Industry News
CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, is in the midst of a brand reimaging that steps away from the racy ads and controversial commercials of recent years. On Wednesday, the quick-service chain announced two strategic appointments and a promotion to its executive leadership...
Menu Innovations
The diversity of cuisine is often perceived in terms of nationalities and ethnicities, but America has always featured a wealth of distinct culinary styles based on the ingredients and cultures of its varied regions. Whether it’s Southern fried chicken, Tex-Mex tacos, the Pacific Northwest’s salmon...
Outside Insights
News of Whole Foods’ acquisition by Amazon last week for $13.7 billion had many people in the tech space abuzz; in the retail sector, people were downright nervous. Big-box retailers like Target, Walmart, and Costco saw their stocks drop (down 3 percent, .5 percent, and 2 percent, respectively, in...
Outside Insights
It takes an independent spirit to run any kind of small business, especially a restaurant business. Picking a location, developing a business plan, and raising capital, hiring staff and obtaining proper permits all while ensuring quality food and service are tasks best led by someone who has a “do-...
Competition
Against the backdrop of gently lapping Atlantic Ocean waves, groups of vacationers—friends, couples, grandparents, toddlers, and teenagers—approach the white clapboard cottage that houses Rita’s Italian Ice of Surf City, New Jersey. The brand is a tourist favorite at resort towns up and down the...
Marc Halperin: Resident F&B Expert
When you hear the phrase “traditional American cuisine,” what are the first foods that come to mind? If you’re from New England, you may conjure up an image of a plate of baked cod or a boiled lobster. If you hail from the Midwest, your idea of traditional American food might be a ribeye steak and...
Industry News
Pizza Hut has reached the 25th year of its Harvest program and surpassed 100 million pounds of food donated to feed those in need. Created through partnerships with community-based hunger relief organizations and an effort to reduce Pizza Hut’s food waste, Harvest benefits 2,500 organizations...
Industry News
One of the reasons quick-service restaurants have taken market share from full-serves can be credited to perception, according to two recent studies. The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, released on Tuesday, says sit-down restaurants are reporting their worst grades in more than 10...

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