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...
Multiunit franchising is becoming a common practice in the quick-service industry, but one Charley’s Grilled Subs franchisee wants to take it to the next level.
Mario Contreras wants to own 10...
It’s clear that one of the most severe droughts in the nation’s history will affect food costs, but just how much and exactly when still remain to be seen.
While restaurants have grown...
It’s peak blueberry season, and, whether it takes the form of a breakfast, dessert, or side item, the up-and-coming superfruit is finding its way to more menus across the quick-serve industry.
The stereotypical mom and pop sushi restaurant is dimly lit and darkly paneled. YO!Sushi is not a stereotypical mom and pop sushi restaurant. Brightly lit and colorfully decorated with reds, oranges, and...
Owners who stake their restaurant brands on natural ingredients are now matching their beverages with their mission statements.
Built on values such as sustainability and local sourcing, craft soda...
Two foodservice producers ditched the supply-chain middleman and opened their own quick-serve concepts earlier this month.
Smithfield Foods, synonymous with Virginia ham and pork, and yogurt company...
The dust has settled on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and operators have had time to digest the upholding of President Obama’s health...
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) heart-check mark that has been on grocery-store products for 17 years is now extending to the restaurant industry, with a certain sandwich chain paving the way...
It seems one quick-serve company may have found a way to beat the age-old challenge of being in more than one place at a time.
With the launch of two custom smartphone apps, owners and corporate...
When President Barack Obama takes a break from running the country, he’s been known to eat his way through Washington, D.C. The president has dined at some of the area’s most celebrated fine-...
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