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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...
Quiznos new growth strategy includes a store redesign.
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For the first time in years, Quiznos franchisee Kevin Tackett and dozens of his fellow franchisees with the toasted-sub chain have reason to smile. After three gloomy years of falling sales, shuttered stores, and mounting company debt, Quiznos finally appears positioned to reinvigorate the brand,...
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This week, QSR got an exclusive media tour of the first Panera Bread to open in Manhattan. "Like" QSR on Facebook to access behind-the-scenes photos from the tour!  The new location opened Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street. The Manhattan store marks a milestone for the fast...
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With more than half of Yum! Brands' profits now derived from stores in 73 emerging countries outside the U.S., Yum CEO David Novak said the company sees global growth as one of its biggest opportunities in 2012. Novak said that China in particular is “the best restaurant growth opportunity of the...
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In the highly competitive U.S. coffee market, Dunkin’ Donuts has been distinguished for brewing a superior guest experience.    For the sixth straight year, Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has been recognized by the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement...
Steve Nash is a partner and franchisee with Liquid Nutrition.
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Several established restaurant chains have brought on professional athletes as franchisees in recent years, but one upstart quick serve is taking the athlete partnership to the next level. Liquid Nutrition, a Montreal-based health-food-and-beverage concept that plans to debut in the U.S. later this...
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When Panera Bread’s 1,500th store opens Tuesday, Feb. 7, it will be the company’s first location in Manhattan. "Like" QSR on Facebook to see exclusive photos of the new Manhattan location! The brand ranked No. 13 on the most recent QSR 50 list, and it already boasts 90 cafes in the tri-state area....
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Chipotle Mexican Grill executives sounded an optimistic note for the coming year during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call, despite an anticipated double-digit rise in costs for the company's naturally cultivated commodities. Montgomery Moran, co-CEO of Chipotle, said the company expects to...
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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.
Top chefs open new fast casual restaurants to reach mass consumer audience.
One of the most dynamic culinary changes in restaurant history may be wafting just under our collective noses: Chefs—real, honest-to-goodness chefs—are taking over fast-casual kitchens.Thought it was just a novelty?
Quick service restaurants discount to attract new, price conscious customers.
Q: Other restaurants seem to be moving away from 99-cent-and-under value menus. So what is the right discounting strategy? A: True, McDonald's has replaced its Value Menu with the Dollar Menu & More, and Wendy's 99 Cent Menu has been reconceived as the Right Price Right Size menu.
Chicago fast casual chain offers healthy versions of fast food classics.
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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.
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.