Chipotle class action suits allege brand misled public, investors about food safety measures

One class action suit was filed, another is waiting for class certification and a third is in the wings, all alleging that Chipotle and its leadership led food safety officials, investors and the public at large to believe its food safety initiatives were adequate when they were not.

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3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building,

10 things to avoid when launching a mobile app

Balance Grille's journey to find a working mobile app inspired its founders to create a list of 10 mistakes to avoid when creating a mobile app.

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.

Wahlburgers CFO: 'We're not just a celebrity concept'

Wahlburgers CFO Patrick Renna talks about the brand's plans of opening 500 units worldwide.


Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.

Infographic: What's the 'real' cost of product recalls?

An infographic reveals the true cost of a product recall in the food industry, looking at how a product can become contaminated, and what companies can do to avoid it from happening.

Top execs discuss perks and pitfalls of private vs public ownership

Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's decision earlier this year to sell the brand to JAB Holdings for $7.5 billion has spurred some to ask, "Just how much impact does private ownership have versus public ownership?"

Legacy Hall serving fast casual fare in upscale food court vibe

A group of fast casual concepts, including a brewery and a restaurant specializing in wine, are opening this fall in one building in Plano, Texas. Legacy Hall, the three-floor, 55,000 square-foot building in North Texas, is the creation of two restaurant veterans — Randy Dewitt and Jack Gibbons.

Infographic: Great ways restaurants can lighten the load on that online carbon footprint

From eco-friendly web hosting and printer-friendly content to streamlined fulfillment processes and "green" shipping, there are a variety of ways restaurant brands can operate with a clean conscience.

Video: How Crushed Red's thriving dinner day-part drives site selection

Powell Kalish, the concept's chief development officer, sat down with FastCasual's Cherryh Cansler to describe how he chooses sites for the pizza and salad concept.


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8 Ways to Drive Sales Growth with Digital Menu Board Technology

This complimentary eBook outlines the top 8 ways digital menu board technology can be used to drive sales growth for QSR and Fast Casual restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




How Screens Can Revolutionize the Restaurant Industry

With sales in the restaurant industry forecasted to reach $799 billion in 2017, there’s a huge opportunity for digitized solutions in any type of eatery, from QSR to fine dining.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: NEC Display Solutions




3 Keys to POS Payback

Most SpeedLine users find that the POS has the biggest initial impact on their business results in the areas of cash control, loss prevention, labor cost management, customer service, and administrative efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS




[WEBINAR] From pushcart to powerhouse: How loyalty helped fuel The Halal Guys’ growth

Andrew Eck, the Director of Marketing at The Halal Guys, and Stephen Stone, Marketing Manager for Paytronix Systems, discuss the importance of creating a culture that embraces technology and innovation to increase brand awareness and improve the overall customer experience. Download this presentation now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: Paytronix Systems, Inc.




How to keep franchisee candidates engaged

This worksheet will guide you through the steps of creating an engaging sales process for franchisee candidates and your sales team.

Type: Mini-Guide

Sponsor: FranConnect




Evaluate & Improve Your Franchise Recruitment Site

This worksheet takes you through a step-by-step process of evaluating your current franchise recruitment website and turning your findings into actionable steps for improvement.

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Sponsor: FranConnect


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