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A Southern culinary staple is teaming up with the track Too Tough to Tame. Bojangles' today announced its title sponsorship of South Carolina's only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The race will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, in its...
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The West Hollywood, California, restaurant früute is the brainchild of Yolanda “Yo” Santosa, owner of the award-winning design firm Ferroconcrete; her pastry-chef mother, Christina; and her fashion-designer sister, Sylvia. The dish the trio cooks up is as distinctive as their talents. Opened in...
Philly Pretzel Factory rolled out a new cheaper kiosk footprint for franchisees.
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As the U.S. economy shows signs of new growth in 2012, many quick serves are cautiously looking at expansion plans to see if they can jumpstart the growth that stalled with the recession. Some franchise concepts are banking on the fact that cheaper, smaller footprints might be more attractive to...
Red Mango partnered with NASCAR drive Bobby Labonte (center) as franchisee.
Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru
On a brisk 50-degree Saturday afternoon in High Point, North Carolina, Red Mango founder Dan Kim and NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte greeted nearly 800 customers at the frozen yogurt concept’s newest store. Smiles filled the restaurant as customers enjoyed a free yogurt, snapped pictures, and...
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe Smoothies
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Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe is rolling out a new menu of nonfat yogurt blends as well as a lineup of smoothie health enhancers, including Whey Protein, Anti-oxidant, Fat Burner and Fiber Fuel, to all Camille’s franchises nationwide. “Our new smoothie menu really adds completely new delicious options...
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit is building momentum in the Washington area, searching for two additional sites. "The Seattle area is ready for more of our authentic and unique concept," says Roland Dickey, Jr., president of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. "We have big plans for the Washington area."...
Starbucks Coffee Company
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Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX - News) promoted two senior leaders as the company continues to innovate in the way it engages and rewards customers and employees. Adam Brotman was appointed chief digital officer and Curt Garner was named chief information officer. “Over the past several...
Christine Specht
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Cousins Subs is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by revamping its franchise growth, marketing, and menu, an effort that its president and chief operating officer says is a balance of satisfying customers old and new. Christine Specht, whose father Bill opened the first Cousins Subs unit...
Menu development columnist Marc Halperin talks QSR chefs using bitter and sour flavors.
If the pucker factor of lemon juice, vinegar, or Greek yogurt just makes you wince, or if the prickly sensation of bitterness on the sides and back of your tongue makes your nose scrunch and your taste buds recoil, you’re far from alone.
Quick service brands can set menu prices based on food qualities.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on pricing strategies within the quick-service restaurant industry. Click here to read part one.Welcome back, class.
Top QSR chains develop new bowl food menu items to appeal to customers.
As vessels intended for eating go, it’s tough to top the versatility and comfort quotient of the tried and true bowl.While a plate behaves more like a canvas begging for some sort of formal presentation, a bowl is all about function, familiarity, and feel.
As with Chipotle, fresh does not always equate with safe in restaurants.
It’s been a busy few months for Sloan’s Ice Cream.
Bankruptcy can offer brands a rare opportunity to reboot.
It would have been easy for the leadership team at Saladworks to hide out in their offices at the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia, wallowing in consternation after their company filed for bankruptcy in 2015 following an ownership dispute.Instead, they grabbed their smartphones and heade