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    January 2015

  • Gigi Butler of quick service restaurant concept Gigis Cupcakes started cleaning houses in Nashville.
    The founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes talks about how she went from housecleaning to owning the nation's largest gourmet cupcake franchise.
    Quick service concept operators serve new pasta and noodle menu items.
    Pasta and other noodle dishes provide filling, value-added options.
    Fast food restaurant operators can innovate menu items through pasta and noodle dishes.
    The executive chef of Barilla America discusses noodle trends and what operators today need to know about noodle development.
    Quick service restaurant brand Pal's donates money to projects in home town.
    Regional chain Pal’s Sudden Service aims to revitalize the neighborhoods it operates in.
    Quick service restaurant operators offer new noodle and pasta recipes.
    Taking liberties with familiar forms is the key to making noodles new again.
    A look at the foodservice equipment industry’s biggest trade show, held this year in Anaheim, California.
    No matter how successful the industry is, there will always be bumps in the road. These are the bumps operators face in 2015
    Quick service pizza restaurants roll out mobile apps and ordering tools.
    Limited-service pizza brands amp up online ordering innovation to stay competitive.
    Bakery cafe quick service restaurant concept Tim Hortons hopes to leverage Burger King resources.
    Now that it’s merged with Burger King, the question is more important than ever: Can the Canadian favorite finally find true success south of the border?
    Quick service brands create employee training programs to prevent sexual harassment.
    How to take a proactive approach to harassment in a quick-serve environment.
    Quick service multiunit franchisee Tony Lutfi talks equation for franchising success.
    Multi-brand franchisee Tony Lutfi reveals his equation for franchising success.
    Spun off popular Washington DC tapas bar, Cava Grill lets cusotmers build own Mediterranean meal.
    This spinoff from a full-serve tapas bar applies the build-your-own platform to Mediterranean staples.
    Global quick service concepts expand presence across the US.
    Adventurous menus, operational know-how, and cultured brand positioning have these 10 international brands poised for success in the U.S. market.
    Quick service restaurant concepts position brands to grow in 2015.
    Technology, transparency, and turf wars will be among quick-service operators’ greatest branding challenges this year.
    Though McDonalds has long ruled fast food, Chipotle is now the chief industry influence.
    McDonald’s used to own a majority stake in Chipotle. Now it might be losing its status as top industry influencer to Steve Ells & Co.