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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...
McDonald's Chicken McBites
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McDonald's experienced big sales gains in 2011, and company officials announced during an earnings call that the brand will use new products and store enhancements to build on that growth in 2012. McDonald’s global comparable sales were up 5.6 percent in 2011 over 2010, with positive comparable...
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...
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.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump gives restaurant businesses new marketing lessons.
Q: Is it true there really is no such thing as bad publicity?A:To answer this question, let’s look no further than Donald Trump, the ultimate publicity machine.
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
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.