July 2014

    Craig Bernstein knew he wanted to be a restaurateur as early as the sixth grade, and in the summer of 2013, he transformed those childhood ambitions into a reality with the debut of Doc B’s Fresh K

    For years, the two most important words in franchising—for both franchisors and franchisees—have been unit economics.

    Paul Hitzelberger hasn’t exactly had a normal retirement.

    It’s summer. It’s hot.

    Ones To Watch: PDQ

    The letters in the name PDQ have two different meanings. First and foremost, they stand for “people dedicated to quality,” says PDQ principal Nick Reader.

    Very Cool

    For many Americans, there’s nothing like drinking a tall, cold glass of iced tea on a hot summer’s day.

    Holding It Together

    Grab-and-go items, once a staple of nontraditional spaces like college campuses and airports, have gone mainstream.

    Panera Gets High Tech

    Panera Bread took a step into the future with the rollout of $42 million worth of ordering technology, dubbed “Panera 2.0.” The chain expects to better its customer experience inside and out with i

    5 Ways to Get More Diners with Yelp

    There’s no question that having a great online reputation gives you the stamp of approval you need, especially when 95 percent of consumers are turning to the Internet to find local businesses.

    Where Are They Now?

    Each month, QSR singles out the quick-service and fast-casual brands we think will make a splash in the industry. Sometimes we’re right, and sometimes we’re… well, not.