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How to Prevent Another Chipotle
What went wrong at the fast-casual leader, and how foodservice operators committed to fresh and local ingredients can ensure it doesn’t happen to them.
Customization and convenience are key to the growth of bowl options.
When Fresh Falls Short
A rash of food-borne illness outbreaks have operators rethinking food safety.
When Disaster Strikes
From Subway’s Jared Fogle problem to Chipotle’s E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, recent crises serve as a lesson in damage control.
Some Latin Love
Cuisine from South and Central America and the Caribbean provides plentiful menu opportunities.
The Top Stories of 2015
The biggest news of the year in the quick-service and fast-casual industries.
Good Fat, Bad Fat
Good fats help promote health while providing tastes chefs want.
The Delivery Debate
Delivery services are springing up around the country, giving operators a new sales channel—if it’s right for their brand.
The New Angle on Antibiotics
McDonald’s announcement that it would remove antibiotics from chicken could signal an industry-wide shift.
The Gold Standard
If you want to be like Chipotle—and everyone does—you just have to follow its recipe for success, which includes two main ingredients: its food and its people.
Papa Murphy's, Chick-fil-A Among America's Favorites
A new large-scale consumer study conducted by Market Force Information reveals America’s favorite quick-service restaurants chains in four popular foo...
Chipotle Struggling to Get Customers Back
Fast-casual burrito leader Chipotle is still struggling to regain its footing after E.
Chipotle-Backed Pizza Concept Opens Fourth Unit
Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Chipotle Mexican Grill, opened its fourth resta...
Free Burritos, Employee Incentives Part of Chipotle Turnaround
Chipotle completed its system-wide shutdown today, closing all locations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chipotle Closed 4 Hours Today for Food Safety Meeting
Chipotle will close all locations today, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to host a company-wide video meeting on food safety.
Teens and Young Adults Remain Loyal to Chipotle
Chipotle’s recent series of food safety outbreaks rattled its investors and enough of its customers to see visits decline, but the chain’s strong base...
Searching for the Source
While Chipotle remains embroiled in a public relations crisis, the long-lauded fast casual still cannot pinpoint the source of its E.
Freshii Discounts Mexican Fare During Chipotle Shutdown
On Monday, February 8, Chipotle Mexican Grill will shutter all its stores for several hours to conduct all-staff meetings related to food safety.
Despite Setbacks, Subway No. 1 in Consumer Perception
When it comes to consumer perception, the devil (and also deliverance) is in the details.
Chipotle to Briefly Close Stores for Food Safety Reboot
In an effort to bounce back from the food-safety crises that have recently plagued the brand, Chipotle announced it would close down all of its restau...
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