Hispanic franchisees can help quick serves expand their business.
Outside Insights
The franchise business model is an attractive option for Hispanics and other minorities to consider owning, because it is a strong avenue to take for financial success. According to the 2007 Franchised Business Ownership survey conducted by the International Franchise Association’s (IFA)...
Video surveillance tools can help operators protect their stores and employees.
Outside Insights
We all know what a great tool video surveillance can be when it comes to loss prevention and employee safety. But network video—using IP-based cameras and monitoring software—can tell you far more about your business than who’s trying to rob the till. Viewed over time, network video surveillance...
Handmade and upscale ingredients will be popular on menus in 2012.
Special Report
Where will the quick serve industry be one year from now? That’s never been an easy question to answer, but these days it seems harder then ever. The economy continues to lurch wildly back and forth, sending stocks (and consumer confidence) up, down, and then up and down again. Tax laws, healthcare...
BrewTruc soft launch in San Francisco.
Industry News
A few weeks ago, QSR's sister publication, Rmgt, spoke with Andrew Freeman about food trends that are going to rock and define 2012. Freeman heads a high-end hospitality agency that, for its fifth year, released a preview of the hottest trends and predictions in food and restaurants. But what about...
Industry News
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...
Industry News
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...
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.
QSR brands plate fresh and natural ingredients to improve health and nutrition.
Fresh has become a mantra of the restaurant industry these days, and there’s nothing that conveys fresh better than using raw items, particularly fruits and vegetables.
QSR business leaders partner with friends and family to build successful restaurant concepts.
Family members, spouses, or close friends who start a concept together can enjoy unmatched levels of trust between partners that is rarely seen in the business world.This inherent trust can then lead to monumental success.
Top fast casual chains offer lessons to startup premium restaurant brands like Num Pang.
I don’t make it to the movies much anymore.
Top QSR chains leverage big data numbers for restaurant business success.
In April, Josh Patchus began his new job at Cava Grill, the upstart Washington, D.C.–based fast casual.In a world of cooks and cashiers, marketers and managers, Patchus acknowledges that his title—chief data scientist—is an odd one, seemingly out of place at the emerging 14-unit Me
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.