San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons


Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.


MAD Greens: Less food miles equals better taste

Local sourcing is paying off for the salad concept, which is set to nearly double in size in 2015.

Giardino Gourmet Salads adds to Florida healthy eating options

Giardino Gourmet Salads launched in 2004 in southern Florida by Ody and Kenny Lugo. Today, there are seven locations throughout the region.

McAlister’s Deli founders find second-time success

Nine years after the sale of McAlister's Deli, the Newcomb family gains ground with Newk's Express Café.

Zagat rates Atlanta Bread Top 5 in healthy options

In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received Top 5 distinctions in two key categories. The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the Top 5 large chains...

Tossed upgrades image, logo

The salad chain launches a new store prototype to unveil in Boston.

Fast Casual Summit kicks off with food tour

Industry executives gathered in Dallas on the eve of the annual conference for a tour of some top and up-and-coming fast casual restaurants.

How Lane Cardwell Jr. plans to re-marketize Boston Market

Boston Market's CEO looks to recapture the meals-to-go niche by capitalizing on Boston Market's core strengths: value and product quality.

Drive sales through employee-performance programs

Fast casual operators boost retention and brand loyalty by giving back to their employees.

El Pollo Loco, KFC carry on chicken fight

El Pollo Loco has challenged KFC to a taste test, but KFC's own failed giveaway may be all El Pollo Loco needs to win with consumers.

Seven top fast casual independent operations

From Kansas City to New York City, these independent operations are changing the fast casual landscape.

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Salata adds LeBoeuf to R&D team

Claire LeBoeuf will support Salata Director of Product Development David Laborde. Her primary responsibilities include new product development, nutritional research and analysis and recipe development.

Giardino Gourmet Salads inks 3 unit Nashville deal

The salad concept is breaking out of South Florida with its first franchise deal outside the Sunshine State.

Just Salad opens in flagship Macy's store

The New York-based salad chain has 19 locations in New York, New Jersey, Hong Kong and the UAE, with more planned to open in New York and Dubai.

Tossed signs University of Miami deal

The location should open on campus in Whitten Hall in time for students' return in January 2015.

McAlister's Deli returns seasonal favorites

Turkey Cranberry Griller and Salad available through December 28.

Zoup! opening five units this fall

Five new units opening this fall will bring the chain's count to 70 locations across the US and Canada.

Greenz expands to Houston

Dallas-based Greenz has signed on with franchisee Kimberly Taylor to open a location in Houston. Greenz has three open locations, two in Dallas and one in Addison, Texas, and the new restaurant will mark the company's fourth opening. In February,...

Zaxby's spreads into Louisiana

Zaxby’s is spreading its wings into its 13th state when the company opens its first Louisiana restaurant in West Monroe. The opening is part of the company's plan to have approximately 575 locations across its footprint by the start of...

Top 100: Mad Greens No. 16

Mad Greens Denver / No. of units: 11 Founded on the forward-thinking objective of helping people make healthy food choices, Mad Greens continues to pursue enlightened ideas.

Cowboy Chicken adds Lone Star Grilled Chicken Salad to menu

Cowboy Chicken has announced that it has introduced the new Lone Star Grilled Chicken Salad for summer.

Tossed promotes A. Michael Toroyan to COO

Tossed has announced the promotion of chief development officer A. Michael Toroyan (A.T.) to the additional position of chief operating officer.

Freshii expanding Middle East footprint

Freshii is targeting prime markets in the Middle East region for further expansion. The first Middle East Freshii location opened in 2009 in the Dubai International Financial Centre, and the Dubai franchise group is preparing to open its second location...

Tossed names salad contest winner

Tossed and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) have announced the winner of salad contest aimed at raising money for Los Angeles County preschools. Maria Andrade, a network compliance analyst for LAUP, created the LAUP Marathoner’s Delight, a concoction of baby...

Tossed expands in Boston's financial district

The Tossed salad chain is opening its second Boston location, this time in the city's Financial District. The unit is being opened by area developer Brain Hanseth, who also owns the another Tossed location in Boston. "With a second location...

2012 Top 100: Zoup! No. 4

Zoup! Southfield, Mich. / No.

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