At Zaxby’s annual convention in San Diego last April, there was plenty of celebration for the chicken-peddling chain, its franchisees, and vendors, highlighted by a private concert from country music superstar Tim McGraw.Amid the festive atmosphere, however, there was also much reflection.
Fresh has become a mantra of the restaurant industry these days, and there’s nothing that conveys fresh better than using raw items, particularly fruits and vegetables.
Many people think of baked potatoes and french fries when it comes to potato dishes in restaurants. What are some new ways potatoes are finding their way to menus?I think smashing or ripping and then flash frying is a hot trend right now.
Restaurant brands that are around for any length of time are likely to undergo a rebrand at some point, whether it’s a subtle store redesign or a wholesale menu shift.
You would be hard pressed to find a quick-service operator who, when asked why they started their own business, answered by saying it was to become the CIO of the company.