Technology and social media outlets provide opportunities to personalize messages, but showing the locals you care about their community is proving to be an effective way to target customers and build loyalty.
Another price increase may be on the horizon as Chipotle navigates high beef costs, and the pork supply issue could take a $2 million chunk out of the bottom line in Q1 2015.
Limited menus for QSRs and fast casual restaurants have financial and operational benefits.
Starbucks' consistent success comes down to three things: a strong loyalty program, excellent operational execution and product innovation.
It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.
Going public landed $42 million on the Mediterranean-inspired concept's balance sheet, and Zoës Kitchen is ready to put those dollars to work growing its footprint.
Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.
Write down where you want to be in one year, three years or five years as a way to better understand where you are headed and how you are going to get there.
The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.
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A simplified website, local SEO optimization, Pandora ads and special events for bloggers helped lift sales and drive traffic to Tijuana Flats stores.
Pollo Tropical's comps rose 6.6 percent in 2014, while Taco Cabana posted a 3.3 percent increase.
Qdoba Mexican Grill reported a 14 percent same –store sales increase system-wide in Q1 2015, with a 12.9 percent increase for company-owned stores and a 15.1 percent increase for franchise stores, according to a release.
Rave Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza, reported financial results for Q2 2015 ended Dec. 28.
Fazoli's franchisees and company units posted a combined 13.6 percent same-store sales increase in January – more than double that of their quick-service competitors, which grew at a rate of 6.1 percent.
South Florida-based Giardino Gourmet Salads finished off the last quarter in 2014 with a 4.3-percent increase in same-store sales, which marks 16 consecutive quarters of positive sales since 2011.
Mars will offer Peet's French Roast, Café Domingo and Columbia Luminosa in its proprietary, recyclable Freshpacks.
Franchisees were up 12.2 percent year-over-year, and company-owned units were up 8.4 percent in December.
Tropical Smoothie Café wrapped up 2014 with 11.4-percent sales comps, a 28-percent increase in new franchise agreements, 55 new stores and AUVs of $526,000.
Quick-service, fast casual and pizza brands dominated top picks in the 2015 Best Restaurant Stock Pick Competition hosted by ICR.
The National Restaurant Association is expanding its beverage and alcohol program at the spring NRA show.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has announced that it will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Feb.
The computer-assisted text analysis was more accurate at predicting restaurants' demise than ratings alone (although it is most powerful when used in combination with numerical ratings).
Fuddrucker's parent company will release Q1 2015 financial results after the markets close on Dec. 17.
Peak Franchise Capital, based in Irving, Texas, will help facilitate the sale of Jamba stores in key California markets, including San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento.
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Just when you thought the coffee behemoth can't possibly get any bigger, it announces a five-year plan to grow even more through non-traditional venues,expanded dayparts, mobile ordering and delivery.