Some fast casuals still pumped for pumpkin, others heating things up: part 2

While some fall LTOs are heavy on pumpkin-flavored everything, others include big, bold and spicy flavors inspired by Asian, Hispanic and African dishes.

Independent restaurateur juggles highs, lows of adding self-order kiosks (Part 2)

The co-founder of Flatbread Grill and an exec from Nextep give advice on how to avoid headaches when deploying kiosks.

Has pumpkin peaked? Fall menus embracing innovative ingredients (part 1)

Because pumpkin spice has become so ubiquitous across the industry, Americans are now looking for newer, more flavorful offerings.

Franchising Focus: BurgerFi CEO talks growth, labor, technology

CEO Corey Winograd discusses his plans for the brand and how he maintains success.

Independent fast casual wades into self-serve kiosks, Part 1

The kiosks have been an efficient way for customers to access the menu and nutrition information, in addition to other benefits for Flatbread Grill. There have also been challenges, however.

Why Burrito Beach is investing 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' on remodel

The six-unit brand has created a fresh new look and feel to adapt to consumers' constantly evolving needs, CEO Greg Schulson told FastCasual.

FastCasual Editor: 'What do you want to hear from the CEOs at Fast Casual Exec Summit?'

To possibly have your questions answered by an exec at the Summit, email them to CherryhC@Networldmediagroup.com.

Mooyah's VP of Operations 'keeping laser focus on unit economics, operations'

The chain's newly named VP of Operations Mike Sebazco specializes in system development and implementation.

Judge strikes down Obama's OT ruling, industry leaders urge compromise

While many restaurateurs might be relieved to hear that a Texas judge struck down the 2016 rule expanding overtime protection to millions of white collar workers, one industry leader said it signaled a need for compromise.

Help from restaurant industry pours into Texas, Louisiana's flooded areas

Brands and vendors in the restaurant industry have donated millions of dollars to help flood victims.

Caliburger’s CEO offers vision for automated restaurants

Automated restaurants, driven by artificial intelligence and robots, is closer than many think, according to the CEO of a company involved with automation technology and foodservice.

Yang's Braised Chicken Rice demos how to be a 'one-hit wonder'

While other concepts often juggle complicated menus and offer a variety of choices, Xiao Lu Yang serves only one dish at his 6,000 locations.

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

As restaurants consider deploying technology, such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives should first consider whether such efforts will actually help them acquire more customers and coax existing guests to spend more money

Top take-homes in teaching restaurant tech to work together

Competition and narrow margins in the restaurant business demand a nip-and-tuck approach to efficiency. Uncle Maddio's recently worked with ParTech to streamline tech integration. In this article, the two companies share takeaways from that process.

Fazoli's 'Comeback Kid' shares turnaround story at London summit

"It was ugly," Fazoli's President and CEO Carl Howard exclaimed as he detailed the state of the chain when he arrived to lead it nine years ago. "I mean everything you can think about a restaurant chain — it was wrong." Herein, the summary of a turnaround from the London Restaurant Franchising and Innovation summit in July.

Play now or Pay later: Webinar relays KFC and Pizza Hut lessons on loyalty and mobile ordering

KFC and Pizza Hut put their loyalty and mobile ordering experience on the chalkboard.

Au Bon Pain, HMSHost dish out advice for operating in airports

Airport-based restaurants serve a captive audience, which leads to increased sales and revenues for brands that can win over travelers.

Fast casual snack concept on a mission to give back

Georgia's Purpose Snackery is a snack shop that encourages its independent franchisees to make an impact in the communities they serve.

London Summit: Coyote Ugly's key considerations before taking on the world

Coyote Ugly has learned to speak a lot of different languages along its path to global growth. Here, one of the chain's leaders shares the key elements for any brand to consider before setting off on a worldwide trek.

Wayback Burgers to test food trailers in the Big Apple

The fast casual chain teams with a trailer specialist to launch its first mobile food initiative, starting in New York City.

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