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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.
Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s Hit Jackpot With Model Kate Upton
NFSSC Taps Boddie-Noell CEO for Conference Keynote
The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) is pleased to announce that Bill Boddie, president and CEO, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, will serve as...
Archway Acquires Marketing Provider Synq Solutions
Archway, a leader in marketing logistics and fulfillment services, announced today that it has acquired Synq Solutions, Inc. (Synq).
National Turkey Federation Awards Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) named Carl's Jr.
Hardee’s Beefs Up Breakfast With Steak ‘N’ Gravy Platter
A country-fried steak ladled with sausage gravy has been a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast staple for generations, but has rarely, if ever, found its way...
Subway Tops 2011 in Consumer Buzz
YouGov’s BrandIndex looked back at 2011 to determine which U.S. brands had the greatest buzz.
HSUS Now CKE Shareholder to Encourage Egg, Pork Changes
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced that it is now a shareholder with Apollo Global Management, parent company to Carl’s Jr.
CKE Restaurants Approve Panasonic POS Solution
Panasonic has been approved by CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.
CKE to Present at Hispanic Business Expo
CKE Restaurants Inc.
Marketing Moves at CKE Restaurants
Brad Haley has been promoted to chief marketing officer for CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains, CEO An...
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