Stories surrounding food-borne illness outbreaks in national quick-service restaurant chains have become very common, with many national brands having suffered at least one major food-borne illness outbreak.
It continues to be hot times for restaurants across the U.S. According to the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2015 Industry Forecast, the restaurant industry is booming; industry sales are expected to hit a record high.
It was another late night last fall at the LivingSocial office in Washington, D.C., and Alan Clifford and Ian Costello were hungry.
You would be hard pressed to find a quick-service operator who, when asked why they started their own business, answered by saying it was to become the CIO of the company.