Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's
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Ben & Jerry’s executives called for an end to economic inequities in the U.S. and promised to continue supporting Occupy protests around the world today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “In just two short months, Occupy Wall Street has been successful in unmasking America’s dirty...
Salt is not always an unhealthy ingredient and can spice up many menu items.
Menu Innovations
Salt is one of the world’s oldest seasonings. But pervasive use of the mineral has put it in the crosshairs of modern-day health professionals. Few people are suggesting that salt—consisting mostly of sodium chloride—be treated like a latter-day trans fat and be banned from restaurants in cities...
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The National Restaurant Association’s “What's Hot in 2012” survey of the nearly 1,800 professional chefs in the American Culinary Federation reveals that children’s nutrition and local sourcing will be the hottest trends on restaurant menus this coming year. The chefs also identified smartphone...
Matt Andrew at Uncle Maddio's in Atlanta.
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While most growing brands get giddy about their sales potential when opening new stores, leaders at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint are excited about the number of jobs they’re helping to create with the brand’s ongoing growth. Matt Andrew, founder and chief pizza maker for Uncle Maddio’s, says the...
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Like a Chinese New Year, Andrew Freeman has branded 2012 with an identifiable agent. Mr. Potato is going to reign supreme. 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. “We work on this all...
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Orion Food Systems,the international foodservice provider that franchises more than 1,000 Hot Stuff Pizza locations worldwide, announced its official sponsorship of World Snocross Champion and 10-time ESPN Winter X Games medalist Tucker Hibbert. “We are extremely excited to have the Hot Stuff Pizza...
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For quick serves interested in better understanding their customer base—and which customers they’re missing—American Express Business Insights may have just the data you need. Rather than simply provide broad industry metrics on consumer spending, Business Insights puts a more valuable level of...
Antonio Swad, CEO of Pizza Patron, orchestrated this year's brand changes.
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Earlier this year, Pizza Patrón faced rising commodity costs and stagnant numbers across the 100-store system. CEO Antonio Swad, feeling pressure to deliver value for franchisees and customers, saw daring change as his lone solution. "In this business, being timid is the quickest path to failure,"...
A quiche hits the spot any time of day.
Breakfast has always broken the rules.Whereas frosted cinnamon buns, bowlfuls of chocolate-flavored puffed rice, and jelly doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar are considered perfectly acceptable morning mealtime fare, anyone besides a college student who breaks out the same items for dinner on a re
The high chairs you keep on hand for your youngest customers are a welcome convenience for their moms and dads.
QSR brands spend money on new food item investment programs.
Restaurant brands that are around for any length of time are likely to undergo a rebrand at some point, whether it’s a subtle store redesign or a wholesale menu shift.
Top QSR chains add new workers with jobs to prep for holiday business rush.
Those in the world of customer service know all too well the stress that the holiday season brings: long lines of customers, clogged parking lots, and sometimes hangry (hungry and angry) shoppers.To accommodate the huge jump in traffic, businesses across America start hiring and training large level
QSR chains market to Millennial customers by selling restaurant story.
There’s a lot of buzz in almost every circle about the Millennial generation—those born between 1978 and 1995—and for good reason. They are spending money in a big way and, if you market to them right, they’ll spend it eating out.The numbers don’t lie.
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.