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Latinos Stay Connected at Meal Time

2013-07-31 Every 30 seconds, a Hispanic turns 18 years old in the U.S., amplifying the influence of the country's fastest-growing ethnic minority.

KFC Among U.S. Brands that Dominate Chinese Market

2013-07-30 Millward Brown has announced the 20 most powerful brands in China, a list dominated by U.S. brands and led by KFC.

Zaxby’s Declared Most Craveable by Technomic Study

2013-07-26 Zaxby’s, known for its “indescribably good” chicken, can now call itself “the most craveable” fast-casual restaurant in America, according to a recent...

Study: Quick Serves Miss Opportunity in Customer Service

2013-07-26 Empathica Inc., a leading global provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to some of the world's most respected multi-unit enterpris...

Taco Bell Kicks Kids’ Meals, Toys To The Curb

2013-07-25 Taco Bell made news early this week with CEO Greg Creed’s announcement that the brand would scrap kids’ meals and toys by January 2014—all in the name...

iTi Tropicals Hits YouTube With Tropical Fruit Videos

2013-07-20 iTi Tropicals has launched a YouTube channel for food product developers that contains lively and informative videos, providing an in-depth look at so...

Bojangles’ Secures Spot As Fastest-Growing Chicken Chain

2013-07-19 Bojangles’, a rapidly growingquick-service restaurant franchise known for its seasoned and marinated chicken, made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits, D...

Restaurants Made Up 75% of Franchise Job Growth in June

2013-07-18 U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 27,910 during the month of June 2013, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.

Delivery Could Boost Sales, Especially With Hispanics

2013-07-18 According to Restaurant DemandTracker, a recent survey of restaurant customers in the United States shows that some customers are looking for quick-se...

Restaurants To Face Competition From Retailers

2013-07-17 Home meal replacements or prepared foods from supermarkets, drug stores, and other retail outlets will continue to capture share of the meal/snacks ma...