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Breaking with Tradition
Operators continue to add and expand non-pastry morning menu offerings.
The Runaway Hit
In just one year, Five Guys catapulted 12 spots on the QSR 50, from No. 42 in 2010 to No. 30 this year.
How to Incentivize Your Crew
With the right employee incentive program, operators can improve turnover and motivate employees to do their best.
Interpreting the Top 100
Fast-casual expert George Green sits down with Technomic to learn what’s behind this year’s Fast-Casual Top 100.
The Fall of Pizza
The last decade was a struggle for most major pizza players. Can the segment’s leaders reverse their falling fortunes?
Even without the white tablecloths, quick-serve brands are beginning to rival fine-dining establishments.
Cheap Marketing Tips that Work
When it comes to marketing on a budget, there’s a fine line between terrific and terrible.
These Spuds Aren’t Duds
Restaurants use different varieties, seasonings, and dips to spice up potato sales.
Ties That Bind
Strong ties between quick-service franchisors and franchisees are needed if a brand expects to climb out of the recession quickly.
The Five Guys Mistake
The burger chain decided to make all its locations identical, but design firm CEO Mike Brady says that’s an out-dated strategy. Today’s consumers don’t want a cookie-cutter feel.
What Burger Brands Can Learn from Sandwiches
The burger segment could learn a thing or two from its more malleable brother, the sandwich.
In-N-Out, Whataburger Among Most Satisfying Burger Chains
Empathica, a global provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to multiunit enterprises, released burger brand findings from the 2013 ...
OLO Receives $5M in Funding from PayPal
OLO, the fastest-growing digital commerce engine for restaurants, announced a $5 million dollar Series B financing from PayPal and existing investors.
Subway Leads Industry in Familiarity, Product Quality
When it comes to familiarity, product quality, and intent to purchase, consumers rank Subway higher than any other quick-service brand, according to a...
Fast Casual Strengthens, Led by Panera, Five Guys
Fast-casual chains strengthened their gains on the overall restaurant industry, with the top 150 fast-casual chains growing 8.4 percent to $21.5 billi...
Five Guys Signs Two Long-Term Leases in New Jersey
RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales, and consulting services, recently arranged t...
United Capital Lends $42 Million to Popeyes Franchisees
United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchised restaurant finance, announced today that it will allocate $42 m...
United Capital Refinances Multi-Unit Subway Operator
United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced today that it is providing $1,350,000 in financing to Subwayowner, CCreations L...
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Five Guys Lands Million-Dollar Financing Deal
United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced that it is providing $1 million in financing to Five Guys Burgers and Fries own...
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