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At Mother Nature’s Mercy
California’s historic drought is just one way the climate is pressuring the supply chain. But the foodservice industry is finding ways to live in better harmony with Mother Nature.
Farewell, French Fry
New fried sides give customers a wider variety of options to go with their entrée.
2013’s 7 Best Brand Stories
Marketing and product moves from these quick serves kept the industry buzzing this year.
The Growth 40
Our third-annual report singles out the top large, medium, and small markets in the U.S.
How to Stay Crafty
Operators are finding that microbrews can add a local touch.
2012’s Best Franchise Deals
These 10 brands stand out in a crowded franchise field.
Experts Say Success Starts with Culture
From big restaurant companies to small, a strong corporate culture attracts customers, engages employees, and enables better decision-making.
The Fall of Pizza
The last decade was a struggle for most major pizza players. Can the segment’s leaders reverse their falling fortunes?
Even without the white tablecloths, quick-serve brands are beginning to rival fine-dining establishments.
The Dirty Work
A great brand depends on strong multiunit franchisees. See how some of the nation’s best are tackling their challenges.
Smashburger Appoints Company President to CEO
Smashburger, the better-burger restaurant concept, announced that Scott Crane, who has led company operations for the past six years as president, was...
Smashburger Brews Up Partnership with Honest Tea
Smashburger, the expanding better burger concept, announced it will be the first national restaurant chain to roll out Honest Tea’s iced tea options a...
Smashburger Debuts Shake to Benefit Breast Cancer Research
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better-burger restaurant concept, unveiled an exclusive limited-time only Raspberry Sorbet Shake to benefit Susan G...
Smashburger Conference Recognizes Brand Leaders
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, announced the recipients of its most prestigious annual awards, including Franchi...
Smashburger Serves Food To CO First Responders
Smashburger announced it will provide first responders assisting in the rescue and evacuation operation of Bolder County, Colorado's flood emergency a...
Smashburger Ranks as One of Fastest Growing Companies
Smashburger announced it has posted three-year sales growth of 254 percent on the 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list.
Smashburger Continues Smashing Success
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, announced it has added five new franchise partners to its growing family of bette...
Smashburger, Live Basil Pizza Head to L.A. LIVE
Consumer Concept Group (CCG) and AEG announced today that the Denver-based restaurateurs would be bringing three of their most popular restaurants to ...
Smashburger Unveils PB&J Shake this Summer
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, unveiled its newest Häagen-Dazs shake, the Peanut Butter & Jelly, plucked dir...
$35 Million Given to Smashburger for Expansion
Smashburger announced that it has closed on a $35 million round of financing with Golub Capital.
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