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The Arby’s Foundation, the nonprofit charitable arm of Arby’s, announced that it raised more than $2 million in the fourth quarter to support Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign. The total is double what Arby’s originally pledged to donate. The sandwich concept raised the money through...
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Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO Peter Cancro, along with team members and franchisees, laid wreaths for the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., as part of a National Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. With the help of its customers, the national sub sandwich...
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On January 2, McDonald’s will launch a new marketing campaign designed to show customers the farms and ranches where its food comes from. Neil Golden, chief marketing officer for McDonald’s USA, announced the new campaign yesterday on McDonald’s @McDListenTour Twitter handle, through which company...
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Church’s Chicken, the quick service restaurant chain, is partnering with Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures to celebrate the upcoming new film, Joyful Noise, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, in theaters Jan. 13, 2012. A national sweepstakes will award one lucky Church’s customer...
Wendy's W burger helps the company bridge its value menu and premium items.
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On December 1, Subway rattled the quick-service world when it announced its latest promotional offer: $2 six-inch subs. As a “Customer Appreciation Month” promotion, the $2 December-only deal may be Subway’s boldest play yet in the pricing wars to compete with other chains’ value menus. “[Subway is...
Chipotle CEO Steve Ells calls for an end to antibiotics in meat.
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In a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill today, Chipotle CEO Steve Ells called for an end to the overuse of antibiotics in American meats. Ells’ wildly successful 1,200-unit Mexican fast casual only uses hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. “It’s going to take restaurants like Chipotle creating...
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Florida-based casual barbecue chain Woody’s Bar-B-Q is overhauling its operations and planning for future growth with two fast-casual prototypes. The veteran chain is now offering a 2,500–3,000-square-foot fast-casual model and 1,000–1,500-square-foot fast-casual express model to franchisees...
Carin L. Stutz is the new CEO of Cosi.
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Fast-casual sandwich concept Così, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI) hired Carin L. Stutz as the company’s new CEO and president beginning January 1. She also will join the Così Board of Directors. “Carin is a proven leader with deep operational, marketing and business development experience,” says Michael O’...
When vomit, diarrhea, or other bodily excretions mar the environment in a quick-service restaurant, a rapid, well-planned response is imperative. It’s essential to clean and disinfect the contaminated area promptly to prevent the spread of illness and protect the health of guests and empl
Quick service operators develop innovative potato dishes as menu options.
Consider the spud. Sure, it’s often thought of as a simple, standard restaurant staple—and in the quick-service field often relegated to the side of the plate or presented in fried format—but it also can be the subject of inspiration and kitchen creativity.
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
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 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.