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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.
Confounded by Fast-Casual
Why the true count of fast-casual units is one of the most nebulous numbers out there.
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.
Chipotle Commits to 15M Pounds of Local Produce
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to serve more than 15 million pounds of locally grown produce in its restaurants this year, up from its 2012 goal of 10 m...
Chipotle Unveils Cultivate Festival Lineups and Dates
Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced the lineup for its 2013 Cultivate food, music, and ideas festival series, with events planned in San Francisco, D...
AllergyEats Reveals the Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurants
AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, has just revealed the most accommodating restaurant chains, based on feedba...
Chipotle Appeals to Vegans, Vegetarians with Tofu Product
Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to test a new vegetarian menu item called “Sofritas” in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants beginning Tuesday, Febru...
Chipotle Caters Colorado; National Rollout Coming Soon
Chipotle Mexican Grill will offer customers a new way to enjoy their food with the launch of its catering service, beginning in Colorado on January 21...
Chipotle Offers 'Burritos by the Box' Promo
Pro football fans typically celebrate the sport’s biggest game of the year with food—lots of food—making it the second-largest eating occasion of the ...
Chipotle Signs Agreement with CIW to Join Fair Food Program
Chipotle Mexican Grill and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a farmworker-based human rights organization, have reached an agreement that brin...
Starbucks Holds $87.4M in Impact Media Value
Starbucks is the top quick-service restaurant brand with $87.4 million of Impact Media Value according to General Sentiment’s Q2 2012 QSR MediaMatch r...
Chipotle Meets Pasture-Raised Sour Cream Goal
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it has reached an important milestone in its efforts to serve sour cream and cheese made with milk from pasture-...
Billabong Clothing Brand Partners with Chipotle
Clothing brand Billabong announced its partnership with the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, an organization committed to creating a more sustainable an...
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