Auntie Anne's is a top food franchise largely because of its franchisee support.
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According to a new report released by Franchise Business Review, Auntie Anne’s is No. 1 on the “Top 30 Food Franchises” list. One executive at Auntie Anne’s says an intense focus on supporting the people of the brand helps sustain strong satisfaction levels. “Our focus is on our people because we...
Friendly customer service is a sure fire way to grow drive thru sales.
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Customer Service 1 From the full order of food and beverages to the utensils, provide the customer with everything he needs the first time. Frustrations arise when something is forgotten. 2 Mistakes happen; it’s inevitable. In the event of an inaccurate order, correct the error by embracing...
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Taco Bell unveiled its latest Major League Baseball TV spot, featuring San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson, Sept. 6 during Game 5 of the American League Division Series. Titled “Closer 2.0,” it was a follow-up to last year’s commercial with the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera and Joe Girardi, in which...
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Fast casual veteran Phil Friedman purchased the Salsarita's restaurant chain.
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When Phil Friedman stepped down as CEO of McAlister’s Deli, a sandwich concept based in Ridgeland, Mississippi, that he grew from 30 to almost 300 locations during his 11-year tenure, many of his friends and colleagues assumed the 65-year-old industry veteran had retired. “Most of the people were...
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Whataburger is getting ready to launch its first new marketing campaign in nine years, one that focuses on what an executive says is the brand’s most important quality: its people. Rich Scheffler, group director of marketing at Whataburger, says performance results were not to blame for rolling out...
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Tech titan Steve Jobs, who died yesterday at the age of 56, didn’t just revolutionize the world of computers. As co-founder of Apple Inc, Jobs created a range of signature products that were simply designed and easy to use. His innovations have flooded the last several decades of pop culture and...
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Food manufacturers looking for a leg up on their competition in this bleak economy can be more active in educating and supporting the operators they serve. This was the prevailing theme at the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) 40th Annual Forecast and Outlook Seminar held...
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Food News Media, parent of QSR and sister publication RMGTmagazine.com, debuts a new series of newscasts, Fresh Bytes, designed to get you up to date on all of the latest industry news. Stay tuned to QSRmagazine.com and RMGTmagazine.com for future installments of Fresh Bytes, and click here to view...
Crises like inappropriate employee behavior could hurt a brand in the long run.
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.
New Jersey fast food restaurant offers sweet treats in casino location.
As the executive pastry chef at the White House during George W. Bush’s second term, Thaddeus DuBois cooked for world leaders, dignitaries, celebrities, and political powerbrokers.
Fast food brands discover restaurant design can affect customer behavior.
A study sponsored by CKE brand Hardee’s revealed a correlation between a restaurant’s interior design and its customers’ healthy dining habits.While the study, “Music & Light,” was conducted at Cornell University’s Food and Brand lab in Ithaca, New York, in 20
QSR operators move operations systems to cloud based technology.
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.
QSR brands hiring new immigrant employees must legally protect jobs.
In a country whose foreign-born population has eclipsed 13 percent of the total (some 41.3 million people), hiring immigrants has become as inevitable as it is important for quick-serve restaurant operators.And by keeping abreast of relevant laws, filing the right paperwork early and often, and ensu
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.