Quick-service operators looking for external financial support often find an attractive option in private equity firms.
Read the ProfilesBrowse the Big ChartSee The ContendersSegmentsBurgerSandwichSnackMexicanPizza/PastaChickenAsianSeafood The evolution of the limited-service restaurant industry continued in 2014, as traditional powerhouses faltered while fast casuals and other rising concepts asserted themselve
Ask any quick-serve operator who’s been through a crisis. He will be able to tell you the exact date, time, and day of the week the fate of his concept came under attack.
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.