Finance
QSR tapped the best minds in the business to come up with a realistic list of ways operators could save thousands of dollars in less than one year. There’s no advanced logic or restaurant expertise needed—just a willingness to try new systems or make a few adjustments to existing protocols. From...
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Emerging Concepts
Tony Shure and Colin McCabe, best friends and business partners, go way back. They went to the same school in New York City. Friendly but distant at school, they grew close after finding themselves, by pure coincidence, both freshmen at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. One of the things they...
Operations
After 35 years in fine dining, Michael Namour was ready to try something casual. With $275,000 and a lot of elbow grease, he opened Buns with partner George Ash in May 2008 across the street from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name, chosen to grab customers’ attention,...
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Finance
A lot of things keep restaurateurs up at night, but high on the list for quick-service operators in 2009 is the rising cost of food. Eighteen percent expect it will be the top challenge they face this year, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). After skyrocketing to near 30-year...
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When Stacy Perman set out to research In-N-Out Burger, all she knew was that her family would drive six miles to the closest location when she was younger. What the Business Week writer found during her ensuing two-year investigation was a small company that pays its managers six-figure salaries,...
Outside Insights
Success in today’s competitive quick-service market requires companies to open more restaurants, faster and in the optimal locations. That’s all while trying to minimize sales cannibalization between restaurants and constantly evaluating which restaurants to close and which to renovate. For a...

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Every year businesses lose millions of dollars as a result of data breaches and theft, and that number continues to grow at an alarming rate. Between January and September of 2015, more than 140 million records were compromised, compared to 85 million in all of 2014.
For many chefs at quick-service and fast-casual restaurants, working with poultry is similar to an artist facing a blank canvas: The fairly neutral object can be used to create something unique and appealing.Even though deep-frying is incredibly popular in the limited-service space, there are other
The term “point-of-sale” can be a bit of a misnomer.
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Food halls are taking the nation’s cities by storm, providing locals with a central location for dozens of innovative concepts.
Checkers called off its convention as Hurricane Irma gained strength in the Atlantic. The team departed South Florida and drove to company headquarters in Tampa, gearing up for the worst. A chaotic few days passed. Other than some cosmetic scrapes, the system came through in solid shape.
Joann Chung often helped her parents with their sushi restaurants. In 2015, Chung and her husband, Derek, opened Pokeatery in San Mateo, California.
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For years, Pita Pit worked to educate customers about the nutritional value of its various pita fillings and toppings.
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