New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.
Consumers sometimes say one thing, but do another when it comes to healthful choices. This conflict affects their food choices and translates into complex flavor trends which can be difficult to unravel.
It’s hard to define a generation, but “Millennials” is the popular term for those who were born between 1980 and 2000. It’s clear that this burgeoning generation has preferences and behaviors different than their predecessors—especially when it comes to jobs.
Thinking about plunging in to mobile marketing? Now is a great time, according to Jack Philbin, co-founder, president and CEO of Vibes and chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association.
Restaurants must make time for training.
Using these techniques will minimize expenses and enhance employee capability and workspace environment.
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Smartphones are the "remote control for life," especially for Millennials.
In the world of restaurants, the first franchisee can be critically important for a company that hopes to expand its growth through franchising.
Noodles & Company posted disappointing Q2 results, with comps declining 1 percent for company owned stores, 2.2 percent for franchised stores and 1.1 percent system-wide.
The retail food industry depends on suggestive selling and upselling, according to restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider Ernest Koury, and when you have disinterested employees, no one is there to protect your brand. Digital signage mitigates the impact of undertrained or overwhelmed front line employees.
The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.
CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit coming up Aug. 18-20 will feature the CEOs of Firehouse Subs and McAlister's Deli.
Driven by a desire to serve his customers, franchisee adds drive-thru to his fast casual sandwich restaurant.
Low cost, powerful brand story make SoupMobiles attractive to new franchisees, CEO Lloyd Sugarman says.
From poutine to crêpes, international fast casual concepts offer variety.
VP of Marketing believes company culture is behind the brand's rising stock prices.
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It is not often in the QSR industry, that one decision can positively impact so many touch points in restaurant operations.
Front Burner Brands, Inc. has hired Bud Culp to fill its newly-created General Counsel role.
The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline in July.
Chicken Salad Chick launched a new foundation aimed at funding the work of the American Cancer Society and ending hunger in America.
Chicken Salad Chick has released additional markets across the South for franchise development.
Zoë's Kitchen, Inc. reported increased comps of 7.5 percent for Q2 2014, with a total 6.5 percent increase year to date.
Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed its merger with The Hillshire Brands Company.
The National Restaurant Association has released "ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking," its food-handling training guide for Feeding America's broad network of food bank employees, agency staff and volunteers.
As the most extensive research of the restaurant sector workforce in decades, “Who Works in the U.S. Restaurant Industry,” details the opinions of nearly 5,100 Americans who currently work or formerly worked in the industry, as well as those who own or operate restaurants.
Robert Paganes, CEO of Tubby's Sub Shops, and Executive Vice President Bill Kiryakoza become sole partners of the Michigan-based company.
Considering that consumers regularly eat lunch away from home – a couple of days a week on average -- operators do well to try to snag a larger share of visits during this highly competitive daypart.
Jamba Juice today announced the opening of a new store at 260 S. 10th Street (10th & Elm) in Columbia, Mo. on Aug. 28.
Starbucks Coffee Company announced its popular fall Pumpkin Spice Latte , Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha offerings will return to its menu on Sept. 2.
A new study by Mintel reveals that 27 percent of American diners prefer to order healthy meals with familiar ingredients.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is now featuring hot toasted sandwiches, despite August being National Panini Month, opting for cooler weather to promote the limited-time Panini menu.
Menchie's announced it will launch two new Oreo-themed flavors on Sept. 1: Just the Cookie and Just the Creme. The flavors can also be swirled together.
Chronic Tacos and Dexter Holland, the lead singer of The Offspring who also founded the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce, will host the fourth annual "Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge" on Sept. 1.
Muscle Maker Grill announced it will be opening 22 new locations throughout the country.
Gold's Gym recently announced the winners of its first-ever "Golden Plate Awards." Winners included Chipotle Mexican Grill, Corner Bakery Cafe and Zoes Kitchen.
U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group.
BurgerFi announced today it has signed a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its first Virginia location on Aug. 30.
Fatburger recently announced the opening of its first locations in India and Malaysia.
Farmer Boys announced today that Kenny Hom will join the company as vice president of Operations and Kevin Kelly, formerly VP of Operations, will take on the newly created role of vice president of Development.
Au Bon Pain announced today the fall seasonal menu items available at its U.S. cafés. The new menu options will be available from Aug. 25 through Nov. 2.
Lemonberry Frozen Yogurt announced the opening of its fifth location.
Jamba Inc announced today it has entered into an agreement with Capgemini. The agreement provides enhanced administrative tools and technology services.
Luby's, Inc. announced today the reopening of a former Fuddruckers franchise location in Lake Jackson, Texas under company ownership. The 6,400-square-foot fast casual restaurant, which has been closed since March 2014, underwent extensive design, decor and systems upgrades.
Newk's Eatery announced the opening of its first "Grab-N-Go" concept in the Joseph S. and Theresa R. Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Ala.
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opens the doors to its newest location in Columbia, Md.
Teriyaki Madness has announced the hiring of Michael Haith as its new chief executive officer.
Beanstalk Data announced today it will integrate its CRM Marketing Master platform into NCR's restaurant POS systems.
Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit will open three new units in Texas, Washington and North Carolina.
Modmarket has rolled out its fall menu today, which will highlight roasted sweet corn.
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Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. makes a majority investment in Rusty Taco, Inc.