Q3 sales up at Jack in the Box, Qdoba

Total revenue increased to $23.8 from $17.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.


4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

FCES15: The changing course of consumer behavior

Consumers of all kinds have a nearly endless array of options from which to choose, whether they're purchasing furniture, cars, housewares, or any good or service. The same holds true for where they spend their money when dining out.

FCES15: The evolution of restaurant technology

There has been a massive evolution in the use of technology within the past decade, the past five years — and even within just the last year. There are no signs of that evolution of technology use slowing, including in the fast casual restaurant industry.

FCES15: Top 10 PR do's (and a few don'ts)

"Whatever I present to you is my PR moment," Nick Powills, CEO of No Limit Agency, said in opening his session at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Miami.

FCES15: Beverage smarts: What’s on trend

Beverages are an important aspect of the consumer dining experience and play a critical part of a restaurant’s branding efforts. Being on trend is key to success, say experts.

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Report: Corporate restaurant spending increasing

Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.

Q1 sales up at Pie Five, down at Pizza Inn

Total revenue increased 28.6 percent to $14.5 million compared to $11.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Cicis unveils new logo, brand positioning, prototype design

Cicis is going "Beyond Pizza" with a refreshed brand identity. The chain unveiled its new branding along with its newly identified core brand positioning of "Feeding Individuality.'

Freebirds unveils new look in Texas

Freebirds World Burrito will open its newest location next week in Lewisville, Texas, which will feature updates in its design.

SpeedLine POS adds support for mobile gift, rewards, payment

Restaurant point-of-sale developer SpeedLine Solutions announced a new payment and guest-rewards integration with Mercury StoreCard.

Back Yard Burgers to redesign stores

Back Yard Burgers has unveiled a new push for market share in 2016 through a contemporary redesign of its restaurants.

Captain D’s launches new Nashville Hot Fish

Captain D’s announced the launch of a new menu item, Nashville hot fish.

Roti Modern Mediterranean rebrands as Modern Mediterranean

Roti Modern Mediterranean is debuting its new look and new name next month when it opens in Modern Mediterranean in Chicago.

Captain D’s opens NC store

Captain D's has opened in Franklin, North Carolina.

Russo’s Restaurants outperform 2015 sales projections

Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Italian Kitchen plan to accelerate U.S. and international expansion.

Report: Small business owners not concerned with competing with national brands

The top concerns for merchants are competing small businesses, changing EMV requirements as well as the overall state of the economy and how it will impact business during Q4 and into 2016.

MOD Pizza makes key hires in construction, store design

Mike Hilgers will join MOD Pizza as vice president of design and construction, and Darren Medina will serve as vice president of store design.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream heads into fall with record sales

Bruster's has two limited-time flavors and is enjoying success.

Bindo unveils restaurant-specific POS solution

Bindo has debuted a beta version of its new Bindo POS for Restaurant, an iPad POS system.

Revention partners with eWORDofMOUTH

Extreme Pizza is one of the first national restaurant chains to adopt eWOM’s new integration with Revention Point of Sale platform, HungerRush online ordering system and mobile ordering applications.

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