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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...

When Christine Sfeir stepped into a taxi in Washington D.C. seven years ago, the very last thing on her mind was opening a Lebanese restaurant in the United States.

When she stepped out, it was the...

Table service restaurant concept launches Millennial friendly counter model.

Johnny Rockets may have fallen to earth—but it has a new rocket in its pocket.

After sales at the 1950s-style diner chain softened amid a sea of better-burger competition, new management recognized...

In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an initiative to cut national food waste in half by 2030.

Under this program, the USDA will work with the Environmental Protection...

Legendary QSR restaurant leader Fred Deluca died after battle with leukemia

Fred DeLuca, the legendary founder of Subway and visionary for the franchise business model, died last Monday at the age of 67 after a battle with leukemia.

DeLuca...

QSR Mexican leader Taco Bell opens Millennial friendly new restaurants in urban markets.

This isn’t your father’s Taco Bell. Maybe not even your older brother’s.

No drive thru. No parking lot. Heck, not even a hidden kitchen. And yes, beer and wine are...

QSR pizza chain Sbarro updates with new menu and store design to compete with fast food leaders.

When David Karam took the reins of Sbarro in 2013, he found himself with a floundering brand. Fresh off a bankruptcy, the then–New York–based brand was still beleaguered by a large amount of debt and was...

QSR brands like pizza giant Papa Johns leverage marketing opportunity of football.

Suppose the foodservice industry created its own fantasy league.

And just suppose the key players in that league were the nation’s 10 most popular sports: football, baseball, basketball, hockey,...

QSR brands fight new regulation to increase minimum wage for fast food restaurants.

The foodservice wage debate has been heating up this year as several states and cities implement minimum wage hikes and pressure increases to raise hourly wages to $15. Last month, the movement to increase...