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...
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Del Taco recognized the achievements of several franchise owners and awarded this year’s Top Taco at its recent franchisee conference. Awards were presented to the Developer of the Year, Franchise Operator of fewer than three units, and a multi-unit operator.  Also, a special “Top Taco” recognition...
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Customers at 30 Sonic Drive-In locations in the Phoenix area this week became the first with access to a restaurant Groupon exclusively for online orders. Sonic partnered with OLO Online Ordering to launch the Groupon offer, which lets customers purchase a Groupon, find a Sonic unit, place their...
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Tender Greens pins photos of the concept on its Pinterest board.
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Social media continues to grow and emerge at a rapid pace, and quick serves are working hard to keep up with their various networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. Now there’s a new player on the field: Pinterest. Unlike other social networks that have evolved over time,...
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Guests will soon know the answer to the question “What’s in Your Box?” when San Francisco’s FK Restaurants & Hospitality debuts its Asian Box concept in Palo Alto, California, on Friday at 5 p.m.   Inspired by Asian street food carts, Asian Box will showcase traditional cooking methods and...
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Ethnic food preparation and consumption has been on the rise over the past several years and according to Mintel’s latest research, it will continue its growth. What’s most important to consumers when it comes to their favorite ethnic fare? Authenticity. Two-thirds of Mintel respondents who eat...
Executives open Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at Hilton property.
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Hilton Worldwide announced last week that it plans to open 500 new restaurants worldwide in the next three years, with a specific emphasis on quick serves. Up to a quarter of these restaurants will be within the company’s U.S. hotels. QSR spoke to Beth Scott, vice president of food and beverage...
Top QSR industry customer trend makers for the year include fresh vegetables.
We’ve gazed into our crystal ball, read the stars, and turned over our Magic 8 Ball a few times, all in an attempt to divine what trends will affect the limited-service restaurant industry in the coming year.OK, that’s not what happened.
QSR operators dish raw and uncooked foods to improve healthy eating.
Like other trends that embrace certain extremes and require more than a touch of sacrifice on the part of followers, the raw food movement’s appeal has been—up to this point, anyway—fairly limited.It is unknown exactly how many Americans today completely eschew cooked foods and sti
Startup fast casual and QSR chains find finance help through nontraditional funders.
Eager to launch his new restaurant concept Komotodo Sushi Burrito and having already experienced one failed Kickstarter campaign, Alonzo Martinez designed a new strategy and went at it again.
Top QSR franchisee in North Carolina shares ideas for connecting with community.
Like so many who go on to make a career in foodservice, Jeff Rigsby landed a job at a quick serve when he was in high school.
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.