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NYC Bagel Deli sold more than 10,500 Groupon deals for the brand last May.

Two years ago, daily-deal sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, and a host of other regional and national players boomed as customers clamored for discounted products and services. Many of the sites...

Taco Bell sponsored a film focused on popular rock band Passion Pit.

Today’s young adults and teenagers—Millennials and Gen Z—are a coveted consumer demographic in quick service and are driving industry trends. Reaching these consumers, however, is an...

Newton's Noodles is a fast casual spin off of a Washington DC restaurant.

Executive chef Dennis Friedman is a classically trained culinary artist and owner of Newton’s Table, a popular fine-dining restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland. Later this summer, he’ll open a new...

Tourists and travelers flock to quick service restaurants like Teddy's in Hawaii

Tourists in the U.S. are spending more at restaurants than ever before, good news for quick-serve operators as summer vacationing enters its home stretch.

The National Restaurant Association (NRA)...

Premium soda options like Boylan satisfy Millennial desire for better beverages.

Handcrafted. Natural. Artisan. Signature. These foodie buzzwords may have once described decadent pizzas or burgers featuring grass-fed beef, but they’re...

Silver Diner built a healthy focused kids' meal to attract young customers.

There was a time when parents defined a family restaurant by the number of crayons it provided. But today, with parents increasingly wanting their kids to enjoy the benefits of proper nutrition and social...

Fast casual Energy Kitchen is one restaurant using the REAL certification.

Several quick-service restaurants are doubling down on their health and wellness efforts thanks to the new REAL Certification program from the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC).

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Wendy's new pretzel bacon cheeseburger is a successful fast food menu option.

One of the most common questions in foodservice—White or wheat?—has grown to include a new option: pretzel. Quick-service restaurants across the country are capitalizing on a new pretzel-bread...

Some operators have been slow to incorporate allergy-friendly menu options.

Cutting calories, lowering fat content, and providing healthy, fresh ingredients have become increasingly commonplace in the limited-service industry over the past few years. But while U.S. quick serves...

Brands are applying the fast casual model to modernize Italian cuisine.

Modern Italian cuisine is the next big thing in fast casual. Or at least, that’s what some major quick-service operators are banking on.

Fazoli’s and Sbarro each plan to debut a fast-...

Smashburger cofounder explains craft beer and burger pairing at Chicago event.

Inside Smashburger’s newest Chicago-area restaurant, a hip-looking joint in the city’s trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood, company founder and chief concept officer Tom Ryan holds up the brand...

Burger King used a geo location marketing campaign with its french fries launch.

Quick-service operators increasingly have the ability to target their customers right where they are. The industry’s use of mobile marketing has grown exponentially over the last two years, and...

Fast casual brands added table service to open on Winter Park's Park Avenue.

The city of Winter Park, Florida, was in a quandary. Up-and-coming fast-casual concepts Firehouse Subs and BurgerFi wanted to move into the town’s upscale dining and shopping district, Park Avenue,...

Five to Seven will invest in healthy and sustainble fast food brands globally.

Five to Seven, a new restaurant funding initiative launched in May by foodservice industry veterans Brad Blum and John Vincent, has goodness at its core and as its goal. “Good food for the planet...

Wrap concept BSkis in Chapel Hill successfully delivers food to campus students.

Burger King hopes its new delivery service will be a great profit-driver for the chain, as the company is banking on customers to put in large orders for office lunches, birthday parties, and other...

Innovations like the Marinara Tower were featured on the NRA Show floor.

As the lights went out on the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show) in Chicago on Tuesday, there was plenty to consider about the future of the industry.

The...