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Menu Innovations
Some ideas about breakfast are rooted in tradition. One is that it’s the most important meal of the day. Your mother may have said it, but researchers aren’t so sure. Another idea about breakfast, that it’s a matter of routine, has more validation. Whether it’s a bagel with cream cheese, corn...
Ordering
For those limited-service brands that don’t yet have mobile ordering, consider three words of advice from Nike: Just do it. Within the next three years, every quick serve with any kind of regional or national footprint will have mobile ordering system-wide, says Russell Zack, senior vice president...
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Paul Miller witnessed the ebbing demand for fine dining firsthand. The owner of Houston, Texas­-based GR8 Plate Hospitality had found success in his casual-dining concept, Union Kitchen, when he added an elevated farm-to-table restaurant to the portfolio. Paul’s Kitchen, which opened in fall 2014,...
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Springtime in New York just got a whole lot more interesting. Forget the federal government, the Big Apple announced Thursday that it plans to enforce the same calorie-labeling laws recently delayed (again) by the Food and Drug Administration. Starting May 22, the Departments of Health and Consumer...
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Competition
Nostalgia is a powerful tool when it comes to food. Those who haven’t forgotten a certain Big Mac jingle can attest: “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun.” But the nostalgia for McDonald’s appears to be waning. For a restaurant brand that’s...
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Restaurant leases are typically complex and involve hard-fought negotiations. Regardless of whether you are an up-and-coming restaurateur, or an established restaurant group or franchisor, it is imperative that every restaurant tenant carefully review and consider the lease terms and its...
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QSR magazine won the 2017 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the top honor given by the professional association. The awards, known as the Azbee Awards of Excellence, were announced Thursday at ASPBE’s annual conference at the Poynter...
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Bay Area-based Curry Up Now announced Thursday it has acquired Tava Kitchen, a fast casual Indian chain, in “a strategic move to expand.” Curry Up Now operates five stores and four food trucks in California, as well as Mortar & Pestle Bar, a craft cocktail bar attached to the company’s San Jose...

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In an industry of ever-more-ostentatious offerings, the Italian ice is about as humble as it gets: water, fruit, and sugar. Yet, Rita’s has parlayed that simple formula into a successful franchise business with an enviously loyal customer base.
Some ideas about breakfast are rooted in tradition.One is that it’s the most important meal of the day. Your mother may have said it, but researchers aren’t so sure. Another idea about breakfast, that it’s a matter of routine, has more validation.
For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
The emergence of the higher-end fast casual 2.0 category continues to blur the line separating limited and full service, particularly when it comes to price.
Nostalgia is a powerful tool when it comes to food. Those who haven’t forgotten a certain Big Mac jingle can attest: “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun.”But the nostalgia for McDonald’s appears to be waning.
For those limited-service brands that don’t yet have mobile ordering, consider three words of advice from Nike: Just do it.Within the next three years, every quick serve with any kind of regional or national footprint will have mobile ordering system-wide, says Russell Zack, senior vice president of
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.