Robert Lillegard

    In 2012, we guessed the trends of 2017. How did we do?
    A down economy means now is the best chance to renegotiate site leases
    Why quick-serve brands are jumping into the retail space.
    A look at the five hottest quick-serve segments in five years.

    Charity, Brand are Ties that Bind

    From May 18–20, Firehouse Subs hosted the annual Firehouse Subs Men’s Doubles Tennis Tournament, which featured hot subs, face painting and bounce houses for children, and tennis matches played by

    Summer LTOs Heat Up Menus

    Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes this summer’s crop of seasonal limited-time offers from quick-serve and fast-casual chains.

    Top 7 Quick Serve Trends for 2012

    Where will the quick serve industry be one year from now? That’s never been an easy question to answer, but these days it seems harder then ever.

    The New Food Court

    Ever since the first farmers packed up their produce to sell in the town square, food has been an important part of the shopping experience. But lately, it seems the food is better than ever.

    One for the Road?

    If you haven’t seen the “Fast Food Folk Song,” it’s worth a look on YouTube.

    Menus Get Some Summer Love

    Summer is officially here, and for most quick serves that means more customers, later dinner rushes, and high school employees willing to work extra shifts.