Quick-service operators looking for external financial support often find an attractive option in private equity firms.
It was another late night last fall at the LivingSocial office in Washington, D.C., and Alan Clifford and Ian Costello were hungry.
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.
To say that convenience is king in today’s always-connected, technology-driven world may be an understatement.
As dayparts blur and customers increase their demand for more convenient and higher-quality food, the drive thru represents both a great opportunity and a potential pitfall for many restaurant operators.Mobile payment and ordering have started to creep into the drive thru, with brands like Starbucks