Dickey's named Fast Casual's No. 1 brand

FastCasual.com has released its annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers report for 2016. The free report, sponsored by Taylor, is now available for download.

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NRA 2016 focuses on sustainability, technology

Sustainability and technology were two hot topics this year as a variety of sessions discussed both topics, and a multitude of vendors presented products to help restauranteurs tackle sustainability or to use technology to enhance their customer experiences.

Breakfast or a snack? Study says consumers see both the same way

America is fast becoming a nation of snackers and a new study indicates that the trend starts with breakfast.


Why 'locally sourced,' 'organic' aren't just buzzwords

QSRs need to pay heed to the increasing movement of consumers toward all things healthy and natural, and they need to be authentic about it.

Industry leaders weigh in on labor regulations

FastCasual interviewed a variety of industry leaders hoping to find a consensus regarding the labor ruling. Instead, we learned that the issues sparked a variety of passionate opinions.

Ohio ice cream shop launching pad for new overtime regulations

VP Joe Biden said the ruling, which extends overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans, who are not currently eligible under federal law, will help to strengthen and expand the middle class.

Can Pei Wei get on a roll with sushi?

Pei Wei is rolling out new sushi rolls next week in San Antonio and will test how well they do with consumers for six weeks.

How to hire top-notch summer employees

Two experts weigh in on how to hire the best summer employees.

Why restaurants are singing 'Ode to the Hamburger'

All around the country, restaurants are paying tribute to that all-American mainstay — the hamburger.

Uncovering 4 secret ingredients of 'the modern brand'

Modern brands, including Panera, Starbucks, Shake Shack, are more than restaurants or food products. They represent the lifestyle of modern consumers today.

Freshii CEO: 'Cupcakes are dead. Froyo is finished. Juice is next.'

Freshii CEO Matt Corrin sends an open letter to juice franchises offering them a chance to become Freshii franchisees.

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Outdoor Digital Displays: The Next Iteration of Digital Signage

Digital signage in the restaurant industry is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception. Many brands have updated their digital menu boards in-store, and the next iteration — outdoor digital displays — is well underway.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HyperActive Technologies


Simplified ingredient lists: A trend at the point of no return

Natural ingredients and minimally processed foods are one of the top five culinary trends for 2015 and 2016. Major brands across segments have responded by simplifying their menus with cleaner, fresher ingredient lists.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Litehouse Foods


The Sky's the Limit with HotSchedules and Logbook

Celebrating its 22nd birthday in 2015, The Signature Room® shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, in January 2015, the management team took a step into the future by adding HotSchedules to their playbook.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


HotSchedules Helps Quick Service Franchisee Group Save X3 in Labor Costs

West coast quick service group found structure and savings with HotSchedules employee scheduling software and HotSchedules Logbook.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules


[ LIVE WEBINAR ] You don't know Jack: Learn how to turn social followers into brand advocates

Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 | Time: 2:00 PM EDT | Duration: 1 hour | Today, almost every reputable brand is on social media. But in this competitive market, it's about more than simply having a social presence. If you want to be distinct from your competition, you need to focus on building an online community centered around your brand.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Sparkcentral


Unemployment Tax Case Study

A prominent national restaurant chain needed to consolidate 3 legal entities into 1 and required help in managing compliance, tax rate, financial risks, and related unemployment tax costs.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Equifax Workforce Solutions


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