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Dickey's Barbecue Pit is building momentum in the Washington area, searching for two additional sites. "The Seattle area is ready for more of our authentic and unique concept," says Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We have big plans for the Washington area."...
Starbucks Coffee Company
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Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX - News) promoted two senior leaders as the company continues to innovate in the way it engages and rewards customers and employees. Adam Brotman was appointed chief digital officer and Curt Garner was named chief information officer. “Over the past several...
Christine Specht
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Cousins Subs is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by revamping its franchise growth, marketing, and menu, an effort that its president and chief operating officer says is a balance of satisfying customers old and new. Christine Specht, whose father Bill opened the first Cousins Subs unit...
Pal's Sudden Service employees are trained to perform excellently.
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Most businessmen study the leaders of their industry to gather tips on growth strategies. But many national quick-service chains are seeking advice from a regional burger chain populating rural towns in East Tennessee. And the advice they’re getting seems to be working. Pal’s Sudden Service has...
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The National Restaurant Association is teaming up with USDA to promote “What’s on My Plate?” Day on March 8, designed to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. The National Restaurant Association is a national strategic partner with USDA on spreading the...
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Starbucks Coffee Company offers a wide variety of handcrafted espresso beverages that customers can personalize, hot or iced, anytime of the day that is uniquely their own. There are more than 170,000 ways baristas can customize beverages at Starbucks, from a variety of fresh dairy selections to...
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In-N-Out imitator CaliBurger opened shop in Shanghai in January.
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Even companies with no plans to expand into China may find the world’s most populated country hard to ignore. Take, for instance, In-N-Out Burger Inc., the Irvine, California-based burger enterprise with 277 locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas. The privately owned hamburger...
Austin Rivers, now a freshman at Duke, was a McDonald's All American.
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As announcer Eric Collins introduced Michigan State’s players during a basketball broadcast on the Big Ten Network in December, he paused to give special mention to Branden Dawson, a freshman from Gary, Indiana: “Dawson, the McDonald’s All-American.” It had very little to do with Big Macs and...
QSR chains market to Millennial customers by selling restaurant story.
There’s a lot of buzz in almost every circle about the Millennial generation—those born between 1978 and 1995—and for good reason. They are spending money in a big way and, if you market to them right, they’ll spend it eating out.The numbers don’t lie.
Top QSR chains finance global growth through new business funding.
When it launched its first restaurant in Mexico, BurgerFi learned the real-world costs behind international expansion.
Quick service brands can explore innovative potato dishes like poutine.
What can I possibly tell you about potatoes, dear quick-serve industry professional, that you don’t already know? It’s not as though you’re unacquainted with America’s favorite starch.
Chances are that when you hear the term “big data,” you think of Ph.D. candidates slaving over massive banks of computers—not restaurants.
Atlanta fast casual chef talks fresh and local veggie sourcing in restaurants.
Vegetables are no stranger to the limited-service industry, but have long been confined to the salad bowl and sandwich topping station.