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The Wendy’s Company today announced the grand opening of the first joint venture Wendy’s restaurant in Japan, located in Tokyo’s Omotesando area. Starting with Tokyo, Wendy’s Japan LLC plans a national rollout of restaurants in the coming years. Wendy’s Japan plans to open approximately 100 Wendy’s...
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With at least two mid-size restaurant chains planning to expand through highway travel centers in the coming year, other quick serves looking to grow may want to hit the open road. Both Huddle House and Fazoli’s, which, respectively, have 430 locations and 230 locations nationwide, are in the...
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Local McDonald’s restaurants will be kicking off the new year by offering a free small cup of coffee to its customers in the Greater Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto area. Beginning Monday, January 2, all local McDonald’s restaurants throughout Northern California will be offering a free small...
Giving back through community work and charity can help your brand.
Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru
You may not think you have much in common with a celebrity, but if you’re like most quick-serve business owners I know, you do. No, it’s not your good looks and charm—sorry. Like celebrities, you’re in the public eye a lot, so you get lots of requests for help. You probably get solicitations for...
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Texas-based fast casual Mama Fu’s Asian House is preparing to launch a secondary menu from which only customers in the know can order. The Black Market Menu, which is set to debut in late January, will feature a rotating collection of items that won’t be featured on the regular menuboard. “...
Jack's is one brand that will be severely impacted by the domain name change.
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If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gets its way, quick-service restaurants and thousands of other businesses may soon be forced to write hefty checks to protect their brands online. ICANN’s proposed generic top-level domain (gTLD) program would allow the number of...
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With the year 2011 coming to a rapid end, QSR takes stock of its most popular online stories of the last 12 months. This year's biggest headlines point to reader interest in franchising deals, the QSR 50, and (of course) food trucks.  "This was an exciting year for our editorial team," says Blair...
A wide variety of salts can help restaurants enhance their menu flavors.
Marc Halperin: Resident F&B Expert
Here are three options for making a standard turkey sandwich more exciting and memorable for your valued guests: Replace convenient, presliced deli meat with real turkey sliced fresh off the bird. Completely overhaul entire kitchen to enable crew to roast 10–15 whole turkeys at a time on a series...
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.
QSR operators dish raw and uncooked foods to improve healthy eating.
Like other trends that embrace certain extremes and require more than a touch of sacrifice on the part of followers, the raw food movement’s appeal has been—up to this point, anyway—fairly limited.It is unknown exactly how many Americans today completely eschew cooked foods and sti
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.
Top QSR chains finance global growth through new business funding.
When it launched its first restaurant in Mexico, BurgerFi learned the real-world costs behind international expansion.
QSR chains take notes from Millennial led startup companies to innovate business.
When Manny Carral started Revolucion Coffee + Juice in San Antonio four years ago, he thought he was going into unfamiliar territory. The California transplant had no background in food or beverage service and had recently moved to Texas.