Kathy Hayden

    Parmesan, anchovies, and garlicky croutons. Chopped egg, avocado, and bacon. Tomato, balsamic, and Mozzarella.

    Some of the latest popular menu descriptors are sending a message loud and clear.

    When news that more quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants were experimenting with alcohol beverage service emerged in the last decade, many operators and experts followed it with a skepticism cha

    Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy means tasteless.

    Fit for a Fiesta

    Fiesta Restaurant Group’s sister fast-casual brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, work their way across the South with authentic Latin American flavors.

    Breakfast Wars Reverse

    As breakfast wars rage on, some morning-focused operators are expanding the battle into the afternoon daypart.

    Lobster’s On a Roll

    Once confined to fine dining, lobster finds success in the national quick-service industry.