Having spent three decades helping franchisees evaluate prospective investments, Terry Powell has noticed a monumental shift in the industry.
Raw fruits and vegetables are often an afterthought in restaurants.
It’s fair to say that 2014 has been as eventful a year for quick-service restaurants as the industry has seen in quite a while. Changing demographics and sharper competition have sparked a variety of innovations, but also exposed some weaknesses.
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.
Eleven years ago, Matthew Corrin could be found ducking into GNC stores to order smoothies on a regular basis.