Sonic Candy Slush line to appeal to millennials

After a year of success from mixing bits of candy into its Slushes, Sonic will expand it Candy Slush line to include drinks with popping candy and crushed Jolly Ranchers.

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NRA: Is marijuana the next menu trend?

Will marijuana soon be on your menu? Steve Fox, director of VS Strategies, counsel at Vicente Sederberg LLC, and panelist for the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show's "Marijuana on the Menu" session thinks so.

Bugging out: Is cricket flour on your menu?

Many in the foodservice industry are touting cricket flour as the next "super protein."

The un-red meat: Restaurants embracing new proteins

Restaurants are trying to meet Americans' desires to eat healthier by giving them a variety of protein options.

Why Group Purchasing Organizations are good for manufacturers and members

By working through a GPO, the manufacture of food or supplies can "speak" directly to decision-makers in the purchasing arena, thus saving time, money and the hassle of hunting down those important people.

Simple solutions to minimizing food waste

Food waste is a fact of the restaurant business, and for something that cannot be completely avoided, the toll it takes is steep. Food waste has a spectrum of consequences that spans the erosion of profits to negatively impacting the ecosystem and harming the sustainability of the planet.

5 for 5: McDonald's, desserts, technology among trending articles

The top five articles trending on QSRWeb range from McDonald's to dessert trends to technology.

Sometimes love just ain't enough: #McDonaldsPayment brings out the crazy all over Twitter

McDonald's now infamous Super Bowl ad promoting its new campaign of accepting hugs for payment has exploded on Twitter, and not in the gentlest of ways.

Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

From lawsuits to 'factory food': 6 things wrong with McDonald's

The Board of Directors of McDonald's Corporation announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson will retire March 1, 2015, after almost 25 years of service.

Bigger isn't always better: the case for limited menus

Limited menus for QSRs and fast casual restaurants have financial and operational benefits.

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NEWS


L.A. raises minimum wage to $15

The city of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the U.S., voted Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from the current $9.00.

Little Caesars ranked No. 1 in value, affordable QSRs

Sandelman & Associates ranked Little Caesars No. 1 for value and affordability of 148 fast food and pizza restaurant chains in its Quick-Track 2014 Study Annual Awards of Excellence.

NRA offering free eCertificates for SafeServe training products

The National Restaurant Association is now offering complimentary eCertificates for the ServSafe suite of training products, including ServSafe Manager, Food Handler, Allergens and Alcohol.

Arby's posts positive same-store sales for Q1

Arby's announced that Q1 sales results achieved significant system same-store sales growth, coming in at 9.8 percent.

McDonald's global sales down 0.6%

McDonald's Corporation announced today that global comparable sales decreased 0.6 percent in April.

Changing menus prove new consumer attitudes

AEB emphasizes that restaurants must jump on the group's preferences for locally grown, sustainably raised and non-processed foods.

Burger King sales boost attributed to spicy whopper, breakfast

Burger King experienced its largest increase in sales in nearly a decade in Q1.

HotSchedules and Jobsabi release Apple Watch apps

HotSchedules, a global software-as-a-service provider for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries, announced the launch of their applications for use on the Apple Watch.

Starbucks concept store is an 'Espresso Shot'

Starbucks is opening its first-ever express format store at 14 Wall Street, across from the New York Stock Exchange.

NEC to host Google+ Hangout on FDA menu labeling regulations

NEC Display Solutions of America, provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, will host a Google+ Hangout on FDA menu labeling regulations.

Tokyo customers camp out for 1st Taco Bell since the 1980s

Taco Bell, opening for the first time in Tokyo since the 1980s, saw customers camped out in front of the store overnight for a chance at a free T-shirt and tacos when the doors opened at 10 a.m.

Dole launches fruit purees for restaurant menus

Dole launched its Chef-Ready Fruit Purées for kitchen and bar menus.

World Tea Expo to teach how to profit from tea on the menu

The expo will host tea tastings and sessions on how to profit from tea on the menu and at the bar.

RBI posts 'strong start' for Q1

Restaurant Brands International Inc. reported financial results for Q1 ended March 31, 2015.

Coca-Cola among winners of NRA FABI awards

The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of the Food and Beverage Awards recognizing progressive food and beverage products that the organization believes will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry.

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