Articles from the February 2017 issue

A diminished interest in sweetness is changing how operators craft their beverage menus.

Brands are making more beverages in-house, allowing for more menu creativity.

Meat may cost less and cheese could fetch a higher price, but operators would do well to take it all with a grain of salt.

Sascha Weiss, the chef and head of product development at Project Juice, is helping the company create new products that nourish the body.

Want to have a hand in creating the future of fast casual? We’ve got an opportunity for you to do just that.

Millennials are forcing chains to look at opportunities in new dayparts.

Whether you’re still searching for new territories or nearing market saturation, these C-suite execs have insights for aggressive yet purposeful growth.

Health-conscious consumers are discovering ancient grains, which offer nutritional benefits as well as inventive menu applications.

Operators can follow these proactive steps to set themselves up for a successful sale in 2017.

With the notion that everyone drinks sweet tea in the South, McAlister’s knew it had the perfect fit.

It's the biggest decision start-up operators have: where to expand when their hometown is just too small.

While opening fast casuals is increasingly attractive to chefs, at least one has found that counter service isn’t always an easy sell.

Running out of options? Perhaps it's time to take a closer look at gift cards.

Chris Doody, the founder of Piada Italian Street Food, believes the 34-unit fast casual is well positioned for the future.

Pretzels and a sound franchise system lured a married couple out of retirement and into franchising.

Teen patronage at limited-service restaurants has plateaued, but operators can still attract this consumer base—with a little effort.

For operators, mobile is the opportunity now, but what lies ahead?

Two brothers bring Cali-style burritos to the Big Apple with scratch cooking and a cheeky mascot.

The 50-plus demographic is a powerful group whose choices can have a big impact on a brand’s bottom line.

A roundtable with executives from seven actively growing limited-service brands.

Now that Donald Trump has been elected, how much will his administration truly benefit business?

In 2016, consumers spent a record total of $4.5 billion treating their dates for the special day.