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2016 Applied Tech Awards
Eight technology innovations that are reshaping the future of the limited-service restaurant industry.
2015’s Biggest Brand Stories
Six news-makers that helped define the year in limited-service restaurants.
The Delivery Debate
Delivery services are springing up around the country, giving operators a new sales channel—if it’s right for their brand.
Tops in Translation
Three ways to ensure your international concept can successfully grow in the U.S.
Putting Some Pop in Soda
Operators play with technology, craft procedures to make stand-out soda.
Supersize Me Not
Included in Pizza Hut’s recent brand reboot was a Skinny Slice pizza, which uses a thinner crust.
No Hangover in Sight
Naysayers have doubts about alcohol service in limited-service settings, but many fast casuals are partying on.
2014’s Top Brand Stories
The top players from a busy year in quick-service news.
Inked and Pierced
Brands consider how employee appearance reflects company.
Brands invest in wireless charging technology to boost traffic.
Starbucks Marks Early Fall Season with Return of PSL
Starbucks announced the early launch of Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) for its most loyal of fans.
Starbucks Test Mobile Trucks on College Campuses
Classes don’t begin until later this week at Arizona State University, but there’s already a buzz on campus about a Starbucks mobile truck.
Starbucks Launches Initiative to Address Civic Issues
Through the new Solutions City initiative, mayors in five cities – Sacramento, California; Baltimore, Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Florida, and Phoenix – ...
Starbucks Debuts Fizzio Sodas, Shaken Iced Teas
Just in time for the warm weather, Starbucks will unveil a selection of new beverages, with the addition of Fizzio Handcrafted Sodas and Teavana Shake...
Starbucks Partners with ASU for College Assistance Plan
Starbucks and Arizona State University have announced the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a program designed to unleash lifetime opportunity for t...
Starbucks, Duracell to Offer Wireless Phone Chargers
Duracell Powermat and Starbucks announced that they have begun a national rollout of Powermat wireless charging in Starbucks beginning with stores in ...
Starbucks' Mugs Showcase Band of Outsiders' Style
Starbucks marks its fifth designer mug collaboration with a collection of two limited edition Starbucks Double Wall Ceramic Mugs created by Scott Ster...
Starbucks Invests $3 Million in China for Youth Development
Speaking at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, founder of the Starbucks Foundation, Howard Schultz, announced a total of $3 million investment in Chi...
Starbucks Initiatives Unite NFL Player and Marine
Together, a U.S. Marine sergeant and a Seattle Seahawks player realized how much they have in common as they discussed their career paths.
Starbucks Opens 1st Store at Disney World
In March of 2014, Starbucks and Disney teamed up to open the first company-operated Starbucks location at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.
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