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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.
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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...
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With the food-truck trend thriving in the U.S., a decade-old, Australian mobile brand is ready to replicate its success in the States. Cafe2U, a mobile espresso brand with about 120 units in Australia and more than 50 units throughout the United Kingdom, rolled out its first U.S. unit in Bend,...
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Venezuela has officially welcomed Quiznos at the recent opening of Quiznos’ first-ever international mobile unit. The Oct. 15 opening of the mobile trailer coincided with the start of the Venezuelan winter league baseball season. Fans and visitors to the Jose Bernado Perez Stadium in Valencia can...
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McDonald’s USA introduces two delicious new beverages to its McCafé beverage line today – Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot Chocolate. The cheerful drinks mark an exciting launch for McCafé, as the brand’s first specialty seasonal beverages. New McCafé Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint Hot...
Rising commodity costs affect what chain restaurants can put on menus
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Rising commodity costs are threatening to destroy any kind of optimism operators held that they were climbing out of the nation’s economic woes. The costs present a consistent challenge to Togo’s, for instance, as it plans on opening 50 units in 2012 and develop the franchised concept beyond its...
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Burger King announced today a revamp of its kids’ meal option, launching the BK Crown Program for kids that updates its packaging and signature cardboard crown and makes the kids’ meal a more family friendly experience. The updated Kids Meal now comes in a square cardboard box, attached to which is...
QSR brands remove antibiotic chemicals from menu items to make healthy.
More limited-service operators are phasing out food products from animals treated with nontherapeutic antibiotics and hormones as consumers air concerns over the human and animal welfare impact of such practices.
Baked goods like cinnamon rolls give fast food restaurants a breakfast staple.
Baked goods have been a staple in the quick-serve industry for decades, but innovation in the space has boomed as several operators step up their a.m. offerings to compete in that increasingly lucrative daypart.Coffee concepts are a natural fit for baked goods.
Fast food brands discover restaurant design can affect customer behavior.
A study sponsored by CKE brand Hardee’s revealed a correlation between a restaurant’s interior design and its customers’ healthy dining habits.While the study, “Music & Light,” was conducted at Cornell University’s Food and Brand lab in Ithaca, New York, in 20
QSR brands innovate drive through lane to build business from customer demographics.
To say that convenience is king in today’s always-connected, technology-driven world may be an understatement.
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.