Special Reports

Beef farmers are improving their operations to answer demand for sustainability.

Consumer demand for beef is far from disappearing. But rising prices and the desire for more sustainability are forcing the beef industry to evolve.

New fast food brands like Live Basil first start as innovative business ideas.

What it takes in this day and age to develop a new brand, from conception to launch.

National Restaurant Association Show attendees walk the expansive floor.

A rundown of the sights, sounds, and eats at the 2013 NRA Show.

Restaurant operators learn valuable tips at restaurant industry's largest show.

How to get the most out of this year’s show.

Fresh seafood from Alaska gives operators a sustainability story to promote.

Customers are increasingly interested in the story behind their food. That’s good news for the seafood industry.

The Sorensen brothers have grown Firehouse Subs into a powerful fast casual.

Firehouse Subs did it. So did Tin Drum. Is going debt-free right for your brand?

How some operators succeed by going against the industry’s conventional wisdom.

Menu items like Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad use popular buzzwords.

The menu items, promotional tools, and business strategies that will affect quick serves this year.

Canada-based Freshii established roots in the U.S. with its fresh food focus.

Domestic brands are turning their attention to international markets, opening the door for foreign brands to make inroads in the U.S.

Cinnabon revamped its store model to modernize its business offering.

Remodeling restaurants in a franchised system is a tough sell and even tougher to execute, but the challenges are minimized for those who follow these guidelines.

How the best drive-thru operations in the industry make the wheels go ’round.

McAlister's college town locations seek life long brand customers.

Even with a customer base made up of transient students, college towns represent a major opportunity for quick-serve operators.

These 50 brands are setting the pace in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries.

The top quick-service brands by unit count.

The top seafood brands in quick service.

The top Asian brands in quick service.