Industry News
Yum! Brands signed definitive agreements to sell Long John Silver’s, Inc. and A&W Restaurants, Inc. to two separate buyers led by key franchisee leaders. Both sales are subject to customary closing conditions. “We are pleased to announce that we have identified strategic buyers who are...
Industry News
Research proves that as unemployment rises, so does coupon use. But for operators who think slapping a coupon on Facebook counts as social media, Erika Brookes and Jason Poinsette, panelists at this year’s Dine America conference, have a few tips to enhance their game. Brookes is vice president of...
Taco Bell targets Millennials with off beat advertising.
Web Exclusive
As the vanguard of the Internet Age, Generation Y—the Millennial Generation—has been cast as a paradigm-busting demographic that requires businesses and marketing strategists to rethink everything. But a recent study on Millennials finds that the demographic may be more similar to (and influenced...
Industry News
A blockbuster trade was made official when football star running back Reggie Bush was traded for a $10 pizza in a new ad from Pizza Hut. The new spot heralds the return of the $10 Any pizza deal from Pizza Hut: any size, any crust, any toppings for just $10. "With taste and value that crush the...
Read Full Story // read more about: Pizza, Pizza Hut, Promotions
Industry News
Sprint and Google are launching the Google Wallet today to all Nexus S 4G customers, an app that enables consumers to transform their phones into their wallets and make purchases with a simple tap. QSR first reported on the creation of the Google Wallet in June, explaining how the service lets...
Read Full Story // read more about: Ordering, Subway
Industry News
Al Hodges, a 30-year foodservice executive, has been appointed vice president of operations at Fazoli’s. Hodges joins the company from Dunkin’ Brands, where he was regional vice president, responsible for more than 4,000 restaurants. In his new position, Hodges will oversee all company and...
Industry News
Quick serves are usually quick to embrace trends. In the last few years there have been food-truck roll outs, low-calorie menu items, and, of course, cupcakes. Now, at least two chains are tapping into another hot trend: local art. In February, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) launched a new...
Google executives share five tips that will help every restaurant operator.
Executive Insights
Facebook may be the online hub that dominates headlines and most of consumers’ personal time, but there’s no denying that Google remains the king of the Internet and the No. 1 website in the world. So when Google speaks, people should listen—and speak Google did, to QSR about the restaurant...
Fast casual healthy eating brand grows with fresh and nutritious food.
Eleven years ago, Matthew Corrin could be found ducking into GNC stores to order smoothies on a regular basis.
Fast food brands use gluten free and allergy friendly menu items and preparation
Surging demand for dining options that are sensitive to dietary allergens has led to a change in offerings and operations for much of the restaurant industry, especially fast-casual concepts, where the customizable dish reigns.
Quick service restaurants discount to attract new, price conscious customers.
Q: Other restaurants seem to be moving away from 99-cent-and-under value menus. So what is the right discounting strategy? A: True, McDonald's has replaced its Value Menu with the Dollar Menu & More, and Wendy's 99 Cent Menu has been reconceived as the Right Price Right Size menu.
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.
QSR donut concept franchise owner uses leadership skills gained on Mt Everest.
Jeff Gottfurcht summited Mount Everest on May 14, 2011, at 6:10 A.M.
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.