Industry News
ARAMARK launched its first ballpark food truck yesterday at the home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. The food truck, Wok in the Park, will sell Asian-inspired noodle bowls in the outfield concourse of Coors Field in Denver. David Freireich, spokesman for ARAMARK, says the truck came...
Michele Bauchmann
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On Sunday, July 3, dozens greeted a tour bus rolling into the parking lot of the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Carroll, Iowa. Out of the bus and into the drizzle stepped Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota representative who sits amid a crowded GOP presidential field. Just one week before her visit to the...
Dawn Sweeney at the launch of Kids LiveWell.
Industry News
It wasn’t Bring Your Child to Work Day, but that’s certainly what it felt like at the launch of the National Restaurant Association’s new healthy kids menu initiative “Kids LiveWell” in Washington, D.C., today. Children and parents filled the room at the National Press Club, enjoying the new menu...
Industry News
At the second day of the Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., today, foodies and suppliers packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to taste, sip and test the newest specialty products from around the country. “It’s been really busy for us,” Whitney Leipzip, regional marketing manager for...
George Culver
Industry News
George Culver, father of Culver’s co-founder & CEO Craig Culver, died Thursday, July 7, in Sauk City. He was 88. Culver and his wife Ruth began their foodservice career by opening an A&W restaurant in Sauk City in 1961. After operating a number of other restaurants in the area they founded...
West Virginia offers restaurant owners a unique market to operate in.
Growth
Route 2 in West Virginia rolls south along the slow-moving Ohio River, bobbing up and down above the river’s bank and along the slopes of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Houses are few and far between, dotting the long stretches between quiet industrial river towns, and each of the few...
A Goodwill Industries employee lends a hand at a culinary program in Georgia.
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On June 22, a burger joint in Huntington, Indiana, opened its doors with a traditional quick-service menu mimicking thousands of other independent eateries across the nation. But this particular quick serve also had one very unique feature: its work crew was made up almost entirely of homeless men...
Quick serves continue to offer cheap food to capture value seeking customers.
Menu Innovations
In the hands of the quick-service restaurant operator, price might be the ultimate weapon, the key ingredient to swing a customer and prompt a purchase in today’s dollar-conscious market. And the quick-service industry knows it all too well, an awareness that has sparked a decades-long raging...