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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.
Legal Concerns Break Tomato Labor Deals
Yum! Brands and McDonald's agreements with the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange are now considered moot.
Parents Group Scolds McD's for 'Selling Sex'
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood demands McDonald's pull its My Scene Barbie Happy Meal program.
McDonald's Donates to Philadelphia Schools
The company's Go Active! Awards grants money to area schools and encourages balanced active lifestyles in kids.
Jury Deciding McDonald's Hoax Case
Jury in Kentucky weighs liability in strip-search phone hoax at a McDonald's restaurant in 2004.
McDonald's Comeback Surprises Experts
McDonald's continues to enjoy surge, thanks to improved menus, marketing, and management.
McDonald's Strong August Performance
The company experiences an 8.1 percent increase in global sales for August.
McCafe Debuts in Japan
McDonald's McCafe coffee shops debuted in Japan on Wednesday, joining a coffeehouse battle among Starbucks, Tully's and others.
McDonald’s First to Use New Upromise Rewards Platform
Upromise launches a new program that promises to help merchants increase customer loyalty while providing new college savings opportunities...
The Big Mac turns 40!
Normally, a 40-year-old sandwich would be something to be avoided. Unless you're one of millions who flock to McDonald's each year to chow down on a Big Mac.
McDonald's Angus Third Pounders Move into New Markets
New York and Ohio marketing co-ops join Southern California in offering Angus Third Pounder burger.
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