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    March 2013

  • Salad entree options are becoming more popular on restaurant menus.
    Salads mix wide variety of ingredients to tempt diners.
    Seattle’s Best Coffee franchisee says growing in a hotel requires flexibility.
    Multiunit franchisee Rick Glitchen shares insights on overcoming challenges in a captive venue.
    Operators looking to grow in new markets must focus on local marketing.
    Design, promote, and launch your units using these key guidelines.
    Buzz words like fresh, natural, sustainable, and local are popular in ads today.
    You see these buzzwords on menuboards, in advertisements, on food labels. But what do they really mean?
    New study shows kids are increasingly interested in healthy food options.
    Study shows more kids consider healthy eating a popular move.
    Cold pressed, organic, or with a shot of vodka, fresh juice is a golden opportunity.
    How upgrading just one or two elements in a salad can deliver new depths of flavor, freshness, and quality.
    Tin Drum Asia Cafe used equity firm investment to stay debt free in growth.
    For brands seeking outside investment, strong momentum and the perfect partner are a must.
    Quick service snack options can build traffic between traditional dayparts.
    How quick-service operators can benefit with more snack options.
    Tennis star and Jamba franchisee Venus Williams promotes healthy lifestyles.
    Some brands don’t want to include health and wellness in their marketing efforts, for fear of driving away customers. Others are doing just the opposite.
    Women in foodservice—and the brands they work for—benefit from connections, experiences networking groups offer.
    Chipotle teamed up with a sustainable clothing company on its uniforms.
    Food and fashion seem odd bedfellows, but Chipotle is using such a partnership to promote environmental stewardship.
    Teriyaki Madness sells popular Seattle staple across West Coast U.S.
    Budding Japanese fast casual hopes to deliver a Seattle staple nationwide.
    A Chick-fil-A restaurant boosted sales by opening a second drive thru lane.
    Dual drive thrus may help a busy unit keep up with customer demand, but they also come with a unique set of challenges.
    Quick service brands like Chick-fil-A have invested in college sports promotions
    From increased visibility to intense customer loyalty, brands and franchisees are recognizing the perks that come with college sports partnerships.
    Pancheros president Rodney Anderson says exercise helps fight stress.
    Dealing with stress is one way to ensure success and longevity in the fast-paced quick-service industry.