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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 Bolsters Executive Team with Four Hires
Smashburger appointed four new members to its executive leadership team.
Smashburger’s ‘Sin’-ful Burger Becomes Nationwide LTO
Smashburger took its Sin City Smashburger nationwide on January 17. Before, this burger was found only on Las Vegas Smashburger menus.
Smashburger Awards High-Achieving Franchisees
Smashburger, a nationally acclaimed industry-leading Better Burger restaurant, presented its high-achieving franchisees with awards and recognition at...
Smashburger Turns Attention to Chicken, Salads
Three new Smashchicken sandwich recipes and four new Smashsalad recipes hit the menuboard at burger chain.
Smashburger's International Expansion Begins in South Korea
Partnership with Bridging Culture Worldwide will help burger brand try to sign first South Korean multiunit franchise development agreement in 2011.
Smashburger Appoints Smashing New Leader
Smashburger appoints Greg Creighton to chief operating officer to manage the company's system-wide operations.
Burger Chain Smashes Its Way Into Long Island
Smashburger signs deal with ISK Systems LLC to open 20 restaurants in Long Island, with the first opening by the end of the year.
With Smashburger Booming, New VP Is In Order
John Harris named senior vice president of marketing for burger chain that is spreading across the country.
Smashburger's Expansion Now Includes Nashville
Burger chain announces agreement with Winding River Restaurants LLC to open 13 restaurants in the Nashville metro area.
Hunger Getting Smashed In May
Smashburger teams with Coca-Cola, food banks across the country to fight hunger during National Burger Month.
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