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Top QSR burger chain launches new hot dog menu item.

Burger King is going to the dogs. Thankfully, they are flame-grilled hot dogs, a classic American staple that the company developed and tested over the last year and a half.

"This is probably the...

Diners visiting many Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in recent months probably noticed that ordering lines—which used to snake out the door—were now shorter and that normally crowded parking lots had empty...

Top US chefs open new fast casual restaurant concepts to attract mass public.

Chefs have been flocking to the fast-casual category for the last five years, but 2016 might prove to be the biggest year so far for the...

Top California chef Roy Choi opens healthy fast food chain for low income neighborhood.

Roy Choi isn’t just trying to turn fast food on its head. Before he’s all done, he aims to turn the entire restaurant industry—if not the entire domestic food industry—upside down and inside out.

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Outback Steakhouse founder plans new fast casual bowl concept in South Florida.

Perhaps no segment of the restaurant industry has taken a harder hit from the relentless growth of the fast-casual sector than casual dining.

In a culture of increasingly budget- and time-conscious...

Top QSR chains promote 2016 new year with healthy lifestyle deals.

It’s that time of year again. Retailers from gyms and yoga studios to booksellers and grocers are peddling products that promise a healthier, happier lifestyle in 2016. Restaurants have always played a part...

Top fast food stories of 2015 include McDonalds comeback and other big business news.

Every time a new year gets under way, there’s a combination of...

CEO of top QSR sandwich chain Jersey Mikes talks running business for 40 years.

Jersey Mike’s may not be the world’s biggest or most famous submarine sandwich chain, but with 1,050 stores in 44 states, it’s in the midst of a growth spurt that ranks it among the country’s fastest-...

Top QSR sandwich chain Which Wich improves kid menu with help from moms.

Just about everyone loves to gripe about kids’ meals.

Parents complain about the food quality. Kids complain about the toy quality. And many restaurant owners complain that kids’ meals are just a...

Next week, New York fast casual fresh&co. will begin selling holiday pies—namely cranberry-apple and pumpkin pie—at its 14 locations around Manhattan. What makes these sweets special isn’t so much their...

Local QSR food trucks open new real estate in shopping mall courts.

Online retailers continue to swipe business—holiday and otherwise—from brick-and-mortar retailers, including shopping malls. Given consumers’ evolving attitudes toward shopping, signing a 10-year lease in a...

If the big screen were to adapt the story of McDonald’s latest turnaround effort, perhaps it would be dubbed “The Comeback Clown.”

Except, of course, this comeback has been carefully crafted by...

Growing QSR brands change names to grab customer attention and have fresh image.

Nothing was wrong with the name Qdoba Mexican Grill. But something wasn’t right with it. It just wasn’t, well, special.

Mexican Grill has become a moniker many brands are using, but it...

Popular QSR chains could turn to flat bread to innovate pizza menu.

We’re in the roaring ‘20s of flavor-blasted, stuffed crust extravagance within the pizza segment, but economic indicators show that it may be time to start rethinking this extreme approach to pizza before...

Leading Southern QSR fast casual brand updates store design with new prototype.

Newk’s Eatery is bringing a new image to its growing brand, one that cofounder and CEO Chris Newcomb says will be an important component of the fast casual’s future expansion plans.

The Newk’s team...

QSR fast casual leader Chipotle to raise awareness of additives this Halloween.

This Halloween, Chipotle Mexican Grill hopes to scare up sales and raise public awareness for unnecessary food additives at the same time.

Chipotle’s 2015 Boorito fundraiser, an annual Halloween...