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The Health Paradox
Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy is synonymous with tasteless. What is an operator to do?
The Lighter Side
Burger brands put marketing twist on healthier items.
The Alternative to New Products
Too much product innovation can hurt a brand’s image. Here are four other ways quick-service brands can drum up buzz.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Final Piece of the Puzzle
Speed and accuracy are essential, but good customer service could be the key to building sales in the drive thru.
The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
Time to Jump on the Bandwagon?
It’s smart to follow industry trends, but don’t forget to add your own touch.
Hiring’s New Frontier
A new wave of Web- and mobile-based hiring platforms are designed to decrease the restaurant industry’s notorious turnover rate.
The 10 Best Franchise Deals
Back by popular demand.
reveals the industry's best franchise deals.
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.
Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Coke Provide Sweet Rewards
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have partner with My Coke Rewards, and guests who visit either restaurant can win up to 10,000 My Coke Rewards points, as well as food prizes.
First the Teriyaki Burger, Now the Teriyaki Chicken
Carl’s Jr. unveils its new, Hawaii-inspired Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, which follows last year's Teriyaki Burger.
CKE Finds Itself a New Buyer
After previously announcing its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will now be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Management LP for about $1 billion.
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Want to Comfort You
New campaign launched in support of "comfort food" Grilled Cheese Bacon Burgers.
Vietnam Secures 25 Carl's Jr. Units
New franchise agreement between CKE and the Mesa Group will develop Carl's Jr. bbrand throughout the nation; first scheduled to open in Ho Chi Minh City in April.
Carl's Jr. Releases Grilled Cheese Bacon Burgers
Development of new burger option stems from attempts at vegetarian menu item.
31 New Carl's Jr. Units to Open in Texas
Two franchisees, Frontera Star Foods and Burger Barons, to open units over the next nine years.
Carl's Jr. and Kim Kardashian a Winning Pair
Commercial for burger chain's Grilled Chicken Salads receives 258 million media impressions.
Carl's Jr. Handing Out More College Scholarships
Burger brand posts applications online for 2010 Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship.
Carl's Jr. Rolls Out Three New Salads
New entree salads include the Cranberry, Apple, Walnut Grilled Chicken Salad; the Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad; and the Original Grilled Chicken Salad.
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