Panos believes many brands in the segment are not delivering on true, fresh, made-from-scratch products.
Morris' passion for Capriotti's food and proven concept took him from franchisee to top exec.
Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.
J. Dean Loring believes the 'better burger' bubble is here.
Increased efficiency, improved accuracy lead to gains for Pollo Tropical.
If you’re located in a bike-friendly city, make sure to let seekers know and you may attract new faces.
During the company’s shareholder meeting last week, CEO Ron Shaich talked about expanding growth vehicles.
Americans spend only 12 minutes eating breakfast; those 12 minutes should be seen as precious by restaurant operators.
Pizza operators have everything they need to dive into the morning daypart, except eggs.
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Many of McAlister's catering customers are first-timers who buy into the brand after the experience.
Tava Indian Kitchen today announced that Jeremy Morgan, former SVP of Marketing and Consumer Insights for Smashburger, has been appointed CEO. “I love the fact that Tava serves delicious Indian food in a fast casual environment," said Morgan in a...
The Seattle Times reported recently that Teavana’s corporate operations will move from Atlanta to Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters.
Ninety-nine people employed at the Atlanta location will be affected by the move. Some will relocate to Seattle, others will remain in Atlanta for the next year or two, and others will be let go.
HuHot Mongolian Grill announced it's launching a new Franchise Business Review program aimed at helping franchisees review key performance metrics and evaluate the health of their operations. The program is focused on reviewing accumulated data with internal operations reviews, shopper...
According to new data from the Restaurant Finance Monitor’s annual "Monitor 200" ranking, the 200 largest restaurant franchisees in the country saw their total revenues grow by 9 percent in 2013. This growth "easily" outpaced the overall restaurant industry’s growth,...
Atlanta-based Fresh To Order has promoted Craig Light to vice president of Operations. Light, who has spent the past five years serving as area director, will be responsible for overseeing daily operations for the company.
Additionally, Fresh To Order has promoted Andrew Head to director of Training and Compliance.
HMSHost has introduced imagineIT, an airport terminal simulation lab that allows the company to explore new technology solutions for its airport-based dining concepts. The lab is located in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, HMSHost’s imagineIT allows employees and...
The Great Food Truck Race is back on the Food Network for a fifth season, with a new cast of food truck hopefuls on a road trip from Southern California to Key West, Fla. The seven-episode series, hosted by Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence, premieres Aug.
U-Swirl Inc. today reported significantly improved operating results for the quarter ended May 31, 2014. First quarter revenue increased 46 percent to approximately $2.5 million, compared with approximately $1.7 million in the first quarter of the previous fiscal year, primarily...
Manny's Mediterranean Cafe in North Charleston, S.C. has launched a text ordering option.
Earlier this week, a task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a recommendation that the city’s minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour by the year 2018. According to the Chicago Tribune, state lawmakers are expected to...
Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.
WeiserMazars LLP, an accounting, tax and advisory services firm, has published its second annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study, which found that respondents anticipate growth in sales, profit and employment in 2014.
According to a news release, the study is based on a survey from company representatives in the food and beverage industry.
The National Restaurant Association has named Brendan Flanagan as vice president of State Restaurant Association Relations. In his new role, Flanagan will lead and manage enterprise-wide relations with the State Restaurant Associations, according to a news release.
Paytronix Systems Inc. announced that it has expanded its rewards platform with integrations to four additional POS systems, including Par Pixel Point, Digital Dining, tablet-based NorthStar, and the new VeriFone Evolution VX520 terminal.
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The Daytona International Speedway in Florida is in the middle of a $400 million, multi-year redevelopment project called DAYTONA Rising. As part of the overhaul, eight "white box" spaces have been created specifically for casual dining and quick-service restaurant brands....