Health concerns driving seafood, vegetarian menu innovations, Technomic says

Seafood, vegetarian or vegan menu innovation will become essential as millennials represent a greater portion of foodservice consumers.

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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.

Limited-time offer, long-time benefits

Seasonal flavors are more popular than ever: Tehnomic reports that two-thirds of consumers said they’d be likely to order limited-time-offer foods that match flavors from the specific time of year

How QSRs are hitting on the customization trend

Forty percent of consumers consider menu variety to be extremely or very important to them when choosing a QSR, almost regardless of their age, gender, income or other factors.

Executive round table: Quick-service industry leaders make their 2015 predictions

Localization, transparency and a healthy/indulgent spectrum are expected to accelerate in '15, as are mobile ordering and catering.

Is your restaurant green?

Even though going green may cost more than conventional items, consumers are willing to pay more for the opportunity; for them it is not an indulgence but a necessity.

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NEWS


NRA releases Foodamental workshop schedule for May conference

The interactive educational workshops are designed to provide guests the opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations from top chefs and industry leaders.

PETA announces top 5 vegan food trucks

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced its list of the Top Five Vegan Food Trucks.

NRA partners with Craft Beer Expo for upcoming shows

National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the Craft Beverage Expo announced a partnership uniting Influencers from both organizations.

KFC China to rival Starbucks with premium coffee rollout

KFC expects to offer premium coffee in 2,500 of its 4,500 stores in China by the end of the year.

Nathan's Famous honors Boys & Girls Club of Fort Worth

Nathan's Famous, along with NASCAR driver Aric Almirola at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth (Texas) and COO Jim Larkin for being leaders in the community and making active play possible.

McDonald's Canada to hire more than 6,500 workers

McDonald's Canada and its franchisees plan to hire more than 6,500 new employees today.

Wendy's introduces Jalapeno Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Ghost Pepper Fries

The ghost pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world and not often found on menus, Wendy's said.

Arizona Jack in the Box restaurants raises $100K for Make-a-Wish Foundation

The company exceeded its fundraising goal, raising enough for Make-A-Wish Arizona to grant wishes for 13 kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

McDonald's, Starbucks under investigation for tax evasion in EU

McDonald’s is joining Starbucks in an investigation of the companies' tax affairs in Europe by European Union officials.

Wienerschnitzel launches 4 new Chili Cheese Fries flavors

Flavors include Frank's RedHot Sauce, bacon, ranch dressing and sour cream.

HotSchedules awarded $20M in funding

Bridge Capital Holdings announced it has funded a combination of credit facilities and working capital advances totaling $20 million to HotSchedules, a software provider for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries.

Whataburger intros honey mustard chicken club

It features a combination of the sweetness and tanginess found in Whataburger's Signature Honey Mustard.

Villa Italian Kitchen opens in LGA and Seattle-based mall

Villa Italian Kitchen features Neapolitan and pan pizzas

Pizza Hut, Wendy's franchisee NPC announces 2014 financial results

NPC International Inc., franchisee of Pizza Hut and Wendy's restaurants, reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 30, 2014.

NRAEF to host foodservice career competition for high school students

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is hosting its Prostart event in Anaheim, California, for high school students who won their state ProStart competitions, for the 14th annual National ProStart Invitational, April 18-20 at the Disneyland Hotel.

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