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The Case for Humane
Humanely raised foods are in higher demand than even local and organic ingredients. Quick serves have a big opportunity to answer the cry from consumers.
What Happened to Table Service?
The recession served casual-dining chains some serious blows. But quick serves and fast casuals shouldn’t get too confident.
Even without the white tablecloths, quick-serve brands are beginning to rival fine-dining establishments.
Fine-Dining Trends that Are Headed Your Way
How to tell which high-end trends will find their way to tomorrow’s quick-serve menus.
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.
The Growth 40
The top 40 American markets—big and small—that are best for quick-service expansion.
2010 in Review
It’s been a heck of a year, from Burger King’s buyout to BP’s oil spill. We deliver the stories that rocked our industry.
Brewed to Perfection
Craft beers help national restaurants give their menus a local feel.
From Dawn to Dusk
The jump from breakfast to dessert isn’t as far or hard as you might think. Quick serves can easily and effectively deploy breakfast-time treats as post-dinner indulgences.
Marketing Health Conscious
Healthy eating is more top of mind for consumers now than ever before, and brands need to develop marketing strategies that display their healthy efforts.
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Launch New $5 All Star Meals
Hand-breaded chicken tenders, charbroiled double cheeseburgers, chicken filet sandwiches, hotdogs, natural cut fries, onion rings—even fresh-baked coo...
Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Unveil New Chicken Sandwiches
Evolving Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Reshape Leadership
For the sixth time in less than 90 days, CKE Restaurants and CEO Jason Marker announced new additions to the company’s rapidly evolving leadership tea...
Jalapeño Double Cheeseburger Arrives at Carl's Jr., Hardee's
Carl's Jr./Hardee's Introduce Industry-First Baby Back Rib Burger
After welcoming back fictional founder “Carl Hardee Sr.,” and purging their past live on the internet last weekend, sister quick-service restaurant ch...
A Bold New Era Begins at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's
Turning away from racy ads that have drawn criticisms as being offensive and objectifying, Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.
Former KFC President Becomes New CEO at Carl's Jr., Hardee's
Tuesday was a day of C-level overhaul in the fast food industry.
Carl's Jr. Opens First Restaurant in Chile
Global premium burger chain Carl's Jr. opened its first restaurant in Chile pursuant to a franchise agreement signed between Carl’s Jr.
Carl's Jr., Hardee’s Bolstering Data with Quantifind Partnership
Quantifind announced Tuesday the addition of CKE Restaurants (CKE) to its roster of clients using the SIGNUM for Restaurants platform.
Carl’s Jr. Brings Back Redhook Beer-Battered Fish
Carl’s Jr., the global quick service restaurant chain known for its quality innovations in the fast food space, announced the return of a fan favorite...
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