Dickey’s Barbecue Pit rolls out Easter Feast

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit launched their twist on the traditional Easter Feast this month.

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It's something personal: tips for building loyal locals and establishing community roots

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.

Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

Waste not, want not, profit more

In our business, every morsel has been bought and paid for, and its value lies in its resale, not its position at the bottom of a trash can.

Are grocery and c-stores a threat or opportunity for fast casual restaurants?

While new offerings may put some grocery stores and c-stores in direct competition with fast casual brands, new partnerships also present new opportunities for fast casual brands to reach new audiences and new markets.

Potatopia is pushing potatoes to the center of the plate

With a goal of more than doubling Potatopia's unit count in 2015, Alan Dikker has his sights set on elevating the lowly spud.

Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

6 must-do strategies attracting millennial diners

Want a piece of millennials $1.7 trillion in spending power? Here are six ways you can grab it.

Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

Bigger isn't always better: the case for limited menus

Limited menus for QSRs and fast casual restaurants have financial and operational benefits.

Three takeaways from Starbucks' Q1 2015 report

Starbucks' consistent success comes down to three things: a strong loyalty program, excellent operational execution and product innovation.

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Chipotle, Subway, Pizza Hut take home Harris Poll 'Brand of the Year' award

Brands with the highest scores for equity receive the Harris Poll EquiTrend "Brand of the Year" award for their category.

Peet’s Coffee introduces Javiva

Peet’s Coffee today introduced Javiva Blended, a new blended iced coffee beverage now available in all Peet’s stores nationwide.

March Madness drives up chicken wing prices 63%

Restaurant operators are paying higher prices this year during March Madness for bone-in wings, spending 63 percent more than in 2014.

UCLA business program to host restaurant executive conference

UCLA Extension will host the 19th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference on Thursday, April 16 at UCLA Covel Commons in Los Angeles.

IFA applauds House for taking a stand against new union election rules

International Franchise Association Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy Robert Cresanti issued a statement on the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 8, a resolution disapproving new union election rules from the National Labor Relations Board.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint adds Thai flavor

Fast-casual pizzeria Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is bringing Southeast Asian flavors to its menu with the introduction of two new limited-time only menu dishes, the ThaiTastic Salad and Sriracha Chicken Pizza.

Pie Five serves up Thai-inspired pizza

The limited time offer is available through April 19.

Schneider picked to lead Culver’s supply chain team

Greg Schneider has been named vice president of supply chain management for Culver Franchising System, Inc.

California Tortilla is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with free green chips and queso

With any purchase on Tuesday, March 17, at all California Tortilla locations nationwide, the fast casual Mexican restaurant will be giving away a side of green chips and queso.

Culver's enters gluten-free game with new bun

The bun will be available in all Culver's restaurants by the end of March.

Brinker interim CFO wins WFF's Outstanding Board Service award

The Women’s Foodservice Forum has awarded Marie Perry, interim CFO, senior VP, controller and treasurer for Brinker International Inc., the WFF Outstanding Board Service Award.

Kraft receives highest award from WFF

The Women’s Foodservice Forum has announced that Kraft Foods Group Inc. is the winner of the SOAR Award.

United Restaurant Supplies manager wins WFF Volunteer of the Year

The Women’s Foodservice Forum, a leadership development organization, in partnership with Brinker International announced that Lisa MacNeil, General Manager, United Restaurant Supplies, a subsidiary of Gordon Food Service, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Bruegger’s Bagels baking green bagels for St. Patrick’s Day

Bruegger’s Bagels will offer green bagels to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from Saturday, March 14, through Tuesday, March 17.

Rave Restaurant Group to present at Roth Conference

Pie Five and Pizza Inn parent company Rave Restaurant Group announced the company is presenting at the 27th Annual Roth Conference on Monday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m. PT.

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