Franchise Field Operations are All About Relationships

Franchising is all about relationships, and your field consultants are your key players. Check out this infographic for the top priorities and challenges that come with the keys to great franchisor-franchisee relationships.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: FranConnect




4 Things All Restaurant Franchise Owners Should be Doing to Stay Competitive

Owning a restaurant franchise is a tough gig, especially in the limited service industry. It’s an incredibly fun and rewarding job, but there is tons of competition, cash-flow is tight and consumer demands are changing.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




Turkey Takes its Place on Fast Casual Menus

As fast-casual patrons look for healthier menu options, turkey is finding a prominent spot on restaurant menus.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Inc.


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Ode to the taco: Why the old-school menu item is trending

Tacos aren't new, but they are trendier than ever. Here's why.

How mobile ordering is reinventing the drive-thru experience

Much of the draw of the drive-thru is rooted in speed and convenience; however, recent advancements in technology have created the potential for an even faster, even more seamless drive-thru transaction.

3 technologies restaurants should be running toward, not from

It’s time for restaurant marketers to make some bets on technology.

Why gluten-free isn't a dying trend

The gluten-free demand, which started a few ago, shows no signs of abatement. Instead, the trend is giving indications that it's spreading to include all restaurant sectors, including those offering quick-service sandwiches and fast casual concoctions of all sorts.

Food truck growth goes full throttle: Part 1

This four-part series explores the successes and challenges of the food truck industry, which has grown by 12.4 percent over the past five years. It's now worth $650 million and should hit $2.7 billion this year.

Fast Casual CEOs predict the future

Several CEOs weigh in on the year's unfolding trends.

6 ways technology can conquer 2017's top challenges

One tech experts looks at a few 2017 restaurant technology trends through the lens of the complex issues that today's restaurant brands will face over the next 365 days.

Pushing boundaries: Top 10 menu trends of 2017 revealed

Combining cuisines from all over the world will be 2017's No. 1 trend. Other trends include spicier flavor profiles, more vegan and veggie options and DIY cooking.

McDonald's hoping tech upgrades will level playing field with fast casuals

After a successful pilot of the chain’s "JustForYou experience" at 500 revamped U.S. restaurants in New York, Florida and Southern California, McDonald's has deployed it in another 2,000 restaurants and will soon add it to locations in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Chicago.

Will the menu trends of 2017 turn to the dark side?

Charcoal, heavy fats and lots of bubbles may not sound like they belong on 2017's list of menu trends, but the Canadian food-centric marketing consultancy, THP, said its research shows otherwise.

Report: 4 top pizza industry growth factors

Good news came this morning in the form of a new report on the global pizza market for the next three years. Technavio's latest research shows that the market will grow at a CAGR of 3 percent through 2020.

Going global: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit adds European event

Early-bird registration is now open for next year's London and Dallas summits.

Spreading the love: Chains offering freebies in honor of National Sandwich Day

Fast food chains are offering discounts in honor of National Sandwich Day.

Now trending: Restaurants offering gender-neutral bathrooms

Many restaurants are ditching signs indicating separate men's and women's restrooms.

Pei Wei Test Kitchen stirs up 'priceless' ROI

Pei Wei has opened an official test kitchen that also serves as a fully functioning restaurant.

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