Cherryh Cansler / Before joining Networld Media Group as director of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group's nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she's written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness. Her byline has appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for FastCasual.com.
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Fast Casual CEOs predict the future

Several CEOs weigh in on the year's unfolding trends.

Pushing boundaries: Top 10 menu trends of 2017 revealed

Combining cuisines from all over the world will be 2017's No. 1 trend. Other trends include spicier flavor profiles, more vegan and veggie options and DIY cooking.

Why Moe's Southwest Grill, A&W focusing on digital marketing

Digital media is always changing, so it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.

Going 1-on-1 with Garbanzo CEO

James Park took the reins just over a year ago at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, leaving behind a VP title at Which Wich. He's spent the past year streamlining operations and prepping the chain for growth.

Howard Schultz resigning as Starbucks CEO to focus on retail innovation

Schultz said he personally asked COO Kevin Johnson to fill his shoes because he is a "true servant leader."

A 4-step plan to boost holiday catering sales

Brands striving to increase catering sales this holiday season should ask and answer four questions.

McDonald's hoping tech upgrades will level playing field with fast casuals

After a successful pilot of the chain’s "JustForYou experience" at 500 revamped U.S. restaurants in New York, Florida and Southern California, McDonald's has deployed it in another 2,000 restaurants and will soon add it to locations in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Chicago.

8 great takeaways from Dubai global franchising show

The Global Franchise Market show in Dubai covered a variety of franchising issues, including women in franchising, how to take your brand global, how to know when you are ready to franchise your brand and tips for choosing the right franchise partners.

Chipotle halts growth of Asian fast casual concept

Chipotle is getting out of the Asian fast casual market, saying this week that although it's not necessarily closing its 15 ShopHouse units in D.C., Maryland, California and Illinois, it won't make future investments. "After operating in three diverse markets,...

Now trending: Restaurants offering gender-neutral bathrooms

Many restaurants are ditching signs indicating separate men's and women's restrooms.

Fast Casual Exec Summit attendees learn that success isn't just about food, it's about the people

The Fast Casual Executive Summit 2016 brought together hundreds of c-level executives to learn from one another in Dana Point, California.

Pei Wei Test Kitchen stirs up 'priceless' ROI

Pei Wei has opened an official test kitchen that also serves as a fully functioning restaurant.

Uncle Maddio's on franchisee failure: Lessons learned drive growth forward

When you build a brand, you are taking a chance on new franchisees. There will be failures, shares Uncle Maddio's. The trick is to turn those failures into successful strategy moving forward.

Heard at the Fast Cas Exec Summit: Editors share favorite session quotes

Another Fast Casual Executive Summit is in the books, and as always, it produced a plethora of insight.

Florida restaurants prep for Hurricane Matthew

Although Hurricane Matthew hasn't hit Florida yet, the damage from the predicted Category 4 storm has caused Firehouse Subs, based in Jacksonville, to close its headquarters along with any of its restaurants on or near the coast.

Infographic: Why Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte is still scorching the competition

In the week since the return of the PSL, Starbucks even further increased its lead, owning 69 percent of the market.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe facing lawsuit regarding Hep A outbreaks

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is dealing with a CDC investigation and at least one Virginia lawsuit regarding an eight-state Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and served at some of its locations. As of noon on Sept.

Franchise Focus: Go Brit serving up British favourites, 'jolly good time'

The Delaware-based fish-and-chips brand claims to serve "British favourites and jolly good time."

Which Wich names president

Ric Scicchitano, former EVP of food and supply chain for Corner Bakery Cafe, has joined the leadership team at Which Wich as president. Founder Jeff Sinelli, however, will continue at the helm as chief vibe officer. Scicchitano said his focus...

Freebirds launches Punchh-powered app

The app allows guests to submit a mobile order for pickup, keep track of orders, re-order their favorite entrees, purchase gift cards, pay through stored mobile gift cards and engage with an interactive rewards loyalty program known as All Access Rewards.

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