Healthy beverage category on pace for 8.6% growth in Middle East

Euromonitor International, a market research company, has published new research in an e-book identifying the top beverage trends throughout the Middle East and North Africa. According to the data, the MENA region is on pace for an 8.6-percent increase in...

FEATURES


Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Why is the speakeasy bar concept growing internationally but not in the US?

Colombian-based Wingz's customers require an electronic key to gain access to its restaurants.

Innovation at Korean Food Industry Show & Asia Food Forum

One of the major trends in South Korea is restaurant franchisee growth of U.S. branded knockoffs.

3 fast casuals selling the Middle East

The Middle Eastern market is ripe for American fast casual brands.

Fast casuals taking over the Middle East

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...

New book describes hardships of running a Western concept in China

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."

Smashburger CEO David Prokupek's smashing success

How Smashburger’s CEO and chairman is banking on better burgers.

The top 10 (unmentioned) food industry trends

Adventure in food and flavor is back, comfort food is out.

International Success: A guide to global expansion

Local knowledge and adaptability are two key components of a successful restaurant-franchise strategy.

International Success: A guide to global expansion

Local knowledge and adaptability are two key components of a successful restaurant-franchise strategy.

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NEWS


Global foodservice trends driven by QSR segment performance

Higher check averages at restaurants around the world during Q2 helped to increase the overall consumer spending in every country except Spain and Italy, according to new data from The NPD Group. NPD's Crest foodservice market research shows that traffic...

100 Montaditos debuts second New York City location

Spanish import specializes in montaditos, a stuffed bread roll.

Calexio goes international with 15-unit Middle East deal

The 15-unit master franchise deal will take Calexio to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Starbucks set to purchase remaining Starbucks Japan shares for $913.5 million

With franchise rights set to expire, Starbucks Japan partner Sazaby approached Starbucks about selling its ownership stake.

Johnny Rockets opens first unit in Bolivia

Johnny Rockets now has a presence in five South American countries.

Lavu iPad POS advances localized solutions for European restaurants

Lavu is aiming to strengthen its European reach by adding hardware integrations, support and partnerships.

Five Guys announces first Glasgow, Scotland location

Five Guys will also introduce the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine to Scotland.

Digital cash platform now available at Canadian food truck business

British Columbia-based DougiedogDinerTruck has deployed nTrust, a digital cash platform that launched in Canada via Cloud Money. With the launch of nTrust's new mobile app on iTunes and Google Play, the Dougiedog food truck is now offering digital payment capabilities...

Restaurants Canada inks employment search deal with Holland College

Graduates will be able to access Restaurant Canada's research, events and job search.

Fast casual restaurants claim greater share among Canadian limited-service chains

Fast casual sales growth outpaced outpaced QSR growth in a recent survey of the top 200 Canadian limited-service restaurants conducted by Technomic.

UK customers prefer quick-service to full-service restaurants

UK customers' satisfaction with restaurants has declined this year according to new research from the National Customer Satisfaction Index. The NCSI-UK shows that nearly every large restaurant chain shows deteriorating customer satisfaction, and for the first time, customers are more...

Caliburger expands into Canada

CaliBurger has executed a master franchise agreement to develop at least 10 units in British Columbia.

Smashburger breaks into Panama market

The first of five Smashburger restaurants planned for Panama opened in Plaza New York in Panama City on Sept. 4.

Starbucks launches 'Branded Solutions' in MENA region

Starbucks has announced the launch of its ‘Branded Solutions’ program in its Middle East and North Africa region.

Fatburger opens doors in India, Malaysia.

Fatburger recently announced the opening of its first locations in India and Malaysia.

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