Special Reports

Reaching 30 is no small feat, but Back Yard Burgers has hit the milestone with renewed energy—and a fresh infusion of capital, to boot.

Fifty brands rise above the rest in the $234 billion limited-service restaurant industry.

These brands should get a look the next time you’re considering a franchise.

Guests are demanding more complex and creative menu items than ever before. It's up to the operator to deliver them.

Chef Tom Colicchio was way ahead of the curve with his fast casual ’Wichcraft. And with a new store prototype, he’s ready to see it to its full potential.

Looking for the next big thing in limited service? These are the 40 fast casual 2.0 concepts with fewer than 40 units that we’d put our money on.

These merging plant-based food trends could have an enormous impact on the limited-service industry.

A roundtable with executives from seven actively growing limited-service brands.

With new, tech-inspired digs, a collaborative mindset, and combined resources, Focus Brands is sprinting toward success.

Thousands of neighborhoods don't have access to nutritious foods. These operators are out to change that.

Why diversity in fast casual matters, as told by the multicultural leaders who are paving the way for future generations.

How 15 of the top quick-service and fast-casual chains stack up in the outdoor lane.

When it comes to speed of service and accuracy, the “fast-crafted” brand is ahead of the curve.

A focus on quality, from clean lanes to order-confirmation boards, drives this Miami-based fast casual.

The coffee giant has room to grow when it concerns this aspect of its business.

This year is no different: the king of drive-thru speed isn't slowing down anytime soon.