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.

The latest green trend: Compostable containers

The latest green trend: Compostable containers

With the growing popularity of compostable products, they now come in all shapes and sizes to match the diversity of restaurant cuisine, including bowls, plates, hinged containers and more.

Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.

Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes --  old technology in new packaging

Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes -- old technology in new packaging

What makes Duncan Hines' new Amazing Glazes so "amazing?" Does it represent new technology? Or do the glazes represent a new application of an old technology? First of all, the new vanilla and chocolate glaze products are amazingly simple to...

Commentary: Coffee wars shift to oatmeal

Commentary: Coffee wars shift to oatmeal

Foodservice giants have upped the ante on menu competition, and McDonald's recent introduction of oatmeal is the perfect example.

Starbucks marks milestone with new logo

Starbucks marks milestone with new logo

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Starbucks has altered its iconic logo, removing the company name from the label that showcases its memorable mermaid flanked in black. Instead, the mermaid is taken out of the cup’s dark circle and is...

Coffee innovation from Starbucks

Coffee innovation from Starbucks

Darrel Suderman, founder of the Food Innovation Institute, gives Starbucks' VIA ready-brew offering a 5-star salute.

A sea change

A sea change

On one day in 2008, more than a half-million volunteers in 100 countries collected 11.4 million items of trash along the world’s waterways. What were the top two items collected? They were cigarettes/filters at 28% and plastic bags at 12%...

A four-step approach to expanding recycling and composting

A four-step approach to expanding recycling and composting

Without consistently available infrastructures to support recycling and composting of foodservice packaging products, the vast majority of these products end up in landfills. You want to be greener, but with the infrastructure hurdles, what’s a foodservice operator to do?  Here are a few tips to get you started: 1.

Making the right choice from the single-use ‘menu’

Making the right choice from the single-use ‘menu’

Ever stare at a menu for an eternity and still find yourself unable to make a decision? Maybe you weren’t sure of your own priorities that day or maybe you simply didn’t have enough information. Making the right choice on...

2006 restaurant show wraps up

2006 restaurant show wraps up

The 2006 National Restaurant Hotel & Motel Show offered big-time speakers and trendsetting technologies. Even if you attended, you probably didn't see everything.   

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