It’s been a month and a half since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on parts of the East Coast. The storm caused an estimated $62 billion in damage, with about $10–$20 billion of insured losses,...
Most brands have been on Facebook for years, but a campaign earlier this year helped McDonald’s prove that quick serves can achieve a big return on investment on the popular social-media site.
Hungry University of Arizona students and employees, rejoice: Smiling college students are now walking around campus with free food samples from Big Juan’s Tacos y Burros, a new quick-service chain in...
The breakfast and post-dinner dayparts have proved to be successful business extensions for many quick serves the last few years.
Now, some operators are testing another daypart: brunch.
Any seasoned brand, operator, or human-resources expert will tell you that rewarding your employees can bring about a host of positive results, from improved employee morale to better customer service....
Frozen-yogurt brands, like other frozen-dessert concepts before them, are staring down the harsh reality of slower sales during colder months. They’re also facing stiff competition from dozens of...
Once a branding premium, going green has become a common business strategy influencing nearly every decision in the manufacturing and retail industries.
But many quick-service operators, struggling...
Last year, you could find a dozen Auntie Anne’s pretzel stores in China. This year, you won’t find any.
After wading through one of the world’s biggest bureaucracies, all the while...
Brand heritage is important, but Krystal president and CEO Doug Pendergast was thinking about practicality when he decided earlier this month to move the hamburger chain’s headquarters from...
New York City has been a trendsetter in health regulations the last few years, from its ban on trans fats to its restrictions on sodium. But many in the foodservice industry are hoping that the sugary...
The economy may still be sputtering, but the Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) 2012 annual report, “Top 40 Food Franchises,” found that profitability is up for many foodservice brands....
Wahoo’s Fish Taco has always had a flare for the unusual. From the menu to the décor, the brand fuses fun and quirky characteristics with a cool atmosphere and image.
That edginess was top of...
Localita & The Badasserie may be tucked into the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, and might even be the smallest quick serve in the world (Guinness is looking into it). But the four-...
Now that football teams across the country are facing off in the NFL’s 2012 season, which kicked off last week, many quick serves are beginning a gridiron contest of their own.
Healthy menu options and philanthropic efforts have become expected weapons in every quick serve’s arsenal over the last few years. Now, major brands are increasingly figuring out how to kill two...
The seafood quick-service category has performed poorly in recent years, but budding fast-casual chains hope to capitalize on customers’ desire for healthier options and premium experiences to bring...
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