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The Meat of It
Beef reigns supreme, but other proteins are making inroads at burger chains.
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.
Smashburger Hires Fast-Casual Vet to Aid in Growth
Smashburger, a fast-casual restaurant franchise known for its signature smashed burgers, announced the appointment of franchise and fast-casual indust...
Smashburger Unveils College Expansion Plans
A recent study of college-student eating habits and expectations conducted by Fluent determined that the majority (65 percent) of students eat on-camp...
Smashburger Expands to Toronto and U.S. University
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed-to-order burgers, celebrates its expansion into the Toronto market t...
Smashburger Lassoes in New Spicy Cowboy Burger
To celebrate National Burger Month this month and with summer grilling season right around the corner, Smashburger is serving up a brand-new signature...
Smashburger Bolsters East Coast Presence with New Deals
Smashburger announced new franchise deals to grow the company's East Coast presence, which will bring 20 new restaurants to key markets over the next ...
Smashburger Plans to Open Two Denver Airport Units
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed to order burgers, announced plans to open two new locations a...
Smashburger Bolsters Casino Presence
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed to order burgers, announced plans to add additional casino lo...
Smashburger Signs Multiunit Deal in Qatar and UAE
Smashburger is expanding its presence in the Middle East.
Smashburger Appoints Corner Bakery Exec as CDO
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed-to-order burgers, announced that Michael J.
Smashburger Sells 40 Percent to Philippine Company
Smashburger, the Denver-based fast casual announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 40 percent of the company to Jollibee Food...
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