Kwikee Mart  Grows with the Loomis SafePoint® Solution

Kwikee Mart Grows with the Loomis SafePoint® Solution

Kwikee Mart is a small chain of convenience stores throughout California’s San Jose and Napa Valley. When Kwikee Mart Owner Satindar Dhillon started planning for store expansion, he knew they would need a more secure way for owners to transport money from the safe to the bank.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Loomis


Mystery Shopper Program Overview

Mystery Shopper Program Overview

Pivot to amazing customer experiences. Every customer. Every location. Every time. 360 Intel’s Mystery Shopper Program allows you evaluate your specific brand standards and procedures through a series of shops conducted by experienced shoppers.

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: 360 Intel


Heritage Parts – The Value of Genuine OEM Extends Beyond the Part

Heritage Parts – The Value of Genuine OEM Extends Beyond the Part

As the Heritage team prepares for NAFEM, we wanted to reflect on the value of relationships –with manufacturers, certified service professionals and parts distributors. In 2016 the debate between OEM versus OCM parts heated back up.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Heritage Parts


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Turkish-American sisters now franchising Flatbread Grill

Turkish-American sisters now franchising Flatbread Grill

Turkish-American Sisters — Arzu, Fusun, and Gonca Esendemir — are now franchising their fast casual concept —  Flatbread Grill.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Breakfast or a snack? Study says consumers see both the same way

America is fast becoming a nation of snackers and a new study indicates that the trend starts with breakfast.


Breakfast takes a bite out of Panera comps in Q2

Breakfast takes a bite out of Panera comps in Q2

The quarter represented the first time in six quarters the company registered a year-over-year increase in transactions.

The changing role of corporate consciousness

The changing role of corporate consciousness

How fast casual CEOs are turning an enlightened approach to sales success.

Panera Bread sales success boosted by investment initiatives

Panera Bread sales success boosted by investment initiatives

The company sees gains at it continues to improve marketing, catering, operational and food quality.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

Cosi CEO Carin Stutz talks brand turnaround

Cosi CEO Carin Stutz talks brand turnaround

How Cosi's new CEO plans to rebrand, reimage and rebuild the chain.

Panera Bread to intensify drive-thru operations

Panera Bread to intensify drive-thru operations

Catering sales and new menu item rollouts continue to contribute to revenue, same-store sales growth.

Oatmeal goes upscale

Oatmeal goes upscale

Consumers often say they wish they had healthier options for breakfast, yet better-for-you, not to mention better-tasting, has been hard to come by when it comes to breakfast on the run. We're seeing a growing number of operators add simple fare oatmeal to their existing pastry and sandwich offerings.

Trendy cake pops find their way into Starbucks

Trendy cake pops find their way into Starbucks

What is the latest food innovation at Starbucks? It's "Cake Pops," or cake balls on a stick! When I first found Cake Pops in Starbucks, I got really excited because I thought Starbucks was leading the way again with food innovation. If you remember, I gave Starbucks credit with food innovation for its single serve Via instant coffee.

Innovation in the name of charity

Innovation in the name of charity

What do the Love Kitchen, Panera Bread, and Cafe 180 all have in common? They provide affordable food to those who can’t regularly pay full price for a meal. A week ago, the Oprah Winfrey show came on the overhead...

Is your restaurant required?

Is your restaurant required?

Is your restaurant required by law to post nutritional information? As restaurant owners and managers you are accustomed to customers’ inquiries for the ingredient and nutritional information on your menu. Until now, answering these questions was purely at the discretion of management.

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