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Everyone loves a good secret, especially when it’s fresh. To celebrate the freshness of its world-famous chicken, Kentucky Fried Chicken is letting its social media fans in on more secrets than the 11 herbs and spices that make up its famed Original Recipe. KFC will give away hundreds of gift...
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Mohammad Al Madani
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Charley’s Grilled Subs, the 454-unit Philly Steak restaurant chain, has grown to 15 restaurants in the United Arab Emirates. The most recent opened Jan. 19 at the Dubai International Airport in Terminal 1. Prominent businessman Mohammad Al Madani, chairman and CEO of Al Madani Group of Companies (...
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/*-->*/ McDonald’s Corporation will require its U.S. pork suppliers to outline their plans to phase out the use of sow gestation stalls, a move supported by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).   “McDonald’s believes gestation stalls are not a sustainable production system for the...
Groupon executives celebrate the company's IPO launch.
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With an innovative cooking method, market-specific menu options, and franchisee interest across the globe, better-burger chain Smashburger would seem to have it all. The five-year-old company has already grown to about 155 U.S. stores and more than $130 million in annual sales, with a few hundred...
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Chipotle debuts first national TV ad.
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During last night's Grammy award show, the biggest news occured during a commercial break. Fast-casual burrito concept Chipotle debuted its first national television spot, which included a soundtrack by rock superstars Coldplay and country music legend Willie Nelson. In the two-minute short film,...
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Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. and The Wendy’s Company, franchisor of Wendy’s restaurants, will kick off a two month promotion of kids’ meals. The promotion will be in Wendy’s locations in Aruba, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Guam, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Dubai / UAE, El Salvador, Guatemala,...
Dawn Sweeney, NRA CEO, at the launch of Kids LiveWell.
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The National Restaurant Association today announced that the number of restaurant companies participating in its “Kids LiveWell” program has more than tripled since the initiative’s launch last July.  Sixty-eight restaurant brands representing more than 20,000 locations have committed to “Kids...
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Wendy’s made waves last week when it announced during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it would be making service and experience improvements to compete more with fast-casual companies like Five Guys. Executives at the iconic brand stated that they would expand Wendy’s new prototype, but it...
When vomit, diarrhea, or other bodily excretions mar the environment in a quick-service restaurant, a rapid, well-planned response is imperative. It’s essential to clean and disinfect the contaminated area promptly to prevent the spread of illness and protect the health of guests and empl
Quick service operators develop innovative potato dishes as menu options.
Consider the spud. Sure, it’s often thought of as a simple, standard restaurant staple—and in the quick-service field often relegated to the side of the plate or presented in fried format—but it also can be the subject of inspiration and kitchen creativity.
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
Chances are that when you hear the term “big data,” you think of Ph.D. candidates slaving over massive banks of computers—not restaurants.
Top QSR chains finance global growth through new business funding.
When it launched its first restaurant in Mexico, BurgerFi learned the real-world costs behind international expansion.