Menu Innovations
Try to sum up the top fast-food trends for 2016, and a few words rise to the top. Wacky. Creative. Simple. But what were the most significant trends of the year? We asked four experts to reflect on this year’s big food innovations. Here’s what they saw as being the quick-serve industry’s most...
Industry News
California-based fast casual Asian Box will add seven new projects in Northern and Southern California over the next year, following a recent $3.5 million funding round from existing and new investors. The four-year-old brand has five locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California...
Franchising
For much of his 32-year career in foodservice, Toppers Pizza franchisee Todd Geatches has been around pizza. Starting as an Oliver’s Pizza franchisee just out of high school, Geatches later went to work as a district manager for Papa John’s as the brand grew from about 400 restaurants to more than...
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For all the things that critics have accused Andy Puzder, the outspoken secretary of labor nominee, of being—anti-union, anti-employee rights, and controversial—there’s one thing he’s never been accused of being: boring. Perhaps a better word to describe the restaurant honcho’s personality would be...
Outside Insights
Every customer walking in, every food item ordered, each new tweet or Facebook post, every transaction recorded, each shift of employees working, any promotion offered are all the myriad forms in which valuable data is manifesting today. The actual challenge is to record the data so that it is put...
Health & Wellness
There are certain words that come to mind whenever pizza is mentioned: indulgent, delicious, comforting, crowd-pleasing. And now another, perhaps surprising, one is entering the lexicon: healthy. That’s because a growing number of limited-service pizza concepts are making a concerted effort to...
Executive Insights
Acclaimed chef Michael Solomonov thinks America is ready for something new and exciting when it comes to food. And he suspects that Middle Eastern cuisine—and Israeli in particular—is exactly what the country is searching for. Along with his business partner Steve Cook, James Beard Award–winning...
Industry News
This Thanksgiving, KFC tapped Snapchat celebrity Michael Platco for the role of Colonel Sanders in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Platco recorded the experience from the float for his Snapchat story in order to engage a younger audience in the traditional holiday event. Viewers were able to...
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It’s no secret that America as a culture prizes cleanliness as an inherent, cultural virtue. This near obsession goes far beyond the stacks of deodorants, perfumes, shampoos, and soaps that line bathrooms walls.
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.
When it comes to business, Americans tend to fall in love with the new—new companies, new products, new deals.
Tracey Deschaine’s suburban Philadelphia restaurant, Dixie Picnic, has a lot going for it. After years of refinement, the concept boasts a fiercely loyal customer base. Annual sales are approaching $1 million.
Jon Rollo wants customers to eat his restaurant’s food every day.The founder of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop was studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago when he began working with various restaurant groups.