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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.
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...
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Bikini Auction Supports Military Families
One lucky bidder will walk away with a little two-piece of history, as Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s host a charity auction for a bikini custom-made for Mis...
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Band Together to Aid Military Families
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Show America "The Way It Is"
Carl's Jr., Hardee's Roll Out First Turkey Burger Line
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s announced a new line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers.
Putting the ‘Hardee’ Back in Hardee’s Breakfast
Hardee’s is stepping up to help America kick off the day with a “real” meal that is not snack-sized.
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