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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.
CKE Says, There's an App for That
CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, launched its Happy Star Rewards loyalty program yesterday.
Trio Named to CKE's Board
Daniel E. Ponder Jr., Jerold H. Rubinstein, and C. Thomas Thompson appointed to company's board of directors.
New Carl's Jr. Option is Part Burger, Part Cheesesteak
The Philly Cheesesteak Burger features thinly sliced steak on top of a charbroiled burger patty, with peppers, onions, Swiss and American cheeses, and mayonnaise.
Indonesia's First Carl's Jr. Opens Its Doors
Jakarta location is the first of at least 25 Carl’s Jr. to be opened in Indonesia over the next six years.
Burgers in Vietnam? CKE is Banking On It
CKE opens first of at least 25 Carl's Jr. units that are set to open in Vietnam in next six years.
Carl's Jr., Tetherball Introduce Mobile Rewards Program
Tetherball developed and released a mobile rewards program, which offers savings and discount options for customers, for Carl's Jr. Oklahoma locations.
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.
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