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    Brendan O’Brien

  • A diverse portfolio increases financial stability and efficiency
    By diversifying their portfolios with multiple brands, franchisees can ensure financial stability and operational efficiency.
    Fast food chains use sustainable store tools to save money on energy costs.
    From swapping out fluorescents for LED lights to installing solar panels, energy-efficient upgrades can help brands save money.
    QSR and fast casual chains balance high food costs with quality sourcing.
    Raising the bar on ingredients comes at a premium. Find out how some operators are making it work.
    Bankruptcy can offer brands a rare opportunity to reboot.
    Bankruptcy may conjure images of financial ruin, but it can offer a rare opportunity to reboot the brand.
    Fast food leaders like McAlisters CEO Frank Paci work on personal leadership.
    Crafting a strong personal leadership style helps both the brand and the executive.
    Freshii founder Matthew Corrin got his quick-service start at just 23 years old.
    Being a young leader in the quick-service industry offers a unique set of hurdles—and benefits.
    Tasti D Lite chair Jim Amos mentors young leaders to protect future of brand.
    Mentoring provides quick-serve leaders a way to protect and shape the company’s future.
    Ben and Jerry's CEO Jostein Solheim learns from the brand's mistakes.
    After swallowing their mistakes, CEOs who have failed lay the groundwork for learning.
    Pancheros president Rodney Anderson says exercise helps fight stress.
    Dealing with stress is one way to ensure success and longevity in the fast-paced quick-service industry.
    Just Salad founder Nick Kenner is helped by his past experience at a hedge fund.
    Executives from other fields bring a wealth of experience and passion to their quick-service leadership.
    Marco’s Pizza CEO Jack Butorac sets a steady growth pace for his brand.
    Industry leaders balance excitement with reality when setting company growth rates.
    Wendy's rolled out a new store prototype to compete with fast casuals.
    Quick serves focus on contemporary interiors and premium menu items for a more sophisticated feel.
    Energy Kitchen could offer the REAL program a strong fast food partner.
    A new healthy-eating program aims to incentivize restaurants to provide healthier options.
    A new tool from GS1 U.S. will help operators protect their food safety.
    New initiative uses barcode labeling to fortify food safety and the supply chain.
    Customer who ordered in Spanish would recieve a free pizza at Pizza Patron.
    Company stands firm with controversial promotion.
    Elevation Burger is using the controversy to promote its grass-fed beef burgers.
    Public outcry sparks debate over what to do with lean finely textured beef.