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Barberitos announced that it will be opening two new locations as March 2013 rolls around, one of which is in Cary, North Carolina. This will be the 32nd Barberitos location to open its doors. The Cary Barberitos will be opened at the beginning of March by Parker and Glynda McConville. The store is...
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Craig Jenkins, a three store franchise partner of Romeo’s Pizza, baked a perfect “Butcher Shop” pizza to claim the “Best of the Midwest” title in the Traditional category of 2013 Pizza Pizzazz on February 18. Jenkins’ effort also netted him a $6,000 cash prize. This is the third time in 10 years...
Subway's Global Challenge helps young leaders learn more about the business.
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It’s being compared to the Sims computer-game franchise and Facebook’s infamous Farmville game. But Subway’s new competition, which has participants creating their own virtual stores online, is handing out more than just token points; the program is also successfully engaging young entrepreneurs,...
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Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, is offering guests the chance to win big once again during its fourth annual “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes by giving away $100,000 in cash prizes andmore than 1.2 millionfree corn dogs. Beginning February 25, every corn dog stick will reveal...
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This year, Dutch Bros. Coffee’s February 14 Dutch Luv Day tipped the scales with 205,322 pounds of food collected — more than double last year’s total — for food banks across seven states. All 195 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations participated, offering customers drink specials in exchange for minimum...
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Vincent Celano of Seed Design has just completed the design of Clarke’s Standard, P.J. Clarke’s iteration of a casual authentic burger joint. This quick serve restaurant, located on Lexington Avenue and 54th Street, provides guests with the brand’s famous menu, a classic New York-inspired interior...
Apple and orange juice are still popular, but other options are popping up, too.
Consumer Trends
Juice isn’t just for kids, and it’s not just a breakfast option. As busy Americans seek quick, better-for-you options at all day- parts, juice has become a more critical part of their regular diet. Juice’s healthy halo might encourage restaurants to move beyond serving just old favorites like...
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This March, Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh-sliced and fresh-grilled East Coast–style subs, is joining forces with 86 local charities for the company’s third-annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. Last year’s Month of Giving raised nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities...
Food service operators open mobile carts and trucks to serve menu at events.
Taking This Show on the Road
Forget the rock-hard pretzels and suspicious-looking hot dogs that cart vendors were once known for. Nowadays, the mobile foodservice space is populated by specialty coffee concepts, gourmet popcorn carts, and Korean barbecue on wheels. And business is booming for these operators as they look to...
Fast food kitchens must protect restaurants against food borne illness.
How to Improve Your Food Safety
Stories surrounding food-borne illness outbreaks in national quick-service restaurant chains have become very common, with many national brands having suffered at least one major food-borne illness outbreak. Whether the cause of the outbreak is due to contaminated food or unclean surfaces, food...
Fast food giant Burger King stirred up controversy with purchase of Canada brand Tim Hortons.
Burger King’s Big Move
In a move that shook the fast-food industry earlier this week, Burger King announced its official merger with Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts concept Tim Hortons. The new company, to be headquartered in Canada, will be the third-largest quick-service company in the world, with more than 18,000...
Fast food brands jump on board pumpking flavor trend with innovative menu items.
Beyond Pumpkin
Pumpkin has long reigned as king of the fall, but this year, limited-service brands are not just adding a pumpkin pastry and calling it a season. Instead, several quick-service and fast-casual concepts introduced non-pumpkin products and innovative spins on the pumpkin flavor, while also launching...
Fresh Bread
Bread may be the staff of life, but it’s really pretty basic: flour, water, yeast, and salt, or some sort of substitute for the latter two. However, the way these items are combined, as well as other ingredients that are added, can make a huge difference in taste and texture, as quick-service...
Quick service restaurants like Arbys launch charity events to raise money and awareness.
Fighting Hunger, One State at a Time
When Arby’s Hungry for Happiness mobile tour pulls into town, people notice. It’s hard to miss the fire-engine red semi truck and trailer emblazoned with a beaming young girl enchanted by a bite of giant watermelon. But the rolling outfit, on the streets in partnership with Share Our Strength’s No...
Quick service restaurant brands hire workers by the season to cover busy times.
Always in Season
Running a quick-service restaurant often requires relying on seasonal employees who come from high school or college, or stay-at-home parents who work when school is in session. Many of these employees tend not to stick around for longer than a season, which means operators must constantly invest...