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Innovative design and architecture are increasingly hallmarks of upstart quick-service and fast-casual brands.
How upgrading just one or two elements in a salad can deliver new depths of flavor, freshness, and quality.
QSR 50 Contenders
These quick-service and fast-casual companies just missed the QSR 50.
Is Healthy Food Really Profitable?
Customers are demanding healthier menu options, but operators are still struggling to figure out the effect it will have on their bottom line.
Pub-Style Protein Snacks
Take a hint from across the pond and tap into America’s growing love for pub foods.
Brands No. 51-65 are fast-rising quick-service and fast-casual companies that just missed the QSR 50.
Who’s Missing at Fast Casuals?
Leadership within the segment is predominantly male despite the female-heavy demographics of its customers.
A Super-Sized Dilemma
Fast food customers love big portion sizes, but with nutrition and obesity under more public scrutiny, quick serves are left to decide whether to listen to their customers or to their critics.
Blister Packs are Overrated
Despite the industry's endless upgrades, chains are still holding onto the outdated, and unoriginal, blister pack. There's a world of flavor out there, why not take advantage of it?
Souping Up the Menu
Quick serves that dive into the soup category will find it can boost check averages and loyalty—if it’s done right.
Quick-Serve Chef Produces Excellence With Produce
Thomas John, senior vice president and executive chef of Au Bon Pain in Boston, among other winners, received recognition for his use of fresh produce in the culinary world.
Panera, Einstein Bros. Push Bakery Cafe Growth
New Technomic report shows that system-wide sales for bakery cafe segment of restaurant industry were up 12 percent in 2008.
Au Bon Pain Goes Cage Free in Massachusetts
Humane Society of U.S. helps company move to new egg policy.
Corner Bakery Named One of Health Magazine's Healthiest Quick-Serve Chains
The brand is No. 5 on the magazine's top 10 list.
Au Bon Pain Announces Franchise Honors
The awards recognized individuals who best exemplify the company’s passion.
Au Bon Pain Adds Desserts to Portions Menu
The five new desserts in the Portions line each contain no more than 200 calories.
America's Worst Restaurants For Kids Revealed
Eat This, Not That!
authors grade 43 national chains; 6 receive an "F."...
Au Bon Pain Nutrition Advisory Board
Au Bon Pain announces additions to Nutrition Advisory Board.
Au Bon Pain One of U.S.’s Healthiest Restaurants
Health magazine has named the chain one of America's healthiest restaurants, praising its Nutrition Kiosks.
Au Bon Pain Launches “Portions” Line
The new line offers a customized dining experience of 14 entrees at 200 calories or less.
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