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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...

QSR leader McDonalds debuts new made to order burger building kiosk.

McDonald’s has had a tough couple of years, with declining same-store sales and customer perception problems. But the company, led by new CEO Steve Easterbrook, might finally have some good news to hang its...

Big QSR brands invest in research and development labs to create new products.

Some savvy limited-service chains are suddenly taking very literally the long-held notion that fast food is a science.

Both Wendy’s and Dairy Queen have recently opened new research labs aimed at...

QSR beef suppliers debate sustainable production to meet consumer demand.

On its face, the very notion of sustainable beef might seem like an oxymoron. How, after all, can something as environmentally intensive as beef production be used in the same sentence as sustainable?

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Major QSR brands like Taco Bell and Starbucks are investing in job opportunities for disadvantaged.

For all too many young workers hoping for a bright future, the employment system often seems skewed against them. They want their chance at the American dream, but getting there can be a nightmare for the...

QSR brands must change pay models to incorporate new government regulations.

When President Barack Obama announced a sweeping change to the country’s overtime pay law on June 30, the ripples from the first proposed adjustment in decades were immediately felt throughout the retail...

Puerto Rico QSR brand expands business state side to Orlando.

Perched on one side of this upstart, food-court competitor, there’s a Five Guys. On the other side, there’s an A&W All American Food stand. But the fast-food joint often attracting the longest lines at...

QSR icon Roy Rogers back from the dead with new owners and growth strategy.

Most Millennials wouldn’t know Roy Rogers, the iconic Western movie star, from a cowboy’s tin of beans.

That’s utterly irrelevant to Roy Rogers, the Frederick Maryland–based quick-service chain that’...

Executive Panera chef improves health and nutrition of fast casual menu.

More Americans are showing a desire to eat healthier foods, both at home and when dining out. And Panera Bread wants to satisfy that desire. This fall, the fast-casual leader will roll out new menu items...

QSR leaders talked at Menus of Change conference about healthy fast food and the environment.

The Menus of Change initiative, launched in 2012 as a partnership between the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the Harvard T.H. Chan...

Table service wings brand to grow with QSR prototype.

The fast-paced action of sports has never quite made its way into the sports bar world, which has long been a full-service, leisurely environment. But the team at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Pub wants to...

QSR brands like Arby's use sustainability and energy conservation to add new life to restaurants.

A lot has been going right at Arby’s in the last year or two, enough to drive the company’s same-store sales up 9.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, the 18th consecutive quarter that number has...

QSR brands could expand into Cuba after diplomatic relations improve.

When the Obama administration announced on December 17 that the U.S. and Cuba were taking steps to normalize relations, those anxious to tap into the business potential of the largest island in the...