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California-based gourmet hot dog, sausage, and burger concept Dog Haus will open 300 locations over the next seven years following a deal valued at more than $500 million with American Development Partners. The development agreement will put Dog Haus in more than a dozen new states, and the new...
Fast Casual
It probably felt like the end of the line last year when Starbucks announced plans to close all 22 La Boulange pastry shops. This was the very same croissant-creating brand that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz once publicly praised as a key to boosting the quality of Starbucks baked goods. But for La...
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Starbucks named Kevin Johnson its new CEO, effective in April, as Howard Schultz will step down to focus on the brand’s Reserve Roasteries and Retail stores. Johnson, the current president and COO, will take over the CEO role on April 3, and Schultz will continue to serve as chairman of the company...
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When Ray Omar ended his six-year service as a Special Forces communications officer for the U.S. Army in 2006, he moved to Maryland and began a consulting gig with the government. Meanwhile, he couldn’t help but notice that his new city looked nothing like his hometown of Queens, New York. One...
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When Nick Vojnovic, president of Little Greek Fresh Grill, attended a donation drive held in honor of a boy with leukemia at one of the chain’s stores, he registered for a Be the Match Registry, which identifies potential donors for people in need of bone marrow and stem cell transplants. Like...
Outside Insights
Restaurant managers have a huge list of things they constantly have to think about: ordering the best ingredients, promoting their restaurant, keeping an eye on competition, and becoming the best restaurant they can be. When dealing with their staff, the list is equally as long: remaining in...
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In Mikey Wetzel’s calculation, the fast casual burrito frontier might be a competitive and crowded place, but it is far from cramped. And when he says calculate, he isn’t overstating. Wetzel didn’t dream up his restaurant as much as he programmed it. Since 2013, the former video-game developer has...
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Four former Wingstop executives have turned their attention to Florida-based Huey Magoo’s, purchasing the brand with plans to expand the chicken tender restaurant beyond its four locations. Huey Magoo’s, centered around Orlando, was founded in 2004 by Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens, who will...

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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.
QSR brands plate fresh and natural ingredients to improve health and nutrition.
Fresh has become a mantra of the restaurant industry these days, and there’s nothing that conveys fresh better than using raw items, particularly fruits and vegetables.
When it comes to business, Americans tend to fall in love with the new—new companies, new products, new deals.
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.
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.