Fiesta CEO: Hurricanes to blame for Q3 declines

Fiesta CEO: Hurricanes to blame for Q3 declines

Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical hoping to bounce back by following its parent company's four-point revitalization plan.

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.

Franchising Focus: BurgerFi CEO talks growth, labor, technology

Franchising Focus: BurgerFi CEO talks growth, labor, technology

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

The future of digital communications in restaurants: Touch, signage, entertainment

The future of digital communications in restaurants: Touch, signage, entertainment

With restaurants' constantly changing menu offerings, promotions, FDA regulations, and beyond, digital communication is key as it allows restaurants to quickly and easily change or tweak content in real-time.

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.

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

It's almost impossible to see the two-miles of products and services at the NRA show, so in this two-part series, FastCasual highlights several that made their debuts at the show.

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

From wobbly table fixes to herbal refrigerators, innovation was on display at NRA (Part 1)

More than 45,000 buyers in the restaurant industry hit Chicago this week to check out the thousands of products and services on display at the National Restaurant Association show.

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.

Will menu-labeling requirements be delayed — again?

Will menu-labeling requirements be delayed — again?

It seems seven years weren’t enough for members of The National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Grocers Association to become compliant with the federal menu-labeling requirements, scheduled to take effect May 5.

10 reasons to attend the 2017 ICX Summit

10 reasons to attend the 2017 ICX Summit

If you are responsible for improving customer engagement for your organization, here are 10 reasons you should make your way to Texas for the ICX Summit.

Using technology to comply with menu-labeling legislation

Using technology to comply with menu-labeling legislation

There is simple and intuitive software out there that provides access to calorie counts and nutritional information at the click of a button, empowering the industry to tackle the new legislation head on.

Kids these days: Using digital signage to engage millennials, Gen Z

Kids these days: Using digital signage to engage millennials, Gen Z

Strategically incorporating digital signage into your business plan and brand experience will enhance marketing efforts and engage younger customers — ensuring repeat business and future success.

Positive loitering: How fast casuals can increase customer dwell time, spend with digital signage

Positive loitering: How fast casuals can increase customer dwell time, spend with digital signage

By encouraging longer dwell times and shorter perceived dwell/wait times through digital signage, your chain can increase the overall spend per guest and amplify engagement — ensuring the customer will be back.

6 hacks to optimize restaurant digital tech

6 hacks to optimize restaurant digital tech

You can invest in the best digital technology, but you'll only be getting mediocre results unless you employ techniques like the six hacks explained in this article.

Free Webinar: Pilot Testing Restaurant Digital Signage - The Only Way to Fly

Free Webinar: Pilot Testing Restaurant Digital Signage - The Only Way to Fly

Invest an hour of time in the free webinar, Pilot Testing Restaurant Digital Signage: The Only Way to Fly. It's chock-full of checklists, proven testing rules and a discussion with one brand about the lessons its leadership learned through testing for a signage system that has been game-changing for that chain.

Series Part III: Digital signage software beyond the order counter

Series Part III: Digital signage software beyond the order counter

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President For many working in food service today, their work  is strictly a "job," not a career. That fact is proven in the industry's employee turnover rates alone, with a typical fast-food restaurant fully replacing its entire staff of employees annually.

Series part II: 5 key questions to ask about digital signage software

Series part II: 5 key questions to ask about digital signage software

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President When it comes to selecting a digital signage system and software for your food service operation, some features really should not be compromised. The fact is that every restaurant is different and has some...

Series Part I: 7 signage software essentials you must know before you go digital

Series Part I: 7 signage software essentials you must know before you go digital

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Menu Labeling Requirement Act goes into effect May 5, promising to put huge pressures on restaurants with 20 or more locations, who must comply with federal rules to feature both calorie counts and other nutritional information on their menus.

Digital menu boards: Overhyped or beneficial?

Digital menu boards: Overhyped or beneficial?

Digital menu boards are a hotly debated topic across food industry forums. The cost to enter is high. There are however, many benefits to making the jump to digital signage in the restaurant industry.

The incredible growing menu: Taking your digital system chain-wide

The incredible growing menu: Taking your digital system chain-wide

As digital menus become the new standard at quick-service restaurants — both inside and at the drive-thru — it’s becoming increasingly critical to make these systems not only scalable to the chain, but also reliable and effective.

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