Arby's offers a fried fish sandwich across the country during the Lent season.
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Lent is a boon for business at seafood restaurants as Catholic customers look for nonmeat options for Friday dining. But for quick-service restaurants with core menu items that are primarily red meats, Lent can be a challenge. Some quick serves, however, are starting to see the season—between...
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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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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...
Top QSR franchisee in North Carolina shares ideas for connecting with community.
Like so many who go on to make a career in foodservice, Jeff Rigsby landed a job at a quick serve when he was in high school.
Nonalcoholic cocktails could offer great beverage innovation for quick serves.
While attending the Research Chefs Association’s annual conference in San Antonio this past March, I wandered into the Esquire Tavern, a historic downtown institution with a cocktail menu capable of tempting even the most ardent teetotaler.Like hundreds of other hip restaurants and watering ho
In addition to helping conserve cash, bartering often leads to additional exposu
Twenty years ago, Toni Foley began bartering. These days, she won’t run her restaurant—five-year-old Eastside Café in Fairport, New York—without the practice.
Atlanta fast casual chef talks fresh and local veggie sourcing in restaurants.
Vegetables are no stranger to the limited-service industry, but have long been confined to the salad bowl and sandwich topping station.
Chances are that when you hear the term “big data,” you think of Ph.D. candidates slaving over massive banks of computers—not restaurants.
QSR chains take notes from Millennial led startup companies to innovate business.
When Manny Carral started Revolucion Coffee + Juice in San Antonio four years ago, he thought he was going into unfamiliar territory. The California transplant had no background in food or beverage service and had recently moved to Texas.