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2016 Applied Tech Awards
Eight technology innovations that are reshaping the future of the limited-service restaurant industry.
The Top Stories of 2015
The biggest news of the year in the quick-service and fast-casual industries.
2015’s Biggest Brand Stories
Six news-makers that helped define the year in limited-service restaurants.
Playing the Part
Whether promoting the brand or enlivening a birthday party, brand mascots drive engagement.
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.
The Real Connection
Brands invest in complex metrics to establish the real value of their social media channels.
The Evolution of Farm to Table
Getting food from the supplier to the menu has never been more complicated. Here’s what you need to know about the evolving supply chain.
Tale of Two Brands
McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.
U.S. Bank Offers McDonald's Franchisees Its Own Lending Program
The program will be available to U.S. franchisees starting mid-April.
Wells Fargo Cuts McDonald's Franchisees a Deal
The company will offer franchisees financing for acquisitions, rebuilds and relocations, equipment purchases, and more.
McDonald's Reponds to Concerns about Sustainable Potato Farming
The company will conduct a survey of current pesticide practices and share the key findings with its suppliers.
McDonald's Agrees to Look into Using Lower-Pesticide Potatoes
The Bard College Endowment, Newground Social Investment, and the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund have since withdrawn the shareholder resolution they filed on the subject.
Quick-Serve Growth Proves Recession Resistant
A new Technomic report finds the limited-service industry is bucking the trend.
McDonald's Responds to Cage-Free Controversy
McDonald's weighs in on the Humane Society's criticism for using eggs from caged hens.
Humane Society Asks McDonald's to Catch up to Its Competitors
The HSUS is asking shareholders to vote on whether McDonald's-U.S. should join Burger King, Quizos, Hardee's, and more in using eggs from cage-free hens.
Canadians Reinvent the Big Mac
For a limited time only the Mac Snack Wrap is coming to McDonald's locations across Canada.
McDonald's Franchisees Take Marketing into Their Own Hands
Southern California McDonald's franchisees launch a new Web site to help drive coffee drinkers to their stores.
Watchdog Group Demands Industry Value [the] Meal
Corporate Accountability International demands top fast food chains stop interfering with public health policy.
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