Special Reports

QSR magazine drive thru study

For chains looking to stay relevant into the new decade, improvements based on pricing and order verification are the most popular with consumers.

QSR magazine drive thru study

Any brand with a drive-thru operation faces the huge challenge of extending its high-quality in-store experience to an operation outside the store.

Consumers have lower expectation at the drive-thru than when they come inside a restaurant. Why not surprise them? Here are ideas turned up by QSR's consumer survey.

The nation's top Asian brands and seafood concepts.

The nation's top burger brands.

The nation's top chicken concepts.

The nation's top Mexican concepts.

The nation's top pizza & pasta concepts.

The nation's top sandwich chains.

The nation's top snack concepts.

Not all brands make it onto the QSR 50. Here are the companies to watch for next year's ranking.

Fast-casual concepts are on everyone's radar these days. Find out which brand is leading the segment.

The top 50 brands in the nation ranked by sales growth.

There’s no other list like this one. The QSR 50 brings the biggest names in the quick-service and fast-casual industries together in an all out sprint to the finish. Their domestic sales would make companies like Nike, Whirlpool, and Progress Energy blush. They are the top 50 companies shaping our industry. How does yours stack up?

In the year 2060, 50 years from now, quick-serve concepts might have very differ

The economic roller coaster of the last 18 months reminded every brand in quick service that survival is not guaranteed, and QSR is taking this new thinking as an opportunity to look at life after the recession—way after.

This year’s winners range from cleaning supplies to iPhone apps. See who made the cut and what new category we had to add because of overwhelming response.