Yum! Brands experiments with Vietnamese concept

Yum! Brands continues to experiment with the fast casual segment with its latest concept called Banh Shop, located in Dallas.The restaurant joins the company’s Super Chix concept, also in Dallas,  the U.S. Taco Co.


U.S. restaurants join Japan earthquake relief effort

Chains and independents are sponsoring promotions and contributing funds to help with the earthquake/tsunami recovery.

Panda Express on expansion fast track

The Asian restaurant chain plans to grow 70 percent throughout the next five years.

Sarku Japan prepares for ambitious domestic and international growth

No need to dedicate an entire evening to hibachi-grill entertainment, or your entire week’s budget to a fancy sushi joint. If you’re craving Japanese cuisine, Sarku Japan is planning to grow its franchise base aggressively within the next couple of...

HotSchedules: Labor management moves beyond the schedule

Restaurants find the full-range online solution can cut labor costs as well as boost employee retention and sales.

HotSchedules: Labor management moves beyond the schedule

Restaurants find the full-range online solution can cut labor costs as well as boost employee retention and sales.

Asian segment provides untapped QSR niche

As consumers' palates become more adventurous, the Asian restaurant segment offers a growth opportunity.

Quick-serve menus cross international borders

Menu items indicate tastes of a region.

Restaurants build on international ground

Restaurants look to international shores to boost their brand and build an image.

Trans-fats, lawsuits and E. coli dominate 2006 headlines

For some operators, 2006 was a year to forget.

Prevent robbery

Criminals could be staking out your store right now. So what are you going to do about it?

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Taste trends: fermented flavors riding in on the heat wave

Consumers are developing a taste for fermented foods like kimchi, craft pickles and fish sauce, according to the newest Culinary Trend Tracking Series (CuTTS) from Packaged Facts.

Thai ag conglomerate set to make QSR push in Oz

Thai agriculture and food production giant Charoen Pokphand Foods, Thailand's fifth-largest company by revenue, is making a QSR push in Australia. CP Foods is planning to roll out a chain of quick-service Thai restaurants that it plans to expand to...

Teriyaki Madness names Heather Winslett director of operations

Teriyaki Madness announced today the addition of Heather Winslett as the company’s director of operations. As the director of operations, Winslett will work with current franchisees to ensure growth, profitability, performance and adherance to brand standards, as well as oversee...

Sarku Japan continues major NYC expansion

Sarku Japan is expanding its quick-service footprint in New York City with a new opening on 125th Street in Harlem. Other locations are planned for Queens, Brooklyn, Yonkers and Long Island. Traditionally located in mall food courts, Sarku expanded its...

Wok Box makes its debut in the U.S.

Canadian-based Wok Box, a quick-service chain specializing in freshly cooked, healthy Pan Asian cuisine, today announced the opening of its first U.S. location in Hillsboro, Ore., just west of Portland. The new restaurant incorporates a variety of GMO-free menu items...

Sarku Japan system expands in New York City market

Sarku Japan continues the northeast expansion of its franchise program with the opening of six new Teriyaki and Sushi Express stores in the New York metropolitan area. New locations include Brooklyn, Long Island, Harlem, Yonkers and two stores in Queens....

Sarku Japan continues to grow footprint

Sarku Japan continues the national expansion of its new free-standing concept, Teriyaki and Sushi Express, with the grand opening of a third New Jersey franchise. Located in North Brunswick, the restaurant, with the tagline "Fresh Happens Here," features chefs preparing...

Teriyaki Experience announces plans for Atlanta airport location

Teriyaki Experience, a Japanese quick-service chain, has announced a partnership with Global Concessions Inc. of Atlanta that will see the development of a Teriyaki Experience location in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The new location is scheduled to open in...

Teriyaki Experience expands airport presence

Teriyaki Experience, a Japanese-inspired, quick-service franchise headquartered in Ontario, Canada, has announced plans to open its second Atlanta location at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The restaurant is set to open in late 2012 or early 2013, and will be...

Teriyaki Madness launches new prototype in expansion bid

Equipped with a new prototype featuring a dine-in model and a user-friendly menu, Las Vegas-based Teriyaki Madness plans to expand into Southwest U.S. markets. The Asian quick-service concept currently has seven locations in the Las Vegas market, with franchise growth...

Sarku Japan continues expansion, opens in Colombia

Sarku Japan continues its aggressive expansion efforts with the opening of three restaurants in Colombia, South America. This initiative is part of a multi-year master license agreement with Frisby S.A.

Panda Express heads to Mexico

Panda Express has announced that it will open its first restaurant in Mexico on Sept. 3 in Mexico City.

Panda Express sued for Civil Rights violations

The U.S. Equal Employment Commission has brought a lawsuit against a Panda Express in San Jose, Calif., on behalf of a handful of Latino employees who claimed they were treated unfairly.

Sarku Japan debuts new freestanding concept

Sarku Japan continues its ambitious domestic expansion plan with the opening of its new, freestanding concept in Capitol Heights, Md. The concept, called Teriyaki and Sushi Express, features made-to-order sushi with signature teriyaki recipes created on a Teppanyaki grill. The...

Panda Restaurant Group helps Japanese earthquake survivors

The Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San contributed more than $450,000 to the American Red Cross in support of Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief. Panda's charitable giving arm, the Panda Charitable Foundation, matched...

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