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QSR International, the Master Franchisee for Quiznos in Latin America and the Caribbean, is pleased to announce its continued expansion into the South American region with the opening of its third restaurant in Ecuador. This restaurant, located in City Mall in Guayaquil, Ecuador, is operated by QZ...
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Children’s cancer may not be cured with chocolate peanut butter cake—but it’s a start. The Double Chocolate Hill, a tower of sugary satisfaction concocted by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, generates thousands of dollars each year for CureSearch, a national nonprofit whose mission is to fund...
Wendy's W burger.
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Quick-serve companies wrapped up their quarter earnings calls and investor meetings earlier this month, paving the way for the final fiscal term of 2011 (or, in Starbucks’ case, the beginning of fiscal 2012). Here are a few things to learn about the industry from the results. 1. Premium menu items...
Boston Market is hiring more employees to handle its holiday business.
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While national unemployment remains at a steady 9 percent, many companies are planning to repeat their annual hiring surge to support this year’s holiday season. Quick-service restaurants will play a visible role in the effort. According to Chicago-based staffing consultants Challenger, Gray &...
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David Karam, president of North America for Wendy's, will be leaving the the company at the of the end of 2011.  Karam intends to return to his Cedar Enterprises business, which operates 151 Wendy’s restaurants in six states.   “David provided excellent leadership to the organization during a...
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When the new CiCi’s Pizza location opened in Murphy, Texas, last Monday, it introduced a range of new design elements and features that could offer a peek into the future of the company. The new unit sports a brighter color palette; new uniforms and menuboards; an expanded buffet and carryout; and...
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
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QSR recently got an exclusive media tour of ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the Asian fast-casual, created by Chipotle founder Steve Ells. "Like" QSR on Facebook to access behind-the-scenes photos from the tour!  The one-unit concept is located in Washington, D.C's, busy Dupont Circle area,...
Don Fertman is chief development officer of Subway.
Executive Insights
When Don Fertman joined Subway in 1981, the company stood as little more than an ambitious regional player. Thoughts of the brand filling the corporate heavyweight shoes it does today seemed remote and distant. But times have changed. For the last three decades, Fertman, Subway’s chief development...
QSR donut concept franchise owner uses leadership skills gained on Mt Everest.
Jeff Gottfurcht summited Mount Everest on May 14, 2011, at 6:10 A.M.
QSR operators move operations systems to cloud based technology.
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.
QSR brands spend money on new food item investment programs.
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.
QSR brands change price strategy to account for higher costs in restaurant industry.
Quickly rising labor costs are a major concern for quick-service operators these days as initiatives to accelerate minimum wage increases dominate the news.
QSR brands plate fresh and natural ingredients to improve health and nutrition.
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.
QSR pizza brands improve business to better compete with major fast food chains.
New York–style, Neapolitan, New Haven, red, white, deep-dish, pan, flatbread. Any way you slice it, Americans love their pizza—to the tune of nearly $37 billion in annual sales, according to Technomic.