Special Reports

The Sorensen brothers have grown Firehouse Subs into a powerful fast casual.

Firehouse Subs did it. So did Tin Drum. Is going debt-free right for your brand?

How some operators succeed by going against the industry’s conventional wisdom.

Menu items like Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad use popular buzzwords.

The menu items, promotional tools, and business strategies that will affect quick serves this year.

Canada-based Freshii established roots in the U.S. with its fresh food focus.

Domestic brands are turning their attention to international markets, opening the door for foreign brands to make inroads in the U.S.

Cinnabon revamped its store model to modernize its business offering.

Remodeling restaurants in a franchised system is a tough sell and even tougher to execute, but the challenges are minimized for those who follow these guidelines.

How the best drive-thru operations in the industry make the wheels go ’round.

McAlister's college town locations seek life long brand customers.

Even with a customer base made up of transient students, college towns represent a major opportunity for quick-serve operators.

These 50 brands are setting the pace in the quick-service industry.

These 50 brands are setting the pace in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries.

The top quick service brands by unit count.

The top quick-service brands by unit count.

The top seafood brands in the quick-service restaurant industry.

The top seafood brands in quick service.

The top Asian brands in quick-service restaurant industry.

The top Asian brands in quick service.

The top chicken brands in the quick-service restaurant industry.

The top chicken brands in quick service.

The top pizza and pasta brands in the quick-service restaurant industry.

The top pizza and pasta brands in quick service.

The top Mexican brands in the quick-service restaurant industry.

The top Mexican brands in quick service.

The top snack brands in the quick-service restaurant industry.

The top snack brands in quick service.

The top sandwich brands in quick-service restaurant industry.

The top sandwich brands in quick service.