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Many restaurants have been ditching artificial colors, including Panera, Noodles & Company and Starbucks, so it’s surprising that Burger King would actually be adding them.


Franchise focus: Can Captain D's hook fast casual market share?

While many may still consider the seafood restaurant a quick service restaurant, CEO Phil Greifeld said that in 2011 the chain began transitioning from a QSR to a “fresh, contemporary, affordable seafood restaurant.”

Beverages help boost the post-lunch crowd

The post-lunch crowd can be slow. Teas can have an appeal and bring people in.

Are you following these 5 must-dos when launching LTOs?

Whether you're a small QSR chain issuing your first promotion or a large QSR that has been running promotions for years and are now looking to introduce something new or make changes to your promotions strategy or increase success, there are things you can do. Here are five tips to bolster their success.

How to create gift cards, promos, badges inside your restaurant

Instead of paying a third-party company to create your restaurant’s gift cards, why not save money and have complete control by investing in an in-house card printer.

How location-based marketing helped Cousins Subs increase sales

The chain increased app downloads by 42 percent, increased mobile ordering traffic by 63 percent, and increased limited-time-only sales online and in-store for all locations by 19 percent compared to 2014.

CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

Millennials will only keep 20 apps on a phone so the challenge is creating one that makes the cut.

Why agile insights is the secret sauce of restaurant success

Rachel Schwartz of Crowdtap shares three ways that agile research tools aligned with millennials’ digital consumption habits can help QSR and fast casual brands get (and stay) ahead of the competition.

3 ways to use behavioral data to upgrade customer experience

Beacon and behavioral data can revolutionize how chains do business from the big picture to the day-to-day.

Arby’s send-off to Jon Stewart raises brand perception

It seems Arby’s got the last laugh Wednesday during the Daily Show’s second-to-last episode when it aired a 60-second commercial thanking host Jon Stewart for all the times he made fun of the brand. During the show, Arby's mentions on Twitter increased 564 percent, from 130 to 1,130.

6 ways to make your restaurant more sustainable without cutting profits

Follow these six tips that relate to promotions planning and execution to make your restaurant more sustainable in the current industry climate.

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Wendy's enhances kid offerings with 'Creative Play Platform,' Honest Kids juice

Wendy's has a new Kids' Meal play platform and also added an Honest Kids-brand organic fruit juice drink to the Kids' Meal.

Long John Silver’s: 'Talk Like a Pirate Day' proves successful

Customers who talked like a pirate on Sept. 19 at any participating Long John Silver’s restaurant received a free fish tender, while customers who dressed like a pirate received a free two-piece fish tender basket.

SONIC’s Boneless Wings return, new sauces introduced

SONIC's Boneless Wings are back on the menu and are available in six sauces.

Long John Silver's giving free food to 'pirates'

Long John Silver’s is celebrating national "Talk Like a Pirate Day" Saturday with a free fish tender for customers who talk like a pirate and a two-piece fish tender basket for customers who dress like a pirate.

Tampa McDonald’s locations debut ground-chicken burger

Franchisees helped create the unique burger that sits on a whole new bun.

Quiznos partners with 20th Century Fox and 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'

Quiznos announced its first partnership with a major motion-picture studio and movie release.

NetWaiter enhances social marketing feature

NetWaiter has enhanced its social widget feature, making online marketing to local customers even easier for restaurants, according to a company press release.

Dairy Queen celebrates 'Fandom' in 'DQ Bakes!' campaign

Dairy Queen has launched a three-month national television ad campaign to introduce its latest product line and to celebrate the chain's fans.

Hardee's intros Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's latest breakfast sandwich is being supported by an ad campaign featuring UFC champion and Judo Olympian Ronda Rousey.

'McWhopper' not to be, Wayback Burgers issues offer

Burger King’s marketing effort to create a 'McWhopper' aimed at generating awareness for Peace Day has been declined by McDonald's. Wayback Burgers, however, wants to partner with Burger King to raise money for UNICEF.

NetWaiter releases new consumer site

The customer-centric site allowing visitors to view local restaurant info, find locations that deliver to them and get updates from their favorite places.

Wetzel’s Pretzels introduces Pizza Bitz

Fans decide which Wetzel’s Pretzels get Pizza Bitz first.

Dunkin' Donuts, Major League Baseball team up in social promotion

Fans of baseball and Dunkin' Donuts now both have a chance to win thanks to a new social network collaboration.

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop celebrates fall with 'harvest lineup'

New apple-baked goods and beverages have been added to Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop's fall menu.

New actor portraying ‘Colonel Sanders’

Three months after KFC reintroduced "Colonel Sanders," it has a new actor portraying him.

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