns on Chipotle and Pei Wei that forced both concepts to at least temporarily close locations have reminded restaurant operators that the government is taking illegal immigration...

Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is a spokesman for Wingstop.

Billionaire owners, millionaire players, an increasingly disenchanted fan base, mounds of legal speak, and segments of the quick-service industry wondering what it all might mean to their bottom line—it’s a...

BannaStrow's, a Miami crepe concept, is getting international expansion help.

On April 10, Mauricio Acevedo, the CEO of Miami-based crepe concept BannaStrow’s, will head to India to visit Mumbai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. While there, Acevedo will meet with entrepreneurs who are...

Rendering of LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto, California.

Chef Art Smith will let you in on a little secret: Even chefs eat a lot of fast food.

“They might tell you that they don’t, but they do,” says the two-time James Beard Award winner who owns two fine...

Larry King helped open his first Original Brooklyn Water Bagel unit.

Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet for the March 17 grand-opening event of the West Coast’s first Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. store. The Boca Raton, Florida–based quick serve received a celebrity...