Pollo Campero New Store
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Interbrand Design Forum rebranded Latin chicken chain Pollo Campero with a new unit in Webster, Texas, recently. “Like” QSR on Facebook to see more photos! Two other locations are expected to open in the Houston area by the end of the year. Each location will be 2,380 square feet. “Pollo Campero is...
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Boneless pork and barbecue-sauce-loving fans have reason to rejoice today. For the second time in as many years, the McRib sandwich has returned nationwide to participating McDonald's restaurants through November 14. The McRib—a boneless pork patty made from USDA-inspected quality boneless pork,...
New takes on comfort foods like pastas are drawing customers.
Menu Innovations
It’s the type of food that makes us think of home, mom’s cooking, and simpler times. To many, the tastes and smells evoke warmth, good memories, and inner peace. In short, comfort. Every nation and culture seems to have its own version of comfort food, from Mexican enchiladas to Chinese stir-fried...
Fresh To Order's Jesse Gideon, right, with founder Pierre Panos.
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Atlanta-based fast-casual concept Fresh To Order is aiming to increase loyalty while cutting back on labor and food costs with the launch of its SmartMenu kiosk technology. The SmartMenu, created by Usable Health, offers customers a kiosk where they can see detailed information about menu items,...
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Legendary southern soft drink Cheerwine is doubling its market size by partnering with Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) to expand distribution in Florida, Atlanta and Memphis. The independent 94-year-old North Carolina company, still held and managed by the family of the founder, continues to build on...
Arizona based mother is campaigning for cleaner fast food play areas.
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On a daily basis, Don Elam, a Chick-fil-A owner-operator in Chandler, Arizona, does something unusual: He makes sure the playground outside his restaurant is spic and span. “Every night we have a person that has a sanitize rag crawl through and wipe down everything,” Elam says. “Everything.” Elam,...
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Dunbar Armored Inc., has rolled out the company’s (and U.S. armored car industry’s) first hybrid-electric armored truck.  The new Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid truck, which is in service in California, and is the latest addition to Dunbar’s fleet of more than 1,400 vehicles. According...
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Food News Media released its fourth podcast episode of “Big Picture Management.” The podcast series is a partnership between the National Restaurant Association and Food News Media, publishers of QSR and Restaurant Management. Listen now! Host Blair Chancey, editorial director of Food News Media,...
Baked goods like cinnamon rolls give fast food restaurants a breakfast staple.
Baked goods have been a staple in the quick-serve industry for decades, but innovation in the space has boomed as several operators step up their a.m. offerings to compete in that increasingly lucrative daypart.Coffee concepts are a natural fit for baked goods.
Quick service brands can set menu prices based on food qualities.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on pricing strategies within the quick-service restaurant industry. Click here to read part one.Welcome back, class.
QSR brand mascots give restaurants marketing tool for connecting with young generations.
The limited-service restaurant industry has a legacy of colorful mascots, from clowns to kings, walking hamburgers to cookies with faces, and cartoon bears to a certain Chihuahua with a penchant for Mexican fare.In its simplest application, a mascot can make a child’s birthday party more memor
QSR brands celebrate important anniversaries with promotions and new campaigns.
75: KFC’s Original RecipeColonel Harland Sanders may have opened his original restaurant, Sanders Court & Café, in 1930, and the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise may have formally launched in 1952.
QSR brands plate fresh and natural ingredients to improve health and nutrition.
Fresh has become a mantra of the restaurant industry these days, and there’s nothing that conveys fresh better than using raw items, particularly fruits and vegetables.
QSR brands partner with equity firms to finance restaurant unit growth.
Equity relationships are intended to be mutually beneficial, with the brands and their private equity (PE) partners both contributing—and both reaping the rewards. But brands may not know what to expect from the partnership as it matures.