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Parents in favor of healthier lunch options for their kids usually have to choose between preparing the lunches themselves or sending their kids off to school with hopes that they don’t seek out something processed in the cafeteria. But as demands increase across the foodservice industry for...
Restaurant operators are increasing pay to employees.
Industry News
After two years of salary freezes, restaurant chains are starting to increase employee pay in an effort to secure their loyalty, according to a new survey by consulting firm Hay Group and the Chain Restaurant Compensation Association (CRCA). The survey cites a projected median budget increase of 3...
Wendy's is introducing its new Berry Almond Chicken Salad.
Industry News
Wendy's is introducing its new Berry Almond Chicken Salad—a fresh, innovative approach to salads that no other national fast food chain has accomplished. By marrying fresh berries with gourmet ingredients, Wendy's All-American salad will tantalize taste buds in its 6,200 North American restaurants...
NRA Show
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As the four-day National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show comes to a close, organizers have begun to take stock of this year's event. With exhibiters taking up 7 percent more space this year and with the show boasting higher attendance by restaurant operators and other groups, the mood has been...
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As American restaurants increasingly add international flavors, dozens of overseas companies have set up shop at the annual NRA Show in Chicago, hoping their food products, seasonings, and equipment entice chefs and operators. "We're definitely looking to increase our business in the U.S.," says...
Coke Freestyle
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Coca-Cola Co. has partnered with a technology company to allow the new Coca Cola Freestyle fountain dispensers to work hand-in-hand with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips imbedded in beverage cups. The tagged cups will trigger the computer software in Coca Cola Freestyle machines to pour...
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As social media continues to explode as a marketing tool, limited-service restaurants will likely face even more decisions about how to spend their time and dollars in an effort to use special online deals to grab the attention and loyalty of customers. Whether it's the use of Facebook, Twitter, or...
John Mulcahy, Georgia-Pacific Professional’s vice president of strategy & catego
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Leaders from the National Restaurant Association, Georgia-Pacific Professional, and the coffee Goliath Starbucks announced today efforts to improve recycling among restaurant consumers. The announcement occurred at the National Restaurant Association, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, which...
Quick service brands can explore innovative potato dishes like poutine.
A New Plan for Potatoes
What can I possibly tell you about potatoes, dear quick-serve industry professional, that you don’t already know? It’s not as though you’re unacquainted with America’s favorite starch. You may even know that it’s the world’s fourth-largest food crop, trailing behind only rice, corn, and wheat,...
Quick service restaurant franchise owner used work ethic to climb from store manager.
The Franchisee Fast Track
Having started as a sandwich maker with Subway when he was 18 years old, Gurpreet Singh has spent nearly half his life in the quick-service industry. Now a Checkers franchisee, Singh has spent time in every quick-serve job imaginable: line worker, manager, general manager, and, today, franchisee....
Quick service restaurant executives run charity effort to raise funds for cancer research.
A Personal Connection
When Lori Newcomb found out she had stage III ovarian cancer last year, she made it her mission to learn more about the disease and help other women fighting the same battle. She sat down with her husband, Chris Newcomb, cofounder and CEO of Southern quick-service chain Newk’s Eatery, and together...
10 Challenges for Fast-Casual Leaders
While the fast-casual category continues to be the fastest-growing industry sector, the road in 2015 will be bumpy. We will see constant change and challenges around every corner. For industry leaders, there are issues that will keep even the most seasoned executive awake at night.  Here is my top...
Quick service restaurant chains invest in new growth with new finance and franchise strategies.
A Finance Refresh
Like much of the rest of the economy, the 2008 economic meltdown brought a massive slow-down to the quick-service franchise industry. The combination of tightfisted money lenders and general economic uncertainty put franchise businesses in a near impossible position when it came to accessing...
Quick service brands can explore innovative potato dishes like poutine.
A New Plan for Potatoes
What can I possibly tell you about potatoes, dear quick-serve industry professional, that you don’t already know? It’s not as though you’re unacquainted with America’s favorite starch. You may even know that it’s the world’s fourth-largest food crop, trailing behind only rice, corn, and wheat,...