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    February 2016

  • Sweet and savory may be more popular, but bitter and sour provide great menu balance.
    Dave Woolley, Chef, CD Culinary Approach
    Southern California fast casual kale salad excites customers looking for bitter notes.
    Steven Paperno, Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill CEO and founder, discusses the inspiration behind the fast casual's Tostada Salad with Baby Kale.
    Top QSR restaurant chains develop new menu items with flavor balance.
    Bitter, sour flavors help bring harmony to menu items.
    Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio talks with QSR about new sandwich brand.
    The acclaimed chef talks about his rebranded sandwich concept and on the growing influence of chefs in the quick-service category.
    The recent credit card breach at Wendy’s serves as a reminder that quick-serve companies must double down on their security.
    Following the liability shift, operators look to balance security and efficiency.
    QSR franchise shares growth tips for finding mall real estate for restaurant business.
    Multi-brand operator Mohammad Mansour explains how a mall location, when done correctly, can propel a franchise to success.
    California startup fast casual serves chef created cafeteria style food.
    Find the Southern California answer to comfort food at this health-focused, locally sourced Fast Casual 2.0.
    Top QSR and fast casual chains navigate new supply chain strategy to streamline business.
    When it comes to sourcing, large chains still hold most of the cards. But emerging concepts and consumer demands are shaking up the old system.
    On-demand takeout and delivery signal a paradigm shift away from drive thru.
    Startup fast casual and QSR chains find finance help through nontraditional funders.
    Nonbank lenders and crowdfunding sites give growing brands a number of finance options beyond the usual loan.
    Sandwich QSR chain CEO shares inspiration of family restaurant business.
    For Christine Specht-Palmert, CEO of Cousins Subs, the business is in her blood. Find out what keeps this second-generation executive going.
    Chicago fast casual develops tech projects in entrepreneur incubator.
    Healthy chain Freshii enlists tech companies to improve everything from menu and payment to refrigeration and seating.
    New York City based fast casual company innovates as restaurant incubator.
    As a Five Guys franchisee and proprietor of three Fast Casual 2.0 concepts, Aurify Brands is building an innovative new portfolio strategy.
    New fast casual and QSR chains use hyper local food in healthy and nutritious menu.
    Fast casuals invest in hyperlocal sourcing and serving foods picked the same day.
    Top QSR chains leverage big data to strategically build new business.
    Four steps to growing your business through information management.
    New data show that Gen-Y consumers aren’t averse to brand loyalty; they just require a special approach.
    Fast food health movement chooses between quality and nutritious ingredients.
    Some are focusing on nutrient-dense options. Others are looking to organic and local ingredients. Here’s the case for each.