Wingstop adds Korean flavor to menu

The Asian-inspired sauce features a kick of spicy and enticing sweetness flavored with honey, ginger and garlic and is accented with sriracha chile sauce and crushed red pepper

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10 reasons brands fail at delivery

It may surprise you that the top 10 reasons why many restaurant concepts are stumbling or failing to deliver represent very simple business principles.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

Foodservice industry has 3 years to cut the fat

A FDA decision gives the industry until 2018 to remove trans fats from all foods, which the federal agency estimates causes 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.

NRA: Is marijuana the next menu trend?

Will marijuana soon be on your menu? Steve Fox, director of VS Strategies, counsel at Vicente Sederberg LLC, and panelist for the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show's "Marijuana on the Menu" session thinks so.

Why Group Purchasing Organizations are good for manufacturers and members

By working through a GPO, the manufacture of food or supplies can "speak" directly to decision-makers in the purchasing arena, thus saving time, money and the hassle of hunting down those important people.

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.

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NEWS


Au Bon Pain intros fall menu items

Inspired by the flavors of fall, Au Bon Pain, has created a couple new menu offerings, including the Oven-Hot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich and a variety of sweet pumpkin bakery treats.

Pie Five Pizza Co.debuting 'Magic Mushroom' pizza

Pie Five Pizza Co. is celebrating "National Mushroom Month" with a limited time offer pizza available Sept. 3.

Harvest season inspires new flavors at la Madeleine

As the harvest season approaches, la Madeleine Country French Café is celebrating with new pasta dishes and seasonal bakery items.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint to open 5 GA stores

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open the first of five new stores in central and south Georgia.

Egg-white replacer hits market to 'combat increasing egg prices'

Function Plus 150W replaces 50 to 100 percent of egg whites in sweet baked goods.

Pie Five Pizza to open first Georgia location

Pie Five Pizza will open its first Georgia location.

Newk’s to open fourth Little Rock restaurant Aug. 31

Newk's Eatery is expanding its Arkansas presence.

Marco’s Pizza cooks up more than menu items in new test kitchen

As part of a new corporate training facility, the Marco's Pizza test kitchen is being utilized to improve the chain's menu and employees' skills.

Uncle Maddio's opens second Charleston store in 6 months

The second Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in South Carolina is now open at 4940 Centre Point Drive, Unit C.

Pie Five Pizza to open 6th Chicago location

Chicagoans will have more pizza options when Pie Five opens its sixth area location.

Wixon introduces Mag-nifique Sour-Lift

Flavor modifier enhances the perception of sourness without adding acid.

Bangkok Shrimp back at Cal Tort

California Tortilla is offering Bangkok shrimp tacos, quesadillas and bowls inspired by the exotic flavors of Thailand.

Habit Burger debuting roasted garlic portabella double charburger

The Habit Restaurants is serving up a new burger, the Roasted Garlic Portabella Double Charburger, between Aug. 19 through Oct. 6

Wayback Burgers taps master chef to lead menu innovation team

New menu items are coming to Wayback Burgers thanks to a new culinary adviser.

Canada's It's All GRK to expand with franchise locations

The Greek fast casual restaurant has partnered with Fransmart to continue growth and expand the brand worldwide.

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