McDonald’s 2012 Olympic plans include its largest unit in the world

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Details announced today about chain's new program to encourage children's nutrition and activity.

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Subway Café provides a different franchising option

Sandwich chain's concept continues slow expansion and testing.

QSRs adopt fast casual lessons

Upscale décor, menu translate to better sales.

Sweet sophistication

QSRs are updating their image to target a new kind of consumer.

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ISI named exclusive seating, décor provider for McDonald's Canada

Milwaukee-based Interior Systems Inc. is playing a large role in McDonald's ongoing reimaging program.

ISI named exclusive seating, décor provider for McDonald's Canada

Milwaukee-based Interior Systems Inc. is playing a large role in McDonald's ongoing reimaging program.

Burger King expands redesign efforts globally

Burger King Corp. continues to grow the number of stores undergoing its 20/20 design transformation with the recent grand reopening of the Schiphol Airport store in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

West Coast Subways to try upscale look

A Subway franchisee in Huntington Beach, Calif., has redesigned his latest store with the addition of sofas, a fireplace and flat screen TVs to entice customers to relax and eat in, according to a story on the O.C. Register's Fast Food Maven blog.

Culver's Blue Spoon could herald new chain

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The Blue Spoon Cafe opened recently in Middleton, Wis., as Culver's second upscale casual-dining restaurant. The restaurant, named for the blue plastic dinnerware used at Culver's, could be a prototype for a new chain.

Cousin's Subs starts restaurant revamp

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Two Cousins Subs stores in Wauwatosa and Glendale, Wis., are adding flat-screen televisions as part of Cousins Subs' remodeling efforts to create a more contemporary look in stores.   The 32-inch flat-screen televisions will have limited programming featuring news and financial reports.

U.S. appetite for fast-food grows, study says

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Despite criticism of fast-food by consumer advocacy groups and news stories warning about an obesity epidemic, QSR usage is up significantly, according to a national study of 2,400 QSR users interviewed in 2005.

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