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  • Chicken wing quick serves will especially be popular on Super Bowl Sunday.

    With Super Bowl XLV planned for this weekend, restaurants in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex are preparing themselves for an influx of people, money, and energy that should provide a lineman-sized boost to...

    Roast beef sandwich chain Arbys is up for sale.

    Just two years after getting hitched, Wendy’s and Arby’s may be breaking up. But few analysts are surprised.

    Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc., the Atlanta-based company that owns the two quick-service...

    Cold Stone is adding frozen yogurt to its offerings in 2011.

    Cold Stone Creamery president Dan Beem will tell you that 2010 treated the company pretty well.

    “We had our best October in about four years,” he says. “If you look at our year overall, we’re...

    The Souplantation Express unit trades buffet style for a prep station.

    Known for its buffet offering of salads and soups within large dining rooms, Souplantation is opening an Express prototype of its concept that the company hopes can deliver the brand to new markets and...

    Consumers are buying more restaurant gift cards.

    For most retailers, the days after Christmas are awash with returned gifts. But many quick-service operators are seeing a flood of gift cards.

    Consumer spending for prepaid cards at limited-service...

    Wendy's new Dave's Hot 'n Juicy Cheeseburger is being advertised by Wendy hersel

    Two decades ago, as Wendy’s was mired in a sales slump, the burger chain turned to its founder, Dave Thomas, to serve as its advertising voice.

    The move proved fortuitous. After a shaky start, Thomas...

    Pei Wei's menu is inspired by food from five Asian nations.

    There’s nothing unusual about a quick-serve concept doing a little bit of R&D homework in the culinary environment that inspired its menu. So when Chef Eric Justice, executive chef of Asian concept Pei...

    New survey shows consumers gravitate toward combo meals when offered.

    Combo and value meal deals are part of the DNA of fast food restaurants, but two researchers find that changes to the meals could help quick serves steer customers toward healthier offerings.

    Kathryn...

    New White Castle concepts offer options beyond its famous sliders.

    White Castle is testing a trio of fast-casual restaurant concepts that could help the nation’s oldest quick-service burger chain decide whether to branch off in new directions.

    The Columbus, Ohio–...

    Americans claim to want healthier options but don't always eat them.

    A study released last week finds a somewhat befuddling discrepancy between what consumers want restaurants to offer in the way of healthy items and what they want to order.

    The 2010 Healthy Eating...

    Seventeen percent of KFC customers say they choose it for healthy food.

    A recent study on the opinions of quick-serve consumers finds that price ranks surprisingly low in determining where they choose to eat, that convenience is king, and that KFC draws more health-conscious...

    Payment card security standards have been updated.

    Restaurants and other businesses that capture and store credit and debit card data on their computers will be required to meet updated security standards beginning next year.

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    Starbucks is offering beer and wine at a renovated Seattle store.

    First Starbucks rolled out Via, a line of instant coffee that threatened to undermine the company’s core identity as a premium coffee vendor. Then came the “stealth Starbucks” stores, locations stripped of...

    Affluent customers have contributed to the success of chains like Panera Bread.

    According to a recent study by American Express Business Insights, ultra-affluent consumers increased quick-serve spending by 24 percent in the second quarter of 2010, as compared...

    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Chipotle CEO Steve Ells dress as processed foods

    With Halloween approaching, it is hard to say who is more excited: kids eager to go trick-or-treating or businesses looking to explore frighteningly creative marketing strategies...

    Wendys updated breakfast menu includes new breakfast sandwiches.

    In an effort to grab a share of the fast-growing morning daypart, Wendy’s launched a new breakfast menu in three test markets and part of a fourth.

    The nation’s No. 3 burger...