Carin L. Stutz is the new CEO of Cosi.
Industry News
Fast-casual sandwich concept Così, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI) hired Carin L. Stutz as the company’s new CEO and president beginning January 1. She also will join the Così Board of Directors. “Carin is a proven leader with deep operational, marketing and business development experience,” says Michael O’...
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.
Industry News
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...
QSR brands find equity finance partners to fund future growth.
Quick-service operators looking for external financial support often find an attractive option in private equity firms.
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 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.
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.
QSR brands roll out new healthy menu items like nutritious salads.
It’s a rite of passage: In August, well before the actual fall season begins, limited-service brands—especially those among the coffee, doughnut, and bakery-café categories—trip over each other to be the first to market with all fashions of fall-themed goods, from apple-pie this to
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.