Imported foods pose a threat to consumers unless their safety is secured.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama just more than a year ago, but companies that import foods from other countries still must work hard to ensure their supply systems are in top shape to stop contaminations from...
Wendy's will remodel 50 stores in 2012.
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Wendy's will build 20 and remodel 50 company-operated restaurants in the U.S. and Canada in 2012 with new, bold, and contemporary designs. This follows the opening of 10 “Image Activation” restaurants in 2011.  To see QSR's exclusive tour of one of the prototypes, go here. The company conducted...
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Starbucks executives announced during the brand’s first-quarter earnings call that the company increased its net revenues to a record $3.4 billion during the quarter. Further, global comparable store sales were up 9 percent. Howard Schultz, CEO of the global coffee quick serve, said during the call...
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Guests will soon know the answer to the question “What’s in Your Box?” when San Francisco’s FK Restaurants & Hospitality debuts its innovative Asian Box concept in Palo Alto, California, in February 2012.  Inspired by Asian street food carts, Asian Box will showcase traditional cooking methods...
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In an Allentown, Pennsylvania, shopping center, The Gyro Company is surrounded by fast-casual giants, including Five Guys, Panera Bread, and Firehouse Subs. But the little Greek concept isn’t taking the competition lying down. The 51-seat, 2,100-square-foot Gyro Company features a funky attitude...
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Taco Bell today introduced FirstMeal, a new breakfast menu that offers 11 menu items in 10 Western states, including California, Arizona, and Colorado. Featuring some of America’s favorite breakfast brands such as Johnsonville, Cinnabon, Tropicana, and Seattle’s Best Coffee, individual items will...
Pie Five, a new fast-casual pizza concept, has helped Pizza Inn's stock rise.
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Buoyed by improved earnings and international growth, the quick-serve industry as a whole saw its stock values handily beat the overall market in 2011 and perform much better than the rest of the restaurant industry. The S&P 500’s restaurant sub-index, consisting of the five restaurant stocks...
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Quiznos completed its previously announced financial restructuring on an out-of-court basis, helping the company avoid bankruptcy. The agreement eliminates one-third – or about $300 million – of the company's outstanding debt, and provides a significant infusion of $150 million in new equity from...
Fast food brands discover restaurant design can affect customer behavior.
A study sponsored by CKE brand Hardee’s revealed a correlation between a restaurant’s interior design and its customers’ healthy dining habits.While the study, “Music & Light,” was conducted at Cornell University’s Food and Brand lab in Ithaca, New York, in 20
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.
Nonalcoholic cocktails could offer great beverage innovation for quick serves.
While attending the Research Chefs Association’s annual conference in San Antonio this past March, I wandered into the Esquire Tavern, a historic downtown institution with a cocktail menu capable of tempting even the most ardent teetotaler.Like hundreds of other hip restaurants and watering ho
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.
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.