Industry News
QSR International, the Master Franchisee for Quiznos in Latin America and the Caribbean, is pleased to announce its continued expansion into the South American region with the opening of its third restaurant in Ecuador. This restaurant, located in City Mall in Guayaquil, Ecuador, is operated by QZ...
Industry News
Children’s cancer may not be cured with chocolate peanut butter cake—but it’s a start. The Double Chocolate Hill, a tower of sugary satisfaction concocted by Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, generates thousands of dollars each year for CureSearch, a national nonprofit whose mission is to fund...
Wendy's W burger.
Industry News
Quick-serve companies wrapped up their quarter earnings calls and investor meetings earlier this month, paving the way for the final fiscal term of 2011 (or, in Starbucks’ case, the beginning of fiscal 2012). Here are a few things to learn about the industry from the results. 1. Premium menu items...
Boston Market is hiring more employees to handle its holiday business.
Web Exclusive
While national unemployment remains at a steady 9 percent, many companies are planning to repeat their annual hiring surge to support this year’s holiday season. Quick-service restaurants will play a visible role in the effort. According to Chicago-based staffing consultants Challenger, Gray &...
Industry News
David Karam, president of North America for Wendy's, will be leaving the the company at the of the end of 2011.  Karam intends to return to his Cedar Enterprises business, which operates 151 Wendy’s restaurants in six states.   “David provided excellent leadership to the organization during a...
Industry News
When the new CiCi’s Pizza location opened in Murphy, Texas, last Monday, it introduced a range of new design elements and features that could offer a peek into the future of the company. The new unit sports a brighter color palette; new uniforms and menuboards; an expanded buffet and carryout; and...
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
Industry News
QSR recently got an exclusive media tour of ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the Asian fast-casual, created by Chipotle founder Steve Ells. "Like" QSR on Facebook to access behind-the-scenes photos from the tour!  The one-unit concept is located in Washington, D.C's, busy Dupont Circle area,...
Don Fertman is chief development officer of Subway.
Executive Insights
When Don Fertman joined Subway in 1981, the company stood as little more than an ambitious regional player. Thoughts of the brand filling the corporate heavyweight shoes it does today seemed remote and distant. But times have changed. For the last three decades, Fertman, Subway’s chief development...
Top QSR burger brand Shake Shack had successful IPO stock offering.
When Shake Shack went public in January, its shares were priced at $21. The next morning, the stock began trading at $47 per share, and in May, the price peaked at nearly $97.
QSR brands plate fresh and natural ingredients to improve health and nutrition.
Fresh has become a mantra of the restaurant industry these days, and there’s nothing that conveys fresh better than using raw items, particularly fruits and vegetables.
QSR business leaders partner with friends and family to build successful restaurant concepts.
Family members, spouses, or close friends who start a concept together can enjoy unmatched levels of trust between partners that is rarely seen in the business world.This inherent trust can then lead to monumental success.
Top fast casual chains offer lessons to startup premium restaurant brands like Num Pang.
I don’t make it to the movies much anymore.
Top QSR chains leverage big data numbers for restaurant business success.
In April, Josh Patchus began his new job at Cava Grill, the upstart Washington, D.C.–based fast casual.In a world of cooks and cashiers, marketers and managers, Patchus acknowledges that his title—chief data scientist—is an odd one, seemingly out of place at the emerging 14-unit Me
Waffle menu development gives QSR operators new ingredient ideas for attracting customers.
A few years back, the Trouble Coffee and Coconut Club in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood began selling slices of cinnamon toast for $4.