January 2010

    He looks more like a tenured professor than a zealous consumer advocate.

    For years Brandon Ansel frequented Steak n Shake on a monthly basis. He was a regular, a loyalist in the purest sense.

    The Happiest of New Years!

    During boon times, management energy is rarely spent worrying about violations of top-level employment agreements when hiring new executives.

    The Duffeyroll Café

    The word “Duffeyroll” has become part of the vernacular in Denver, and Nick Ault, president of the Duffeyroll Café, would like to spread the word to other parts of the cou

    The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.

    For all the displaced New Yorkers of the world grappling with the mystery of why they can’t find a bagel like the bagels they grew up with, Steve Fassberg has the answer:

    The Breakfast Trifecta

    About six months ago, ConAgra talked to 3,000 consumers about the first meal and found that most breakfast occasions fell into one of three categories.

    Hunger for Change

    It usually takes a trade show or the threat of legislation to bring quick-service competitors together, but occasionally the industry puts business aside and rallies aroun

    Brand, We Have a Problem

    Ask any quick-serve operator who’s been through a crisis. He will be able to tell you the exact date, time, and day of the week the fate of his concept came under attack.

    Pondering the Poach

    During boon times, management energy is rarely spent worrying about violations of top-level employment agreements when hiring new executives.