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Breakfast, beverage and retail categories accelerated this year, while operators embraced meaty offerings, despite record-high protein prices.
McDonald's has moved from a division structure to a structure that empowers regions to execute their marketing and menu plans toward their specific demographics.
The focus on healthy menu attributes, such as grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone-free products, etc., seemed to be more prevalent than similar products in the United States.
Quiznos will launch a new POS (expected in 2015) and will then be able to test some loyalty tools and a mobile app. The brand is also testing gluten-free options.
After years on the rise, gluten-free cuisine has fallen out of the top 10 list of the National Restaurant Association's annual survey.
Every step of what patrons experience from how they are greeted to what's on the menu; from how they place orders to how their tables are cleared must be evaluated.
I can't tell you how many photos from friends I receive of restaurant bar menus that feature gluten-free beer. The photos are sent out of enthusiasm for the gluten-free movement making its way to the beer menus across the country...
The FDA's 395-page document includes menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pizza, a ruling applauded by the restaurant industry.
Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.
McDonald's CFO said the company is behind some competitors in the digital space and is therefore investing at an 'accelerated rate' to get enhancements to the market.
In 2004, one-third of survey respondents reported they ate several small meals throughout the day, while 10 years later, 39 percent of respondents indicate they do the same.
Bloomberg Television's Betty Liu interviewed Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick this week on a number of topics, including the chain's failed breakfast rollout and the increasing competition with fast casual concepts. Brolick said Wendy's presents a "new QSR quality at a...
Taco Bell announced this week it has sold more than 1 billion Doritos Locos Tacos.
Carl’s Jr. announced it will roll out the new All-Natural Burger at participating locations beginning Dec. 17.
Some of the restaurant industry's hottest trends involve children's items, according to the NRA's 2015 What's Hot culinary forecast.
QSRweb, sister website of FastCasual and PizzaMarketplace, is preparing a new report about beverage trends for 2015 and is currently looking for restaurant operator perspectives on the topic. The report will assess current beverage trends in the restaurant industry, from...
A new report from The NPD Group, called "The Future of Eating: Who's Eating What in 2018?" shows that the consumption of fresh foods – fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and eggs – grew by 20 percent from 2003 to...
As part of the partnership, Beef Checkoff is offering to restaurants its collection of kid-friendly recipes that meet the Kids LiveWell criteria.
The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers have been announced as the participants in the inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, to be played Dec. 24 at noon in Nassau, Bahamas. Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be televised nationally in...
Church's Chicken has debuted its new, state-of-the-art food truck, which embarks on a tour throughout the South starting today from Atlanta. The food truck will arrive in Montgomery, Alabama today and then continue on to Mobile on Dec. 9, New Orleans on Dec.
Bruster’s has launched two seasonal LTOs: Eggnog and Peppermint Stick. They will be available throughout the month. According to the company, the Peppermint Stick flavor features vanilla ice cream infused with red and green peppermint flakes. A special gift card offer is also available in December at participating locations.
Burger King has brought back its Yumbo hot ham and cheese sandwich for the first time since 1974. The Yumbo is available for a limited time and includes slices of black forest ham, American cheese, lettuce and mayo, all served...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has launched its holiday menu, including the Krispy Kreme Snowman, Holiday Sprinkles, Red Velvet Cake and Wreath Doughnuts. They are available now through Dec.
Tim Hortons has introduced its holiday menu, which is now available in Canada and the US. New this year is the dark chocolate Dream Latte, featuring espresso with frothy milk, cocoa mix, all topped with chocolate whip topping and dark...
Baskin-Robbins is now spotlighting its holiday-themed ice cream cakes, including the Snowman Cake, Yule Log Roll Cake, Rosette Mini Roll Cake and Happy Chanukah Cake. They are available at participating shops nationwide for pre-order in-store or online through the brand's...
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