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    January 2013

  • Latin flavors are growing in popularity on menus at American quick serve brands.
    With Hispanic consumers surging in number and influence, the future of quick-service dining has a distinctly Latin flavor.
    Brands like Qdoba and Starbucks are tapping into customer loyalty with the new A
    Quick serves cash in on Apple’s newest mobile app.
    New York City
    Mimi’s Cafe is trying its hand at limited service with the French Revolution rei
    Is Mimi’s Cafe’s new segmented model all things to all people, or something for everyone?
    Last year’s historic drought is placing lasting pressures on operators as commodity prices jump.
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has angered many with his health regulations.
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is transforming the state of food regulations—for better or worse.
    Restaurant operators will continue to grow using mobile technologies.
    The quick-service industry will continue to evolve in 2013, and these five trends will have the biggest impact.
    Denver is the best large market for quick service growth potential.
    Our third-annual report singles out the top large, medium, and small markets in the U.S.
    Regional Latin dishes like posole are gaining popularity with U.S. consumers.
    Regional Latin American flavors are winning over U.S. diners.
    Lay out your 2013 budget plans to get the most of your marketing efforts.
    Now is the time to establish what you want to get out of your marketing efforts in the coming 12 months.
    Wing Zone updated its store prototype to stay relevant with customers.
    Updating the logo, store design, and brand image helps concepts stay top of mind with consumers.
    Moe’s Southwest Grill offers mom friendly toys to kid customers.
    Moms wield significant buying power when it comes to dining out.
    Sweetgreen salad
    Salad concept keeps ambitious growth plans under company’s wings.
    Healthy restaurant marketing initiatives should focus on customer perception.
    In the ongoing health debate, sometimes perception is more important than reality.
    Marco’s Pizza CEO Jack Butorac sets a steady growth pace for his brand.
    Industry leaders balance excitement with reality when setting company growth rates.
    Gachi House of Sushi founder started as an Arby's franchisee.
    Multinational franchisee Daniel Kurniawan explains how franchisees can use their experience to build their own brand.