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Brand loyalty is alive, well, and living in the hearts of many millennials. Two recent surveys—one by Facebook IQ, the research arm of Facebook, and the other by Buzz Marketing Group, a social media research and marketing specialist—indicate that millennials are hardly the brand snobs they’re made...
Industry News
When Arby’s launched its venison sandwich in its first test market of Nashville, Tennessee, it sold out in one day. The quick-service brand debuted the menu item—made with thick-cut venison steak topped with crispy onions and a juniper berry sauce on a toasted roll—to coincide with the start of...
Outside Insights
According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home. In order to help consumers make more informed and healthier dietary choices, the FDA established a mandate for nutrition labeling in chain restaurants and similar...
Health & Wellness
Jon Olinto, cofounder of healthy fast casual b.good, found himself a fertile piece of land. Earlier this year, Olinto launched Hannah Farm, a one-acre plot on an island off Boston’s coastline, for which b.good signed a two-year lease. Seventy-five percent of the produce from Hannah Farm goes to...
Technology
It’s not quite the robot overlord takeover as seen on the sci-fi big screen, but the limited-service segment is experiencing an influx of artificial intelligence (AI) as more chains invest in automation technology. One of the buzzier realms attracting investment from big names like Taco Bell,...
Start to Finish: What Inspires Execs
My first foodservice job was at Wendy’s when I turned 14. I worked at store No. 2 with a number of founder Dave Thomas’ kids. It was really exciting because Wendy’s was a small chain that was growing rapidly. My dad became a franchisee and opened his first unit when I was in college. After four...
Human Resources
The U.S. boasts a storied reputation as a melting pot—or “salad bowl,” in 2016 terms—where a mix of cultures, races, and creeds come together. But the reality can be far from idealized principles. Case in point: the foodservice industry. While restaurants make up the most diverse workforce in the...
Industry News
Pei Wei launched Pei Wei Test Kitchen, a new restaurant located near the company’s headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. The location is open to the public and is the only location at which guests can try and give feedback on items being tested for national rollout for the company’s 2017 rebrand. “...

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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.