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CEO Tariq Farid is helping franchisees streamline management of their units.

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...

President Obama eats Taylor Gourmet sandwiches with members of Congress.

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-dining...

Yoshinoya hopes its Asiana Grill fast-casual concept draws new demographics.

On May 30, Yoshinoya America opened the first-ever Asiana Grill Yoshinoya in Fullerton, California. While the company has long been known in California and Nevada for its quick-service concept, the Asiana...

Customer who ordered in Spanish would recieve a free pizza at Pizza Patron.

Pizza Patrón caused a national stir—and was the victim of protests—this week with a promotion that offered free pizza to anyone who ordered in Spanish. But the Dallas-based company stuck to its guns in an...

Firehouse Subs raised $350,000 at last year's tennis tournament.

From May 18–20, Firehouse Subs hosted the annual Firehouse Subs Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament, which featured hot subs, face painting and bounce houses for children, and tennis matches played by...

Daphne's Chicken Strawberry Salad was a hit as an LTO last summer.

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes this summer’s crop of seasonal limited-time offers from quick-serve and fast-casual chains. From retro ice cream flavors to salad-sandwich combinations, brands...

Pork belly sliders offer operators an innovative menu option.

Just one year into the National Pork Board’s “Be Inspired” campaign, chefs and operators have taken the challenge to heart and debuted innovative pork offerings throughout the foodservice industry.

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Marc Shelton uses barter to support his Shinobu Diego’s truck.

With a passion for healthy, artisan food and local purchasing, Lori Baker has long toured various Phoenix-area farmers markets and enjoyed the culinary ingenuity sprouting from both food trucks and...

Burger King debuted several menu innovations to compete with McDonald's.

With Burger King’s announcement of a $750 million, one-year investment in everything from menu to marketing, the burger chain is making a significant push to leave its recent troubles behind.

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Elevation Burger is using the controversy to promote its grass-fed beef burgers.

One month after the “pink slime” controversy initially made waves across the U.S., a new report shows that consumers are still concerned about the contents of the meat they eat at quick serves.

The...

Jamba Juice held a National Hiring Day at 80 of its stores.

The heat is already on for summer seasonal hiring, as quick-serve managers are hiring summer help earlier in the year to have their pick of top-shelf applicants.

Snagajob, a Richmond, Virginia–based...

A Jersey Mike's franchisee hosts a community autism awareness booth.

For the month of April, fast-casual restaurant Carino’s website is blue instead of the normal yellow, and if visitors click on the “Why Blue?” tab in the upper right-hand corner, they’ll find out why: the...

Sheetz evolved its convenience stores with fresh food offerings.

C-stores are continuing to tread heavier on quick-serve restaurants’ turf, with one major convenience player now spotlighting its food offerings in its marketing efforts.

The latest advertising...

A new chopped beef burger was added to US Foods' line-up.

Members of US Foods’ leadership team, including chief merchandising officer Pietro Satriano, corporate chef Bill Brooks, and director of innovation Stacie Sopinka, revealed 30 new company products on March...

Panda Express's new Paw Plate offers more variety for customers

Panda Express is testing a replacement of its traditional two-entrée meal to compete with the growing number of limited-service Asian companies launching in the U.S.

The new option, dubbed the Paw...

Philly Pretzel Factory rolled out a new cheaper kiosk footprint for franchisees.

As the U.S. economy shows signs of new growth in 2012, many quick serves are cautiously looking at expansion plans to see if they can jumpstart the growth that stalled with the recession.

Some...