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Wendy’s has redefined side item offerings with its three new Signature Sides, now available in Wendy’s restaurants across the U.S. Macaroni and cheese made with white Vermont Cheddar cheese; freshly oven-baked, U.S.-grown sweet potatoes; and Chili Cheese Fries sprinkled with sea salt and topped...
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On April 2, Smashburger opened its first international location in Kuwait. The opening is the first of many international stores for the Denver-based burger brand, which plans to bring stores to Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East later this year. “We saw it as a natural evolution of the...
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After announcing that the company’s comparable sales increased 8.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012, outgoing McDonald’s CEO James Skinner said the company’s transition to new CEO Donald Thompson would be smooth and wouldn’t hurt momentum. Skinner reassured investors during the company’s first-...
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Citrus can brighten up any fast food restaurant's menu.
Marc Halperin: Resident F&B Expert
Growing up in the middle of the 20th century in California’s San Joaquin Valley, I was surrounded by citrus-growing communities with names like Orange Cove. These proud places supplied many of the navel and Valencia oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and tangerines people throughout the U.S. consumed in...
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Everything old is new again at Carvel Ice Cream, which has debuted its new “classic cool” look. From a streamlined menu and powerful new graphics to new innovative cake designs, Carvel couldn’t be more proud to unveil its fresh positioning and appearance inspired by the 78-year history of the brand...
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...
Quick service owners and franchisees need to negotiate who owns historical data.
Are you shopping for new restaurant performance management solutions? Whatever your reasons or your needs are, before you start shopping, you will want to give some thought to who owns your historical data.
QSR brands hire company financial officers with range of business skills.
Chief financial officers (CFO) do more than count dollars and prepare financial reports. They evaluate financing options, monitor industry metrics, improve operational efficiencies, and identify where risks and opportunities exist.
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.
As with Chipotle, fresh does not always equate with safe in restaurants.
It’s been a busy few months for Sloan’s Ice Cream.
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.