Pasta joints have discovered a new way to get millennials to the table: fast casual.
Counter-service restaurants add gourmet retail experiences in a bid to be more things to more people.
Burgers, fries, and soda take a back seat to vegan chili, baked sweet potato fries, and organic milk in today’s kids’ meals.
Consumer demand for convenience boosts mobile apps, kiosk tech at the major quick serves.
More limited-service chains are focusing on mindfulness as a way to meet consumer demand for health.
Some 14 percent of publicly traded operations with a market value of at least $100 million have attracted an activist shareholder.
Millennials are forcing chains to look at opportunities in new dayparts.
These are some of the major trends operators can expect in the year ahead.
As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the biggest changes in limited service.
As the debate over Donald Trump's labor secretary nominee rages on, one thing is becoming clear: having one of their own in office excites restaurant operators.