McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Buffalo Wild Wings CEOs to headline Women's Foodservice Forum

The Women’s Foodservice Forum announced that Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will keynote the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference to be held on March 8-11, 2015 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

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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.

Sugar and spice and everything breakfast: 2014 on the menu

Breakfast, beverage and retail categories accelerated this year, while operators embraced meaty offerings, despite record-high protein prices.

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McDonald's USA announces new antibiotics policy and menu sourcing initiatives

McDonald's USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine.

Free Cone Day: Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years of soft serve

Dairy Queen kicks off its 75th anniversary this spring with Free Cone Day on Monday, March 16.

Dunkin' Donuts' introduces Spicy Omelet Breakfast Sandwich

Dunkin' Donuts is turning up the heat with a new Spicy Omelet Breakfast Sandwich. An ultimate kick start to any morning, the Spicy Omelet Breakfast Sandwich features egg, bacon, jalapeno peppers, red bell peppers, habanero and pepper jack cheese.

Baskin-Robbins introduces Snacknado

Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced its new March Flavor of the Month, Snacknado, which is a "whirlwind" of sweet and salty snacks.

Japan-based Mister Donut intros dessert pizza

Japan-based Mister Donut brought a taste of Brooklyn to its customers with the introduction of "palm-sized" dessert pizza topped with marshmallows, chocolate and strawberry sauce.

NCCR 'applauds' efforts to repeal corn ethanol mandate

Small business restaurant owners in all segments of the chain restaurant industry, including quick-service, fast casual and table service restaurants strongly support legislative efforts to repeal the unnecessary ethanol mandate, according to a statement from the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Coca-Cola CEOs to headline Women's Foodservice Forum

Women’s Foodservice Forum announced that Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will be keynote speakers for the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference.

Hot, spicy and smoked make up half of all socially shared flavors

The National Pork Board in partnership with Crimson Hexagon analyzed more than 30 million Facebook, Instagram and Twitter food posts with Crimson Hexagon's ForSight Tool to discover what makes up an American meal.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus launches ice cream brand

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has launched his own ice cream brand, Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream, manufactured by a division of The Schwan Food Company

Sonic to present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference

Sonic Corp. announced that the company will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference at the Palace Hotel in New York City.

Researchers predict alternative proteins will make up one-third of market by 2054

Plant proteins, insects, algae, and synthetic biology sources may make up over 50 percent of the alternative protein market by 2054.

Gold Star Chili celebrates 50 years

Feb. 26 is National Chili Day and Founders Days for Gold Star Chili

On the Menu: Healthy hot dogs, seafood for Lent

This week hot dogs go healthy and everyone takes a dive into seafood.

On the Menu: Seafood makes a splash

Seafood is making a comeback in time for Lent and for spring.

Church's Chicken teams up with Ink Link for 'rebuilding phase'

Atlanta, Georgia-based Ink Link Marketing, a marketing and public relations firm specializing in the restaurant and hospitality space, was named PR Agency of Record by Church’s Chicken.

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