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The Wendy’s Company today announced the grand opening of the first joint venture Wendy’s restaurant in Japan, located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area. Starting with Tokyo, Wendy’s Japan LLC plans a national rollout of restaurants in the coming years. Wendy’s Japan plans to open approximately 100 Wendy’s...
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With at least two mid-size restaurant chains planning to expand through highway travel centers in the coming year, other quick serves looking to grow may want to hit the open road. Both Huddle House and Fazoli’s, which, respectively, have 430 locations and 230 locations nationwide, are in the...
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Local McDonald’s restaurants will be kicking off the new year by offering a free small cup of coffee to its customers in the Greater Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto area. Beginning Monday, January 2, all local McDonald’s restaurants throughout Northern California will be offering a free small...
Giving back through community work and charity can help your brand.
Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru
You may not think you have much in common with a celebrity, but if you’re like most quick-serve business owners I know, you do. No, it’s not your good looks and charm—sorry. Like celebrities, you’re in the public eye a lot, so you get lots of requests for help. You probably get solicitations for...
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Texas-based fast casual Mama Fu’s Asian House is preparing to launch a secondary menu from which only customers in the know can order. The Black Market Menu, which is set to debut in late January, will feature a rotating collection of items that won’t be featured on the regular menuboard. “...
Jack's is one brand that will be severely impacted by the domain name change.
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If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gets its way, quick-service restaurants and thousands of other businesses may soon be forced to write hefty checks to protect their brands online. ICANN’s proposed generic top-level domain (gTLD) program would allow the number of...
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With the year 2011 coming to a rapid end, QSR takes stock of its most popular online stories of the last 12 months. This year's biggest headlines point to reader interest in franchising deals, the QSR 50, and (of course) food trucks.  "This was an exciting year for our editorial team," says Blair...
A wide variety of salts can help restaurants enhance their menu flavors.
Marc Halperin: Resident F&B Expert
Here are three options for making a standard turkey sandwich more exciting and memorable for your valued guests: Replace convenient, presliced deli meat with real turkey sliced fresh off the bird. Completely overhaul entire kitchen to enable crew to roast 10–15 whole turkeys at a time on a series...
QSR packaging products add sustainability and creativity to new functional design.
Innovative. Customizable. Compostable. These were three of the trends that Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), expected to see from the QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards, which will be presented at FPI’s fall meeting in St.
Young QSR diners look for more premium and bold flavors like high quality seafood dishes.
Regular readers of this column know that for some years now, I’ve been dispensing suggestions on how quick-serve chains can do more to court millions of Millennials, aka members of Generation Y, whose adventurous palates, curious minds, and unconventional tastes have often made them elusive qu
Head quick service restaurant chef offers ideas on using raw and fresh foods on menu.
Raw fruits and vegetables are often an afterthought in restaurants.
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.
Top QSR burger brand Shake Shack had successful IPO stock offering.
When Shake Shack went public in January, its shares were priced at $21. The next morning, the stock began trading at $47 per share, and in May, the price peaked at nearly $97.
Waffle menu development gives QSR operators new ingredient ideas for attracting customers.
A few years back, the Trouble Coffee and Coconut Club in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood began selling slices of cinnamon toast for $4.