Jersey Mike's contributes to charities across the country.
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Jersey Mike’s Subs aficionados throughout the country made a substantial difference in children’s lives this March during the sub chain’s second annual “Month of Giving” by helping to raise nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide. The recipients ranged from children’s hospital...
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During his company’s first-quarter earnings call today, Yum! Brands CEO David Novak sounded a now-familiar refrain, once again lauding the company’s wildly successful international markets. In China, Yum’s same-store sales shot up 14 percent from the previous quarter and are “performing at an...
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Jamba Juice held a National Hiring Day at 80 of its stores.
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The heat is already on for summer seasonal hiring, as quick-serve managers are hiring summer help earlier in the year to have their pick of top-shelf applicants. Snagajob, a Richmond, Virginia–based hourly employment network, released its annual summer job survey in March. The report found that 23...
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A new, high-tech Subway franchise in Kokomo, Indiana, recently received the state’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) commercial project certification, thanks in part to a Control4 automation system. As part of Subway’s Eat Fresh, Live Green Eco-Restaurant initiative, the...
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Beautiful Brands International (BBI) announced a system-wide rollout of a new spring menu to all Camille’s Sidewalk Cafes nationwide after experiencing a strong increase in sales during a test program at its flagship corporate location in Tulsa. The menu additions come on the heels of last month’s...
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Last December, the 22-year-old Shula Steakhouse enterprise entered the quick-service space when it launched Shula Burger, a fast-casual spot eager to differentiate itself from other better-burger concepts. The concept’s burgers blend brisket, short rib, and Black Angus beef chuck, and the menu...
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Hispanic consumers visit quick serves more than any other demographic, according to a new study, and operators can gain their loyalty by addressing their culinary and social needs. “With targeted communication [and] family friendly in-store experiences, and by continuing to deliver high-quality...
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Beautiful Brands International (BBI) today announced its franchise brand, Smallcakes A Cupcakery, has been selected in USA Today’s Top 10 Places to Bite into a Gourmet Cupcake. BBI is the company responsible for growing, developing, and franchising Smallcakes A Cupcakery, which is owned and founded...
High quality fast casual chains attract investor money to spur restaurant growth.
If a recent spate of large-scale investments is any indication, the new crop of Fast Casual 2.0 restaurants—with their chef-driven menus and next-level ingredients—is piquing the interests of private equity firms.
Mama Fus is one quick service brand that leverages loyalty program data.
Consumers increasingly look to cash in on loyalty programs, and a new report from business strategy adviser Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that savvy quick serves can capitalize on a data-collection strategy to ensure loyalty success.“If you are a quick serve and don’t have [a loyal
Crises like inappropriate employee behavior could hurt a brand in the long run.
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.
Canada Asian food chain Wok Box had employee lose weight on its meals.
Twenty-year-old Alec Vela and 22-year-old Emily Allworth, both employees in the foodservice industry, drastically turned their lives around. Vela and Allworth each recently lost about 50 pounds due to changes in their diet and exercise habits.
Restaurant breakfast is growing trend
You have nearly everything you need to be successful at breakfast: Beautiful facilities, a trained staff, and loyal customers.So why do so many operations struggle with this daypart? Keeping up is often hard to do.