As foodservice operators endure the challenge of staying ahead of guests’ expectations, one reality is becoming increasingly clear in the restaurant game: The status quo will no longer do. Today...
Since mid-December, seven major snow storms have hit states all over the U.S., from the Northeast to the West Coast and everywhere in between.
This bleak weather “has literally dimmed the bulb...
Back in mid-2002, optimism reigned at Tricon Global Restaurants, the predecessor to Yum! Brands.
The Louisville, Kentucky–based company had just purchased nearly 1,000 A&...
Soda, popcorn, and candy have long been staples of the movie theater industry, but with ticket sales dropping and home-theater equipment improving, some cinema operations are expanding their foodservice...
With Super Bowl XLV in the books and the Packers heading back to Green Bay victorious, marketing directors everywhere are turning their attention to another winter milestone: Valentine’s Day.
With Super Bowl XLV planned for this weekend, restaurants in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex are preparing themselves for an influx of people, money, and energy that should provide a lineman-sized boost to...
Just two years after getting hitched, Wendy’s and Arby’s may be breaking up. But few analysts are surprised.
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., the Atlanta-based company that owns the...
Cold Stone Creamery president Dan Beem will tell you that 2010 treated the company pretty well.
“We had our best October in about four years,” he says. “If you look at our year...
Known for its buffet offering of salads and soups within large dining rooms, Souplantation is opening an Express prototype of its concept that the company hopes can deliver the brand to new markets and...
After a long and tortuous legislative journey, the FDA Modernization Act, a fundamental recalibration of the nation’s food safety system, has finally passed Congress and was signed by President Obama...
For most retailers, the days after Christmas are awash with returned gifts. But many quick-service operators are seeing a flood of gift cards.
Consumer spending for prepaid cards at limited-service...
Two decades ago, as Wendy’s was mired in a sales slump, the burger chain turned to its founder, Dave Thomas, to serve as its advertising voice.
The move proved fortuitous. After a shaky start,...
There’s nothing unusual about a quick-serve concept doing a little bit of R&D homework in the culinary environment that inspired its menu. So when Chef Eric Justice, executive chef of Asian...
Combo and value meal deals are part of the DNA of fast food restaurants, but two researchers find that changes to the meals could help quick serves steer customers toward healthier offerings.
White Castle is testing a trio of fast-casual restaurant concepts that could help the nation’s oldest quick-service burger chain decide whether to branch off in new directions.
A study released last week finds a somewhat befuddling discrepancy between what consumers want restaurants to offer in the way of healthy items and what they want to order.
The 2010 Healthy Eating...
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