Once the dreamy-eyed vision of futuristic thinkers, innovations like robotics and artificial intelligence are weaving their way into the quick-service world.
Not all restaurant franchises are created equal. Here are the best of the best, in six foodservice categories.
The fast-food giant finds a new home in Chicago.
With private equity surging into the fast-casual space, here are 11 things operators should have in place when looking for a deal.
Once a brand differentiator, sustainable practices have mostly become an industry standard—but still at a cost.
Let's take a look back at 2017 and see which brands were the best franchise deals in the country, and why.
A decade ago, the pizza category was stagnant. Today, legacy brands and ambitious fast casuals are locked in an intense, innovative battle.
Smaller chains reap the same rewards as both indies and big brands, but how do they protect those benefits amid future growth?
Evolving key business areas such as operations, marketing, branding, and, finance can drive bottom-line results.
For 69 years, In-N-Out Burger has marched to its own beat and emerged a cult phenomenon. Just don’t expect the company to brag about it.
These brands should get a look the next time you’re considering a franchise.
How quick serves are delivering more dynamic and memorable dining experiences.
A roundtable with executives from seven actively growing limited-service brands.
Big on ideas but small on real estate? Not to worry. Follow these tips and your big concept will fit into a small footprint in no time.
How convenience stores are keeping up with the premium-food game and threatening limited-service operators for market share.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen reclaimed its heritage and its momentum—just in time to take on KFC.
These 10 brands offer the best bang for your buck—plus a little something extra.
These days, fast casuals are bringing authentic Italian cuisine to the masses.
At some of the nation’s top music festivals, aspiring lifestyle brands hustle to feed the masses—and to capture the benefits of connecting with a plugged-in, overwhelmingly Millennial crowd.
In a battle for market share, many quick serves are looking to deepen inroads into the traditional dayparts with a host of strategic efforts.
How growing quick serves decide it’s time to enter a given market.
How limited-service operators can leverage data to better their business.
A former professional cyclist and his wife open a fast-casual wine-and-cheese shop in Boulder, Colorado.
The pros and cons of getting old as a brand.
How Culver’s matured from regional player to national brand and captured $1 billion in sales.
Expanding your franchise portfolio? These 12 brands should be the first you look into.
Markets and food halls across the U.S. give foodservice entrepreneurs a chance to prove their concept.
The Santa Monica, California, restaurant is on a mission to redefine the taco experience.
As the real estate market grows increasingly competitive, quick-service brands respond in earnest.
The South dominates this year’s list, featuring half of the 40 entries.