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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 Spices Things Up in Twin Cities
Adds Spicy Baja Smashburger to menu of four Twin City locations.
New Deal Bringing Smashburger to OKC
Seven units planned for Oklahoma City, with three planned to open by end of 2010.
Smashburger Expansion Continues, Now in Texas
Burger chain signs deal for 12 new units in Fort Worth metro area.
Las Vegas Becomes Latest Smashburger Site
Burger concept signs deal for 20 new restaurants in Las Vegas, southwestern Utah.
Smashburger Set to Open Doors to Iowa
First Iowa unit to open in west Des Moines on September 16.
Smashburger Opens Second Tulsa Unit
Includes Oklahoma-specific menu options.
Utah Smashburgers Donate to Make-A-Wish
Each Beehive Smashburger or Smashchicken sold this Friday and Saturday to send $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.
Smashburger Expands into Chicago
Signs agreement for 11 new restaurants.
Smashburger Signs with Dallas Group, NFL Player
Group led by Dallas Cowboys player Leonard Davis signs 30-unit deal with burger chain.
Smashburger Takes On Idaho
Five locations planned for the Gem State; slated to include Idaho-specific menu items.
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