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And the No. 1 brand in the 2013 QSR 50 is … Subway!
Just kidding. It’s McDonald’s. And unless McDonald’s maybe-we-...
In 2003, Berge Simonian noticed something interesting happening in the restaurant he had operated for almost a decade in downtown Houston. The line for salads was frequently longer than the line for hot foods.
With that in mind, Simonian and his business partner, Tony Kyoumjian, began working on...
Alan Philips: Trends to Watch
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to hop into Doc Brown’s Time Machine and head back to good-old 1955. What I mean by this is that I visited one of New York’s hottest new restaurants, Carbone. Created by chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone of the widely acclaimed Torrisi Italian Specialties,...
Light and sweet; milk, no sugar. It seems as little as 20 years ago, people cared more about how they took their coffee than where it was from and how it was grown. Now we have choices and people are more informed. But how can we be sure that we’re buying ethically grown and processed coffee that...
The history books detailing the recent Great Recession will include plenty of obvious chapters: the subprime mortgage crisis, Wall Street bailouts, housing bubbles, and skyrocketing unemployment. But those volumes might miss a less visible element of the economic collapse: the crippling credit...
Ingredients & Dayparts
There’s nothing cheesy about fromage.
Cheese is one of the most ancient man-made food products, dating back thousands of years. Today, it’s among the most popular ingredients in cuisine, with hundreds of varieties from dozens of countries around the world.
“When you talk about a food category,...
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In the Store
In an age when, according to Pew Research Center, one in three Americans owns a tablet and most adults use the Internet on their cell phones, it’s no surprise that businesses of all shapes and sizes are bringing in technology to bolster sales.
Innovative technologies are nothing new at quick-...
Taco Bell made news early this week with CEO Greg Creed’s announcement that the brand would scrap kids’ meals and toys by January 2014—all in the name of kicking up its edgy image and resonating with its target Millennial customers.
Though the move isn’t likely to create big waves financially—Creed...