While fast casuals and "build-your-own" brands continue to change the landscape of foodservice, progress seems to be stagnating on the aesthetic front. Bob Stoll, president of the build-your-own burger concept Cheeseburger Bobby’s, wanted to break away from the now-standard micas and granites of...
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Regular readers of this column know that for some years now, I’ve been dispensing suggestions on how quick-serve chains can do more to court millions of Millennials, aka members of Generation Y, whose adventurous palates, curious minds, and unconventional tastes have often made them elusive quarry...
As most of the food industry knows, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced an extension to the rule released last year requiring that restaurant chains and retailers provide customers with calorie counts on available food and beverages by December 1, 2015.
Now restaurants have an...
For all too many young workers hoping for a bright future, the employment system often seems skewed against them. They want their chance at the American dream, but getting there can be a nightmare for the disadvantaged, the under-represented, and those simply hoping for a fair start.
Delivery is about to become more convenient for restaurant patrons and operators. Or at the very least, that is Groupon’s mission with its new delivery and takeout program, Groupon To Go, which launches in Chicago today and other metropolitan areas beginning with Boston and Austin, Texas, this fall...
Every day, entrepreneurs dream up new ways to “disrupt” so-called “legacy” businesses like quick-service restaurants. It sometimes feels like we’re just along for the ride, jolted by the twists and turns in the road of innovation.
I believe it’s our turn to get ahead of the curve. It’s time to...
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Innovative. Customizable. Compostable. These are three of the trends that Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) expects to see at the QSR-...