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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.
Hardee's Teams with Tar Heels
To celebrate the University of North Carolina's 100th year in college basketball, Hardee's is taking prime sponsorship.
Bologna in Quick-Serve? Hardee’s Thinks It’ll Work
Company adds Oscar Mayer Fried Bologna Biscuit to breakfast lineup.
Hardee's Franchisee Puts Foot Down on Biscuit Ads
Largest Hardee's operator in U.S. says Biscuit Hole promotional spots go too far, refuses to air them.
Hardee's Franchise Operator Honors Best Biscuit Maker
Shirley Jones of Durham, North Carolina Hardee's takes home the award.
Hardee's Goes French
Roll out of French Dip Thickburger to be promoted with French Maid mascots.
Hardee's Rolls Out New Biscuits, Naming Promo
Biscuit Holes introduced with ad campaign that asks customers to name the product.
National Chains Switching to Cage-free Eggs
Humane treatment of egg-laying hens at the heart of the issue.
Carl's Jr. Teams with In-Store TV Service
Digital television network to be featured in 133 of the chain's locations.
Expansion Continues, Despite Recession
RealtyLink recently opened Arby's and Hardee's locations in Alabama and Florida.
Hardee's, Carl's Jr. Can't Fight the Economy
Same-store sales for CKE fell 2.7 percent for period two.
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