The focus on healthy menu attributes, such as grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone-free products, etc., seemed to be more prevalent than similar products in the United States.
The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.
Colombian-based Wingz's customers require an electronic key to gain access to its restaurants.
One of the major trends in South Korea is restaurant franchisee growth of U.S. branded knockoffs.
The Middle Eastern market is ripe for American fast casual brands.
For the past six months, it seems I've been writing nearly weekly stories about fast casual brands opening in the Middle East. From the better burger concepts like Smashburger and Elevation Burger to pizza joints like Pizza Fusion and Top...
Former master franchisee of Auntie Anne's Pretzels writes about the obstacles he faced that "will make anyone in business laugh, cringe and think twice about doing business in Asia."
How Smashburger’s CEO and chairman is banking on better burgers.
Adventure in food and flavor is back, comfort food is out.
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Local knowledge and adaptability are two key components of a successful restaurant-franchise strategy.
The 3,500-square-foot restaurant in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, is the first of 10 planned by franchisee SRTC.
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.
Revel Systems, an iPad Point of Sale provider, announced it has secured a $1.2 million grant from Invest Northern Ireland to open a UK sales and operations center in Belfast. According to a news release, Invest Northern Ireland aims to...
Chef and restaurateur Donna Dooher has been named interim president and CEO at Restaurants Canada. Dooher, who is owner of Mildred's Temple Kitchen in Toronto's Liberty Village and a frequent guest on CTV's The Social, will oversee the association until...
Menchie's at the SAGA Shopping Center in Xi'an will be China's second location in the country, with the first located in Louyang City.
Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.
Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.
The location is Menchie's first in Western Australia.
The better burger brand, helmed by the Wahlburg brothers, will use only Canadian beef in its Toronto restaurant.
QSR Automations Inc. announced today the release of DineTime Host in the United Kingdom. DineTime Host, free in the App Store, provides online reservations, wait list management, 2-way texting, a guest book, shift and station management and a variety of...
Technomic is forecasting slimmed-down menu boards, competitive threats from retail, a surge in tea and more for Canadian markets in 2015.
Technomic has released its top five trend predictions for the United Kingdom foodservice market moving into 2015. They are listed as follows:
Alternative diets: The forthcoming allergen labeling requirements will drive significant changes at restaurants, causing operators to be more transparent about the ingredients they use.
Canadian-based The Second Cup coffee concept has announced a three-year strategic plan that seems to put Starbucks, Tim Hortons and McDonald’s in the crosshairs. As part of the plan, The Second Cup aims to be “the coffee brand most passionately...
Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.
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Gourmet Gulf will open a second branch at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence later this year, according to the report.