While most people may associate Valentine’s Day with upscale restaurants and fine wines, dozens of quick-serve promotions, ranging from heart-shaped doughnuts to couples’ specials, are giving...
Buoyed by improved earnings and international growth, the quick-serve industry as a whole saw its stock values handily beat the overall market in 2011 and perform much better than the rest of the restaurant...
After 40 years of staking its reputation on dark and medium coffee roasts, Starbucks began offering a light roast on January 10.
The Seattle-based coffee giant launched its new Blonde roast across...
Steak ‘n Shake opened its first New York City restaurant on January 12, and the chain used the opportunity to debut its new Steak ‘n Shake Signature counter-service prototype.
Escalating food costs and only modest traffic gains aren’t the only things Rob Grendow is concerned about these days with his five Ohio-based Danny Boy’s Pizza outlets. Ohio’s latest...
With at least two mid-size restaurant chains planning to expand through highway travel centers in the coming year, other quick serves looking to grow may want to hit the open road.
Both Huddle House...
If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gets its way, quick-service restaurants and thousands of other businesses may soon be forced to write hefty checks to protect their brands...
On December 1, Subway rattled the quick-service world when it announced its latest promotional offer: $2 six-inch subs.
As a “Customer Appreciation Month” promotion, the $2 December-only...
Earlier this year, Pizza Patrón faced rising commodity costs and stagnant numbers across the 100-store system. CEO Antonio Swad, feeling pressure to deliver value for franchisees and customers, saw daring...
A new report shows that consumer spending in the food and beverage space got off to a good start this holiday season. Dollar volume spent in the industry on Black Friday, the unofficial launch of the season...
Google announced the launch of its Google+ Pages earlier this month as an opportunity for brands to get involved with the search giant’s new social network.
And while a recent study shows...
While national unemployment remains at a steady 9 percent, many companies are planning to repeat their annual hiring surge to support this year’s holiday season.
Quick-service restaurants will...
Rising commodity costs are threatening to destroy any kind of optimism operators held that they were climbing out of the nation’s economic woes.
The costs present a consistent challenge to Togo...
Formality is being phased out at a Kansas City, Missouri–based quick-serve chain. Customers will no longer have to use a courtesy title when addressing Mr. Goodcents.
The 96-unit sandwich...
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.
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...
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