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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 Makes its Way to Panama
QSR International, the master franchisee of Smashburger fast-casual branded restaurants in Central America and the Caribbean, has entered into a devel...
QSR International Celebrates 100th Quiznos Unit in Ecuador
QSR International, a 141-unit multibrand master franchise quick-service restaurant developer conducting business in 15 countries throughout Latin Amer...
IFMA Recognizes Outstanding Limited-Service Brands
For the third consecutive year, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognizes four outstanding foodservice chain operators...
Smashburger Wraps Up 2012 with 36% New Unit Growth
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, shares a summary of its 2012 business results and accolades.
Smashburger Plays with Design Before 200th Unit Debuts
On the eve of celebrating the opening of its 200th restaurant, Smashburger unveils a new restaurant design targeted at the next generation of burger e...
Smashburger Receives 2012 Inc. Hire Power Award
Smashburger announces it has ranked 9th on the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated t...
Smashburger Opens Doors at First Latin American Location
Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant, celebrated the grand opening of its first Latin American restaurant location in Costa Ric...
Smashburger Slides In at No. 405 on Inc.'s 500 List
Smashburger, the expanding better-burger restaurant, announced it is ranked No. 405 on the 31st annual Inc.
NJ Olympic Athletes Win Gold at Smashburger
Smashburger, the nation’s fastest-growing better-burger restaurant, operating 10 stores throughout northern New Jersey under Mascott Corporation, anno...
Smashburger Appoints New SVP of Franchise Sales
Smashburger, the expanding better-burger restaurant, announced it has added franchise executive Brett Willis to its growing team as senior vice presid...
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