Litestars founder Annie Leconte
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With a menu featuring “tartlets” and “soupdrinks,” Litestars is far from your average quick-service restaurant. The Washington, D.C.–based fast casual, which opened in October 2010, carries the motto “Healthier, Fresher, Tastier” and offers a choice of menu items boasting lower fat, cholesterol,...
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No National Football League sponsor knows a quality “toss” like Papa John’s founder, chairman, and CEO John Schnatter, but he’s counting on America to call the coin toss for Super Bowl XLVI so that the country can flip over free pizza. Papa John’s, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today...
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Responding to customer feedback for more options to relax in its stores in the evenings, Starbucks Coffee Company today announced plans to bring wine, beer, and premium food offerings to a handful of locations in Atlanta and Southern California by the end of this year. These stores, along with...
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Consistent with NPC International, Inc.’s objective to continue its growth within the Pizza Hut system, NPC announced that it had entered into an Asset Sale Agreement with Pizza Hut, Inc. and affiliates.  Through this, NPC has agreed to purchase from PHI 36 Pizza Hut units for $18.8 million in cash...
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Quick serves regularly serve more than 50 percent of their business through the drive thru. But according to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are an estimated 36 million deaf and hearing-disabled people in the U.S. who are left without that option. A tool from Inclusion Solutions is...
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When Sardar Biglari moved with his family to the U.S. in 1984, Steak ‘n Shake was already a verified favorite on the quick-serve scene. In fact, the tried-and-true Midwestern chain was celebrating its 50th anniversary the year Biglari immigrated to San Antonio from Iran. Today, 28 years later,...
Starbucks Blonde roast is available in three different blends.
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After 40 years of staking its reputation on dark and medium coffee roasts, Starbucks began offering a light roast on January 10. The Seattle-based coffee giant launched its new Blonde roast across the country in what some believe is a response to the growth of coffee competitors like McDonald’s and...
Mike Faers
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Former UK Head of Food at McDonalds, Mike Faers has launched a new management consultancy called Food Innovation Solutions (FIS) to help global food businesses deliver truly innovative new products. “Being so focused on managing costs in these difficult financial times can make it difficult to...
Quick service restaurants can learn potato tips from Trine University chef.
Many people think of baked potatoes and french fries when it comes to potato dishes in restaurants. What are some new ways potatoes are finding their way to menus?I think smashing or ripping and then flash frying is a hot trend right now.
Quick service restaurant companies grow in small American cities with hungry population.
The fast-casual renaissance that has taken over the restaurant industry in the last decade has lately infused excitement and momentum into the broader limited-service sector.
Top QSR stories in 2015 include Chipotle e coli scare and supply chain challenges.
As we put the finishing touches on 2015, a look back reveals a year full of major stories and trends throughout the limited-service restaurant industry.Although it is often difficult to pare a year’s worth of developments in culinary, financial, and operational categories, these 10 rise to the
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.