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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.
Inside Roark Capital
How a young private equity firm came to own 16 restaurant brands with $11 billion in systemwide sales.
Study shows softer lighting, music contribute to healthier dining habits.
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.
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.
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.
50 Carolina Hardee's Refinanced, Reimaged
GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided a $30.7 million loan to Serazen LLC to refinance debt and to acquire and reimag...
Carl's Jr. Introduces New Mushroom and Swiss Burger
The All-Natural Burger, which launched at Carl’s Jr.
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Serve LTO Pork Chop Biscuit
People are used to enjoying bacon, sausage, or ham for breakfast, but pork chops have been a rare treat until now.
CKE Launches Annual Stars For Heroes Campaign
CKE Marks 300th Restaurant in the Middle East
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.
Introducing the Mile High Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Today, Carl’s Jr.
New Thickburgers El Diablo Come With Warning Label
Today, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s introduce the new Thickburgers El Diablo. Available at Hardee’s today and at Carl’s Jr.
Raising the Bar on Lent Seafood Specials
It’s the time of year when limited-time offers with a seafood slant start migrating onto menus.
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Upgrade Fish Sandwich with Craft Brew
A number of quick serves are rolling out limited-time seafood offers for Lent, but Carl’s Jr.
Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Introduce Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Carl’s Jr.and Hardee’s are warming up mornings with the launch of the new grilled cheese breakfast sandwich, available now at participating Hardee’s a...
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