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The National Restaurant Association announced that the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, originally scheduled for May 19–22, 2012, at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will be held May 5–8, 2012, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. This change reflects the Association’s decision...
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Bojangles’ announced today that it has been acquired by a Boston-based global private equity firm, but one company executive says things will remain business as usual for the Southeast chicken-and-biscuits brand. Eric Newman, executive vice president and general counsel for Bojangles’, says the...
Moe's is on a mission to change the Mexican quick serve category.
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Looking at the expansion, renovation, and innovation at Moe’s Southwest Grill over the past year, it’s safe to say that this burrito-based concept is on a mission—a food mission, that is. “I took the position as a leader of the brand, and I was not going to talk about our steak being grass-fed or...
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Red Mango Inc., one of the nation's fastest-growing retail franchise concepts, today announced the appointment of Barry M. Barron, Sr. as its chief executive officer. Barron, a Dallas resident, brings extensive restaurant experience to the role, including six years leading Papa John's international...
Gourmet pizzas, such as those baked in a brick oven, are rising in popularity.
Menu Innovations
It seems that everyone has an opinion about what makes a great pizza. Maybe that’s why there are so many pizza parlors across the country. Some counts put the national total at more than 60,000 shops. That’s a lot of choices, and plenty of tough competition. As pizza joints vie for consumers’ dough...
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Food News Media released its second episode of “Big Picture Management,” a podcast series in partnership with the National Restaurant Association, today. The “Big Picture Management” podcast series is a partnership between the National Restaurant Association and Food News Media, publishers of QSR ...
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A technology start-up hopes its new iPhone and Android app will piggyback on the popularity of restaurant review sites like Yelp, but by focusing not on the restaurant but on the food itself. Nosh, an app released by Firestarter Labs last week, lets users rate and review individual menu items...
El Pollo Loco is part of the NRA Kids LiveWell program.
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Restaurant brands participating in the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) recently announced “Kids LiveWell” initiative are confident that the health-infused measure will help boost their kids’ offerings, business, and profile. But most quick-service brands remain in wait-and-see mode. In its...
Quick service operators spend more in expenditures in stronger market environment.
Things are looking up for capital spending in the quick-service and fast-casual sectors.
QSR brands must adapt new technology tools to improve business potential.
Every day, entrepreneurs dream up new ways to “disrupt” so-called “legacy” businesses like quick-service restaurants.
Restaurant operators know that establishing strong relationships with vendors is
Richard Leivenberg, executive vice president for Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom in Venice, California, knows a thing or two about relationships.
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.
Young QSR diners look for more premium and bold flavors like high quality seafood dishes.
Regular readers of this column know that for some years now, I’ve been dispensing suggestions on how quick-serve chains can do more to court millions of Millennials, aka members of Generation Y, whose adventurous palates, curious minds, and unconventional tastes have often made them elusive qu
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.