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
Web Exclusive
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...
Dawn Sweeney at the launch of Kids LiveWell.
Industry News
It wasn’t Bring Your Child to Work Day, but that’s certainly what it felt like at the launch of the National Restaurant Association’s new healthy kids menu initiative “Kids LiveWell” in Washington, D.C., today. Children and parents filled the room at the National Press Club, enjoying the new menu...
Industry News
At the second day of the Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., today, foodies and suppliers packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to taste, sip and test the newest specialty products from around the country. “It’s been really busy for us,” Whitney Leipzip, regional marketing manager for...
George Culver
Industry News
George Culver, father of Culver’s co-founder & CEO Craig Culver, died Thursday, July 7, in Sauk City. He was 88. Culver and his wife Ruth began their foodservice career by opening an A&W restaurant in Sauk City in 1961. After operating a number of other restaurants in the area they founded...
West Virginia offers restaurant owners a unique market to operate in.
Growth
Route 2 in West Virginia rolls south along the slow-moving Ohio River, bobbing up and down above the river’s bank and along the slopes of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Houses are few and far between, dotting the long stretches between quiet industrial river towns, and each of the few...
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 executives push brand efficiency and prosperity to benefit franchise community.
Having spent three decades helping franchisees evaluate prospective investments, Terry Powell has noticed a monumental shift in the industry.
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.
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.
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 release high tech signage and menu boards to illustrate nutritional information.
As most of the food industry knows, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced an extension to the rule released last year requiring that restaurant chains and retailers provide customers with calorie counts on available food and beverages by December 1, 2015.Now restaurants have an e