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


How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

Working with an independent research firm, we surveyed 521 participants across the U.S. of varying ages, geographies, and life stages to find out what’s getting people in the door... and what’s pushing them out.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro


2017 Fast Casual Top 100

2017 Fast Casual Top 100

This year’s list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers recognizes 76 brands and 24 industry executives.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Taylor Company


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FEATURES


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.

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.

Can BOGO cocktails entice consumers to go back to Chipotle?

Can BOGO cocktails entice consumers to go back to Chipotle?

Chipotle’s E.Coli outbreaks and recent allegations against its leadership have caused the brand to go on a mission to gain back consumer trust. It tried free burritos and is now tempting customers with free booze. The Fresh-Mex concept has launched...

Moe's finds a sweet spot with contextualized tweets, increased digital spend

Moe's finds a sweet spot with contextualized tweets, increased digital spend

A well-timed tweet helped drive home Moe's brand message and engage customers.

Moe's Southwest Grill president on chain's growth

Moe's Southwest Grill president on chain's growth

Paul Damico, president of Moe's Southwest Grill, chats about the success and growth of the brand. The Mexican fast casual brand recently opened its 500th unit, which Damico attributes to not only the fresh, healthy food but also to its...




Chipotle shifts marketing approach, reports 8% comps increase

Chipotle shifts marketing approach, reports 8% comps increase

While revenue and same-store sales rise, the company shifts focus to local marketing initiatives.

SEC joins Chipotle hiring probe

SEC joins Chipotle hiring probe

Chipotle received a subpoena from the SEC May 17 requesting information in regard to its hiring practices.

NRA 2012: Hot Head Burritos

NRA 2012: Hot Head Burritos

Ray and Cynde Wiley, the founders of Dayton, Ohio-based Hot Head Burritos, talks about brand strategy and growth.




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.

Chipotle battles new criticism from growers' group

Chipotle battles new criticism from growers' group

CIW has challenged major chains before, promoting farm workers' rights.

Salsarita’s acquired by former McAlister’s CEO

Salsarita’s acquired by former McAlister’s CEO

Former McAlister’s Deli president and CEO Phil Friedman has acquired the Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina restaurant chain. The chain has 80 stores across 19 states and is now owned by Salsarita’s Holdings LLC, a company formed and controlled by Friedman, who serves as CEO.

NRA 2011: Qdoba on the success of street food

NRA 2011: Qdoba on the success of street food

Qdoba's head of strategic product development talks about street food and why it's becoming a fast-casual trend.




Tin Star embarks on Texas-sized turnaround

Tin Star embarks on Texas-sized turnaround

By Steve Coomes Like a lot of great ideas, the concept of Tin Star Sizzle, Smoke and Salsa was great, but not perfect, out of the box. Founder Rich Hicks’ goal started out simple in 1999: elevate tacos, quesadillas, soups...

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