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McDonald's Corporation announced that vice chairman and chief executive officer Jim Skinner has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire after 41 years with the company, effective June 30. McDonald's Board of Directors elected current president and chief operating officer Don...
Panda Express's new Paw Plate offers more variety for customers
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Panda Express is testing a replacement of its traditional two-entrée meal to compete with the growing number of limited-service Asian companies launching in the U.S. The new option, dubbed the Paw Plate, went to trial March 7 in six markets and includes three entrées, but at smaller portions than...
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Rita’s Italian Ice, the nation’s largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 stores in 18 states, will celebrate its 20th annual first day of spring and Free Ice Giveaway on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Additionally, Rita’s Ice will debut its first-ever national television commercial for the brand...
Bill Trefethen, CEO of Daphne's California Greek.
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After a year and a half of rebranding efforts and menu tweaks, the executive team leading Daphne’s California Greek is ready to franchise across the country. The 56-unit fast-casual concept, formally known as Daphne’s Greek Café, should succeed nationally because it satisfies consumers’ cravings...
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CC’s Community Coffee House announced a new line of specialty whole leaf teas. CC’s Community Coffee House Specialty Tea Selections were created exclusively for CC’s. This extensive line of nine hot and six iced teas is sold by the cup or packaged in tins to take home, and the teas are available in...
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Four months after acquiring Evolution Fresh, Inc., Starbucks Coffee Company today announced the opening of the first Evolution Fresh store and the transformation of the brand’s look and feel to better reflect the pure, natural ingredients in each beverage and its strategic expansion and growth. The...
More college students today are expanding their food options on campus.
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In some ways, today’s college students aren’t much different than their predecessors. They want to make the world a better place, get a good job, and live a great life. But there have been huge changes along the way, particularly in the technology they use, the flavors they’ll try, and their...
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Panera Bread Company has announced that Founder and Executive Chairman, Ron Shaich, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Moreton, will become co-CEOs, effective immediately. Read QSR's exclusive interview with Moreton here. The transition to co-CEOs formalizes a relationship that has...
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
Top QSR brands fight food safety issues like Chipotle faced with ecoli scare.
When it comes to navigating crises, James Lukaszewski says there’s a simple yet effective catchphrase that should serve as a guidepost: Speed beats smart every time.
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.
San Diego chef driven fast casual operates from touch screen tablet system.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see restaurant staff take orders on an iPad or guests swiping their credit cards on a tablet reader. Mobile technology can integrate various facets of an operation.
Canada Asian food chain Wok Box had employee lose weight on its meals.
Twenty-year-old Alec Vela and 22-year-old Emily Allworth, both employees in the foodservice industry, drastically turned their lives around. Vela and Allworth each recently lost about 50 pounds due to changes in their diet and exercise habits.