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  • Special Reports

    Inside the numbers driving the industry’s biggest brands.

    The fast casual has become a franchise phenom with the backing of an iconic brand, dedicated fan base, and growing roster of passionate operators.

    In the wake of the #MeToo movement, operators have an opportunity to reshape their workplaces to be more comfortable, diverse, and committed to leadership development.

    McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook smiles at the camera.

    Steve Easterbrook has been McDonald’s CEO for three years, and his signature Turnaround Plan is already paying dividends.

    Taco Bell is expanding its hip Cantina concept in urban areas across the country as a way to appeal to younger generations.

    Don’t assume Gen Z is a younger iteration of millennials. The demographic is ready to make a different—and possibly larger—impact on the restaurant industry.

    Shannon Allen hopes to spark an organic-food revolution with her Miami-based concept, Grown.

    In our second-annual 40/40, we offer a completely fresh set of 40 fast casuals with the potential to be the next big thing.

    MOD Pizza now has more than 200 locations across the U.S. dishing personal-sized pizzas.

    A decade ago, the pizza category was stagnant. Today, legacy brands and ambitious fast casuals are locked in an intense, innovative battle.

    Big data is supplanting census stats as an important tool as restaurants find new ways to serve under-the-radar consumer groups.

    Subway CEO Suzanne Greco is overseeing the chain’s new Fresh Forward redesign.

    Her brother Fred DeLuca started the sandwich chain more than 50 years ago. Now Subway CEO Suzanne Greco is ready to take it to the next level.