Articles from the December 2017 issue


As the eatertainment trend continues to take hold, brands are placing a greater emphasis on food and beverage to capture customer interest.

Fast casual sales are still struggling.

Hurricanes took their toll on the struggling segment.

Pita Pit has big plans ofr 2018.

With a new menu, design, and direction, the fast casual is poised for a breakout year.

The value wars are about to heat up in a major way.

Initially reluctant fast casual restaurant brands are finding the upside to franchising.

This past year has been one to remember for the fast-food giant.

Sales are still rebounding after a tough third quarter.

Farmer Boys’ Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup is a welcomed treat during the winter months.

New guidelines would give restaurants flexibility in how they pay workers.

There are a lot of things to consider as you digitalize your restaurant.

A judge is forcing the coffee giant to keep 77 mall locations open.

Here are the restaurant concepts, menu items, and styles you need to watch for.

Mixed reaction to its highly anticipated launch of queso led the brand to revamp the recipe.

McDonald's is returning to value with the bold menu, which includes a new chicken sandwich.

The Yum! Brands chain is beginning the test in Phoenix, with plans to roll out to new markets in 2018.

The legendary burger chain is ready to enter its seventh state.

Big data is supplanting census stats as an important tool as restaurants find new ways to serve under-the-radar consumer groups.

The quick-service chain is turning to value-based deals, digital innovations, to turn around sagging sales.