6 ways craft beer can pour profits into your bottom line

6 ways craft beer can pour profits into your bottom line

Editor's note: This is part of a series called, "Now trending." Each story will dissect an upcoming fast casual trend.

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

Starbucks launches AR experience in Shanghai

The Shanghai Roastery is the first Starbucks in the world to offer an augmented reality experience to customers. Customers, who download the app, get a whole new experience as they point their phones at key features around the roastery.

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.

Changing the world one tea leaf at a time: Teatulia CEO talks transparency

Changing the world one tea leaf at a time: Teatulia CEO talks transparency

Think transparency is just a gimmick? "Think again," says the CEO of Teatulia Organic Teas, who shows how transparency not only is key to selling a great product, but also can help change the world.

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

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.

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.

Bulletproof Coffee CEO bringing butter coffee to the masses?

Bulletproof Coffee CEO bringing butter coffee to the masses?

In part two of our series on butter coffee, Dave Asprey, CEO of Bulletproof Coffee, discusses how he's brewed butter coffee into a lifestyle.

Is butter coffee the next must-have menu trend?

Is butter coffee the next must-have menu trend?

Butter coffee has a cult following, but does that mean fast casual operators should serve it?

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

Drink it in: The growing importance of beverages on the bottom line

Execs from Coca-Cola Company, Krystal Company and S&D Coffee & Tea predict the year's coming beverage trends.

Will Brits embrace Tim Horton's?

Will Brits embrace Tim Horton's?

The lessons to be learned in taking a brand to a new country are unfolding live as Tim Hortons UK emerges in her Majesty's homeland.

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.

Wake up, restaurateurs - Thursday is Coffee Day

Wake up, restaurateurs - Thursday is Coffee Day

Restaurants are hoping to entice coffee lovers with freebies on National Coffee Day.

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

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.

Franchise Focus: Family owned coffee business brewing franchise deals

Franchise Focus: Family owned coffee business brewing franchise deals

The independent coffee shop is an iconic establishment that seems to be dying out in modern America, but one family owned coffee brand is determined to challenge the status quo.

Prices, wages up at Starbucks

Prices, wages up at Starbucks

Although some customers are feeling slighted by Starbucks' increased menu prices, employees are happy about the raises CEO Howard Schultz promised them in an open letter posted Monday on Facebook.

Boo(ze)-hoo! Restaurant liquor sales fall for 3rd straight year

Boo(ze)-hoo! Restaurant liquor sales fall for 3rd straight year

A new industry report shows that on-premises alcohol sales have dropped again, and the cause might just surprise you.

Infographic: 2.5 billion ways to reach customers via beverages

Infographic: 2.5 billion ways to reach customers via beverages

Coca-Cola's new study unveils how adding beverage offerings can help restaurants increase traffic.

Dunkin' Donuts loyalty app stirring up trouble for Starbucks?

Dunkin' Donuts loyalty app stirring up trouble for Starbucks?

With the DD Perks Rewards program, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts when they pay using an enrolled Dunkin' Donuts Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin' Mobile App.

Starbucks, loyalty experts defend changes to rewards program

Starbucks, loyalty experts defend changes to rewards program

Many Starbucks fans are angry about the changes and sharing their rage via Twitter, but loyalty platform experts agree that the move was smart for the coffee chain.

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