Chef Robert Danhi
Industry News
The first annual Pork Summit was held on a warm sunny April weekend in Napa, California. Blue skies and vineyards stretched endlessly, the idyllic setting for this invitation-only event hosted by the National Pork Board. Celebrated chefs and culinary professionals gathered at the Culinary Institute...
Captain D's hands out food to residents and first responders in Alabama.
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Foodservice operations across the South, particularly in Alabama, are lending to the relief efforts of one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. As clean-up crews and victims work to sort through the devastation caused by the vicious storm two weeks ago, many restaurant operators are...
Pizza Ranch's specialty pies can be ordered with a gluten-free crust.
Industry News
Pizza Ranch announced that, to accommodate customers with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, it has rolled out a gluten-free crust for its pizzas. Nancy Jordahl, culinary research and development director for the Orange City, Iowa–based pizza buffet chain, says that because Pizza Ranch does not...
The U.S. Navy's food operations include premium dining opportunities.
Consumer Trends
The military may not immediately come to mind as a go-to foodservice resource, but closer inspection suggests some eye-opening and revealing connections. QSR recently had the privilege of touring the galley of the USS Jefferson City, a Navy submarine home-ported in San Diego. This innovative...
Mauricio Acevedo, left, meets with potential franchisees in India.
Industry News
Fresh off a U.S. Commercial Service–sponsored trip to India, through which he met dozens of potential franchisees, BannaStrow’s CEO Mauricio Acevedo says he wants to open “hundreds” of stores in the emerging market. Acevedo says he met with nearly 50 businessmen in India and has since whittled his...
Peanuts are one of the Big 8 major food allergens.
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With Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8–14, upon the foodservice world, quick-serve operators and others are continuing to ramp up their efforts in helping customers with allergy afflictions know exactly what is in their food. Chris Weiss, vice president of advocacy and government relations for the...
The ProStart Invitational's winning restaurant management team.
Industry News
Newport Harbor High School in Newport, California, did what no other high school has done in the 10-year history of The National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation National ProStart Invitational. The school swept the culinary arts and restaurant management portions of the annual...
Toppers Pizza founder Scott Gittrich
Industry News
Toppers Pizza announced that, as a means to accelerate growth, the company will start focusing on employing multiunit franchisees with diverse portfolios instead of single-unit operators. The 28-unit, Whitewater, Wisconsin–based brand is aiming to have 100 units open and operating by 2013, says...