Articles from the August 2012 issue

Andy Howard and Jim Flynn have helped Wingstop to fast growth nationally.

Armed with the marketing, infrastructure, and know-how, Wingstop is poised to be the quick-service brand that finally takes wings national.

Healthier kids meal options appeal to more family customers in quick service.

Restaurants are focused on developing more better-for-kids meal options.

California Tortilla draws customers with popular Wall of Flame offering.

Quick serves turn to condiment innovation to give guests the customization they want.

Subway development agent Larry Feldman explains how an entrepreneurial spirit created the biggest quick-serve chain in the world.

Papa Murphy’s hopes its take-and-bake pizza and streamlined operation deliver it unto the upper echelon of national pizza brands.

After years of struggling, Burger King seems to finally have turned things around.

These quick-service and fast-casual companies just missed the QSR 50.

Little Caesars franchisee Vicki Marshall divulges the secrets of hiring, preserving, and managing employees.

It’s important to know when your brand is due for change.

Quick-service jobs often get a bad rap. But some operators are using employee benefits to lure—and retain—top talent.

Limited-time offers are a fundamental part of the quick-serve industry. Here’s how to do them right.

In image-based social networks like Pinterest and Instagram, restaurants now have their ideal social networks.

You’ll get the sale if your brand is the first thing customers think of when they’re hungry.

CEOs find marketing success in the mirror.

How chains can upgrade the quick-serve experience to secure kids’ lifelong loyalty.

Fast-casual concept focuses on healthy options with a Mediterranean twist.

Texas-based brand offers its own take on the Mexican fast-casual category.

These 50 brands are setting the pace in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries.

The top quick-service brands by unit count.

The top seafood brands in quick service.

The top Asian brands in quick service.

The top chicken brands in quick service.

The top pizza and pasta brands in quick service.

The top Mexican brands in quick service.

The top snack brands in quick service.

The top sandwich brands in quick service.

The top burger brands in quick service.

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