The quarter represented the first time in six quarters the company registered a year-over-year increase in transactions.
How fast casual CEOs are turning an enlightened approach to sales success.
The company sees gains at it continues to improve marketing, catering, operational and food quality.
The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.
How Cosi's new CEO plans to rebrand, reimage and rebuild the chain.
Catering sales and new menu item rollouts continue to contribute to revenue, same-store sales growth.
Consumers often say they wish they had healthier options for breakfast, yet better-for-you, not to mention better-tasting, has been hard to come by when it comes to breakfast on the run. We're seeing a growing number of operators add simple fare oatmeal to their existing pastry and sandwich offerings.
What is the latest food innovation at Starbucks?
It's "Cake Pops," or cake balls on a stick! When I first found Cake Pops in Starbucks, I got really excited because I thought Starbucks was leading the way again with food innovation. If you remember, I gave Starbucks credit with food innovation for its single serve Via instant coffee.
What do the Love Kitchen, Panera Bread, and Cafe 180 all have in common? They provide affordable food to those who can’t regularly pay full price for a meal. A week ago, the Oprah Winfrey show came on the overhead...
Is your restaurant required by law to post nutritional information?
As restaurant owners and managers you are accustomed to customers’ inquiries for the ingredient and nutritional information on your menu. Until now, answering these questions was purely at the discretion of management.