Finance
Common knowledge would suggest a company’s management or board of directors best knows which path the organization should take to success. But a recent spate of activity in the public restaurant world shows that another population—activist investors—thinks it might have a better idea how brands...
Industry News
Rick Silva, the president and CEO of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, had a vivid way to describe his company’s bombshell announcement on Thursday. The 844-unit brand, which operates under the Checkers and Rally’s banners in 29 states and the District of Columbia, entered into a definitive agreement...
Industry News
It's that time of the year again: QSR is looking for the quick-service industry’s best franchise deals. Weighing investment figures, sales trends, corporate support, and franchisee satisfaction, among other things, we've produced one of the industry's annual can't-miss franchise reports for the...
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Industry News
Outgoing Starbucks president and CEO Howard Schultz said there’s no reason to worry about the company, despite the fact that this is one of the few times Starbucks shares have not increased over the year. Schultz, speaking Wednesday at the company’s 25th annual meeting of shareholders, said the...
Outside Insights
The restaurant marketing game has changed. Social media has proven to provide a tantalizing visual feast to potential guests. Today, over 47 million images on Instagram bear the hashtag “foodie.” Beyond hosting food photos, Facebook’s integration with OpenTable also allows restaurants to provide...
Industry News
Tuesday was a day of C-level overhaul in the fast food industry. Earlier, it was announced that KFC’s U.S. president for the past three years, Jason Marker, was stepping down to pursue other opportunities. It didn’t take long for that open window to close. At 4 p.m., CKE Restaurants, parent company...
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Burger King joined Chipotle, Panera Bread, and Quiznos in an initiative to improve its poultry welfare standards through a collaboration with nonprofit Mercy for Animals. Under the new policy, Burger King’s parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI) committed to using only chicken that...
Industry News
If Chronic Tacos was ever going to become a national player, Michael Mohammed knew it would need to look the part. Two years ago, Mohammed—who, along with his brothers, acquired a majority stake in the company in 2012—drew a circle around unit No. 100. By 2018, the 14-year-old taco shop out of...

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We’ve reached an era when meatless eating is no longer limited to Mondays. When a charred whole cauliflower can turn as many heads in a dining room as a sizzling, bone-in rib eye.
There never was supposed to be a real meal—particularly one with an official name—that landed between dinner and breakfast.
Controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to sow doubt about them among consumers, despite being deemed safe to eat by the FDA and the National Academy of Sciences.
Common knowledge would suggest a company’s management or board of directors best knows which path the organization should take to success.
For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
Many restaurateurs are ready to feel the warm spring breeze, as it means diners will rid themselves of their cabin fevers and begin eating out again. But restaurateurs and their guests are not the only ones who are excited—pests are too.