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American Roadside Burgers has broken ground in Greenville, South Carolina. To build its newest store, American Roadside demolished an existing service station in downtown Greenville. The building was unsuitable for renovation into a restaurant, and instead the company will build its first new...
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For a limited time, get hooked on Wendy’s Premium Fish Fillet sandwich and make every day a “Fish Fry Day.” Wendy’s serves 100 percent North Pacific Cod hand-cut fillet, lightly breaded in a crispy panko crumb coating topped off with fresh lettuce and tartar sauce. Weighing in at 3.4 ounces, Wendy’...
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Travelers making their way through Portland International Airport will be surprised to find their favorite coffee in a new location that takes them right back into Portland’s historic industrial river-shipping and air-travel eras. Global restaurateur HMSHost celebrated the grand opening of the...
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Panda Express, the world leader in Asian dining experiences, introduces its latest premium entrée, Tangy Jumbo Shrimp, on January 30, just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year and ring in the Year of the Snake. Tangy Jumbo Shrimp combines crispy, extra-large shrimp, fresh sugar peas, and sweet red...
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Gas Foodservice Equipment Network (GFEN) selects Vulcan’s PowerFry VK Series Fryer to receive the 2013 Blue Flame Award for Product of the Year, highlighting the company’s commitment to producing leading technology that supports the Gas Foodservice Industry.  Recognizing innovative natural-gas...
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Fresh To Order, the pioneer of “fast fine,” a newly identified segment in foodservice, continues its growth surge with the opening of its seventh unit at the Emory Point Mixed-Use Development, located across from the Centers for Disease Control and nearby Emory University in Atlanta. The new 2,800-...
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Krispy Kreme Sprinkled Heart, Valentine Sprinkles, and Chocolate Iced Heart doughnuts are available now through February 14 at participating Krispy Kreme United States and Canadian locations. Purchase a dozen Valentine Doughnuts and get a dozen Valentine Cards each good for a Free doughnut of your...
Latin flavors are growing in popularity on menus at American quick serve brands.
Marc Halperin: Resident F&B Expert
If demography is indeed destiny (as so many pundits and prognosticators are fond of noting), then fast-food and fast-casual brands are bound to take on an even more pronounced Latin flavor in coming years. Consider: The Latino population in the U.S. grew 43 percent between 2000 and 2010, and...
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...
Quick service restaurant franchisees help franchisor by building new computer software.
Helping Out the Boss
Every franchisee has the opportunity to bring specialized business savvy to its quick-service units, but it’s rare that a single operator affects the entire system. That’s exactly what Pennsylvania-based Colleen and Bret Wagner did when they introduced their proprietary software system to the...
Coffee Concepts Can Target Lunch Guests with Demographic Data
First, Taco Bell turned the burrito on its side with the launch of a new breakfast menu, and now, traditional morning daypart chains Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks are looking to extend their bite to the much-larger lunch slice. Although Dunkin’ has been after the coffee-drinking market that makes up...
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...
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...
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...