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...
Executive Insights
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 ...
Industry News
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...
Kevin Newell, left, sits with Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.
Industry News
When it announced its sponsorship today via webcast of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, McDonald’s revealed its plans to center much of its sponsorship on a healthy, active lifestyle for kids through its new Champions of Play for the Olympic Games initiative. The initiative will be multifaceted,...
Taxes and fees can add up for quick serves, but can never be overlooked.
Executive Insights
Tax season may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put taxes and fees out of your head altogether. Since you can’t run a business without them, it’s better to arm yourself with knowledge and know exactly what you’re dealing with. Here, QSR breaks down the 10 most common taxes and fees that...
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Industry News
ARAMARK launched its first ballpark food truck yesterday at the home of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. The food truck, Wok in the Park, will sell Asian-inspired noodle bowls in the outfield concourse of Coors Field in Denver. David Freireich, spokesman for ARAMARK, says the truck came...
Michele Bauchmann
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On Sunday, July 3, dozens greeted a tour bus rolling into the parking lot of the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Carroll, Iowa. Out of the bus and into the drizzle stepped Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota representative who sits amid a crowded GOP presidential field. Just one week before her visit to the...
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 find equity finance partners to fund future growth.
Quick-service operators looking for external financial support often find an attractive option in private equity firms.
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 restaurant concepts streamline unit design to better manage customer traffic.
Operators are often looking to improve their store throughput, or the efficiency with which they get customers through the restaurant.
QSR brands launch new delivery programs to expand business opportunities.
Q: Should our restaurant offer delivery service?A: These days, everyone seems to be doing delivery, right? Starbucks, Chipotle, McDonald’s, and Taco Bell are some of the big chains that have recently announced tests or rollouts of delivery service.
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.