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    July 2010

  • If the Modernization Act makes it through Washington, then restaurants might hav
    Mike Taylor is in charge of defending your food supply and is trying to update a 72-year-old food safety system. If the Modernization Act can get through Washington, it could mean big changes for your brand.
    Quiznos' focus on innovation  resulted in a new breakfast roll out.  Quick-serve
    Operators often lose sight of the importance of innovation in a down economy, but recession or no recession, consumers demand new options.
    Sharing ideas and brainstorming as a group is common among many restaurant execs
    At some companies it’s OK to take a tip from another CEO’s playbook. In fact—it’s encouraged.
    Setting up a booth or mobile unit at big gatherings tends to attract customers t
    Quick serves that compact their operations into a mobile unit fit for fairs, festivals, and other summer gatherings can lure customers back to the store.
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    Taking a full-service approach to a quick-service concept can increase customer
    Some operators are finding that bringing a full-service approach to quick service is boosting customer satisfaction—and the bottom line.
    As menuboard labeling goes into effect, finding healthy, low-calorie dessert opt
    Thanks to the federal menu-labeling requirement, quick serves are revisiting their dessert menus, looking for ways to offer healthier options.
    Luther Lowe heads local business outreach at
    Luther Lowe, who heads local business outreach at, tells you how to harness the site’s 11 million reviews to improve your restaurant.
    Toyota was caught sacrificing quality for quantity, and its troubles should be a warning sign to quick serves looking to grow.
    In the first of a two-part series, George Green tackles the hardest part of the restaurant industry: hiring the right people.
    Pizza chains are the masters at mobile marketing efforts, while other segments l
    Pizza chains are the masters at mobile marketing efforts, while other segments lag behind. See what you can learn from them.
    According to Stephen Sheinbaum, CEO of Merchant Cash & Credit, large internation
    Stephen Sheinbaum, CEO of Merchant Cash & Capital, helps you navigate today’s lending market. The big banks may still be slow, but you have other options.
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    Abbott's Frozen Custard has vanilla, chocolate, and its signature flavor, chocol
    New York–based frozen custard chain has been growing slowly since its founding in 1902, but the owners are now aiming for 5–10 store openings per year.
    Probiotic-rich frozen yogurt, smoothies, and parfaits have Red Mango poised to grow fast, but founder Dan Kim won't stop until it's the preeminent frozen yogurt brand.
    Flavourspot's Dutch Taco features a waffle slathered with a maple spread and stu
    The jump from breakfast to dessert isn’t as far or hard as you might think. Quick serves can easily and effectively deploy breakfast-time treats as post-dinner indulgences.